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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!

  • The Legality of New Jersey Checkpoints

    August 14th, 2017

    Were you arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) at a New Jersey checkpoint? If so, you need to reach out to a New Jersey DWI attorney without delay. DUI charges should never be taken lightly because they can have serious adverse consequences for an individual’s life. With years of experience... [Link]
  • Drunk Driving on an ATV

    August 12th, 2017

    A little over a week ago, two drivers were arrested for driving their all-terrain vehicles while under the influence of alcohol. George Mooshian, 47, and Randy Hoisington, 55, both of Newport, New Hampshire were driving their ATV’s while under the influence of alcohol when Mooshian drove his ATV o... [Link]
  • Refusing to Take a Breathalyzer Test Can Be Used Against You In a DUI Case in Florida, But You Can Change Your Mind

    August 11th, 2017

    In Florida, there is a law called implied consent.  This means that when you agree to accept driving privileges and a driver’s license in Florida, you agree to submit to a breathalyzer test if the police have probable cause to believe you have driven while impaired from alcohol.  This does not m... [Link]
  • Santa Rosa Driver Crashes into a Subway Sandwich Shop and gets a DUI

    August 10th, 2017

    On Sunday August 6, 2017, a Santa Rosa man was arrested for driving under the influence, hit-and-run and evading police after crashing his car into a Subway sandwich shop.  A police officer from the California Highway Patrol attempted to stop the car for for speeding on The 101 Southbound around 1... [Link]
  • Can DUI Marijuana Be Detected or Measured?

    August 9th, 2017

    I’ve posted in the past on the difficulties law enforcement faces in detecting impairment from marijuana while driving — both subjectively (symptoms, field sobriety tests and the officer’s opinion) and objectively (analysis of blood or other bodily substances).  See, for example, Identifying... [Link]
  • Sonoma County Head-on Crash – Both Drivers Arrested for DUI

    August 9th, 2017

    Two drivers in West Sonoma County were arrested for DUI on Sunday after hitting each other head-on.  The crash happend around 4 a.m. on Valley Ford Road.   A truck driven by one of the suspected drunk drivers went across double yellow lines and struck the other suspected drunk driver’s pickup. T... [Link]
  • A San Francisco Driver Hits Fairfield Police Officer’s Car and is Arrested for DUI

    August 8th, 2017

    On Monday, June 26, 2017, City of Fairfield Police were called to investigate a possibly impaired driver in a parking lot on the 1300 block of North Texas Street.  When they arrived the police found a pickup truck stopped in the roadway on Texas Street at Jefferson Street.  When an officer contact... [Link]
  • Reforms Needed for Davidson County Grand Jury

    August 8th, 2017

    The Tennessean has recently published two articles on some questionable practices of the Davidson County. TN. grand jury. A grand jury's main role is to determine if probable cause exists in order to return an indictment. The concerns were raised by the grand jurors themselves in their final repor... [Link]
  • Drug Paraphernalia Charges – You Could be Guilty Without Realizing It

    August 8th, 2017

    If you are familiar with drug use and culture, you know that certain household objects double as items used for the storage, manufacture, or consumption of illegal drugs. These items are known as drug paraphernalia. Like the possession of illegal…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Calculating the Real Monetary Costs of a Los Angeles DUI

    August 8th, 2017

    Do you have an extra $7,300 to spare? If you’d have trouble coming up with that kind of cash, you need to think carefully before you get behind the wheel when you’re under the influence! Just paying the fines and court costs for a DUI conviction could leave you struggling to make ends meet. And... [Link]
  • DUI Hit-and-Runs on the Rise? Why, and What Can Be Done?

    August 8th, 2017

    Los Angeles County saw an alarming increase in the number of hit-and-run crashes in 2015, the last year for which statistics are available. According to a report from the NBC4 I-Team, the California Highway Patrol reported that the county experienced more than 28,000 such crashes in 2015. The report... [Link]
  • Consequences of Refusing a Breath Test Under New Jersey Law

    August 8th, 2017

    If you have been pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, it is important for you to understand your rights regarding breath tests. At our firm, our skilled New Jersey DWI attorneys understand the nuances of this area of law and know what it takes to resolve cases efficiently and effectively. When... [Link]
  • Failing to Render Aid After a DUI Manslaughter Crash in Florida Results in a More Serious Charge

    August 7th, 2017

    The case we wrote about in our previous post was a DUI manslaughter case near Jacksonville, Florida that involved some interesting legal issues.  A crash occurred at about 1:00 a.m. involving two vehicles.  The victim’s vehicle was forced off of the road into a canal.  The defendant initially f... [Link]
  • Overtime for police court appearances a growing cost driver at Austin PD

    August 6th, 2017

    Last month, a Grits post highlighted provisions in the Austin and Houston meet and confer contracts which gave officers extra pay for time they spend testifying in court. In Houston, courts found this gave officers an incentive to make arrests on bogus DWI cases so they could make extra money - ofte... [Link]
  • San Mateo County Nanny Arrested for DUI with Kid in the Car

    August 6th, 2017

    A San Mateo woman was arrested for a DUI on June 12, 2017, in Belmont after driving her vehicle through a fence at a school and injuring a child.  Emergency responders treated an injured child at the scene of the crash. When police officers arrived they found a Toyota Corolla that had driven throug... [Link]
  • Driver Hits Oakland Motorcycle Officer – Arrested for DUI

    August 5th, 2017

    On Monday, June 12, 2017, a driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI in East Oakland after having a collision with an Oakland motorcycle officer.  The accident occurred in the 5700 block of International Boulevard around 11:30 p.m.  The injured Oakland Police Officer was transported to a local hos... [Link]
  • DUI with Keys in the Ignition but No Driving?

    August 5th, 2017

    Not only do I practice DUI defense and write these posts on DUI-related topics, but I also teach law which sometimes includes teaching students what is required for a DUI. Students are often surprised when I tell them that, in California, driving must occur for a person to be arrested, charged, and... [Link]
  • Santa Rosa CHP Saw an Increase in DUI Arrests Prior to Summer

    August 4th, 2017

    The Santa Rosa Area California Highway Patrol arrested 16 DUI suspects on the weekend from June 9-11, 2017.  That is the weekend traditionally marking the beginning of the summer driving season. Over the winter and in the spring the CHP reports that they usually arrest 10-15 drunk driving suspects... [Link]
  • Police in Florida Were Permitted to Force a Blood Draw in DUI Manslaughter Case Without a Warrant

    August 3rd, 2017

    When the police want to search a person’s property, or search a person, they normally need consent from that person or a search warrant signed by a judge.  However, that general rule does have exceptions.  In most DUI cases, the police officer will request that the subject submit to a non-invasi... [Link]
  • Former Prosecutor Charged with Felony Reckless Driving

    August 3rd, 2017

    A former Michigan prosecutor recently injured a man in a drunk driving accident. Having prosecuted many drunk drivers, Joshua Kuiper should have known better. He was charged with felony reckless driving after he crashed into Daniel Empson, who was retrieving something from a parked car. Kuiper was d... [Link]
  • Boating Under the Influence in MA

    August 3rd, 2017

    In MA, as in all states, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated is illegal. When it comes to land vehicles, passengers are also prohibited from consuming alcohol while in the vehicle. But what about boats? Can boat passengers imbibe? The answer is yes. Passengers can drink alcohol on a boat, bu... [Link]
  • Can I Get Convicted of OUI in MA if My Blood Alcohol Concentration is Less than 0.08 Percent?

    August 1st, 2017

    In short, yes. In MA, a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher is above the legal limit. However, there are certain circumstances under which you can be charged with OUI with a lesser BAC. Some of these scenarios are listed below. Zero Tolerance Laws In Massachusetts – and acr... [Link]
  • Challenge mandatory minimum sentencing for alleged repeat DWIs

    July 29th, 2017

    Virginia police and prosecutors love seeking mandatory minimum sentencing in DWI cases for blood/breath alcohol levels allegedly at 0.15 or higher, and for repeat DWI offenses. Mandatory minimum sentencing efforts must always be thoroughly challenged. Thankfully, Virginia DWI law makes clear that ma... [Link]
  • Teen Who Livestreamed Drunk Driving Collision Pleads Not Guilty

    July 28th, 2017

    You may have already seen the video. A California teen livestreamed herself driving drunk and crashing the vehicle that she was driving. The collision killed her younger sister. The teen driver, Obdulia Sanchez, pleaded not guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter and number of other felony offenses t... [Link]
  • Driving Drunk….in Your Own Driveway?

    July 27th, 2017

    In the latest news from the front lines of the "War on Drunk Driving"…. Suspected Drunken Driver Can Be Busted in Own Driveway  Detroit, MI.  July 25 – The Michigan Supreme Court says a driveway is no refuge for a drunken driver. The court says Northville authorities could charge Gino Rea wit... [Link]