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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

    Ohio Supreme Court Decides Whether Search of Vehicle was Constitutional

    In the recent case of State v. Toran, the Ohio Supreme Court addressed the legality of a deputy’s vehicle search.  For a law enforcement officer to search a vehicle, a search warrant is generally required, unless there is an applicable exception to the warrant requirement.  The issue in this case was whether the prosecution proved the applicability of the ‘inventory search’ exception. Read More »

    Deadly Weapon and DWI Probation Eligibility

    Did you know that a deadly weapon finding may have an impact on your eligibility for DWI probation? Texas law limits a judge or jury’s authority to order or grant probation on certain offenses. These are typically what DWI lawyers refer to as “3g” offenses. This list includes, but is not limited to: Murder, Sexual Assault, Injury to a Child, and Compelling Prostitution. More importantly, though, the law limits a Judge’s ability to grant probation when the offense involves a ... Read More »

    Ohio Woman Charged with Vehicular Homicide and Murder

    An Ohio woman struck a man with her vehicle, and the man died.  The woman, Brooklyn Maxine Frazie, was charged with Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, Operating a Vehicle under the Influence (‘OVI’-Ohio’s term for DUI), Murder, Aggravated Murder, and other offenses.  When a person’s driving causes the death of another person, it is common for that person to be charged with Aggravated Vehicular Homicide.  It is unusual, however, for these incidents to lead to charges of Murder and Aggravated Murder.  While ... Read More »

    Real Housewives of Orange County’s Shannon Beador Breaks Her Silence After DUI and Hit-and-Run Arrest

    Source: By Yana Grebenyuk Shannon Beador broke her silence after getting arrested for a hit-and-run and a DUI. “I know it’s been a while since I posted and there’s been a lot of talk about what happened recently,” Beador, 59, said in a video via her Instagram Story on Tuesday, October 17. “But unfortunately right now, I’m not in the position to comment. But there will be a time when I can, and I intend to be open, honest, and authentic.” ... Read More »

    Non-Alcoholic Beer Is Not A Panacea

    Too many drivers believe that drinking “non-alcoholic” beer or wine while driving eliminates any chance of having a difficult experience with a law-enforcement officer.  Unfortunately, this belief may be misplaced. First, if an officer observes the driver drinking what appears to be an “alcoholic” beverage while driving, the driver will likely be stopped and questioned. Generally, a driver’s constitutional rights require that an officer have either reasonable suspicion or probable cause that the driver is committing a crime or about ... Read More »

    • Can A DWI Affect My Eligibility For Global Entry?

      In general, all United States citizens and lawful permanent residents possess eligibility to apply for Global Entry. This is a program through Customs and Border Protection that allows for expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers. That said, Customs my deny eligibility for a variety of reasons such as providing false information on the application and a finding of customs violation for *any* country (not just US Customs violations). However, there are 3 important reasons related to criminal defense that everyone ... Read More »