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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!

  • Graduation Day 2015: Avoid DUI Arrests

    May 28th, 2015

    From the Law Offices of Tina M. Barberi, PC, congratulations to all our graduates this year.  As you know, graduation is a day to celebrate all of your hard work, achievements, and accomplishments.  You should be proud of yourself for achieving this milestone.Celebrate!Graduations are mean... [Link]
  • Man Loses More than $1,000 through Unfounded DUI Charge

    May 28th, 2015

    The expenses associated with a DUI in Los Angeles are high and can include everything from fines and vehicle impoundment to the cost of getting an ignition lock system installed. Putting out that money is bad enough when the cops have some basis for charging a person with a DUI, but it’s even wors... [Link]
  • Woman Thanks Cop for DUI Arrest

    May 28th, 2015

    There are many things that people picked up for a DUI in Los Angeles would probably like to say to the officers who arrested them. “Thank you” is usually not one of them. But one California woman had a different reaction. Six months after her arrest, Mariya Fair returned to the police station to... [Link]
  • Williamson County Practice Update

    May 27th, 2015

    This post is a practice update from Williamson County , Tennessee . It appears the courts may not accept plea bargains in cases involving periodic confinement. Periodic confinement is simply allowing a defendant to serve their jail sentence over a period of time rather than to serve the sentenc... [Link]
  • But They Didn’t Read Me My Miranda Rights!

    May 26th, 2015

    Often those who have been arrested for a DUI believe that their case will simply be thrown out because officers did not recite their Miranda rights before incriminating statements are made or even at all. In fact, many of my own clients have expressed such with the exclamation, “But they didn&... [Link]
  • DUI Arrest Pits Cops Against Town Administrators

    May 26th, 2015

    Some people picked up for a DUI in Los Angeles or some other city may try to bluster their way out of a charge by claiming to have friends in high places who will get them off and make trouble for the arresting police officers. In almost all cases, of course, it’s a bluff that […]... [Link]
  • Cop Faces Higher Penalties under Michigan’s “Super Drunk” Law

    May 26th, 2015

    A blood alcohol content reading of .08 or higher is enough to get you charged with a DUI in Los Angeles. You face the same penalties whether or not your BAC is .09 or .16. But that’s not the case in Michigan. The Great Lake State has what’s commonly referred to as the “super-drunk” law [R... [Link]
  • DUI Arrests Down from Memorial Day Holiday 2014 in Arizona

    May 25th, 2015

    Michigan DUI attorneys know that nearly every holiday results in an increase in intoxicated driving, whether Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, or New Year’s. While the long holiday weekend is just coming to an end, a news article at AZCentral.com indicates that so far, the number of D... [Link]
  • Memorial Day Weekend 2015 - How to Avoid DUI Arrests and DUI Checkpoints

    May 22nd, 2015

    As we all know, Memorial Day is about paying respect and honoring our Veterans, but many people like to celebrate this three day holiday weekend with alcohol.  At the Law Offices of Tina M. Barberi, P.C. we want to make sure that everyone is enjoying their weekend, but most importantly, we hope... [Link]
  • Stairs More Deadly Than Motor Vehicles?

    May 21st, 2015

    Most people understand that someone who meets the criteria for a DUI in Los Angeles has a good chance of getting hurt if he or she gets behind the wheel. But people in Wisconsin–and perhaps in other states as well–are more likely to get hurt from falls when they’re under the influence than fro... [Link]
  • DUI Drivers Run Out of Gas and into Trouble

    May 19th, 2015

    Anyone who’s ever run out of gas while traveling knows just how much of a problem it can be to get the car to a safe place, call for help and wait until that assistance arrives. But if cops show up and discover that drivers have another problem—like enough alcohol in their systems to be […... [Link]
  • DUI Defendant Drives to Liquor Store during Court Recess

    May 19th, 2015

    Most people accused of a DUI in Los Angeles would make a point of making a good impression when their cases comes up for trial. That would include, of course, coming to court sober. Ignore that basic rule, and you could find yourself in even more trouble. Just ask Patricia Rotter. According to ABC 7... [Link]
  • Cape Cod School Bus Driver Allegedly Drives Drunk with Students on Board, Charged with OUI

    May 18th, 2015

    On Friday, May 15, a 62-year-old man was charged with OUI after allegedly driving a Cape Cod school bus with students on board while intoxicated, according to several news reports. Everett Redmond Jr. of Brewster, driver of the bus, was hired by an outside company according to the school superintend... [Link]
  • Caution: Don't Even Think About Driving with Alcohol!

    May 18th, 2015

    DUI charges can happen to anyone and if you were previously convicted of a DUI, you know all too well the problems that arise. But if you think your DUI case is over, think again.You may not know that when a defendant is sentenced to probation, there are terms and conditions the judge imposes that m... [Link]
  • 23-year-old Busted in Miami Beach at DUI Checkpoint, Driver’s License Suspended 26 Times

    May 14th, 2015

    Michigan driver’s license reinstatement attorneys realize that nearly anyone can have his/her driver’s license suspended once or twice – but 26 times, when an individual is only 23 years old? This is exactly what seems to be the case with a South Florida man, who authorities discov... [Link]
  • The whole is not always the same as its parts

    May 14th, 2015

    You are going to buy a new home.  The house is 2000 square feet on a 3/4 acre lot.  You hire Rich (the termite inspector) to check it out before you buy. After all, no one wants to buy a house with termites.  Good news!  The house passed.  No termites.  Thus, you b... [Link]
  • Learn the Best Way to use GPS on Your Phone without Breaking the Law!

    May 14th, 2015

    In Fresno, the Court of Appeal of the State of California, in People v. Spriggs, states that it is not unlawful to use GPS, even if you are using your cell phone while driving! Read this and you can learn how to win your traffic case if you are cited for using your phone while driving.The Law on Cel... [Link]
  • You Don’t Need a Car for a DUI Arrest

    May 14th, 2015

    When police arrest someone for a Los Angeles DUI, the suspect is usually driving something like a sedan, an SUV, a motorcycle or a truck. But that doesn’t mean that DUI arrests are limited to people driving this type of motor vehicle. The three people mentioned below could tell you that the determ... [Link]
  • Cops Get Volunteers Drunk for Field Sobriety Tests

    May 14th, 2015

    Ever wonder how much training a police officer gets before administering a field sobriety test to a driver suspected of DUI in Los Angeles? Are they really qualified to make a judgement about whether or not someone is really impaired? How much experience do they have in determining who is under the... [Link]
  • Is Proposition 47 the Appropriate Relief for Your Felony Case?

    May 13th, 2015

    Infographic Expungement v. Proposition 47 in CaliforniaWe have received considerable feedback on the new law enacted in California regarding the felony charges that can be reduced to misdemeanors under Proposition 47.  In California, Proposition 47 requires judges to impose a misdemeanor s... [Link]
  • Another (Defective) Weapon in the “War on Drunk Driving”

    May 12th, 2015

     As I’ve mentioned in past posts, law enforcement has a major problem in determining whether a driver is under the influence of, say, marijuana.  Actually, there are two problems… The usual procedure is to take a blood sample and have it analyzed for the presence of marijuana &... [Link]
  • Side with transparency in red-herring execution drug debate

    May 12th, 2015

    The Texas Senate yesterday passed legislation to make vendor information about execution drugs secret and the House may follow suit soon, but Grits considers this a stupid, red herring of a debate all the way around.First, there's no evidence whatsoever of credible threats against pharmacists who co... [Link]
  • Tweeting DUI Drivers Cause Fatal Accidents in Florida

    May 12th, 2015

    There are a few things that drivers should never do before or during their time behind the wheel. One is imbibing to excess; others include tweeting or texting while they’re on the road. (Anyone charged with a DUI in Los Angeles could suffer some additional legal problems if they’re also texting... [Link]
  • This DUI Driver Isn’t a Fast Learner

    May 11th, 2015

    How many times can police charge a driver with a Los Angeles DUI before that driver gets the message that he (or she) is doing something wrong? Many people change their ways after cops arrest them just once for that offense. But one driver from Rhode Island doesn’t seem to have understood that he... [Link]
  • Can You Fail Field Sobriety Tests While Sober?

    May 11th, 2015

    I have never seen a police report say that a California DUI suspect “passed” the field sobriety tests performed after a DUI stop. Does that mean that all of those suspects were intoxicated? No. This necessarily means that people can fail field sobriety tests while sober. But how? Unfortu... [Link]
  • Case Dismissed: DUI Charges Thrown Out of Court

    May 8th, 2015

    Anyone charged with a Los Angeles DUI hopes that the charges get thrown out of court and that they’ll go free without any repercussions to their jobs and their lives. That doesn’t happen as often as defendants would desire, but here are two cases from other states that demonstrate that DUI defen... [Link]
  • 10 Things You May Not Know about Filing Criminal and DUI Charges.

    May 7th, 2015

    After the arrest or investigation of a criminal or DUI charge, law enforcement will write a police report, which details the officer’s version of the events.  This report is used to prosecute the accused and is unlikely to have all the details that could assist the suspect.  Am I entitle... [Link]
  • DUI Driver Tries for Revenge with Fake Affair

    May 6th, 2015

    Some drivers pulled over for DUI in Los Angeles may fantasize about getting even with the cop who arrested them. They may be too impaired at the time of their arrest to realize this isn’t a good idea, but when the alcohol fumes dissipate their plans for revenge usually disappear as well. That wasn... [Link]
  • No Alcohol Sales to DUI Drivers?

    May 6th, 2015

    How much is too much when it comes to punishing drivers caught driving under the influence? People who have lost family members or suffered serious injuries in a Los Angeles DUI would probably argue that the current laws don’t do enough to discourage driving under the influence. But people who hav... [Link]
  • What You Must Know if You are Arrested for a DUI.

    May 6th, 2015

    The DUI process is long and complicated, but in all DUI and criminal cases, the case usually starts with an arrest.  A DUI arrest will usually occur at or near the time of the alleged crime the person is suspected of committing.  The Fourth Amendment authorizes police to arrest as long as... [Link]
  • Stuff Your DUI Lawyer Should Know

    May 5th, 2015

    I enjoy helping other lawyers in their DUI cases. DUI defense is a complex area . The law changes constantly. I remember when I started and the help that I received. A DUI lawyer should know some basic stuff. One thing a DUI lawyer should know is what the per se limit of the blood alcohol conce... [Link]
  • Learn the Best Way to Avoid a DUI Conviction on Cinco de Mayo!

    May 5th, 2015

    Fresno police officers will be out in full force because of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations that are occurring today.  There are bound to be Cinco de Mayo DUI checkpoints all around Fresno and Clovis, so if you have one beer or one margarita, do not drive. Instead, please consider a designated d... [Link]
  • More Arrests for Stoned Driving? Cannibuster Could Make It Happen

    May 4th, 2015

    Testing drivers for an alcohol-related DUI in Los Angeles is a relatively straightforward process that may involve a breathalyzer and blood tests. But when pot is a driver’s choice for getting high, it’s been a lot harder for police to identify just how much cannabis is in a driver’s bloodstre... [Link]
  • Driver Could Spend Half Century in Jail after DUI Conviction

    May 4th, 2015

    When someone’s convicted of a DUI in Los Angeles for the third or fourth time, the penalties can be steep and include up to 16 months in state prison. If a death resulted from that DUI, the punishment for the offender can rise to five years in jail. But California’s DUI punishments are very ligh... [Link]
  • Can You Get a California DUI While Parked?

    May 4th, 2015

    The first word in the acronym DUI is “drive,” yet many people believe that a person can get a California DUI even if they didn’t drive a vehicle. While that may be the case in other states, in California a prosecutor needs to prove that a person actually drove a vehicle while intox... [Link]
  • What is 2nd Degree Depraved Heart Murder in the Freddie Gray Case?

    May 4th, 2015

    The charge against the officers of 2nd Degree Depraved Heart Murder is a real stretch in the Freddie Gray Case. Manslaughter is the most appropriate charge under these facts. Here is why: Second Degree Depraved heart murder is the killing of another person while acting with an extreme disregard for... [Link]
  • Make Your Mother Proud, Don’t Drink and Drive on Mother’s Day

    May 4th, 2015

    Mother’s day is a great day to tell your mother you love her.  But for mothers, we want nothing more than to make sure our children are safe.  This year, make sure you keep you, your family, and especially your mother safe by not drinking and driving. Remember:If you are planning to drin... [Link]
  • Freddie Gray Police Officers Chaged Today: What Happens Next

    May 1st, 2015

    Now that all police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray have been charged by the Baltimore State's Attorney, I will lay out what to expect in the next 30 days. Charged by Criminal Information: There are two ways to charge a felony in Maryland, one way is by Criminal Information and the... [Link]
  • “Smiley Face” Driver Faces Extended Jail Time

    April 30th, 2015

    Getting pulled over for a DUI in Los Angeles is nothing to smile about. Neither is causing an accident in which someone is killed. Twenty-five-year-old Michael J. Vanwanger of Coons Rapid, Minnesota, who posted a smiley face on Facebook after his involvement in a fatal accident, may spend some of hi... [Link]
  • Daredevil Does Damage While DUI

    April 29th, 2015

    People who enjoy a few too many drinks before getting behind the wheel may attempt to show off their driving skills—speeding along busy highways, taking tight turns, and similar maneuvers that are likely to get them involved in an accident or picked up for a Los Angeles DUI. So what happens when a... [Link]
  • Are DUI Drivers a Threat to the Power Grid?

    April 29th, 2015

    Most drivers arrested for a Los Angeles DUI prefer keeping the legal proceedings quiet to avoid possible employment and social repercussions. But when an alleged DUI driver hits a utility pole, knocking out power to hundreds or thousands of people, it can be harder to keep the arrest under wrap. At... [Link]
  • KY DUI - Requirements for Mandatory Jail Time

    April 29th, 2015

    A frequent question asked by DUI clients focuses on jail time with a conviction.   Kentucky DUI law, KRS 189A.010, sets forth the minimum jail sentences which can not be probated, conditionally discharged, suspended, or otherwise subject to early release. If convicted of a DUI and an aggravating... [Link]
  • KY DUI - Requirements for Mandatory Jail Time

    April 29th, 2015

    A frequent question asked by DUI clients focuses on jail time with a conviction.   Kentucky DUI law, KRS 189A.010, sets forth the minimum jail sentences which can not be probated, conditionally discharged, suspended, or otherwise subject to early release. If convicted of a DUI and an aggravating... [Link]
  • Drivers Can Run But They Can’t Get Away

    April 27th, 2015

    Motorists who cause an accident while driving under the influence may try to escape the consequences by fleeing the scene. But their respite from arrest is usually brief, and they’re picked up and charged with a Los Angeles DUI or some similar offense. But it’s not always easy to make a clean ge... [Link]
  • California Proposes New Law to Allow Roadside Marijuana Test

    April 27th, 2015

    Assembly Bill 1356 has made its way to Capitol Hill and, if passed, would allow law enforcement to use a device similar to a breathalyzer that could detect the presence of marijuana and a number of other drugs in a driver’s system in a matter of minutes. “It’s very clear that the u... [Link]
  • The Supreme Court Splits the baby in the Scottsdale Crime Lab Cases.

    April 24th, 2015

    The highly anticipated Arizona Supreme Court opinion regarding the Scottsdale Crime Lab scandal was issued yesterday.   In a very Solomon like decision, the Court granted both sides some relief.   The decision contains a lot of legal nuance requiring explanation. Here is a summary and a fe... [Link]
  • Heads Up!!! Sobriety Checkpoints This Weekend in Manchester, New Hampshire April 24th and April 25th

    April 24th, 2015

    Heads Up! This weekend Manchester Police will be conducting DWI Roadblocks and Sobriety Checkpoints in undisclosed areas around Manchester, New Hampshire on April 24th and April 25th.  Here are a few tips if you find yourself caught in one of these traps over the weekend:1. Put Mark Stevens # i... [Link]
  • Arizona Supreme Court: Scottsdale Crime Lab Update

    April 22nd, 2015

    Tomorrow around 10:00 a.m. the Arizona Supreme Court will issue its decision regarding the Scottsdale Crime Lab.  Here are some of the new stories about the case of STATE v HON. BERNSTEIN/HERMAN: Scottsdale DUIs in question over lab methods - Arizona Republic  Judge finds p... [Link]
  • Can The Police Take My Cell Phone And Search It?

    April 22nd, 2015

    I DO NOT CONSENT TO THE SEARCH OF THIS DEVICE Technology is all around us and we are all constantly on our cell phones, iPad, tablets, and other devices where we keep some of our most personal information.  Most people do not delete our sensitive information and if we do, can’t the polic... [Link]
  • Measuring and Counting

    April 21st, 2015

     MEASURING Measuring is the assignment of a number, and all the uncertainties of that of that number, to something.  The purpose of assigning a number is to give meaning to the object measured. Uncertainty: A bag placed upon a scale shows its weight to be 41 pounds.  If the bag m... [Link]