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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!

  • Court Rules Illegal Coerced Breath Tests are Okay

    October 12th, 2018

    What good is the Constitution if we don’t use it? I find myself asking this more often than I’d like to admit. But unfortunately, courts throughout the country continue to issue decisions that erode the protections guaranteed to all of us by the Constitution. Such was the case earlier this month... [Link]
  • Discretion of prosecutors – Fairfax criminal lawyer’s viewpoint

    October 12th, 2018

    Discretion of prosecutors- Fairfax criminal lawyer weighs in Discretion of prosecutors in settlement negotiations, providing discovery beyond what is required by the governing rules, and trial stipulations can change from Virginia county to county, case to case, prosecutor to prosecutor, and moment... [Link]
  • New Jersey Woman Sentenced to Six Years for Drunk Driving Wreck That Killed a Man

    October 11th, 2018

    If you have been charged with death by auto or vehicular homicide, you probably understand the gravity of the situation. Understanding the charges you are facing is critical to deciding how to move forward. Our hard-working New Jersey DWI attorneys understand how to protect your rights when you are... [Link]
  • Moving Out of State While On Probation

    October 10th, 2018

    In most misdemeanor–and many felony–cases, a defendant is not sent to jail upon conviction. Instead, Texas law allows the judge to sentence the defendant to community supervision, which is more commonly known as “probation” in other states. Probation basically means…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Florida Police Officer Cannot Detain Driver and Initiate DUI Investigation Solely Because Driver Has Been Drinking

    October 8th, 2018

    In Florida, the crime of DUI means that a person cannot operate a motor vehicle while impaired from alcohol or drugs.  It does not mean a person cannot drink and then drive.  Of course, to be safe, it is always best to avoid driving after consuming any alcohol.  However, if a person has a couple... [Link]
  • Proposed NJ Law would Mandate Ignition Interlock for All Drunk Drivers

    October 6th, 2018

    A DWI arrest can be scary and extremely high-stakes, as a conviction can adversely impact almost every aspect of your life. If you have been charged with a DWI, you should know that you have rights. Our trusted New Jersey DWI attorneys work hard to deliver the highest quality counsel representation... [Link]
  • Brett Kavanaugh showdown in Senate – Virginia criminal lawyer

    October 6th, 2018

    Fairfax criminal lawyer knows that a "no" vote on Kavanaugh may not prevent a severely rightward SCOTUS tilt, but might make the confirmation process more honest and less divisive. The contrast is staggering between the swiftness with which the Senate Republicans are moving the vote for Kavanaugh ve... [Link]
  • Kavanaugh is a divisive Supreme Court pick – Fairfax criminal lawyer

    October 6th, 2018

    Kavanaugh is an inevitable result of Trump's election as president. He is the tip of the iceberg of Trump's appointing scores of federal judges who will serve lifetime appointments outlasting his presidency by many years, says Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz The post Kavanaugh is a divisive Supreme... [Link]
  • New Federal Decision Regarding DUI and Second Amendment Gun Rights

    October 5th, 2018

    In a U.S. District Court decision issued on September 28, 2018 by Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner from the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Court ruled that the felon-in-possession ban of 18 U.S.C. §922(g)(1) is unconstitutional as to Raymond Holloway, Jr. in violation of the Second Amendment... [Link]
  • Should You Take a Breathalyzer During a California DUI Stop?

    October 5th, 2018

    There are many misconceptions about what a person should and shouldn’t do during a DUI stop, not the least of which is whether a person should submit to the breathalyzer test. Unfortunately, the answer, like many things in law, is much more complicated than simply “yes” or “no.” There are... [Link]
  • Pot-penalty-reduction policy has something in it for everybody

    October 3rd, 2018

    One often hears critiques that the justice system is "racist," and even those who hesitate to use that word must acknowledge that it produces discriminatory outcomes. The 21st century culture-war debates around #cjreform frequently are less about whether the system discriminates so much as whether... [Link]
  • Second OUI Offense in MA? What Now? 

    October 1st, 2018

    In MA, a second offense for operating under the influence (OUI), also known as drunk driving, has serious consequences that can impact you and your family. As explained below, these penalties include substantial fines, loss of license, and even time behind bars. If you have been charged with a secon... [Link]
  • Electric Scooter DUI

    September 28th, 2018

    I’m sure you’ve seen them around town. First it was the rentable bicycles on sidewalks throughout Southern California. Now it’s electric scooters as an alternative to walking around town for pedestrians in urban areas like downtown Los Angeles or my neck of the woods, Long Beach. How do they w... [Link]
  • Attorney Vanita Budhrani Parker Joins Rosenthal & Wadas

    September 27th, 2018

    Rosenthal & Wadas is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Vanita Budhrani Parker to its practice, having joined the firm in September 2018. With more than 20 years of criminal law experience, including her background as both a Dallas…Read more ›... [Link]
  • In Florida, Even if All of the Unique Numbers and Letters on Your License Tag Are Visible, Police Can Still Stop You For an Obscured License Tag

    September 26th, 2018

    In Florida, most DUI cases (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) cases start after a police officer pulls a driver over for a routine traffic violation. The police officer then approaches the driver, claims to observe signs of intoxication and then conducts a DUI investigation. If the po... [Link]
  • Excluding blood alcohol results for failing the 20 minute rule – Fairfax DUI lawyer

    September 26th, 2018

    Fairfax DUI lawyer on excluding blood alcohol test results Excluding blood alcohol test results is a vital part of fighting a DWI (driving while impaired by alcohol for purposes of this article, but also relevant to driving while impaired by drugs) trial involving post-arrest testing... The post Exc... [Link]
  • Drunk New Jersey Woman Crashes into Carwash

    September 25th, 2018

    If you have been charged with a DWI, you need to reach out to a skilled New Jersey DWI attorney without delay. In some cases, the basis for a DWI is a field sobriety test. These tests are notorious for being inaccurate, which is why we will meticulously examine what happened in your case to […]... [Link]
  • Rosenthal & Wadas Attorneys Selected for 2018 Super Lawyers List

    September 24th, 2018

    Rosenthal & Wadas PLLC is pleased to announce that Derk Wadas and Bo Kalabus have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list. Derk Wadas serves as a managing partner of Rosenthal & Wadas and has been…Read more ›... [Link]
  • On the Houston Chronicle's 'misplaced pride' and flawed reporting on DWI deaths

    September 24th, 2018

    In an unsigned staff editorial, the Houston Chronicle complained that, "misplaced pride needlessly costs the lives of hundreds of people every year" because of DWI. But their own pride caused the Opinion section of the paper to double down on flawed reporting from the news side on DWI deaths.The edi... [Link]
  • Police in Florida Cannot Seize Blood from Suspected DUI Driver After a Serious Crash Without Establishing Causation by Statute

    September 21st, 2018

    In Florida, most DUI cases (driving under the influence of alcohol) are the result of traffic stops and then subjective DUI investigations and then requests for the driver to submit to a breathalyzer test after he/she has been arrested.  The police cannot generally request a blood sample from a per... [Link]
  • More on TX DWI arrest decline

    September 21st, 2018

    Grits' post the other day about declining DWI enforcement drew quite a bit of interest, so I thought I'd re-up a Reasonably Suspicious podcast segment Mandy Marzullo and I did in May on the decline of DWI and drunkenness arrests in Texas over the last several years. This recurring segment is called... [Link]
  • Tens of Thousands of DUI Cases Affected by Tainted Breathalyzers in Massachusetts

    September 21st, 2018

    Prosecutors in the state of Massachusetts have agreed to stop using breathalyzer results dating back to 2011 as a result of improper calibration of the breathalyzers when the machines were first purchased by the state. What’s more, state officials later attempted to hide the machines’ flaw from... [Link]
  • Are DWI fatalities "out of control" or "curiously constrained"?

    September 19th, 2018

    At the Houston Chronicle, St. John Barned-Smith and Doug Begley have an extensive feature on DWI in the Houston metro area, noting that the Houston and Dallas metro areas have the most DWI fatalities of any in the country since the turn of the century.This is less reporting than an advocacy piece, m... [Link]
  • Expecting magic from myself and nothing from others – Fairfax DUI lawyer

    September 19th, 2018

    Fairfax DUI lawyer on expecting magic from within without expectations in others. Expecting magic from myself as a criminal/ DUI defense lawyer -- and nothing from others -- is the way to go. As a Fairfax DWI/ criminal lawyer, I know that such a path is a non-dualistic way to succeed. That way, whe... [Link]
  • New Jersey Judge Barred from Hearing DWI Cases

    September 18th, 2018

    New Jersey law enforcement takes drunk driving very seriously. If you or someone close to you has been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), you need to reach out to an experienced New Jersey DWI attorney for skilled advocacy. With extensive experience in this area of law, we will explore ev... [Link]