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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!

  • Personal Breathalyzer: The Perfect Stocking Stuffer

    December 13th, 2019

    It’s that time of year when we all scramble to find last minute stocking-stuffers, or perhaps we’re still looking for a gift for that person who already has everything. Look no further. It goes without saying that, for all the good that the holiday season brings, the unfortunate reality is that... [Link]
  • How Long Will it Take for My Case to Get Filed in Court?

    December 10th, 2019

    By Kristi Tyler If you or a loved one has ever been arrested and charged with a crime, you may find yourself wondering, “When will this nightmare be over?”  Unfortunately, you will find that much of the criminal justice system fits the old saying, “Hurry up, and wait!”  So, what can you ex... [Link]
  • Cameras abound- Northern Virginia criminal lawyer weighs in

    December 9th, 2019

    Cameras abound to record our driving behavior, interactions with police, and even blowing our nose in a retail store. As a Northern Virginia criminal lawyer, I know that this ever-present camera situation provides both opportunities and challenges for criminal defendants. Virtually ubiquitous video... [Link]
  • Court dates- Fairfax DUI lawyer treats them akin to emergency rooms

    December 7th, 2019

    Court dates for DWI and criminal cases are not exercises in rarefied, genteel lawyering, but are non-physical combat for obtaining the best possible results for defendants whose liberty and reputation are on the line. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know the importance for my clients to be aware that un... [Link]
  • Court Discusses Standard for Granting Post-Conviction Relief in New Jersey DWI Cases

    December 6th, 2019

    Simply because a person is convicted of DWI does not mean that the person has no options for seeking relief from the conviction. Rather, under New Jersey law, if a criminal defendant produces sufficient evidence that his or her conviction should be vacated, the person may be eligible for post-convic... [Link]
  • Habitual Drunk Driver Kills Wife in DUI Incident

    December 6th, 2019

    Alcohol addiction was deadly for 53-year-old Robert Lee Ellis, of Columbus, Ohio, but not in the way you might think. On October 16th of this year, Ellis was driving around a curve just outside of Columbus when he struck a utility pole. His 51-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The... [Link]
  • Anticipating your trial date- Fairfax criminal lawyer weighs in

    December 3rd, 2019

    Anticipating your misdemeanor or felony trial date should include substantial planning and preparation by you and your lawyer. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I share the following insights about what to generally expect on your first criminal or DUI trial date in the Fairfax County General District C... [Link]
  • How Do I Get My Child Out of Juvenile Detention?

    December 2nd, 2019

    By Krisi Tyler Can I bond my child out of juvenile detention?  The short answer is, “No.”  Unlike a criminal case, you cannot post bond on a juvenile case.  This is just one of the many ways that a juvenile case is different from an adult criminal case. You will soon discover many purposeful... [Link]
  • Arraignments in District Court- View from a Fairfax criminal lawyer

    December 2nd, 2019

    Arraignments in Virginia not need to be an aggravating rather than simplified exercise. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, in this article I address the arraignment process for criminal and DUI cases in the Fairfax District Court. Be aware that procedures for this and other court dates can vary from coun... [Link]
  • Courthouse ways addressed by Fairfax DUI lawyer

    November 28th, 2019

    Courthouse ways must be reckoned with in pursuing the best possible outcome, says Fairfax DUI lawyer Courthouse ways stem from centuries-old developments in legal practice. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that court procedures may at first blush seem alien, but every battlefield has... The post Cour... [Link]
  • Murder Charge Dropped for DUI Boater

    November 27th, 2019

    On July 5th of this year, Juan Francisco Moreno Herrera, 43 of Salida, California, was arrested on suspicion of murder after a collision between Herrera’s boat and a jet ski carrying a couple of teenagers. It was alleged that Herrera was operating his boat under the influence and, as a result, col... [Link]
  • New Jersey Court Analyzes Sufficiency of Warning Regarding the Consequences of Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test

    November 24th, 2019

    Under New Jersey’s implied consent law, anyone who drives a car is deemed to consent to a chemical breath test. Thus, if a person stopped for suspicion of DWI refuses to submit to a test, he or she can face additional consequences. Police officers are required to inform DUI suspects of the potenti... [Link]
  • California School Bus Driver DUI on the Job

    November 21st, 2019

    Last week, a school bus driver from Paradise, California was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after several students riding on her bus, as well as parents of children on that bus, reported that she may have been drunk. Students and their parents called 911 to report th... [Link]
  • Passing on the Breathalyzer?

    November 21st, 2019

    It is not uncommon for people arrested on suspicion of a California DUI to mistaken believe that it is in their best interest to flatly refuse the breathalyzer. Not knowing the correct thing to do in this scenario can be the difference between becoming convicted of a California DUI and not, and unfo... [Link]
  • Big Surprise: Breathalyzers are Inaccurate

    November 21st, 2019

    I’ve been saying and writing about it for years; breathalyzers are inaccurate. Now, The New York Times, in a bombshell report confirmed exactly that. According to the report, “The Times interviewed more than 100 lawyers, scientists, executives and police officers and reviewed tens of thousands o... [Link]
  • Prescription Drug DUI

    November 21st, 2019

    In late August, a Montebello police lieutenant was taken into custody in San Bernardino County on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. He had previously been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription drugs, although charges were never filed. The arrest serves... [Link]
  • Can Technology End Drunk Driving?

    November 21st, 2019

    If you’re anything like me, the speed with which technology is advancing is almost too much to keep up with. No doubt, while some technology is proving to be a detriment to society, like the diminishment of person-to-person interaction, other technology serves to benefit technology, like the vario... [Link]
  • NJ Man Busted for DUI on E-Scooter

    November 21st, 2019

    A New Jersey man was stopped for a DUI in Hoboken, New Jersey after police found him intoxicated riding an “e-scooter;” the public scooters scattered across many cities that can be rented through a smartphone app. Nicholas Cutrone, 26, was arrested this past weekend for DWI (the New Jersey equiv... [Link]
  • DUI Stop After an Anonymous Tip

    November 21st, 2019

    The holiday season is fast approaching and before you know it, law enforcement will be ramping up its efforts to catch drunk drivers. Their efforts will inevitably include saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints, but they might also include, as they’ve done in the past, an ad campaign encouraging m... [Link]
  • Are Drunk Drivers More Likely to Commit Violent Gun Crimes?

    November 21st, 2019

    According to a group of researchers at the University of California, Davis, people who have been convicted of a California DUI are at a higher risk for committing violent gun crimes. Building upon prior research that suggested a correlation between alcohol and gun violence, researchers from the univ... [Link]
  • DUI for Sobering Up in Your Car

    November 21st, 2019

    Imagine the following scenario: A person drives to a bar only expecting to have a couple of drinks, certainly not enough to keep them from being able to drive home. Lo and behold, the person has more than expected and, instead of driving home, they decide to sober up by sleeping it off in the […]... [Link]
  • “Heroic” Daughter Records and Calls 911 on Drunk Driving Mom

    November 21st, 2019

    A 10-year-old girl is being hailed as a hero by both law enforcement and her mother for recording and calling 911 on, get this, her mother who was driving drunk. Stephanie Davis, 31, was stopped shortly after 4pm on Saturday in Glendale, Arizona after police received a 911 call from Davis’s daught... [Link]
  • Does Entrapment Apply to DUI Stops?

    November 21st, 2019

    Many people often ask whether a DUI checkpoint is entrapment. Some ask whether it is entrapment when an officer who parks his or her patrol vehicle outside of a bar or another alcohol-serving establishment and catches a drunk driver. Unfortunately, the answer is no in both cases, and the misconcepti... [Link]
  • Jury trials – Fairfax criminal lawyer on winning them

    November 19th, 2019

    Jury trials happen so infrequently as a percentage of criminal prosecutions in Northern Virginia that it is all the more important to assure that one's criminal defense and DUI lawyer has sufficient jury trial experience. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I have tried dozens of jury trials and know that... [Link]
  • New Jersey Court Explains Operation of a Vehicle May Be Proven Through Circumstantial Evidence in DWI Cases

    November 18th, 2019

    Many people assume that they cannot be convicted of a DWI in New Jersey if they are not stopped by a police officer while driving under the influence of alcohol. However, this is inaccurate as shown in a recent case decided by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, in which the court... [Link]