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Welcome to the DUI News Blog. Some of the best DUI defense attorneys from across the country have been selected to provide the public with current information and analyses of legal issues relating to the defense of Driving Under the Influence cases.

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    Recent DUI Posts

    Can a Person Be Arrested for DUI if Caught Driving While Under the Influence of Marijuana?

    According to California Vehicle Code 23152(e) VC, it is against the law for any person to drive while under the influence of marijuana. However, because it is much more difficult to determine impairment by the amount of THC in a person’s bloodstream than it is to determine impairment by the amount of alcohol in a person’s body, it can be difficult for law enforcement officers to prove a person was actually impaired by marijuana while driving. Before a person is ... Read More »

    Cross the Fog Line 1 Time, Expect to be Stopped

    Issued on the same day (February 11, 2016) as State v. Davis, (See, Cross the Center Line 1 Time, Expect to be Stopped), the Tennessee Supreme Court decided whether crossing the fog line is sufficient reason for an officer to stop the driver and investigate further.  The facts of State v. Linzey Danielle Smith were that the Trooper observed the Defendant crossing over the fog line with the two right wheels of her car and then twice touching it with ... Read More »

    Refuse No More West Virginia!

    At 12:01a.m., June 10, 2016 a citizen arrested for DUI 1st offense in West Virginia, who “refuses” secondary chemical testing at the police station post arrest (i.e. refuses to blow into the breath machine) will no longer be rewarded with the option of entering into the West Virginia Deferral Program that can result in the citizen’s case being fully dismissed and the record of arrest fully expunged. In 2010, the West Virginia legislature enacted WV Code 17C-5-2b, commonly referred to ... Read More »

    St. Patrick’s Day Brings Increased DUI Enforcement to California Roads & Highways

    St. Patrick’s Day, at least for most Americans, is a drinking holiday. On St. Patrick’s Day, most of us don’t give much consideration to the history behind the celebration, or to who Saint Patrick may have been. We wear green, pinch people who don’t, and drink green beer or other alcoholic beverages. Unfortunately, some revelers also get stopped or arrested by law enforcement under suspicion of driving under the influence. As a drinking holiday, St. Patrick’s Day records more DUI ... Read More »

    The 10-Day Time Limit to Request a DMV Hearing After a DUI Arrest

    If you were accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you must take legal action right away to protect your rights, future, and freedom. In fact, in California, if you have been arrested for DUI, you are only permitted 10 days to request a DMV hearing. During this type of hearing, the California Department of Motor Vehicles will speak with you about your driving rights and privileges instead of determining whether you were guilty or innocent. To ... Read More »

    • Ignorance of the Law is an Excuse

      On December 15, 2014, the United States Supreme Court handed down a monumental case in the world of criminal justice. The U.S. Supreme Court declared in Heien v. North Carolina that ignorance of the law for a police officer is indeed an excuse justifying an otherwise invalid traffic stop. On April 29, 2009 shortly before 8:00 am, Sergeant Matt Darisse of the Surry County Sheriff’s Department pulled over Nicholas Heien on Highway 77 for having a brake light out. This ... Read More »