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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!

  • Riding a Motorcycle Under the Influence of Alcohol in New Jersey

    June 21st, 2017

    Motorcycles can be a great way to enjoy the open roads. Motorcycle riders, however, should be especially careful on the roads, due to the high risk of injury associated with accidents. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Each year, many motorcyclists are arrested and charged with driving w... [Link]
  • So Your Teen Got a DUI…

    June 20th, 2017

    It’s the call that no parent wants but too many of us receive. “Mom, Dad, I’m at the police station. I’ve been charged with DUI.” As you drive to pick up your wayward teen, your emotions range from relief that your child is safe to anger that she made such poor choices to anxiety about [... [Link]
  • What Is an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Hearing?

    June 20th, 2017

    It is something that happens in Collin County every day: A police officer pulls you over on suspicion of a DWI. The officer asks you to take a breath or blood test to confirm her suspicion. You refuse and are…Read more ›... [Link]
  • General Odor of Marijuana Coming From a Group of People Does Not Give Police Probable Cause to Search in Florida

    June 16th, 2017

    In Florida, where marijuana remains illegal for now, the odor of marijuana is a fairly common basis that police use to further investigate or search a suspect.  It is also a basis that is often used to conduct a DUI investigation and make DUI arrests.  The odor of marijuana obviously gives police... [Link]
  • Two DUI’s in Less than Three Hours

    June 16th, 2017

    A Wisconsin man was arrested twice in about two and a half hours for driving under the influence according to Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin Public Safety. What’s more, he’s only 18 years old. 18-year-old Preston Bierhals was on his way home from a graduation party last week when he lost control of his... [Link]
  • DUI Checkpoints in LA on Friday – Don’t Drink and Drive

    June 15th, 2017

    The Los Angeles Police Department will be running three DUI and driver’s license checkpoints on Friday June 16, 2017, from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on Saturday.  The drunk driving checkpoints will take place in Koreatown, Hollywood and Sherman Oaks. In addition, the LAPD will be out in force condu... [Link]
  • Sonoma County DUI Checkpoint – Friday, June 16, 2017, Santa Rosa

    June 15th, 2017

    The Santa Rosa police department will be running a DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location on Friday, June 16, 2017. The checkpoint will be conducted from 7:00 p.m. on Friday until 3:00 a.m. on Saturday. Officers from the Santa Rosa police department aim to crack down on drunk driving, which th... [Link]
  • Can My Journal Be Used Against Me if I’m Facing Criminal Charges?

    June 14th, 2017

    Writing in a journal can be extremely therapeutic; jotting down thoughts, hopes and fears can help you solve problems, stick to a plan, and reach goals. Although journals have long been hailed as a private space in which you can divulge your deepest, darkest secrets, you may want to think about with... [Link]
  • Plea Bargains Not Available in New Jersey DWI Cases

    June 14th, 2017

    Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is one of the most commonly charged offenses in the state of New Jersey. The Department of Justice found that more than 24,000 people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in New Jersey in 2013 alone. This number averages out to more than 65 DWI arr... [Link]
  • When Is “Sexting” a Crime in Texas?

    June 13th, 2017

    As every Collin County parent knows, your teenager communicates with their friends primarily by text message. Texting allows people to stay in touch constantly and quickly exchange personal messages. But remember, texting is not entirely private–and anything your child sends…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Can Police Go Off of an Anonymous DUI Tip?

    June 8th, 2017

    I am currently representing a person for a California DUI who was arrested after an anonymous tipster informed law enforcement that a possible drunk driver was on the road. Such a situation often raises the question, “Can law enforcement arrest someone based on an anonymous tip when the officers t... [Link]
  • How our law firm bills – Billing fairly to fully battle for you

    June 7th, 2017

    One of the first things many potential clients ask when calling my law firm is how much I bill. Legal fees are an important consideration, and I cover this discussion at your initial consultation with me. I bill fairly based on the expected work at hand, and to fully battle for you. Each case is uni... [Link]
  • Safer Driving After a DUI [Strategies You Might Not Know Exist]

    June 7th, 2017

    The last thing you want after a DUI arrest and/or conviction is another traffic infraction on your driving record. While some difficult driving situations might be unavoidable (you can’t control what other drivers are doing on the road), there are some ways that you can reduce your risk of another... [Link]
  • Rehab Programs After Your DUI: A Comprehensive Guide to the Treatment Options (with Statistics)

    June 7th, 2017

    The police recently picked you up for DUI—maybe even for the second or third time—and you’re finally ready to admit that you have an alcohol problem. You know you need assistance, but where do you go to find it? And how do you know which program is most likely to help you? These seemingly simp... [Link]
  • Drugged Driving Surpasses Drunk Driving in the United States

    June 7th, 2017

    In recent years, public awareness campaigns coupled with law enforcement measures have successfully lowered the overall rate of drunk driving in New Jersey and across the United States. Interestingly enough, however, drugged driving has been on the rise. If you or your loved one has been charged wit... [Link]
  • The Cost/Benefit of Hiring a DUI Lawyer

    June 6th, 2017

    I was interviewed recently for an article about the cost vs. benefit of hiring an attorney for a DUI case. The article discusses the effect of a DUI on insurance as well as what attorneys cost to represent someone on a DUI. From the subtitle, “A good attorney is expensive, but a DUI is much […]... [Link]
  • Injury to an Elderly or Disabled Person in Texas

    June 6th, 2017

    Sometimes the severity of a criminal charge depends as much on who the victim is as what the defendant allegedly did. Texas takes a special interest in protecting vulnerable populations–i.e., children, the elderly, and the disabled–from criminal activity. This is…Read more ›... [Link]
  • Whether criminal defendants will throw their lawyers under the bus and other tales

    June 4th, 2017

    Early in my criminal defense career, two different public defender lawyers who were much more experienced than I at the time opined that (1) many of our convicted felony clients are seriously mentally ill and (2) many of our clients will not hesitate to do anything to save their skin, even if that i... [Link]
  • Sonoma County – Sebastopol Driver Disputes DUI

    June 3rd, 2017

    A man arrested for drunk driving on May 27, 2017, after being pulled over for running a red light disputed a Sebastopol police officer’s claims that he was impaired and was falling down drunk, because he could play hopscotch and do math equations.  Sebastopol Police indicate that the suspect ran... [Link]
  • Tiger Woods’ Drugged Driving Arrest Teaches Us Valuable Legal Lessons

    June 2nd, 2017

    Tiger Woods was recently arrested on drugged driving charges after police found him asleep behind the wheel of his Mercedes. When police woke him up, the golf superstar was stopped in the right lane with his car running. Woods failed several field sobriety tests, but a breath test registered no alco... [Link]
  • Marin County DUI Offenders Targeted in Sting

    June 2nd, 2017

    During the week of May 21, 2017, Marin County law enforcement agencies conduced multi-agency operation targeting 17 specific DUI offenders on supervised probation.  During that countywide sting officers made arrests in Novato and Tiburon for violations of probation. Five law enforcement teams inclu... [Link]
  • Virginia DWI defense- Attacking claim of substantially similar criminal convictions

    June 2nd, 2017

    Part of defending such allegations is not only to challenge the newest DWI charge, but also to attack whether the prosecution has proven the prior convictions, and whether any prior out-of-state DWI conviction are substantially similar to Virginia's DWI statute. Va Code § 18.2-270(E). Virginia's Co... [Link]
  • Transportation Alternatives to Eliminate Drunk Driving in Napa

    June 1st, 2017

    Over Memorial Day weekend in Napa County several organizations including MADD and Napa law enforcement agencies teamed up to inform the public about alternatives to drunk driving.  With the BottleRock music festival in town for the Holiday weekend Napa residents and tourists alike were encouraged t... [Link]
  • Do I have to Take a Breath Test?

    June 1st, 2017

    You heard me say a couple of weeks ago that breathalyzers are inaccurate and, as a result, lawyers can challenge the results of a particular breathalyzer. Lawyers, however, cannot challenge breathalyzers generally even though they are inaccurate. This begs the question: Do you have to take a breatha... [Link]
  • Charged with a First Offense OUI in Massachusetts?

    May 31st, 2017

    MA is tough on OUI. But if this is your first offense, there are multiple defenses and alternative sentencing options that may be available to you. A first offense conviction of OUI in MA can carry a penalty of up to two-and-a-half years in jail, a one-year license suspension, and a fine of up to [... [Link]