Source: Jake Allen and Kayla Dwyer, Indianapolis Star Indiana state Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, was arrested and booked into the Jackson County Jail early Wednesday morning, according to police. Lucas, who represents House District 69, is facing preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing endangerment, leaving the scene of a crash and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, booking records from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office show. Politics: Brown County GOP adds to history of ugly, offensive online posts ... Read More »
Cases Can Be Won
Many people mistakenly believe that there is no hope of avoiding a DUI conviction. In a large number of cases, legal and factual defenses may be used to obtain an agreement to a reduced charge or even a not guilty verdict.
Know the Science & the Law
Educating yourself is the best way to contest a DUI charge. Leading DUI lawyers provide up to date information and knowledge on this site. Click on the “Find Your State” link above to find out the latest developments in your state.
Find the Right Attorney
Knowledge, skill, and experience are exceedingly important in criminal law and particularly in the field of DUI defense. Second chances are rare. The attorneys featured on this site are recognized for excellence by their peers, keep pace with changes in science and the law, and focus their practices on criminal law and DUI defense.
DUI News and Laws
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.
Copyright © 2011-2022. All rights reserved. Re-publication or redistribution of this content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Steven Oberman.
Click topics below to expand for more information.
Please note that for the purposes of this website, DUI (Driving Under the Influence) may be used synonymously with the abbreviations and terms used in other states such as OWI (Operating While Intoxicated), DWI (Driving While Impaired), Drunk Driving, etc.
You may search our blog entries by a particular State or Topic. Alternatively you may view all our blog entries by selecting All Entries on the menu bar above.
To select blog entries for a particular State, either click on Search By State on the menu above and make your selection from the included map or select from the list of states. You may also use our list of Contributors on the right-hand side of the page, which are listed alphabetically by State.
Should you prefer to read about DUI-related topics in general, you may select Search By Topic on the menu above. This option allows you to enter your own search term, such as “field sobriety tests,” “blood alcohol tests,” “new DUI laws,” or “sobriety checkpoints.”
You may also learn more about our DUI Defense Attorney Contributors by clicking on the names on the right-hand side of the page.
We hope you find this blog informative and welcome your comments. Be aware that laws change frequently and differ significantly from state to state, so don’t hesitate to contact a representative from your state of interest. Please email any questions about this blog, or topic of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent DUI Posts
Why Some People Convicted of DUI/OVI in Ohio Have Yellow Plates
Most license plates in Ohio are white with blue letters. Occasionally, cars in Ohio have yellow plates with red letters. That means either the car is from out-of-state (probably New York) or the driver was convicted of DUI (called ‘OVI’ in Ohio). Yellow license plates are required for some, but not all, drivers convicted of OVI in Ohio. Read More »
Biking Under the Influence
In some states, such as Florida, an individual can be charged with a DUI while riding a bicycle. A local Tennessean experienced the consequences of biking under the influence while on vacation at the popular Sanibel Island in Florida according to The Charlotte Observer. Under Florida Statute 316.2065, bicycles have “…all of the rights and duties applicable to the driver of any vehicle under this chapter.” In Florida, intoxication for a DUI is measured the same for a bike as ... Read More »
Everything You Need to Know About a First-Offense DUI/OVI in Ohio
A recent article in Forbes Advisor purports to tell readers ‘everything you need to know’ about a first-offense DUI. The article discusses definitions, consequences, and options in general terms. It does not tell readers precise definitions, consequences, and options in a particular state. The problem is DUI laws are state-specific: every state has its own DUI laws. If you really want to know about a first-offense DUI in Ohio (where it’s called ‘OVI’), read on. Read More »
California’s New Probation Length Limits
The maximum period of probation for most misdemeanor convictions is now one year in California, Pen. C. § 1203a(a), but this limit does not apply to misdemeanor DUI convictions because Veh. C. § 23600 has a specific probation length of three to five years. Pen. C. § 1203a(b).The maximum period of probation for most felony convictions is now two years, Pen. C. § 1203.1(a), but this limit does not apply to felony DUI convictions for the same reason ... Read More »
Indiana Rep. Jim Lucas jailed on OWI, leaving scene charges after early morning crashSource: Jake Allen and Kayla Dwyer, Indianapolis Star Indiana state Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, was arrested and booked into the Jackson County Jail early Wednesday morning, according to police. Lucas, who represents House District 69, is facing preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing endangerment, leaving the scene of a crash and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, booking records from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office show. Politics: Brown County GOP adds to history of ugly, offensive online posts ... Read More »
Man arrested pedaling bike while intoxicated
Half of Manhattan’s drunk-driving cases got dismissed in 2022 due to Albany reforms
APD lieutenant faces DUI charges, flees hospital after agreeing to a blood test, GSP says
Man faces DUI charge following traffic stop in Spartanburg
Why The Rule of Lenity Should Be Invoked Regarding Diversion Eligibility For DUI OffensesGrassi v. Superior Court (Div. Three of the Fourth District Court of Appeal – G060362) recently held DUI offenses are statutorily ineligible for diversion despite a 2021 diversion statute (Penal Code § 1001.95) that excludes specified crimes but not driving under the influence offenses. Its ruling was based on the Legislature’s failure to expressly repeal a forty year old statute (Vehicle Code § 23640) barring diversion for DUI offenses. The legislative history behind Penal Code § 1001.95 strongly indicates an ... Read More »
Diversion Now Possible For All Misdemeanor DUI Offenders in California
Is There a DUI Double Standard for Women?
Are Women More Likely to be Convicted of DUI?
Biking Under the InfluenceIn some states, such as Florida, an individual can be charged with a DUI while riding a bicycle. A local Tennessean experienced the consequences of biking under the influence while on vacation at the popular Sanibel Island in Florida according to The Charlotte Observer. Under Florida Statute 316.2065, bicycles have “…all of the rights and duties applicable to the driver of any vehicle under this chapter.” In Florida, intoxication for a DUI is measured the same for a bike as ... Read More »
Possession of a Handgun While Under the Influence of an Intoxicant
More 2023 Tennessee DUI Legislation
Is the new “autonomous” car really autonomous?When we think about the new electrical cars we hear the terms “autonomous” or “self-driving cars” a lot. However, are these cars truly self-driving or autonomous? Malcolm Gladwell, in his article found in Cars and Drivers, makes the argument that these cars are not truly autonomous. These cars rely on formulas, algorithms, and networks to drive the car. Gladwell argues that this is taking the control out of the hands of the driver and placing it into a network. This ... Read More »
Drunk-Driving Simulation Suit
New Tostitos Party Bag Detects Alcohol and Gets You Home Safely
COVID-19, Violent Offender ReleaseThe News reports that jails are releasing inmates due to COVID-19. Is this true? Yes. It has been reported and confirmed that inmates in Harris County, Dallas County, some Texas prisons and a juvenile detention center have COVID-19. This is a problem due to increased community spread in the jail environment; which outside of putting inmates’ health in danger, endangers the lives of the jail and prison staff and adds more pressure to the hospital community. Are jails ... Read More »