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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!

  • DUI With Child in Car? Preparing for CPS Referral in Washington DUI Cases

    October 31st, 2014

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  • Don’t get arrested for a DUI in Seattle on Halloween

    October 31st, 2014

    Back in my younger days Halloween was always a good excuse to have a party especially when it landed on a Friday like this year.  Costumes, the upcoming weekend, and alcohol make for a bad combination.  So I know how it goes during this time of year.  However there will be extra DUI emphasis patr... [Link]
  • Two DUI Suspects Charged with Having Sex in Police Car

    October 31st, 2014

    Generally speaking, the police do not transport male and female arrestees or inmates in the same vehicle. There is a good reason. According to a recent article from the Green Bay Press Gazette, a male and female suspect who had been arrested separately for drunk driving were put in the back of the... [Link]
  • Drunk Driving…on a Horse

    October 30th, 2014

    Police and prosecutors are constantly trying to stretch DUI laws to ensnare more citizens. One of the more creative ways is to simply re-define the language in those laws. For example, it is a criminal offense to drive a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Well, what does “vehicle” m... [Link]
  • Information Regarding Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)

    October 30th, 2014

    You have likely heard the acronym BAC, which stands for blood alcohol content or blood alcohol concentration, numerous times in conjunction with discussions about driving under the influence (DUI). BAC is highly important in DUI cases, as proof of a certain level of alcohol present in your blood is... [Link]
  • Top reasons to hire DUI Attorney Matthew Leyba

    October 29th, 2014

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  • Michigan Man Driving John Deere Lawn Mower Arrested for DUI

    October 29th, 2014

    Recently, a Lawton man was arrested after being pulled over by police for multiple traffic violations while he was driving a John Deere riding lawn mower. The 36-year-old man was pulling a trailer behind the lawn mower as he drove north on CR 657 near 60th Avenue in Antwerp Township, according to ne... [Link]
  • New video blog post on what to do if you get pulled over after drinking

    October 28th, 2014

    Have you ever wondered what you should do if you get pulled over by a police after ou have been drinking?  Obviously every case is different, however here are some tips offered by Seattle DUI Attorney Matthew Leyba on what you should say, what you should do, and how you should act in order to [R... [Link]
  • Driver Investigated for DUI after Multi-Vehicle Accident near Fort Collins

    October 28th, 2014

    Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Colorado is a serious crime, even when there are no injuries or accidents involved. Drunk drivers who get pulled over for simple moving or vehicle maintenance violations can face significant legal consequences including probation, fines, mandatory a... [Link]
  • Southern California Mayor Resigns Following DUI Arrest

    October 27th, 2014

    Last week, Murrieta Mayor Alan Long stepped down from his position after he was arrested the week prior on suspicion of drunken driving following an accident that resulted in four teenagers sustaining injuries, according to a news report at Reuters. Long, who is 44 years old, also resigned from his... [Link]
  • Multi-Vehicle Crash Involving a Suspected DUI Driver Claims Life of 10-Year-Old Boy and Injures Family Members

    October 27th, 2014

    Los Angeles DUI manslaughter charges are incredibly serious but also surprisingly diverse. Let’s say you’ve never driven DUI before, and you didn’t engage in an act of gross negligence, like driving 100 miles the wrong way on the freeway. But you did get into a DUI accident that caused som... [Link]
  • California Congressman Busted for DUI: Tested at 0.137 BAC, Nearly Twice State Limit

    October 27th, 2014

    When police arrest high-level politicians for driving under the influence of alcohol in Los Angeles, the press takes notice. Tragically, two major politicians last week found themselves in handcuffs, facing serious charges (and jail time) for DUI acts. Today, we’re going to focus on the arrest of... [Link]
  • CHP Officer Stole Nude Photos of DUI Suspect from Her Phone

    October 27th, 2014

    I remember as a kid being told to find a police officer if I was ever in trouble, the idea being that we, as citizens, should be able to trust that law enforcement will protect and serve our best interests. As a child, I had no reason to question my parent’s advice. However, as an […]... [Link]
  • Can you get arrested for a DUI if you decide to sleep it off in your car

    October 27th, 2014

    One of the most common questions I get asked is whether you can get a DUI if you try and do the right thing and you pull over your vehicle to sleep it off.  To the surprise of many by answer is unfortunately yes.  It is called DUI Physical Control and it carries the same […]... [Link]
  • Man Allegedly Passes Out at Drive Through and Then Tries to Order Food From Police

    October 26th, 2014

    Normally a DUI stop involves the police pulling over a driver who is swerving, weaving, or driving in some way that suggests the driver might be under the influence. In some cases, civilians will call the police when they are concerned that someone is driving drunk. According to a recent news artic... [Link]
  • United States v. Paladino: On Federal Child Pornography Charges

    October 25th, 2014

    Being charged with possession or manufacture of child pornography is one of the most serious federal crimes in terms of sentencing.  If you are convicted of possession of child pornography, there is a five-year mandatory minimum sentence.  In other words, upon conviction, you will spend at least f... [Link]
  • ASHLAND SCHOOL BUS DRIVER IS ARRESTED FOR HIS THIRD DRUNK DRIVING CHARGE

    October 24th, 2014

    Robert E. Murphy of Ashland, a 59-year-old (hereinafter, the “Defendant”) gentleman is, or was, a Hopkinton school bus driver. He has now been arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle to endanger. According to WBZ, this is... [Link]
  • Is It Okay That a Bus Driver with Two DUIs Was Allowed to Drive a School Bus Full of Kids?

    October 24th, 2014

    Obviously, we are of the opinion that the crime of driving under the influence in Los Angeles is a complex issue and that many people who stand accused of this charge need compassion and insight as opposed to punishment and neglect. However, we also deeply believe in protecting our community and mak... [Link]
  • Attorneys Gaming Attorney Rating Websites

    October 24th, 2014

    As a Baltimore Criminal Attorney with 20 years of experience I have represented thousands of people charged in criminal cases in District and Circuit Courts throughout the State. As a result of my experience, reviews of my clients and industry recognition - that is, recognition from other experienc... [Link]
  • Challenges, Stays and Early Reinstatements of HTO License Revocations

    October 23rd, 2014

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  • 10-year-old Boy Killed in Suspected DUI Crash in Anaheim

    October 22nd, 2014

    Recently, a 10-year-old boy lost his life in a crash in which the driver of one of the vehicles involved was believed to be under the influence. A multi-vehicle crash occurred in Anaheim after a pickup truck plowed into the back of a Toyota Camry that was stopped at a red light. The impact of [̷... [Link]
  • Seattle Municipal Court judicial candidate returns money from DUI Lawyers PAC

    October 22nd, 2014

    Tis the judicial election season here in King County, WA.  In case you haven’t followed my blog there are several prominent judicial races in our County.  One of the most highly publicized is in Seattle Municipal Court.  Between incumbent Judge Fred Bonner and the challenger former defense... [Link]
  • Southern California Mayor Suddenly Resigns After DUI Charge

    October 22nd, 2014

    A Los Angeles DUI charge can have powerful and immediate ramifications, whether you’re a public figure or not. Witness, for instance, the fast fall of Murrieta Mayor Alan Long, who had to resign recently after he caused an alleged DUI crash that injured four students. The 44-year-old had been... [Link]
  • DUI Suspect Arrested While Allegedly Driving Naked with Three-Year-Old Child on Her Lap

    October 22nd, 2014

    According to a recent news article from Action 10 News, witnesses saw a woman in Corpus Christi remove all of her clothes while standing outside of her car with her three-year-old son. She then got in the car with the child and drove away. When police pulled the woman over, she was allegedly in th... [Link]
  • Youtube video on what happens following a Seattle DUI arrest

    October 22nd, 2014

    Decided to try making some You Tube videos for the site. Here is the first one titled, “What happens following a DUI arrest in Seattle.” Basically I provide a general overview of what an individual can expect after they get arrested in Seattle, including the two separate legal actions th... [Link]
  • United States v. Ridolfi: Constructive Possession in Firearms Cases 


    October 21st, 2014

    Federal firearms offenses can carry serious penalties, including mandatory minimum sentences.  In United States v. Ridolfi, an appeal heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, defendant was convicted of being a felon in possession of one or more firearms, including two shot... [Link]
  • Drunk Bicycling can Result in a Colorado DUI

    October 21st, 2014

    Colorado is consistently ranked as one of the most bicycle-friendly states in the country. Thousands of residents regularly use bikes both for recreation and as transportation to commute from place to place. Additionally, many of Colorado’s universities and colleges have significant parking issues... [Link]
  • California DUI Probation

    October 20th, 2014

    Most people who are convicted under California’s DUI laws will receive probation. One of the most common questions I get from my clients during DUI sentencing is, “What does probation consist of?” Generally speaking, probation is supervision for a specified period of time, during w... [Link]
  • Seattle Judge gets busted for using carpool parking without an actual carpool

    October 20th, 2014

    Ah the political season is upon us.  Especially in King County where there are several municipal and district court level judicial elections that are are becoming hot topics here in Seattle.  One such race is in the Seattle Municipal Court between long time incumbent Judge Fred Bonner and his chal... [Link]
  • United States v. Marks: Departure from Federal Sentencing Guidelines

    October 19th, 2014

    United States v. Marks, an appeal heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit, involved a defendant who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and to launder money. Seven years after pleading guilty, his attorney contacted the Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA)... [Link]
  • Busted at Keene Pumpkin Fest 2014?

    October 18th, 2014

    Pumpkin Festival is a great annual tradition in Keene, New Hampshire  that draws thousands of local residents, students, and others to view prize winning pumpkins on display. In recent years, the cops have cracked down on alcohol related celebration at Pumpkin Fest.  Celebrate responsibly,... [Link]
  • Man Arrested at Alabama Sobriety Checkpoint for Smuggling Tortoises

    October 18th, 2014

    Sobriety checkpoints are frequently used by police in Alabama to arrest people for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. In a recent story from AL.com, a man was arrested at a DUI checkpoint in Covington County, after he allegedly tried to smuggle six protected gopher tortoises int... [Link]
  • Is a Marijuana Breathalyzer in our Near Future?

    October 17th, 2014

    Recreational marijuana use has been legalized in Colorado and Washington, with legislation pending in Alaska, Oregon, and the District of Columbia. Additionally, use of medically prescribed marijuana is legal in 23 states plus the District and Columbia. The legalization of marijuana may be significa... [Link]
  • DUI lawyers PAC shifts support to founders wife in judicial race

    October 16th, 2014

    The Citizens for Judicial Excellence or CJE is a political action committee that was founded by DUI Lawyers here in Western WA.  The purpose of this PAC was to back candidates in local municipal and district court judicial races.  However recently they have come under fire due to a Seattle Times a... [Link]
  • Pro Tip: If You Get Arrested for Los Angeles DUI, Don’t Tell Police That You Are “Going To Do It Again”

    October 15th, 2014

    To defend against a Los Angeles DUI charge effectively — particularly if you actually committed a crime — you want to express remorse at the appropriate time. You need to show that you understand that what you did was dangerous and could have resulted in severe injuries or even the loss... [Link]
  • Indication That You Might Have Been DUI in Los Angeles: You Drove Your Car Directly into a Pond

    October 15th, 2014

    Some Los Angeles DUI arrests are very subtle and not at all obvious. Police may stop a driver who’s following all the traffic laws and driving at the speed limit for having an out-of-date license plate, for instance. After this stop, the person may raise police suspicions by lacking coordinati... [Link]
  • Olympic Icon Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI

    October 15th, 2014

    It is not uncommon for a first-time DUI offender to be arrested and charged for second and third offenses. It is uncommon for that second-time offender to be the most decorated Olympian in history. According to CNN recent reports, legendary swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested and charged with DUI in... [Link]
  • What if I Miss my DUI Court Date?

    October 15th, 2014

    The first court date for a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) or other Colorado drunk driving offenses is called the arraignment. At this arraignment, you will hear the official charges against you and will have to enter an initial plea of not guilty or guilty. Many people who have not hire... [Link]
  • Update on pending DUI cases involving blood tests

    October 14th, 2014

    In July 2014 I wrote about the State v. Martines case which involved search warrants and blood tests.  If you remember that court held the extraction of blood from a drunk driving suspect is a search.  And testing the blood sample is a second search.  Because a blood test involves a second search... [Link]
  • Felony Charges Filed After Hit-and-Run and Interstate Manhunt

    October 14th, 2014

    Any accident involving personal injury or reckless driving, especially a hit-and-run, can result in serious criminal charges and penalties. In addition to the underlying charges related to the accident, defendants are likely to face additional charges penalties for fleeing the scene of an accident. [Link]
  • A Wild Ride: Utah Bus Driver Allegedly Takes Kids on a Crazy Fieldtrip While DUI (“My Heart is Pounding”)

    October 13th, 2014

    It’s obviously dumb, dangerous, and illegal to drive under the influence in Los Angeles, under any conditions. But it’s particularly dumb, dangerous and illegal to drive DUI with kids in your vehicle – especially if you are a professional bus driver. 39-year-old Lycia Martinez faces very inten... [Link]
  • How To Tell Your Parents That You Were Arrested ?

    October 13th, 2014

    Last Sunday , I was enjoying my early morning routine of French press coffee , reading the Tennessean , New York Times , and Twitter. I came across a tweet from attorney Lee Rosen about a blog post from lawyer Liz  Davies . The topic of the post was " How to tell your parents your get... [Link]
  • New Marijuana Study Skewed by the Media

    October 13th, 2014

      Have you seen the recent headlines, “Study Finds Marijuana as Addictive as Heroin” or “Marijuana Makes you Stupid.” I did and immediately asked myself, “Have we gone back in time?” After reassuring myself that we hadn’t, in fact, gone back in time, I... [Link]
  • Alabama Crimestoppers Hits $100,000 in Payouts

    October 11th, 2014

    Law enforcement agencies will pursue every available avenue when looking to build a case. Whether tracking suspects, reviewing surveillance evidence, or reaching out to potential informants, collecting evidence is critical to getting a conviction. According to WFSA local reports, Alabama Crimestoppe... [Link]
  • Alabama Inmate Arrested for DUI

    October 11th, 2014

    Any DUI offender faces the potential of criminal charges, and penalties including fines, jail time, and a criminal record. The stakes are even higher for an inmate who busts out of jail on a joyride and then gets caught driving under the influence. After four years on probation, a violation landed a... [Link]
  • USA Swimming Brings Down Hammer on Michael Phelps for His DUI

    October 11th, 2014

    Many people – including celebrities, actors, sport stars and captains of industry — underestimate the damage that non-injury Los Angeles DUI arrests can do to their careers. Even if you didn’t hurt anybody — and you likely won’t be charged with a felony per California Vehicle Code... [Link]
  • If you have a pending criminal matter don’t be stupid

    October 10th, 2014

    This seems like pretty easy advice to follow, don’t you think?  If you have a pending criminal matter don’t do anything stupid.  However sometimes people don’t follow that advice and find themselves in a worse off position.  The latest example of this is NFL superstar Adrian Pet... [Link]
  • Can a DUI Arrest Crush 2016 Olympic Dreams?

    October 9th, 2014

    United States swimmer Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time. The 29-year-old decided to come out of retirement with aspirations to swim in the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Phelps had already been dominating in competition and his chances of again standing atop the... [Link]
  • DUI Murder Conviction Stands for Adam Harrison Hall: 17 Years-to-Life Prison Sentence Upheld

    October 9th, 2014

    Driving under the influence of drugs in Los Angeles is a dangerous crime, as even a child could tell you. But what distinguishes a “run of the mill” drug DUI from an arrest that leads to a second degree murder conviction and a 17 year-to-life jail sentence? The answer is: the circumstances. Cons... [Link]
  • Ohio Supreme Court Rules: Breathalyzers Are Not Immune from Attack

    October 8th, 2014

    As I’ve written over and over in past years, breath machines used in DUI cases to determine blood alcohol level are inaccurate and unreliable.  See. for example, How Breathalyzers Work (and Why They Don’t), Attorney General Finds Massive Breathalyzer Inaccuracies: Police Shut Down A... [Link]