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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!

  • What Is a Motion to Suppress Evidence?

    May 23rd, 2017

    If you are charged with a crime in Collin County, such as drug possession, you have a constitutional right to confront the witnesses and evidence against you. In some circumstances, you can even request the court exclude certain evidence if…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Can a DUI Attorney Challenge Breathalyzer Results?

    May 21st, 2017

    When people think of a DUI stop, two things immediately come to mind; the field sobriety tests and the breathalyzer. I can tell you without going into much detail here that field sobriety tests are designed for failure. If you would like more details, see many of the previous articles I’ve written... [Link]
  • Replacing 'Driver Responsibility' fee with Phillips-Miles Tariff replicates worst features of a flawed system

    May 21st, 2017

    Let's crunch a few numbers regarding the proposed "repeal" legislation for the Driver Responsibility surcharge, which Grits earlier suggested is barely an improvement, if at all.The bill adds $20 to every traffic ticket, creates a new $3,000 fine for DWI on top of existing penalties (which include a... [Link]
  • DWI defense – Determining guilt or innocence is not a cookbook exercise

    May 21st, 2017

    During some DWI bench trials, it appears that judges are using a piece of paper to check off information about the defendant's purported performance on the junk science field sobriety tests. I hope that no judges are using a pre-printed checklist -- and if so, hopefully such checklists are not distr... [Link]
  • How a New Jersey DWI can have Serious Immigration Consequences

    May 19th, 2017

    DWI charges can have serious consequences for anyone’s life, but the consequences can be much greater if the person charged is not a citizen of the United States. If you are not a U.S. citizen and have been charged with a DWI, you need to contact a skilled New Jersey DWI attorney as soon as […]... [Link]
  • On the pitfalls of current Driver Responsibility 'repeal' legislation

    May 18th, 2017

    Legislation to "repeal" the so-called "Driver Responsibility Program" hardly seems like much of a repeal. The "civil" surcharges are mostly shifted into criminal penalties and $20 is added to traffic tickets, all so the amount given to hospitals can INCREASE substantially.This is the hospitals' "sol... [Link]
  • What To Do If Your Teen is Pulled Over With Friends Who Have Drugs in the Car

    May 15th, 2017

    Your teenager is out with friends. One of them offers her a ride home. The friend is driving a little too fast and is pulled over for speeding. But what started as a simple traffic stop soon escalates. The driver…Read more ›... [Link]
  • When lawyers focus on serving potential and actual clients rather than competing with colleagues

    May 15th, 2017

    When a potential criminal defense client visits me, s/he is looking to obtain the best possible defense, to relieve hsi or her feelings of distress, and to get his or her pressing questions answered about the case. The potential client is not interested in the lawyer's interest in obtaining more cli... [Link]
  • In Florida, a Fourth Conviction for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Results in a Permanent Suspension But Not All Convictions Count

    May 14th, 2017

    In Florida, the DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) laws come with minimum mandatory penalties for a conviction.  These penalties increase for each successive DUI a person gets.  One benefit of a criminal defense lawyer getting the state to amend a DUI charge to a reckless drivin... [Link]
  • Searching For the Root Causes of Domestic Violence

    May 12th, 2017

    In the United States, an average of 20 people a minute suffer physical abuse at the hands of a spouse or an intimate partner. That’s equal to more than 10 million men and women each year, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Although intimate partners of both sexes suffer... [Link]
  • Texting While Driving vs. DUI: Dangerous Consequences, Unequal Penalties

    May 12th, 2017

    Most drivers today are conscious of the harm they can do by getting behind the wheel, after driving. But what about texting and driving? Text messaging makes a crash 23 times more likely to happen. (Dialing a cell phone increases crash risk by 2.8 times; talking or listening 1.3 times; and reaching... [Link]
  • Legal Limit Not Always Required to Prove New Jersey DWI

    May 12th, 2017

    A DWI charge can have serious consequences for many aspects of your life, including your job, housing, and reputation. If you have been charged with a DWI, you need a skilled New Jersey DWI attorney to protect your rights. Time is of the essence, so it is important to act quickly. We are here to [... [Link]
  • Texalyzer to Help Cops Crack Down on Distracted Driving

    May 11th, 2017

    You heard me right. Not a breathalyzer, but a texalyzer. A new device has been developed that could help law enforcement determine whether a person was using a cell phone at the time a traffic collision occurred. Just as a breathalyzer can help determine whether alcohol in a person’s system played... [Link]
  • Boston School Zones – A Hotbed of Criminal Activity?

    May 10th, 2017

    A recent study found that many school zones, nationwide, have higher-than-average crime rates. Boston is no exception. But which school zone in Boston is considered the most dangerous? That would be the Roxbury-area school zone surrounding the James P. Timilty Middle School. The zone, which forms a... [Link]
  • When a security clearance/public trust holder is hit with a criminal or DWI charge

    May 10th, 2017

    Repeatedly, I get clients who have -- or want in the future to obtain -- security clearances or public trusts (collectively "Security Clearances"). That is to be expected with so many people in the area working for the federal government and for federal government contractors, as well as with so man... [Link]
  • What is the Punishment for Resisting Arrest in MA?

    May 8th, 2017

    Unfortunately, the process of being arrested isn’t always as straightforward as it appears in the movies. In many cases, individuals aren’t even aware they are under arrest. For this reason, multiple defenses exist if you’ve been charged with resisting arrest. Read on for more information abou... [Link]
  • 8 “Wish I Had That Moment Back” Stories to Put Your DUI into Perspective

    May 7th, 2017

    Whether you ran a light on Sunset after partying too hard at Chateau Marmont; found yourself in police custody after speeding on Mulholland following an industry party in the hills; or faced an agonizing night behind bars after being stopped at a checkpoint near the 101, you’re feeling emotionally... [Link]
  • Beyond Alcohol: How Other Drugs Affect Driver Performance

    May 7th, 2017

    Most people are fairly familiar with the effects that drinking alcohol can have on their driving performance. Alcohol loosens inhibitions, so people are apt to take more risks even as their reaction times are slowed, and they can become more easily distracted and unable to concentrate on driving. Al... [Link]
  • People Convicted of DWI Lose Their Driver’s License Entirely in New Jersey

    May 5th, 2017

    Driving is a privilege, rather than a right. Losing your driver’s license as a result of a DWI can have far-reaching consequences for your life. In fact, your ability to drive to work or school and even to do day-to-day tasks can automatically be limited. If you have been charged with a DWI, you s... [Link]
  • Do Drugged Drivers Cause More Traffic Deaths than Drunk Drivers?

    May 4th, 2017

    The increase in DUI of drugs has led some to ask whether drugged drivers cause more fatal traffic collisions than drunk drivers. At least according to a new study, the answer is yes. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, a nonprofit... [Link]
  • Hospitals Have to Call Police if Patient’s Blood Test Shows .08% Alcohol?

    May 3rd, 2017

    Imagine that you’ve had a nice evening out, highlighted by a fine dinner accompanied by a glass of wine.  On your way home from the restaurant, however, you and your companion are rear-ended by another vehicle.  Minutes later, an ambulance arrives and takes you to a nearby hospital.  You are ex... [Link]
  • DUI Training for LAPD Officers: How It Can Impact Your DUI Case

    May 3rd, 2017

    How do officers working for Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) determine whether they should stop someone for a DUI? All LAPD officers receive substantial training that helps them understand what to look for when patrolling L.A.’s freeways and surface streets for dangerous drivers—and drivers... [Link]
  • Man Found Asleep in Car in OC High School Arrested DUI

    April 28th, 2017

    The Orange County Sheriff’s Department found an intoxicated man asleep inside of his parked vehicle which was located in the middle of Aliso Niguel High School. According to the Lt. Dan Dwyer of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Alexander Nixon, 23, of Las Vegas was arrested last week on s... [Link]
  • Blood Tests in New Jersey DWI Cases

    April 27th, 2017

    If you have been charged with a DWI based on a blood sample that you were forced to provide, you need to know your rights. An experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney can help you do just that. A conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) can have long-lasting effects on your ability to... [Link]
  • New Initiative Seeks to Help Residents of Boston’s High-Crime Neighborhoods

    April 26th, 2017

    On Tuesday, five new trauma response teams are launching in an effort to help residents of Boston’s high-crime neighborhoods cope with violence. According to Mayor Martin Walsh, this initiative was created in response to residents’ concerns. The effort, which will consist of health centers and c... [Link]