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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!

  • Avoid the Marin 13 DUI Saturation in San Rafael Labor Day Weekend

    August 25th, 2014

    Officers from the San Rafael Police Department will be stepping up their drunk driving enforcement over the upcoming Labor Day Holiday. Along with other Marin County law enforcement departments the San Rafael Police, as part of the Avoid the Marin 13 DUI Campaign and Safe Trek Program, will be runn... [Link]
  • Marin County - San Rafael Police Proclaim STRIDE Program a Success

    August 23rd, 2014

    The City of San Rafael Police Department's STRIDE (Stopping Traffic Related Injuries and Deaths through Enforcement) has been in effect for a little more than forty days and the SRPD has declared it a success. According to the San Rafael Police Department the STRIDE Campaign is responsible for a... [Link]
  • Domestic Violence in Marin City - Chase and Crash

    August 22nd, 2014

    On Monday, August 18, 2014,the Marin County Sheriff's Department received a call for a domestic violence incident in Marin City. On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, a Marin sheriff's deputy saw the suspect driving in Marin City and a pursuit was initiated. Soon after, a California Highway Patrol office... [Link]
  • "The Pen Test" by Salem, NH DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer Mark Stevens 603-893-0074

    August 22nd, 2014

    Pen Tests Go Wrong, Even When Officers Do Them RightThe Pen Test is the first of a series of so-called  "field sobriety tests," and is also called the horizontal gaze nystagmus test; a driver typically enduresthis test at the roadside and is also commonly called the "HGN" or"Gaze" tes... [Link]
  • Police to Crack Down on DUIs over Labor Day

    August 22nd, 2014

    Law enforcement agencies across the state of Colorado are all planning to ramp up efforts to arrest drivers suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol over the upcoming Labor Day weekend. The additional enforcement is part of the “Heat is On” campaign, which aims to crack down on... [Link]
  • New York DWI and NYC DUI: Prosecutors do not Need a .08 BAC for a Viable Criminal Case

    August 22nd, 2014

    A conviction for driving while intoxicated, drunk driving, DWI, DUI, or any other name you want to call a New York VTL 1192 crime, can, and often does, has a host of damaging consequences. The foreseeable consequences range from fines to incarceration and suspension / revocation of licenses to an in... [Link]
  • Don't Be Late To Court

    August 21st, 2014

    Yesterday , I posted a criminal law tip of the day on my office's facebook page . I thought my next tip should be on the blog because it gives those facing criminal charges some advice on how to survive the criminal court process. Today's tip is to be early for court. If court starts at 9:... [Link]
  • Study done on insurance costs following Washington State DUI

    August 21st, 2014

    An interesting study was recently done by a company called NerdWallet.  Basically it looked at all the major cities in Washington State and what an average insurance premium would look like following a DUI conviction.  The article was a little unclear whether the study also included the SR22 insur... [Link]
  • What percent of drunk drivers are female?

    August 21st, 2014

    Have you ever wondered what the statistics are for drunk driving?  Have you ever thought, for example, “I wonder what percent of people arrested for drunk driving are female”?  Or, “What is the average age of drivers arrested for DUI”? Well, now the answers are readily avai... [Link]
  • Alabama Federal Judge Arrested for Domestic Assault

    August 21st, 2014

    Criminal charges, including domestic assault or battery, often involve those who might seem unlikely suspects. The fact is, no one is immune from the law. In fact, high profile suspects often tend to receive harsher penalties, as police and prosecutors are eager to “make an example” or p... [Link]
  • Woman Arrested in Muskegon for Allegedly Driving Drunk with Four Children in Vehicle

    August 20th, 2014

    On Monday, August 18, a 32-year-old woman whose name has not yet been released was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated with her four children in the car with her, according to news reports at Fox 17 and Mlive.com. This is the woman’s second drunk driving offense; she was convicted... [Link]
  • Alabama and Tennessee Team Up to Launch DUI Campaign

    August 20th, 2014

    In Alabama and nationwide, anti-DUI campaigns are launched to prevent drunk driving accidents. While the efforts are well intentioned, law enforcement departments, agencies, and their officers will be aggressively targeting drivers with criminal charges and penalties. While these charges may be wa... [Link]
  • California Supreme Court: Silence Can Be Used Against You

    August 19th, 2014

    The California Supreme Court recently issued a decision that has followed an unfortunate line of similar decisions which continue to corrode away our constitutional rights. The California Supreme Court, in the case of People v. Tom, has ruled that silence can be used against suspects. The case stems... [Link]
  • California Court Allows Defendant’s Silence as Evidence of Guilt

    August 18th, 2014

    The law remains clear that neither the prosecution nor the courts may use a defendant’s silence against him, for any purpose, after he has expressly invoked the right to remain silent, regardless of whether he has been arrested or received formal Miranda warnings. In a 5-4 split decision, just ove... [Link]
  • Los Angeles DUI Arrests Can Have Long Term Consequences: Just Ask Cardinals Linebacker John Abraham

    August 18th, 2014

    Police arrested you for DUI in Los Angeles last week or last month. In either case, you might be laboring under the assumption that you can quickly put the DUI behind you. Even if you didn’t hurt anybody, and you were just barely over the legal limit of 0.08%, you can face profound consequences th... [Link]
  • Not a Good Situation: Judge Arrested for DUI Claims She Had Been “Sleep Driving”

    August 18th, 2014

    When you picture a “Los Angeles DUI arrestee,” what do you see? You might imagine a male in his mid-30s, perhaps, with a history of substance abuse problems and reckless behavior at work and his personal life. As in many areas of life, however, the reality in almost no way resembles the stereoty... [Link]
  • Clear Example of Why People Should Not Drive After Having Consumed Alcohol

    August 18th, 2014

    Most people who choose to drive in an intoxicated state (even though they probably don’t think they are intoxicated) believe they are perfectly alert and capable. Even a couple of alcoholic drinks can impair your ability to think clearly and react swiftly. Most individuals believe they are ... [Link]
  • Your Los Angeles DUI from a Police Officer’s Perspective

    August 18th, 2014

    As you’ve been contemplating your recent arrest for DUI in Los Angeles, you’ve probably been focusing on your own emotions and situation. Perhaps an officer pulled you over on Wilshire “unfairly,” after he noticed that one of your taillights was out. Or perhaps you caused a minor acc... [Link]
  • Ocean County Woman Charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Plus Child Endangerment

    August 17th, 2014

    As experienced DWI defense lawyers, my law firm understands how many drivers who are accused of DWI can be quite nervous about the serious consequences they may be facing following a drunken driving arrest. It is important to note, however, that some instances of drunk driving may be much more damag... [Link]
  • Seven Arrested in Mobile Meth Lab Raid

    August 17th, 2014

    Drug raids and arrest often involve multiple defendants, potential conspiracy charges and charges ranging from possession to trafficking. In a recent case, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office arrested seven people after raiding a methamphetamine lab. The raid resulted in the arrest of five defendan... [Link]
  • Former Birmingham Mayor’s Grandson Charged With DUI, Felony Murder

    August 17th, 2014

    In a bizarre and tragic DUI case, the grandson of a former Birmingham mayor has been charged with murder after an alcohol-related accident resulted in the death of a Georgia woman. According to local news reports, the 23-year-old defendant from Pelham has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of... [Link]
  • Texas Upholds Life Sentence for Third Felony DUI Conviction

    August 15th, 2014

    Texas Court Upholds Life Sentence for Woman’s Third Felony DUI Conviction According to the Austin-American Statesman, a state appeals court in Texas has affirmed the life sentence imposed on Rose Ann Davidson under habitual offender provisions in 2012. This was purportedly Davidson’s third DUI c... [Link]
  • New Hampshire Parole Laws : Major Change Effective July 1, 2014 Allows Sentence Reduction for Rehabilitation Efforts

    August 15th, 2014

    New Hampshire Parole Laws.  In July 2014, House Bill 649 became effective. This law changes parole eligibility for people serving sentences at the New Hampshire State Prison by crediting hard working inmates for their educational and vocational rehabilitation efforts.  A copy of the legisl... [Link]
  • Driverless cars would transform the legal profession, law enforcement

    August 14th, 2014

    At the blog Above the Law, attorney Mark Hermann speculates on the future of the legal profession if and when driverless cars like the one being prototyped by Google ever become a large-scale reality. "Do you do DWI defense work?," he wrote. "Your practice area may not exist in ten years. Do you pa... [Link]
  • Drunk Driving Defense Update: Some New Jersey DWI Cases can be Appealed following a Conviction

    August 14th, 2014

    Here in New Jersey, being arrested for DWI or driving under the influence of alcohol is different from many states because Garden State motorists accused of impaired driving are not permitted a trial by jury. Instead, drivers who have been charged with DWI or drug DUI will get a court trial with onl... [Link]
  • Non-Criminal Penalties and Disciplinary Action After DUI

    August 14th, 2014

    In the event you are pulled over for DUI, your first concerns will likely be the potential for criminal penalties, including jail time, fines and a damaging criminal record. Immediately after an arrest, it is important to remember that you still have rights and the potential to defeat the charges wa... [Link]
  • Second Bust in Two Years for Atlanta Police Officer: Implications for Your Los Angeles DUI Arrest?

    August 13th, 2014

    Whether police busted you at a checkpoint in Santa Monica Boulevard after a late night Hollywood party or authorities booked you for Los Angeles DUI following a fender bender on the 10, you’re probably feeling pretty sheepish, embarrassed and confused. Part of you realizes that you “should h... [Link]
  • Court Upholds DUI Sentence: Life in Prison

    August 13th, 2014

    I've commented in the past on the increasingly severe punishments meted out in DUI cases.  See, for example, Life in Prison…for Drunk Driving, Another Life Sentence for Drunk Driving and Third DUI = Life in Prison.  With one eye on the next elections, politicians continue fa... [Link]
  • Will “Big Data” Change the Way We Deal With Los Angeles DUI Arrests?

    August 13th, 2014

    Even though you’ve recently been arrested for Los Angeles DUI, you want to keep the Southland streets and freeways safe and to clamp down on dangerous driving behavior. In fact, the odds are high that you are a first time offender who only got a misdemeanor — that is, you didn’t seriou... [Link]
  • Marijuana Use by Colorado Youths Down

    August 13th, 2014

    WebProNews, citing statistics from a new survey by the Colorado Department of Health and Public Education, reports that, contrary to all predictions and expectations, the use of marijuana by Colorado high-school-aged residents has dropped by 2 percent since its legalization. This was despite the fac... [Link]
  • Zero Tolerance Laws for Underage Drunk Driving in Alabama

    August 12th, 2014

    Underage drinking combined with a DUI can result in serious penalties and lasting consequences for any offender. Parents and juveniles who have been charged should have a clear understanding of how the criminal justice system may work differently for young offenders. Those facing criminal charges sh... [Link]
  • Alaska Voices Concern Over Colorado Marijuana DUI

    August 11th, 2014

    Colorado and Washington allow for the sale of recreational marijuana and related THC products. Alaska will decide in November whether it will change its drug laws to follow suit. Ballot Measure 2, which allows recreational pot, may pass later this year making the State another to the list of legal... [Link]
  • New York DWI – VTL 1192: The Grievance Committee and Potential Suspension of License to Practice Law in New York State

    August 11th, 2014

    Most of the direct consequences for a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated or DUI) crimes in New York are fairly standard. While there is deviation between sentence to sentence and case to case, the maximums remain the same for any misdemeanor offense involving New York Vehicle and Traffic Law sections 11... [Link]
  • Los Angeles DUI Disasters: What Happens When Double-Decker Buses and Ambulances Crash?

    August 11th, 2014

    Picture a “standard” Los Angeles DUI arrest in your mind’s eye. You might imagine a driver in a Honda Accord getting escorted into a squad car after a nasty wreck on the 405 or the 101. Or you might picture a Hollywood exec in a BMW stopped at a checkpoint on Sunset after a raucous […... [Link]
  • Can a Person Be Charged and Convicted of Attempted DUI?

    August 11th, 2014

    Let’s envision a scenario: a man is drinking rather heavily at a bar. Barely able to stand, the man closes out his tab and stumbles to his car intending to drive home. However, after getting into his car, the man unsuccessfully attempts to fit the key into the ignition because he’s just... [Link]
  • Minnesota DWI Lawyer Blogs on Minnesota DWI: This Week's Featured Minnesota DWI Case

    August 11th, 2014

    The Minnesota DWI Case of the Week is State v. Rice, (Issued August 11, 2014, Minnesota Court of Appeals, Unpublished) which stands for the proposition that if you are drunk and make it home, do not answer the door!   In Rice, Sergeant Daniel Wilson of the Maple Grove Police Department rec... [Link]
  • Alabama Criminal Expungement Law Takes Effect

    August 11th, 2014

    A new law has taken effect in Alabama permitting those who have been living under the cloud of a prior criminal arrest to finally be freed of those burdens. For the first time ever in this state, those previously charged with non-violent felonies and non-violent misdemeanors or traffic violations wi... [Link]
  • Minimizing Conflict in Your Divorce

    August 10th, 2014

    Massachusetts Family Attorney Gives Tips for Minimizing Conflict in Your Divorce A Massachusetts family attorney can help with the legal aspects of your divorce, but dealing with emotional conflict depends mostly on your words and your demeanor when you interact […]The post Minimizing Conflict... [Link]
  • Garden State DWI News: Internist at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital Censured due to DWI Guilty Plea

    August 9th, 2014

    As New Jersey drunken driving defense lawyers, my colleagues and I know that a large percentage of people have no real idea of the long-term effects that a DWI or drug DUI conviction can have on a person and his or her family. Furthermore, those who may be concerned about the financial implications... [Link]
  • Does Eating Yeast Before Drinking Lower BAC?

    August 9th, 2014

    Whether you are a regular drinker or only drink occasionally, you may not know how much it takes to get you drunk. What factors will contribute to your blood-alcohol content? Most people know that having enough to eat, drinking water, and spacing the number of drinks you consume over time can redu... [Link]
  • Marin Traffic Ticket Defense July 2014

    August 8th, 2014

    LAW OFFICE OF JOHN STANKO, Inc. ________________________________________ JOHN W. STANKO Attorney at Law TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS July 2014 COURT CHARGE RESULT San Francisco Red Light Camera... [Link]
  • Alabama Men Face Sentencing for Bank Robberies in Federal Court

    August 8th, 2014

    State and federal courts take on different crimes, depending on the nature of the allegation, jurisdiction where it occurred, and the severity of the offense. One of the most common instances are bank robberies, which are investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and typically prosecuted... [Link]
  • Salem, NH Attorney Mark Stevens Offers Discounted Legal Fees for Market Basket Employees #ArtieT

    August 7th, 2014

    DISCOUNTED LEGAL FEES FOR ALL MB EMPLOYEES From Salem, New Hampshire Criminal Defense and DWI Attorney Mark Stevens 603.893.0074 (24/7)In recognition of the struggles Market Basket employees have been going through since the unforeseen ousting of CEO Arthur T. Demoulas, Criminal Defense Attorne... [Link]
  • Authorities Focus on Possible Drug Use by Essex County Tour Bus Driver following NYC Crash

    August 7th, 2014

    As Garden State drunk driving attorneys, we understand how even a single DWI or drug DUI conviction can have a ripple effect through a person's personal and professional life. And while drinking and driving may cause serious consequences for the average commuter, not the least of which is the compli... [Link]
  • Breaking Justin Bieber DUI News: Pop Icon’s Hearing Has Been Rescheduled

    August 6th, 2014

    Our Los Angeles DUI blog — as well as practically every media organ that covers popular culture — has been keenly attuned to the saga of Justin Bieber’s DUI case. The latest development is something of a “pass” – prosecuting attorneys requested to reschedule a hearing to determin... [Link]
  • P.J. Tucker of Phoenix Suns Gets Busted on “Super Extreme” DUI Charges

    August 6th, 2014

    As regular readers of our Los Angeles DUI blog know, the crime of driving under the influence is anything but monolithic. Your blood alcohol concentration and subtleties regarding your arrest and criminal history (if any) can dramatically influence your potential punishments. For instance, if you te... [Link]
  • State of New Hampshire Tries to Take Nathaniel Kibby's Home to Keep It Safe

    August 6th, 2014

    The State of New Hampshire today is arguing to take Nathaniel Kibby's home.  It is not because they want to build a highway or a railroad where his home stands, which is the more common reason the government takes peoples' land and homes.  It is because Mr. Kibby is the suspect in the Abig... [Link]
  • MADD Advances Harsher Penalties for Drunk Drivers

    August 6th, 2014

    In Alabama and nationwide, MADD is spearheading legislative changes to increase penalties for drunk drivers. While reducing accidents and injuries is a positive step forward, the increased penalties, fines, and criminal sentences for offenders can make it difficult to get back on track. In many case... [Link]
  • Timing of Sex Crimes Allegations Against Pastor Raise Doubt for Defense

    August 5th, 2014

    Communities impacted by sexual investigations and charges can take years or even decades to recover. For those who are under investigation, the allegations, interrogation, criminal charges, and subsequent penalties upon conviction can be a lifetime struggle. In a recent Alabama case, a former pastor... [Link]
  • Timid proposal on surcharges offers no solution for drivers stuck in Lege-created morass

    August 5th, 2014

    Your correspondent spent this morning waiting around to testify to the Texas House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee about the Driver Responsibility surcharge on behalf of the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition. The committee was assembled in part to discuss draft legislation (pdf) to enac... [Link]