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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!

  • Man Arrested for DUI for Falling Asleep while Tesla in Autopilot Mode

    December 7th, 2018

    Last week, California Highway Patrol arrested a driver for DUI after he had fallen asleep in his Model S Tesla while it drove down Highway 101 in autopilot mode. A CHP officer spotted a grey Tesla going about 70 miles per hour on Highway 101 near Redwood City. As the officer approached the vehicle,... [Link]
  • Operating a Motorized Scooter While Drunk in New Jersey

    December 5th, 2018

    If you have been charged with a DWI in New Jersey, it is imperative to consult a reputable New Jersey DWI attorney who practices this area of law. At our firm, we will examine the circumstances surrounding your arrest and figure out the DWI defense tactics that may work in your situation. Electric m... [Link]
  • Criminal Defense Never Takes a Holiday

    December 3rd, 2018

    Many people take vacation in December, which would seem to lower stress levels, but with financial obligations, busy schedules and family issues, holidays can be extremely overwhelming. If a loved one is arrested during the holiday season, they may be…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Qualifying expert witnesses in Virginia criminal cases- Fairfax lawyer

    December 2nd, 2018

    Qualifying a proposed expert witness for a Virginia criminal trial both rests in the sound discretion of the trial judge, for starters. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I also know that qualifying an expert witness for a criminal trial requires the following: If scientific, technical, or other speciali... [Link]
  • New Study Finds DUI’s Up 60 Percent Since 2014 Among Veterans

    November 30th, 2018

    According to a new study by the American Addiction Centers, drunk driving among the veteran population is up 60% since 2014. According to the study’s authors, “Since 2014, the percentage of U.S. vets identified as driving while drunk increased from 1.6 percent to 2.5 percent,” almost a 60 perc... [Link]
  • More than 20,000 NJ DWI Convictions Could be Tossed Out

    November 28th, 2018

    A driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge can be incredibly daunting. If you were charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in New Jersey, you must contact an experienced New Jersey DWI attorney as soon as possible. Many DWI charges and convictions rely heavily on the results of br... [Link]
  • Witness unavailability does not always assure acquittal- Fairfax lawyer

    November 27th, 2018

    Witness unavailability for the prosecution will not automatically avoid a conviction for a criminal defendant, which I have said many times as a Fairfax criminal lawyer. Mitchell Larnell Bennett learned that lesson when the Virginia Court of Appeals last week affirmed his felony drug distribution co... [Link]
  • 3 Essential DUI News Stories That Provide Needed Perspective

    November 26th, 2018

    Great journalism has the ability not just to report the facts, but also to raise important questions and provoke discussion. The issues surrounding DUI enforcement and prevention are indeed complex, and many news stories over the past ten years have helped to propel these much-needed conversations f... [Link]
  • 3 Compelling News Stories About DUI From the 2010s

    November 26th, 2018

    When you get pulled over by police and asked to perform a field sobriety test, the issue of DUI becomes very real to you and affects you directly. However, sometimes it helps to put the topic in a greater context. How has DUI enforcement changed over the years? How does drug DUI now come into […]... [Link]
  • Two Dirty Little Secrets About the 'Distracted Driving' Debate

    November 24th, 2018

    The Houston Chronicle has published a series on traffic deaths which, from Grits' observation, mostly has repeated tropes from self-interested secondary sources rather than investigate causes and solutions.  Only one article in the series - on traffic engineering - advocated for solutions Grits bel... [Link]
  • DUI arrests – Fairfax DWI lawyer on not throwing in the towel

    November 23rd, 2018

    DUI arrests are opportunities to go to battle rather than throwing in the towel, says Fairfax DWI lawyer. DUI arrests and all other arrests present the criminal defendant with no choice other than to proceed with a full court press for his or her defense. As a Fairfax DWI/ criminal lawyer, I know th... [Link]
  • Drunk Driver Thanks Police for “Saving Her Kid from Her”

    November 23rd, 2018

    A drunk driver told police that she had a reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving right after she was arrested for a DUI. A drunk Crystal Elaine McMillan, of Indiana, apparently flew into a fit of rage after she discovered that her friend would not be cooking a turkey for Thanksgiving this year. Tha... [Link]
  • Jim Acosta recovers his White House press pass for now- Fairfax Lawyer

    November 17th, 2018

    Jim Acosta's press pass recovery as seen by Fairfax criminal lawyer. Jim Acosta of CNN today won back his White House press pass, for now. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer who last week blogged on this story and has prior experience litigating injunction matters, I provide my following brief thoughts an... [Link]
  • Bar Serving Alcohol Settles Case After Fatal New Jersey DWI Crash

    November 16th, 2018

    If you were charged with drinking and driving, you may assume that you are automatically guilty; however, this simply not the case. You have rights and our reputable New Jersey DWI lawyers can help protect those rights. You can take comfort in the fact that are dedicated to providing aggressive and... [Link]
  • 20,667 DUI Cases in New Jersey Tainted by Bad Breathalyzers Results

    November 16th, 2018

    It was only a couple of months ago that tens of thousands of breathalyzer results were called into question in Massachusetts, affecting countless DUI cases. It appears New Jersey is dealing with a similar issue now that the state’s highest court ruled that 20,667 breathalyzer results were faulty a... [Link]
  • What Is an Affidavit of Non-Prosecution (ANP) and How Does It Affect a Criminal Case?

    November 13th, 2018

    Many Collin County criminal cases start with someone contacting the police and filing a report. This is a common occurrence in family violence cases–someone tells the police their partner assaulted them. After some time has passed, however, the accuser may…Read more ›... [Link]
  • What is DUI Probation in California?

    November 8th, 2018

    In nearly all misdemeanor DUI’s that result in a conviction, probation is a term of the driver’s sentence. There is, however, much confusion about what exactly misdemeanor DUI probation entails. But, before I go into what probation entails, let’s discuss what probation even is and where it com... [Link]
  • New Jersey Cop Sentenced to Nine Months in Jail for Death in DWI Crash

    November 6th, 2018

    Death by auto is an extremely serious criminal charge that should not be taken lightly. If you have been charged with death by auto, you need a reputable New Jersey criminal defense lawyer who focuses exclusively in defending against criminal charges. We will meticulously assess the details of your... [Link]
  • Study Indicates that States Which Legalized Marijuana Have More Auto Accidents

    November 6th, 2018

    Were you or someone close to you recently arrested for drugged driving in New Jersey? If so, we can help you defend against these charges. Our hard-working New Jersey DWI attorneys will work diligently to have your charges reduced or, if possible, dropped altogether. We will review your case and dis... [Link]
  • Theft prosecutions require proof of date and value- Fairfax criminal lawyer

    November 5th, 2018

    Theft prosecutions need to be defended tooth and nail, says Fairfax criminal lawyer Theft prosecutions cannot be obtained in Virginia without proof beyond a reasonable doubt of the date of the crime and that the item(s) allegedly stolen had at least some value. Wright v. Virginia, Record No. 1373-17... [Link]

    November 2nd, 2018

    The Vallejo Police Department will conduct a driving under the influence and drivers license checkpoint tonight, November 2, 2018.   The checkpoint will be fun at an undisclosed location starting at 6 p.m. The Solano County checkpoint will be funded by California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and... [Link]
  • How Much Will a DUI Cost You?

    November 2nd, 2018

    For some who have been arrested on suspicion of a DUI, jail isn’t as much of a worry as what the DUI will cost them financially. Rightfully concerned, it’s no trivial amount. Let’s break down the costs of a first-time DUI in California, because knowing the costs of a DUI can be just as much [... [Link]
  • Judicial influences beyond the courthouse — Virginia criminal lawyer

    October 26th, 2018

    Judicial influences - Virginia criminal lawyer on the importance of knowing your judge. Judicial decisionmaking is influenced by factors beyond only the courtroom and judicial chambers. As a Virginia criminal lawyer, I know that judges come to their jobs with several decades of prior life experience... [Link]
  • Abolish capital punishment – Do not let it be normalized – Fairfax lawyer

    October 25th, 2018

    Abolish capital punishment. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer including murder defense in my law practice -- and since before law school -- I have fully supported the abolition of the death penalty. Fairfax criminal lawyer against whitewashing the brutality of capital punishment. I refuse to join efforts... [Link]
  • School Bus Driver Arrested for Drunk Driving in New Jersey

    October 24th, 2018

    If you are a school bus driver and you have been charged with drunk driving, you should consider immediately reaching out to a New Jersey DWI attorney. This charge should never be taken lightly as it can turn your whole life upside down and leave your financial future in a state of uncertainty, as c... [Link]