Down By Law is a punk rock band formed in or around 1990. Frontman Dave Smalley of Dag Nasty fame teamed up with the members of Chemical People for their first album and went through several set changes all around over the years. Starting on Epitaph records with their first self titled LP, DBL continued on Epitaph until Last of the Sharpshooters in 1997. A brief stint on Go Kart Records saw the release of "Fly The Flag", and now with their latest release of Windward Tides and Wayward Sails in 2003 finds them on Union Label Group.
In August 2008, Down By Law recently announced that they have been working on new songs for a possible new release. However, they are currently without a label. They also posted a new track called "Bullets" on their official website.