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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!

  • California’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

    December 15th, 2017

    As is the case every year around the holiday season, law enforcement is ramping up efforts to catch impaired drivers. California law enforcement agencies, including the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department as well as the California Highway Patrol, are partnering with the California Office of Traffic S... [Link]
  • Christmas Package Theft in Texas

    December 12th, 2017

    Texas is strict when it comes to theft. Depending on the value of the package stolen, a person could face anywhere from a misdemeanor to a lifetime in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. If you have been accused…Read more ›... [Link]
  • How Different Prescription Drugs Can Screw Up the Way We Drive

    December 11th, 2017

    Under California law, “driving under the influence” (DUI) doesn’t just apply to alcohol. It also encompasses the use of any drug that may impair your ability to operate a vehicle. That includes illegal drugs, prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications. In other words, if an officer pul... [Link]
  • The Many Ways a Los Angeles DUI Conviction Can Affect Your Future

    December 11th, 2017

    Despite California’s strict laws concerning driving under the influence, the state’s number of DUI arrests remains fairly high. According to the Annual Report of the California DUI Management Information System for 2015, there were more than 172,000 DUI arrests in 2012 alone; 73.8 percent of the... [Link]
  • Police Evidence in a New Jersey DWI

    December 8th, 2017

    Being charged with a DWI should never be taken lightly because it can have far-reaching consequences for almost every aspect of your life. If you or someone close to you has been charged with a DWI, it is important to seek the help of a hard-working and reputable New Jersey DWI attorney as soon as [... [Link]
  • OC Judge Vacates DUI Sentence After Victim Seeks Harsher Sentence

    December 8th, 2017

    In January of this year, a man by the name of Jorge Perez was driving under the influence of alcohol when he struck 20-year-old Cal State Fullerton student Jessica Weber as she was walking with her friends back to the dorms. Perez drove through a red light and hit Weber with his left-side mirror. Pe... [Link]
  • Over 20,000 New Jersey DWI Convictions May Have been Based on Faulty Alcotests

    December 6th, 2017

    Being charged with a DWI is a daunting experience. If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in New Jersey, you need to reach out to a skilled New Jersey DWI attorney without delay. A DWI conviction can negatively affect many aspects of your future, so it is important to get lega... [Link]
  • DUI convictions & public intoxication convictions bring immigration risks

    December 6th, 2017

    DUI convictions (see here) & public intoxication convictions (see here) bring immigration risks for those who are not United States citizens, at least for those with multiple alcohol-related convictions. The post DUI convictions & public intoxication convictions bring immigration risks appeared firs... [Link]
  • Why Your College Student Needs to Hire a Lawyer for their Drug Possession Case

    December 5th, 2017

    Thousands of arrests are made throughout the state yearly for possession of controlled substances. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the consequences of a first-time conviction for this offense. Young people, in particular college students, try to handle these…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Can You Really Get A DUI On A Golf Cart Or Bicycle In Florida?

    December 4th, 2017

    One of the more common cocktail party questions criminal defense attorneys get asked is whether you can get a DUI while driving a golf cart, or even riding a bicycle.  In Florida, the answer is yes.  You can be arrested, charged, convicted and sentenced for DUI (Driving Under the Influence) for op... [Link]
  • Northern Virginia DUI lawyer urges fighting such charges tooth and nail

    December 3rd, 2017

    Virginia DUI charges should be fought tooth and nail by people charged with such offenses. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know the fallout from a DUI conviction, including loss of liberty through possible jail time and through probation supervision (and, therefore, risk of future jail for any proba... [Link]
  • Drunk Drivers Say Personal Breathalyzers Helped them Prevent Driving Drunk Again

    December 2nd, 2017

    This past August, the Colorado Department of Transportation gave 475 personal smartphone breathalyzers to people who had been convicted of a DUI. In addition to the obvious objective of preventing drunk driving, the Colorado Department of Transportation also wanted to see if, in fact, having the bre... [Link]
  • What is Disorderly Conduct? Will I Go to Jail in Massachusetts?

    December 1st, 2017

    When it comes to most types of criminal misconduct, such as drunk driving, selling heroin, or spousal abuse, the act itself is a crime. Drunk driving is a criminal offense in MA, with specific penalties based on the circumstances surrounding the case. But what about behavior that only becomes crimin... [Link]
  • Do Crime Labs Hide Breathalyzer Test Evidence?

    December 1st, 2017

    I’ve written in the past about the inaccuracy of breath test results generally.  See, for example, Breathalyzers and Breath Test Accuracy and How Breathalyzers Work – and Why They Don’t.  And I’ve commented upon the many instances of supposedly "impartial" crime labs faulty testing proce... [Link]
  • Court arrest warrants – Fairfax criminal lawyer’s tips – Part 2

    November 30th, 2017

    As a Fairfax, Virginia, criminal lawyer, I know that when a risk exists that the Virginia magistrate will not let the defendant be released on bail, the criminal defense lawyer needs to be ready to arrange a bond hearing before a judge as soon as possible, and for that lawyer or an agreed stand-in c... [Link]
  • Arrest warrants – Fairfax criminal lawyer on how to handle them – Part 1

    November 29th, 2017

    Arrest warrants should never be ignored. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer and Virginia DUI attorney, I know that ignoring them leaves the warrants a chance to catch up on the defendant in unforeseen and undesirable ways. Arrest warrants ordinarily get issued as a result of criminal charges being issued,... [Link]
  • Federal felony sentencing- Virginia criminal lawyer’s warning

    November 28th, 2017

    Federal felony sentencing often is harsh, unless the prosecution requests leniency as part of plea negotiations, with that leniency request ordinarily connected to snitching/cooperation. As a Virginia criminal lawyer defending in state and federal court, I know that many federal felony convictions i... [Link]
  • DUI Around the World: Standards, Penalties and Prevention

    November 27th, 2017

    If you get into a car in South Africa, you might be taking your life into your own hands. According to a 2015 report by the World Health Organization (as reported in Forbes), South Africa has the most dangerous roads in the world, with 25.1 accident fatalities per 100,000 people. Furthermore, if som... [Link]
  • Police videotaping should be available to the public- Fairfax criminal lawyer

    November 23rd, 2017

    Police videotaping should be routine and available to the public, unless counterbalanced by sufficient concerns for protecting suspects' privacy and for not blowing open an ongoing criminal investigation. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that an incident picture and video can be worth a thousand... [Link]
  • Utah Council Recommends No Changes to New 0.05 BAC DUI Law

    November 23rd, 2017

    In March of this last year, I wrote about Utah’s efforts to lower their state’s blood alcohol content limit to 0.05 percent rather than the current nationally consistent limit of 0.08 percent. In 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) voted to recommend that states lower their blo... [Link]
  • New Jersey DWI with a Minor in the Car

    November 22nd, 2017

    Drunk driving is a serious charge, but it can be even more serious when you have a minor in the car. If you have been charged with a DWI while a minor was in the vehicle, it is important to discuss your case with a New Jersey DWI attorney who can evaluate the facts and […]... [Link]
  • Do you have plans on “Black Wednesday”?

    November 21st, 2017

    Most Americans are familiar with the term “Black Friday,” the shopping day after Thanksgiving when consumers flock to stores to find bargains galore. Not as many people are aware of “Black Wednesday” or “Blackout Wednesday”, the evening before Thanksgiving that…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Crazy DUI Stories Involving Non-Standard Vehicles

    November 21st, 2017

    Fact: You don’t have to be driving a car, truck or motorcycle to be charged with DUI. In fact, people across the world have faced DUI charges for driving all sorts of non-standard vehicles, from boats to riding mowers to…well, let’s not spoil it here. Just take a look at the following crazy DU... [Link]
  • District Attorney in Solano County gets DUI grant.

    November 18th, 2017

    The Solano County District Attorney’s Office has received an annual grant to prosecute DUIs.  The grant is for more than $300,000 and is the sixth grant in six years that the DA has received. District Attorney Krishna Abrams said, “The prosecution of driving under the influence cases continues... [Link]
  • Wet Reckless vs. California DUI: What are the Differences?

    November 17th, 2017

    People who have been charged with a California DUI always ask whether it’s possible to get the case reduced to a wet reckless. They often ask this question without even knowing what the difference is between a DUI and a wet reckless, except that it’s a reduced charge. While it’s true that it i... [Link]