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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!

  • Virginia arrest warrants need timely action says Fairfax lawyer

    August 14th, 2022

    Virginia arrest warrants need to be acted on timely and with a solid approach, lest you get arrested at the worst moment, and even when the next available bond hearing date is not for several days. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that the arrest and pretrial release process can stand the Consti... [Link]
  • Virginia suspended jail sentences are treated seriously by judges

    August 12th, 2022

    Virginia suspended sentences -- and their related probation lengths and conditions -- need to be taken seriously by criminal defendants, because sentencing judges take seriously every aspect of the sentences they impose, and not merely any active jail and prison time they order. As a Fairfax crimina... [Link]
  • Mischaracterization of evidence by police- Put the brakes on that

    August 11th, 2022

    Mischaracterization of evidence from Virginia police is so common as to be beyond exasperating to those who do not know that such evidence distortion may well be coming from around the corner. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know to expect, address and remedy such a state of affairs. You as a potent... [Link]
  • Controlling runaway prosecutions witnesses- Doing it right in VA

    August 11th, 2022

    Controlling runaway prosecution witnesses is an approach and skill that is essential in a criminal defense lawyer's arsenal. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I accept as a given that plenty of Virginia police and civilian prosecution witnesses are going to try to take control of cross examination (unde... [Link]
  • State Can Charge a Person With a Traffic Infraction Causing Death in Florida But Only if Proper Procedure is Followed

    August 4th, 2022

    Florida law distinguishes between traffic violations that are civil and can only result in a fine or possible driver’s license suspension and traffic violations that are criminal and can result in charges and even prison time. Sometimes, there is overlap. For instance, if a person gets a DUI, the... [Link]
  • The Science Behind Abuse—Part 2

    August 4th, 2022

    The more we understand how domestic violence makes its way into people’s lives, the more we can do to stop it from happening. Science, though evolving, has a lot to say about the underlying causes of abuse. Whether this is your first offense, or if you’ve been arrested for domestic violence befo... [Link]
  • Habits and Behaviors that Can Contribute to Domestic Violence – Part 2

    August 4th, 2022

    When domestic violence happens in the home, it’s seldom caused by just one thing. While we are all accountable for our choices and our actions, there may be many contributing factors that increase the likelihood of DV occurring. Let’s continue our exploration into habits and behaviors (some u... [Link]
  • Domestic Violence in Nontraditional Families – Part 2

    August 4th, 2022

    As our society has expanded its understanding of what makes up a family, we see statistically that no family unit is immune to the threat of domestic violence. Whether you’re part of what is historically considered a “traditional” family (i.e., heterosexual married couple/biological parents)... [Link]
  • Virginia DWI BAC testing requires 20 minute advance mouth check

    July 30th, 2022

    Virginia DWI BAC (blood alcohol concentration) testing is unreliable if the breath technician does not at least twenty minutes before testing, check the inside of the suspect's mouth for foreign substances. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that post-arrest breathalyzer testing is supposed to check no... [Link]
  • Separating Virginia DUI prosecutors from police intervention

    July 28th, 2022

    Separating Virginia DUI prosecutors from police officers in the case is often an important start for defending the accused. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I know that police feel invested in each case, often after being out on road at exhausting hours and in extreme whether conditions (which of course the... [Link]
  • How to Prepare Against a Federal Weapons Charge

    July 26th, 2022

    Federal weapons charges come in many different forms, but all carry severe penalties if you are convicted. You may face a lengthy prison time or lose your ability to own a weapon in the future. If you’re charged with a federal weapons offense, preparing your case as soon as possible is crucial so... [Link]
  • What Is an Appeal?

    July 26th, 2022

    When we think of an appeal, we might imagine the federal Supreme Court dealing the final blow to a law they argue is unconstitutional. While many appeals we see in the news stem from civil cases, there are similar concepts and procedures for criminal cases. This brief post will give you an overview... [Link]
  • Virginia police officers are not friends of criminal defendants

    July 26th, 2022

    Virginia police officers are not friends of criminal defendants. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I say this out of pure reality, and not from any political agenda, but certainly out of an agenda of pursuing the best possible results for those accused of Virginia DUI and criminal offenses. Unfortunatel... [Link]
  • Virginia guerrilla lawyering against DUI & criminal prosecutions

    July 24th, 2022

    Virginia guerrilla (VG)  lawyering is essential in terms of relentlessly, effectively and skillfully fighting for criminal and DUI defendants until the best possible results are achieved. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I draw my ongoing inspiration for VG lawyering from all relevant places, regardle... [Link]
  • Drug distribution- Fairfax criminal lawyer on sentencing risks

    July 23rd, 2022

    Drug distribution (DD) is a damning Virginia criminal charge that anyone would want to avoid. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I here tell you about your negotiating possiblities and sentencing exposure and possiblities when charge dwith such an offense. Because of the harsh potential sentencing from s... [Link]
  • Fairfax reckless & refusal converted by me from 2nd DUI charge

    July 23rd, 2022

    Fairfax reckless driving and first-time refusal results are far from guaranteed when a defendant is prosecuted for a second alleged Virginia DUI and refusal offense. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I am delighted when my client and I reach such excellent results, as I did recently, without even a second to... [Link]
  • The “Shadow Pandemic”: Domestic Violence in a COVID World

    July 16th, 2022

    In the months and years since COVID-19 became a global health crisis, word has spread rapidly about the “shadow pandemic,”–referring to the worldwide spike in domestic violence (and violence against women in general) in the wake of the COVID pandemic. Many concerns were raised during the initi... [Link]
  • Foreign Nationals and Domestic Violence

    July 16th, 2022

    In the State of California, being charged with domestic violence is a serious matter and can be highly disruptive to your life—no matter who you are. But if you happen to be a foreign national (i.e., a non-U.S. citizen), charged with domestic battery, criminal threats, or another form of domestic... [Link]
  • Virginia DUI defense battles often embrace the incident video

    July 16th, 2022

    Virginia DUI defense battles often embrace the incident video. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I know that the most defense unfriendly police dashcam and bodycam video footage might show a defendant who looks drunk, including heavily slurred speech, falling unless holding onto one's car or another object,... [Link]
  • Got a DUI? Here’s What You Need to Know About a Notice of Suspension

    July 12th, 2022

    A police officer takes your driver’s license when he arrests you for DUI in California. The officer gives you a Notice of Suspension. The Notice of Suspension acts like a temporary driver’s license. You may drive for 30 days using the Notice of Suspension. However, if you do not request a hearin... [Link]
  • AverHealth Drug Tests False 30% of the Time

    July 11th, 2022

    If you are convicted or granted diversion for a DUI in Johnson County, Kansas, there is a good chance that you will get put on what is frequently referred to as the “color code” for random urine tests. It was called the color code because it used to be that you would have to call […] The post... [Link]
  • Virginia field sobriety testing evidence in DUI prosecutions

    July 11th, 2022

    Virginia field sobriety testing (FST) is commonly sought by police in DUI prosecutions. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that such testing can be considered in court not only for the probable cause determination stage, but also for deciding whether the defendant is guilty or innocent. Recently, the V... [Link]
  • How Reliable is the Observed Impairment Method for Determining Marijuana Use?

    July 11th, 2022

    The recreational use of marijuana is legal in California. California also legalized medical marijuana. However, driving under the influence of marijuana is a criminal offense if the marijuana impairs your ability to drive.  Unlike alcohol, there is not a “per se” or legal limit for DUI of marij... [Link]
  • How to Apply for a California “Certificate of Rehabilitation” After a Felony DUI Conviction

    July 11th, 2022

    If you have a felony DUI conviction on your record in California, you might want to consider applying for a Certificate of Rehabilitation (COR). There are several benefits of receiving a certificate that might avoid some of the long-term consequences of a DUI conviction. If you are unsure whether yo... [Link]
  • Virginia repeat DUI charges need a full defense

    July 9th, 2022

    Virginia repeat DUI charges bring mandatory jail time if convicted, together with a lengthy suspended driving period. Do not take any DWI or other criminal prosecution lying down. As a Virginia DUI lawyer, I urge you to obtain a qualified attorney work as a strong team with that lawyer, and keep you... [Link]