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Can You Get a DUI on an E-Bike?

Posted by John Roberson III | Mar 18, 2024 | 0 Comments

Introduction A friend approached me recently regarding an e-bike opportunity and it got me thinking about ebikes and DUI laws. As electric bicycles (e-bikes) become increasingly popular, their convenience and desirability are undeniable. However, this rise in popularity brings to light significa...

How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Record in Alaska?

Posted by John Roberson III | Feb 26, 2024 | 0 Comments

Introduction Driving under the influence (DUI) is a criminal offense that leaves a lasting mark on your life in Alaska. Our mission is to offer hope and guidance to those entangled in the complexities of DUI laws. This blog addresses a common concern: "How long does a DUI stay on your record in ...

Confrontation Clause and DUI defenses

Posted by John Roberson III | Feb 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

Exploring the crossroads of the Confrontation Clause and DUI defenses offers a glimpse into the legal landscape. At its heart, the Confrontation Clause in the Sixth Amendment secures a defendant's right to face their accuser. But, what happens in DUI scenarios where the accuser is an inanimate ob...

Penalties for DUI Convictions in Alaska

Posted by John Roberson III | Feb 20, 2024 | 0 Comments

Anyone facing a DUI/Refusal Charge in Alaska should be aware of the penalties associated with a conviction in this state. This blog post aims to provide an overview of what to expect in terms of legal repercussions. Alaska requires mandatory minimum jail and fines for every DUI/Refusal conviction...

Weighing in on SFSTs

Posted by John Roberson III | Feb 16, 2024 | 0 Comments

In our latest blog post, we delve into aspects of Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs) and how factors such as an individual's body weight and the environmental temperature can influence the accuracy and fairness of these tests. Field Sobriety Tests are commonly used by law enforcement to assess impairmen...

Understanding the Mellanby Effect:

Posted by John Roberson III | Feb 15, 2024 | 0 Comments

Understanding the Mellanby Effect: A Critical Insight for Safe Driving Driving under the influence of alcohol remains a significant legal and safety concern across the globe. A fascinating aspect of alcohol consumption, known as the Mellanby effect, sheds light on the discrepancies between subje...

My Deep Dive in DUI Defense

Posted by John Roberson III | Feb 13, 2024 | 0 Comments

As a dedicated criminal defense attorney with a focus on DUI cases, I'm always on the lookout for opportunities to sharpen my skills and deepen my understanding of the law and its enforcement. Really. Recently, I embarked on a journey to Santa Ana, California, where I attended the National Colleg...

Drug-Impaired Driving Beyond Alcohol

Posted by John Roberson III | Feb 06, 2024 | 0 Comments

Introduction Navigating the legal landscape of DUI defense, especially amidst the shifting sands of cannabis legalization and the nuanced issue of prescription drug impairment, presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Over my decade-plus career in Anchorage, Alaska, defending those...

COVID-19 on DUI Trends and Enforcement

Posted by John Roberson III | Feb 05, 2024 | 0 Comments

In my years of defending DUI cases, I've seen and heard of the shifting sands of legal practices, and the evolution of societal attitudes toward driving under the influence. Yet, nothing could have prepared us for the seismic shifts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has not only t...

DUI Laws in the Age of Self-Driving Cars

Posted by John Roberson III | Feb 02, 2024 | 0 Comments

As self-driving cars shift from science fiction to reality, the legal landscape surrounding DUI laws faces unprecedented challenges. Dive into the intersection of technology and legal frameworks with insights from a defense attorney at the forefront of this evolving field.

DUIs and Wearable Technology

Posted by John Roberson III | Feb 01, 2024 | 0 Comments

Introduction As a criminal defense lawyer representing people in DUI cases for over a decade in Anchorage, Alaska, I've seen firsthand the devastating impact of DUIs on individuals and their families. Technology's role in preventing these incidents is a topic that's not only close to my heart bu...

DUI Blood Testing

Posted by John Roberson III | Jan 30, 2024 | 0 Comments

Hello, readers! As an Anchorage-based criminal defense attorney with over 10 years of experience, I've navigated the complexities of DUI cases with a blend of legal savvy (I like to think anyways) and some scientific understanding. Today, let's embark on a journey to demystify the world of DUI bl...

Decoding DUI Arrest Language

Posted by John Roberson III | Jan 29, 2024 | 0 Comments

  Introduction As an experienced DUI attorney in Alaska, I've navigated through a sea of unique cases over the past decade. A common thread among them is the intricate and often perplexing language used in police reports. Grasping this specialized jargon is essential, not just for l...

Whose Line Is It Anyways?

Posted by John Roberson III | Jan 26, 2024 | 0 Comments

If you've been reading along, you know that Standardized Field Sobriety Tests consists of three tests the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), Walk and Turn, and the One Leg Stand. Let's chat a bit about the Walk and turn test today.  Having been a DUI lawyer, in Alaska for over a decade, I've see...

A Nose Knows?

Posted by John Roberson III | Jan 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

You know, police officers are trained to sniff out alcohol, but this on study that despite their "training" police are not infallible. I once had a case where the officer swore he smelled booze, but my client's Blood Alcohol Content? It was under the legal limit. Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Can...

Inaccuracy of Blood Alcohol Level Measurements

Posted by John Roberson III | Jan 23, 2024 | 0 Comments

    Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is a crucial metric in legal and medical contexts, particularly in cases of suspected drunk driving. However, BAC measurements are not infallible and can be affected by a multitude of factors, making their accuracy a subject of scien...

Why I Joined the National College for DUI Defense

Posted by John Roberson III | Jan 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

Joining the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) wasn't just a career move for me – it was a leap into a world where I could really make a difference. This decision came from a place deep inside, driven by a passion to provide the absolute best representation for those tangled up in DUI cases....

Tips to Avoid Unwanted Police Stops

Posted by John Roberson III | Jan 19, 2024 | 0 Comments

Just last week, I had a client call me, shaken up over something that started as a routine traffic stop. It was a classic Alaska problem – they hadn't cleared the snow off their car's rear window. Seems minor, right? But this small oversight gave the cops a reason to stop them, and things quickly...

More Misconceptions about DUIs in Alaska

Posted by John Roberson III | Jan 18, 2024 | 0 Comments

In the world of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) investigations, there's a sea of myths and misunderstandings. It's important for drivers to get the real scoop on these myths, as they can really change the game in those critical moments. Let's set the record straight with a mix of hard facts and...

Why Choose Roberson Law Office?

Posted by John Roberson III | Jan 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

At our firm, we're not just another criminal defense law office in Alaska. We stand out with a few key features that really make a difference: Bringing the Law Office to You, Virtually: We get it, Alaska's huge, and getting around can be tough. That's why we've geared up with some of the best re...

Why Criminal Defense?

Posted by John Roberson III | Jan 16, 2024 | 0 Comments

Welcome to my world in criminal defense law – it's more than just courtrooms and legal jargon. For me, it's about connecting with people, understanding their stories, and guiding them through their toughest moments. This isn't just about strategies and legalities; it's about offering a helping ha...

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