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The DUI Lawyer Blog Watch:

The following is an RSS-driven aggregation of the 50 most recent blog posts by lawyers blogging issues related to DUI law (read more about the process...). If you know of a lawyer blogging on DUI law that we haven't covered in the blogroll on the right side of the page, please send a note to Steve Matthews or Lawrence Koplow and we will get them added to the mix!

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  • New Jersey Woman Charged with DWI After Driving onto Train Tracks

    March 21st, 2018

    A DWI charge is a very serious matter that can affect your family and you for the rest of your lives. If you have been charged with a DWI, perhaps the most important decision you will make will be the attorney and law firm you hire to represent you. With years of experience, our diligent […]... [Link]
  • Can I Get My Weapon Back?

    March 20th, 2018

    If you are convicted of a crime involving a firearm in Texas, your gun could be taken away permanently if certain elements apply. It will be forfeited to the state, but you may be able to get it back in…Read more ›... [Link]
  • A Brief History of DUI and What We Can Learn

    March 19th, 2018

    For as long as mankind has been using vehicles to get around, some people have been unfortunately operating those vehicles while under the influence of some substance—mostly alcohol. At first, no laws were on the books to address the issue, but, as the roads became more crowded, public pressure ev... [Link]
  • Abandoned handguns and nearby fleeing suspects- Fairfax criminal lawyer

    March 16th, 2018

    Fairfax criminal lawyer on the risks of fleeing suspects being convicted for nearby abandoned handguns Abandoned handguns can convict nearby fleeing suspects. I know this as a Fairfax criminal lawyer, and Calvin Cardale Townes learned the same, as affirmed this week by the Virginia Court of Appeals. [Link]
  • Drunk Driving on St. Patrick’s Day

    March 15th, 2018

    It’s that time of year again when the green beer flows like wine, corned beef and cabbage are consumed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and failing to wear something green can lead to unwanted pinches. Yup, I’m talking about St. Patrick’s Day. While most Americans celebrate Irish heritage on... [Link]
  • Additions to Grits' Reading Pile: On prosecutors, pretrial detention, and more

    March 13th, 2018

    Let's add a few items to Grits' reading pile, and perhaps to your own. First,On pretrial detentionLaura and John Arnold Foundation: "Investigating the Impact of Pretrial Detention on Sentencing Outcomes"From D Magazine: "Trapped in Lew Sterret: Dallas County is being sued over the constitutionality... [Link]
  • What is Hearsay? Can They Prosecute Me Based On He Said/She Said?

    March 12th, 2018

    One of the most misunderstood issues in criminal law is hearsay.  People often confuse he said/she said evidence with hearsay.  Many people believe that the State cannot prosecute a person based on he said/she said evidence.    This article seeks to clear up any misunderstandings regarding what... [Link]
  • The Rules on Drinking and Biking in New Jersey

    March 12th, 2018

    Being arrested for a DWI can be extremely daunting. If you have been charged with a DWI, it is vital to reach out to a skilled New Jersey DWI attorney who can help. With years of experience, we understand how to navigate these complex claims and protect your rights throughout the entire legal proces... [Link]
  • DUI lawyer on fighting against adverse DUI conviction risks – Virginia attorney

    March 10th, 2018

    Virginia DUI lawyer on getting to firm ground after a DUI arrest. Virginia DUI charges call for full and skilled defense. As a Virginia DUI lawyer following up on the first of this two-part article (entitled "Beware DUI guilty plea consequences"), I resume by addressing the actual and potentially ad... [Link]
  • Beware DUI guilty plea consequences, warns Fairfax DUI lawyer

    March 10th, 2018

    Fairfax DUI lawyer on fallout risks from DUI convictions. Beware DUI guilty plea (and no contest/ nolo contendere/ Alford plea) consequences. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that through very effective lobbying, by now Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and their allies have accomplished making a... [Link]
  • Elevating a California DUI to a Felony

    March 8th, 2018

    The vast majority of California DUI’s are misdemeanors, which means by law a person cannot serve more than a year in jail. And most people who are convicted of a California misdemeanor DUI will never serve that much time, if any at all. However, if a person is arrested, charged, and convicted of a... [Link]
  • Texas CCA and DA election roundup

    March 8th, 2018

    Let's update the Texas DA and Court of Criminal Appeals races we discussed in the February podcast, as well as others that deserve mention. It was a rough primary for incumbents, and a number of open seats created opportunities for outside candidates to elbow their way past more establishment figure... [Link]
  • New Jersey “Dry Towns” Have Higher Rates of Arrests

    March 6th, 2018

    A DWI conviction has the potential to derail your life. If you have been arrested or charged with a DWI, you need an experienced New Jersey DWI attorney without delay. With years of experience, we understand the nuances of this area of law and how to challenge a DWI arrest. We are dedicated to prote... [Link]
  • Common OUI Defenses in Massachusetts

    March 6th, 2018

    In MA – and all states – a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or higher will likely result in an OUI or DWI conviction. If you happen to be under 21 at the time of your arrest, you can be convicted if your BAC is .01 percent. And the penalties for even a […]... [Link]
  • Beware pleading guilty, cautions Fairfax criminal lawyer

    March 4th, 2018

    Beware pleading guilty, no contest/nolo contendere, or Alford. Doing so bypasses your Constitutional right to trial and hands the prosecutor a conviction. Consequently, as a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that before departing from a not guilty/innocent plea, a criminal defendant needs to have full... [Link]
  • What Happens When My DUI Results in Someone’s Death?

    March 4th, 2018

    It’s the scenario we all hope never happens—and one that in truth should never happen. Someone has a lapse in judgment, gets behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or another substance, gets into an accident—and another person dies as a result. Aside from the overwhelming sense... [Link]
  • How Do Breathalyzers Work, and Where Is the Technology Headed?

    March 4th, 2018

    If you’ve ever been pulled over by a cop on suspicion of DUI, chances are you have been asked to submit to a breathalyzer test. This small device presumably (magically?) somehow measures the alcohol content in your blood by analyzing your breath, and whatever it reveals may influence the officer... [Link]
  • Prolonged police traffic stops can violate Fourth Amendment – Fairfax criminal lawyer

    March 2nd, 2018

    Prolonged police traffic stops too often fly in the face of the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that police try to use traffic stops as a pretext to investigate for such more serious and unrelated crimes as DUI and drug... [Link]
  • New Jersey Judge Charged with DWI

    February 27th, 2018

    In New Jersey, the basic offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI) consists of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher. If you have been arrested for a DWI in New Jersey, you need to consult a seasoned New Jersey DWI attorney as soon as possible. [Link]
  • Drivers Under 21 Could Lose License for a Year for DUI of Marijuana

    February 26th, 2018

    A new California bill could see drivers under the age of 21 lose their driver’s license for a year if they are caught behind the wheel with marijuana in their system. State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), who has been behind several DUI-related bills, proposed the law so that the state would hav... [Link]
  • Texas DA and Court of Criminal Appeals primaries: A podcast excerpt

    February 25th, 2018

    In the February 2018 episode of the Reasonably Suspicious podcast, my co-host Mandy Marzullo and I discussed several District Attorney primary races which haven't received much attention as well as important Court of Criminal Appeals races up this cycle (including a serious challenger to Presiding J... [Link]
  • Commercial driver licenses risks from VA DUI and other convictions- Fairfax DUI lawyer

    February 25th, 2018

    Commercial driver licenses ("CDL") issued in Virginia are at risk for a whole host of convictions for Virginia criminal charges and traffic infraction charges. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles website here provides an overview of these CDL risks from such driving convictions as DUI/driving... [Link]
  • Virginia May Soon Allow Drunk Driving on Private Property

    February 22nd, 2018

    A Virginia bill, if passed, would allow drunk driving on private property within that state. The bill, introduced by Virginia Republican Senator Richard Stuart, would change Virginia’s current DUI law to decriminalize drunk driving on private property. Current Virginia law does not differentiate b... [Link]
  • Podcast: Texas DA primaries, Court of Criminal Appeals races, and much more

    February 20th, 2018

    Check out the February 2018 episode of Just Liberty's Reasonably Suspicious podcast, featuring discussions of Texas District Attorney and Court of Criminal Appeals primary races, Just Liberty's campaign to install justice reform in party political platforms, how Texas' law about driving on the shoul... [Link]
  • AAA Study Finds Drowsy Driving is as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

    February 20th, 2018

    A DWI conviction can be an ugly stain on your record that can negatively impact many aspects of your life. If you have been charged with a DWI, you need to contact a skilled New Jersey DWI attorney who can help. We will examine the facts of your case and make every effort to protect […]... [Link]