Delaware DUI and Legal Blog

Can you get a DUI in Delaware even though you were not driving?

QUESTION: I got arrested for DUI in Delaware, or driving under the influence in Dover, Delaware, but I wasn’t driving.  I was in the car and I was asleep.  Can they arrest me for DUI even though I was not driving? ANSWER: The short answer is yes, they can arrest you for driving under the […]

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2 Breathalyzers, 1 Arrest – Normal for Delaware DUI Cases?

2 Breathalyzers, 1 Arrest – Normal for Delaware DUI Cases?

Is it normal to be given two separate breathalyzer tests in one DUI stop? In this video, Matt Stiller (aka The Delaware DUI Defender) will give his thoughts on the question and explain more about the procedure when someone is stopped on suspicion of DUI or DWI in the State of Delaware. TRANSCRIPT: Hello, I […]

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Nice to be able to express my thoughts in this News Journal article

I often read the paper or read the news online, and I often would like to express my thoughts about the subject matter. Well, this time, the reporter actually called me and I had the privilege of expressing my thoughts! You can check out the article here on DelawareOnline. Basically, the point of the article […]

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Is there a mandatory loss of driver’s license in a Delaware DUI case?

The short answer is, “It depends”! If you’re convicted of a DUI in Delaware, there is a mandatory loss of driver’s license.  The length of revocation depends upon the blood alcohol content (BAC) and the DUI conviction itself; e.g., first offense, second offense, etc. If you enter the First Offender’s Program (FOP) and ...

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The Delaware DUI Defender is ON CALL Thanksgiving Weekend

If you were arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI aka DWI) in the State of Delaware Wednesday, November 27 through Sunday, December 1, 2013, you will find that just about all the law firms are closed. Never fear – the Delaware DUI Defender is on call the entire weekend. You can speak […]

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DUI Checkpoint scheduled tonight for Newark, Delaware

The State of Delaware’s news webpage carried a story Wednesday stating that a DUI Checkpoint is planned for the vicinity of Newark, Delaware for this evening, September 6, 2013. The news story also indicated that 11 arrests were made at DUI checkpoints in Delaware over Labor Day weekend. It would be interesting to know the […]

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DUI Checkpoints scheduled for Newport and Rehoboth Beach this evening

The Delaware Office of Highway Safety issued a press release stating that DUI checkpoints are scheduled for Newport and Rehoboth Beach Friday, August 30, 2013. It should be noted that DelawareOnline, as of the time of this post, was reporting that the checkpoints will be in Newark and Rehoboth. We believe that this is incorrect. […]

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Interesting DUI Checkpoint article on 6ABC talks about DUI Dodger App

A friend forwarded this interesting article from 6 ABC in Arizona about DUI Checkpoints. The article is written to inform people of their rights when stopped at a DUI Checkpoint. It contains some useful information (for more detailed info about what to do when stopped for DUI, check out my Side of the Road DUI […]

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NTSB recommends states adopt a new .05 Blood Alcohol Content limit

The National Transportation Safety Board issued a report on Tuesday recommending that states adopt a new Blood-Alcohol Concentration limit of .05 instead of .08.  The recommendation indicated that the NTSB estimates reducing the legal BAC from .08 to .05 would save five to eight hundred lives per year by reducing alcohol-related traffic crashe...

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The Ten Commandments of Delaware DUI Law

After getting a new DUI case, we often wish we could have spoken to our client before the arrest occurred. If we had, maybe we would have prevented the arrest from even occurring, or maybe we could have given some useful tips that would have helped in the defense of the case. We hope you […]

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Question about DUI while high on marijuana

Question: My son was arrested for possession of marijuana.  He was driving a car when he got arrested and we later found out he was also charged with DUI for smoking pot and driving.  He didn't have anything to drink though.  Can they do that? Answer: The short answer is yes.  The police can charge […]

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Who do I call about my Super Bowl Sunday DUI in Delaware?

Super Bowl Sunday is prime time for more than television advertising. In Delaware, it is also prime time for DUI arrests. According to WBOC.com, the police were out in force in Delaware to ensnare allegedly under-the-influence drivers. There were DUI checkpoints in Newark, DE. There were roving DUI saturation patrols all over the State conduct...

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Delaware DUI Checkpoints on tap for tonight and tomorrow

  Delaware Checkpoint Strikeforce has checkpoints planned for this weekend: -Friday Oct. 26th Checkpoints will be conducted in Wilmington and in Georgetown, DE -Saturday Oct. 27th there will be a checkpoint in Wilmington conducted by the NcCo DUI Task Force centered around the Halloween Loop. DUI checkpoints are of questionable value in stoppi...

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