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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!

  • Can Personal Breathalyzers Prevent Drunk Driving?

    September 15th, 2017

    How many people would think twice about getting behind the wheel after having a few drinks knowing that they were above the legal limit? My guess is a lot. No longer must a person guess whether they are over or under the legal limit if they have their own personal breathalyzer. So can a personal [â€... [Link]
  • New Jersey Ranks Among Least Strict States for DWI Penalties

    September 13th, 2017

    According to a new study conducted by WalletHub, New Jersey ranked 45th out of 51 states when it comes to being strict about DWIs. In other words, New Jersey is the seventh-most lenient. The states deemed to be less strict than New Jersey include Maryland, Idaho, North Dakota, Ohio, the District of... [Link]
  • If you are Convicted of Certain Offenses, you are Required to Register as a Sex Offender

    September 12th, 2017

    Under Megan’s Law, a subsection of the federal Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act of 1994, all 50 states are required to maintain sex offender registries of individuals convicted of sex crimes. Each state creates…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Drunk Driver Incriminates Herself on Facebook

    September 11th, 2017

    Sometimes clients or potential clients send me messages on public forums like Facebook. Shockingly, the messages include incriminating statements or even admissions of guilt. I have to remind them that the internet is like Las Vegas in that what goes on the internet, stays on the internet and that i... [Link]
  • Criminal defense & persuasion benefit from a clear mirror

    September 7th, 2017

    Criminal defense and persuasion benefit tremendously from a clear mirror. That mirror can be the magic mirror, where others are not likely to do any better than we give them the faith to do. That mirror can also be the spiritual mirror of the heart that can have boundless warmth and generosity.  Th... [Link]
  • New Jersey DWI Charge When Not Driving

    September 6th, 2017

    If you or someone you love has been charged with a DWI, you must not delay in reaching out to a skilled New Jersey DWI attorney who can protect your rights. With years of experience, we will thoroughly examine the facts of your case and determine a legal strategy accordingly. These cases are complex... [Link]
  • Cop Arrests Sober Drivers on Hunch they are Stoned

    September 5th, 2017

    This past week, I came across a video on Facebook of a news report on a Georgia police officer who had been arresting sober drivers on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. After posting the video to my own Facebook page, I decided to do some research. Apparently, Cobb County, Georg... [Link]
  • Virginia criminal lawyer addresses police overstepping their bounds

    September 5th, 2017

    Police are not permitted to overstep their bounds. That means, for instance, that police may not tell suspects they have to answer questions, because everyone has the right to remain silent with the police The post Virginia criminal lawyer addresses police overstepping their bounds appeared first o... [Link]
  • All About Tests for DUI in Los Angeles

    September 4th, 2017

    Breath, blood and urine–law enforcement officials use a variety of tests to determine if they should charge a driver with DUI. Here’s a look at the science behind the various types of tests and what you should know about the pros and cons of each in the event that police arrest you for driving u... [Link]
  • Avoid A DUI With These Useful Apps

    September 4th, 2017

    When you have the right app, your cell phone can be a handy tool in helping you avoid a DUI charge. • Planning a night out with friends? There are apps that will help you estimate your blood alcohol content and provide a rough estimate of your BAC based on how many drinks you’ve had. […]... [Link]
  • Charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm in MA? What you Need to Know

    September 1st, 2017

    There are few things as controversial as the debate about the right to own a firearm in this country. Gun ownership is a constitutional right, but many people are prohibited from owning one. This is especially true in Massachusetts. Although the Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms to... [Link]
  • Five reasons you need to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney if you are arrested on Labor Day Weekend

    August 29th, 2017

    Labor Day Weekend is usually a busy weekend, with time spent enjoying backyard barbeques, spending time at the lake or taking a road trip. If you happen to find yourself arrested over the holiday weekend, odds are you don’t know…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Labor Day DWI Checkpoints in New Jersey

    August 28th, 2017

    Police agencies from around New Jersey are preparing to set up for the state’s largest annual drunk driving campaign. The 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown will last until September 4. During this time, local and state police officers will carry out sobriety c... [Link]
  • Your criminal case outcome can be improved by following my action plan

    August 27th, 2017

    My clients' criminal case outcome can be improved by following the written action plan that I develop with them at our first meeting. My role with that action plan is to develop and pursue the best defense, in partnership with my client. My clients' role in that regard is to take the proactive "home... [Link]
  • California Drunk Driver Faces Homicide Charges for Killing Officer

    August 25th, 2017

    A California driver is being held on homicide charges for allegedly driving under the influences and striking an off-duty Modesto Police Department sergeant who was riding his bike. According to investigators, 38-year-old Sgt. Michael Pershall was riding his bicycle on Tuesday evening when he was st... [Link]
  • Our Fairfax criminal defense law firm seeks a part-time legal assistant

    August 24th, 2017

    Our Fairfax criminal defense law firm seeks a part-time legal assistant. Please feel free to repost the below details about this position: Hiring Part-Time Legal Assistant – Rare opportunity. Great for law school-bound people. Highly-rated Fairfax law firm.This is a great opportunity for those w... [Link]
  • New Texas Criminal Defense Laws That Will Go Into Effect Sept. 1

    August 22nd, 2017

    Although new laws typically take effect when the new year starts, Texas residents will see some new laws coming their way later on this year—September 1, to be exact. The new Texas criminal laws cover various topics, including DWI convictions,…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Tests for DUI

    August 22nd, 2017

    Breath, blood and urine–law enforcement officials use a variety of tests to determine if they should charge a driver with DUI. Here’s a look at the science behind the various types of tests and what you should know about the pros and cons of each in the event that police arrest you for driving u... [Link]
  • Understanding Sentencing Enhancements in New Jersey DWI Cases

    August 21st, 2017

    In New Jersey, as in any other state, judges can impose a variety of sentences on an individual convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI). While we try our best to get a DWI charge dropped, people are sometimes convicted, and we must then shift our focus to the sentencing phase. There are certain... [Link]
  • 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]