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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!

  • Videotape evidence – Virginia DUI lawyer on its benefits & limitations

    May 25th, 2019

    Videotape evidence is essential for a DUI lawyer/ criminal defense attorney to obtain, except in the rare circumstances where the evidence can be sufficiently expected to be more harmful than helpful AND where the prosecution will not have such evidence absent the defense's seeking it. As a Virginia... [Link]
  • Abolition of driver surcharges a rare #cjreform upside for 2019 #txlege

    May 24th, 2019

    In a Texas legislative session where scarce little justice-reform legislation of any stripe made it through the process, the abolition of the hated Driver-Responsibility surcharge will be remembered as the signature accomplishment. The bill getting rid of the program has finally passed and HB 2048... [Link]
  • Pennsylvania Allows Public Input on New DUI Laws

    May 24th, 2019

    The Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee held a hearing on Monday, May 13th, seeking public input on new DUI laws. The hearing was motivated after a fatal DUI related crash in February. The crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. on February 16th, Deana and Chris Eckman were driving on Route 452 in... [Link]
  • Debates Over the Future of IID Technology

    May 22nd, 2019

    Over the past several years use of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) has been growing in momentum and popularity as a deterrent to DUI. At the beginning of 2019, California became the 33rd state to expand its IID technology program, requiring the installation of IIDs for repeat DUI offenders and off... [Link]
  • Everything You Wanted to Know about Motorcycle DUIs in California

    May 22nd, 2019

    Here in California, motorcycles have become a highly popular alternative to driving an automobile. Some people use them for their work commutes because of their fuel efficiency and ability to navigate through heavy traffic. Others use them simply because they are fun to ride. Unfortunately, some peo... [Link]
  • Drivers Using Prescription Opioids Twice as Likely to be in Deadly Car Crash

    May 20th, 2019

    If you have been arrested for or charged with drugged driving, you need to contact a reputable and diligent New Jersey DWI attorney immediately. Not only do these charges have the potential to ruin your reputation,  a conviction could jeopardize your current and future educational, housing and empl... [Link]
  • Noncompliance hearing defenses by Virginia DUI lawyer

    May 18th, 2019

    Noncompliance proceedings are another name for allegations alleging probation violations in DUI cases. As a Virginia DUI lawyer, I know that such charges need to be fully defended. Common alleged violations that lead to noncompliance hearings include incurring new criminal charges or convictions ari... [Link]
  • Constructive Actual, Physical Control of Vehicle is a Valid DUI Defense in Florida

    May 17th, 2019

    In Florida, most people are arrested for DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) after a police officer observes them driving a vehicle while allegedly impaired. While the DUI crime is called “driving” under the influence, a person in Florida does not actually have to be driving to... [Link]
  • New Jersey School Bus Driver Arrested for DWI after Accident Injures Multiple Students

    May 15th, 2019

    School bus drivers must be extremely careful behind the wheel as they are responsible for transporting children to and from school safely. If you are a school bus driver who has been charged or arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), we can help. Our New Jersey DWI attorneys will scrutinize th... [Link]
  • Pomona Man Charged with Murder for DUI that Killed 6-Year-Old

    May 15th, 2019

    Last week, Franky Provencio, 19 and from Pomona, was arrested for murder amongst other charges after it was suspected that he drove drunk, collided with another vehicle, and killed the six-year-old passenger of the other vehicle. On Tuesday of last week, Provencio veered his GMC Yukon into oncoming... [Link]
  • Navigating around potential Virginia DUI penalty pitfalls

    May 15th, 2019

    Navigating around potential Virginia DUI sentencing pitfalls is essential for a criminal defense lawyer. As a Virginia DUI lawyer, I look not only at ways to obtain an acquittal, but also at the DWI sentencing risks in the event of a conviction. Those risks might include mandatory minimum sentencing... [Link]
  • Landmines need careful navigation for Virginia DUI defense

    May 12th, 2019

      Landmines and opportunities abound in DWI cases, says Virginia DUI lawyer Landmines run rampant in Virginia DUI prosecutions, in terms of accusations and the state of the law. At the same time, more opportunities than often meet the eye can be pursued for a... The post Landmines need careful navi... [Link]
  • Pushing back against Virginia DUI prosecutions from the start

    May 11th, 2019

      Pushing back against DWI prosecutions is essential, says Virginia DUI lawyer Pushing back against DUI prosecutions needs to be the default for any Virginia criminal defendant charged with such an offense. As a Virginia DUI attorney, I say never give up and never give... The post Pushing back agai... [Link]
  • HGN testing in DUI cases means little, says Virginia DUI lawyer

    May 10th, 2019

    HGN testing -- meaning horizontal gaze nystagmus testing -- in Virginia DUI cases is one of the three field sobriety tests (the others being the walk and turn (WAT) test and one leg stand (OLS) test) covered in the student field sobriety testing (SFST) manual presented by the National Highway Transp... [Link]
  • Should the Law Require that Video be Taken during DUI Stops?

    May 10th, 2019

    South Carolina, a state that carries the unfortunate honor of having one of the highest rates of DUI-related deaths in the country, also has one of the most unique DUI laws in the country. But it’s not a law that you would have expected, such as a lower BAC limit or unusually high punishment for [... [Link]
  • Underage Drinking and Driving on Prom Night is a Serious Problem

    May 7th, 2019

    For most American teenagers, prom is an important rite of passage. And for high school students in New Jersey, it is no different. While prom is an exciting and memorable time in one’s life, it can also be a very dangerous time if teenagers are not responsible. If your teenager has been arrested f... [Link]
  • Refusal conviction risks sometimes merit taking Virginia DUI cases to trial

    May 3rd, 2019

    Refusal convictions are what such a high number of Virginia DUI defendants want to avoid that many are ready to plead guilty or no contest/nolo contendere to the parallel DUI charge in a deal to consequently enter as nolle prosequi/ not prosecuting the remaining charge of refusing to provide a brea... [Link]
  • Police in Washington Double their DUI Arrest Rate

    May 2nd, 2019

    So far in 2019, the Bellingham Police Department of Washington state has seen 110 DUI arrests through April 19, 2019. That is approximately one DUI arrest per day. According to Lieutenant Claudia Murphy that’s a 134% increase from the 47 arrests made in the same period in 2018. It is not that ther... [Link]
  • Wisconsin Looks to Criminalize Drunk Driving

    April 30th, 2019

    Wisconsin state law makers are continuing the trend of proposing bills that call for more stringent driving under the influence laws. Under current law in Wisconsin, operating while intoxicated, or “OWI” as it’s called in Wisconsin, is a civil violation with the first offense subject only to a... [Link]
  • Elderly Driver Tries to Flee the Scene of an Accident After Striking a Pedestrian

    April 25th, 2019

    New Jersey drunk driving laws are among the strictest in the country. If you have been arrested or charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), our skilled New Jersey DWI attorneys have the requisite experience to defend you and seek the best possible results in your case. With extensive knowledge... [Link]
  • Bizarre DUI Stories of 2019 (So Far)

    April 24th, 2019

    Driving under the influence can lead to some strange occurrences—none of them working in the driver’s favor. At the time of this writing, we’re only three-and-a-half months into 2019, and already we’re hearing reports of DUI cases ranging from the ironic to the unbelievable. Let’s explore... [Link]
  • What You Need to Know About California’s Expanded Ignition Interlock Device Program

    April 24th, 2019

    On January 1, 2019, California became the 33rd state to expand its ignition interlock device (IID) program. Enacted by Senate Bill 1046, the new law aims to deter repeat DUI offenses by requiring repeat offenders to install IIDs in their vehicles, as well as giving first-time offenders an alternativ... [Link]
  • Time to move NOW on Driver Responsibility surcharge abolition

    April 24th, 2019

    The Texas Legislature has its best-ever chance to abolish the Driver Responsibility surcharge before it in HB 2048 (Zerwas). All the major interests have signed off and early in the session, leadership appeared prepared to (finally) move on the issue, and the bill was voted out of committee in early... [Link]
  • What You Need to Know About SCRAM Devices

    April 24th, 2019

    If you were recently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Collin County or other parts of Texas, the judge may order you to abstain from consuming alcohol for a certain period of time. Instead of having you come in…Read more ›... [Link]
  • New Jersey DWI Charge or Conviction Could Lead to Deportation of Undocumented Immigrants

    April 22nd, 2019

    Immigration is and has been a hot button issue for some time. When an undocumented immigrant or a foreigner gets arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), the consequences can be dire. In fact, a DWI stop, arrest or conviction for an undocumented immigrant could result in deportation. If you hav... [Link]