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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!

  • 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]
  • Be Smart This Holiday Season- Don’t Become a Drunk Driving Statistic

    November 17th, 2017

    The holidays are notoriously one of the worst times of year for drunk driving. From just before Thanksgiving to just after New Year’s Day, people attend more alcohol-laden parties than at any other time of year. We eat more, drink more, and are generally more merry. This is all good news, unless y... [Link]
  • Rapper Fetty Was arrested for DUI

    November 17th, 2017

    On November 3, 2017, police in New York City arrested Rapper Fetty Wap for DUI and other traffic offenses.  Police contacted the rapper after he was spotted drag racing on a  a New York City highway. Fetty Was was  s given a breathalyzer test and had a blood alcohol concentration of.09.  The Ne... [Link]
  • Rapper Arrested for DUI and Having Suspended New Jersey License

    November 15th, 2017

    Celebrities are no exception to the law. New Jersey native and rap star Fetty Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, was arrested in New York last week on charges of drunk driving. Reportedly, at about 1 a.m., the rapper was caught drag racing with another vehicle at a high speed. The 26-year-old s... [Link]
  • Guilty pleas in Virginia – Fairfax criminal lawyer on their points of no return

    November 15th, 2017

    Guilty pleas in Virginia must only be the result of the defense's fully preparing for trial. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that this trial readiness approach to pleading guilty, no contest/nolo contendere, Alford, or facts sufficient to prove guilt (collectively for this article, "guilty plea... [Link]
  • Statutory rape defense in VA – Fairfax criminal lawyer warns about age risks

    November 15th, 2017

    Statutory rape prosecutions are risked at the Virginia state level whenever an adult engages in sex with a minor, whether or not the defendant knew the minor was a minor. At the federal level, a prosecution for sex trafficking requires that the defendant “knew, or was in reckless disregard of the... [Link]
  • Is Your Seven-Day Pill Box Illegal?

    November 14th, 2017

    Prescription drug abuse has emerged as a major public health issue in recent years, notably with respect to opioid painkillers like Oxycontin. But legally speaking, all drugs requiring a doctor’s prescription are tightly regulated. If you are found in with…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Virginia prostitution defense – Fairfax criminal lawyer on Eros raid

    November 13th, 2017

    Virginia prostitution defense often involves police stings, where alleged Johns/hobbyists are set up to meet with would-be prostitutes/providers who instead are police officers/police hires. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know how much prostitution prosecutions waste limited police resources that c... [Link]
  • Virginia drug defense – Fairfax criminal lawyer on prescription drugs

    November 12th, 2017

    Virginia drug defense for me frequently involves drugs that can be obtained by prescription. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that people can get prosecuted for alleged criminal possession of prescribable drugs/controlled substances in such ways as not having the medicine in a valid... The post... [Link]
  • DUI on a Horse

    November 10th, 2017

    Over the years, I’ve written about DUI’s on a variety of transportation methods, from a Zamboni to a Power Wheels to a canoe. Although I’ve written about a DUI on a horse before, it has been quite a while and is definitely due. Is there any surprise that this story comes from never-dull state... [Link]
  • Veterans Day & when to sheathe and unsheathe weapons in criminal court

    November 10th, 2017

    On past Veterans Days, I have warned against overglorifying the military, and about the human weaknesses and errors that bring war atrocities and other abuses of military power. Today, I will address some better and more humane ways of fighting, both with the military and with criminal defense. The... [Link]
  • Will Self-Driving Cars Really Spell the End of DUIs?

    November 10th, 2017

    Few people these days would dispute the idea that fully autonomous vehicles are in our future, probably sooner than we think. Many of our cars are already parking for us, many are equipped to brake automatically to avoid collisions, and many self-driving prototypes are already in development. But wh... [Link]
  • Virginia DUI pitfalls – Fairfax criminal lawyer on avoiding such traps

    November 9th, 2017

    Virginia DUI pitfalls loom around virtually every corner for those who get behind the wheel too soon after drinking beer, wine or other alcohol in the Commonwealth. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I address below some practical and less obvious approaches to avoiding becoming a statistic of a DUI arre... [Link]
  • Should Left Lane Hogs be Ticketed and Fined?

    November 8th, 2017

    We’ve all been stuck behind a slow driver in the left lane. It can be frustrating, aggravating, even infuriating. But should it be illegal? Most states have addressed the issue of left lane “slowpokes” through legislation, signs, or fines. Proponents of these laws argue that driving slow in th... [Link]
  • DUI Blood Test Results Were Not Admissible in Florida DUI Case Involving Accident

    November 8th, 2017

    In Florida, most DUI cases result from a police officer claiming to observe a person violate a traffic law.  The police officer conducts a traffic stop, claims to observe signs of impairment from alcohol or drugs and then initiates a DUI investigation.  DUI investigations normally involve various... [Link]
  • Does Uber Help Reduce Drunk Driving Accidents in New Jersey?

    November 8th, 2017

    A driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge 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 DWI in New Jersey, it is important to reach out to a skilled New Jersey drunk driving attorn... [Link]
  • What Will Happen to Me If I Aid or Assist a Fugitive?

    November 7th, 2017

    Many of us have faced a situation where a family member or friend is accused of a serious crime. Your first instinct may be to offer help. After all, if you believe the person is not guilty, then you want…Read more ›... [Link]
  • MADD is Concerned About the Legalization of Marijuana

    November 7th, 2017

    If you were arrested on suspicion of driving impaired by marijuana, it is imperative to reach out to a seasoned New Jersey drugged driving defense attorney who can help. The consequences of such a charge can be severe. You can rest assured that we are here to answer your questions and build you a st... [Link]
  • Florida Police Officer Makes Illegal DUI Arrest Outside of His Jurisdiction

    November 4th, 2017

    With some exceptions, police officers generally work for a county or city department.  In Florida, we do have the Florida Highway Patrol and officers who work for multiple agencies and federal law enforcement officers, but most cases of common crime, like DUI cases, will involve a county or city po... [Link]
  • The U.S. Constitution….Louisiana Version

    November 2nd, 2017

    Granted, the courts bend over backwards to support the police and uphold convictions.  But just when you thought it couldn’t get any more ridiculous, along comes the Louisiana Supreme Court….. Washington Times, Nov. 2 – When a friend says, “I’ll hit you up later dog,” he is stating tha... [Link]
  • Financial crimes case v. Trump campaigners – Analyzed by Fairfax criminal lawyer

    November 1st, 2017

    Financial crime can get their perpetrators into hot water, as can lying to federal law enforcement agents and obstruction of justice. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I see the latest lessons in that from this week’s financial crimes indictment against former Trump campaign manager Paul J. Manafort... [Link]