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Blog Posts in 2016

  • My Child Was Arrested for DUI - What Should I Do?

    No parent ever expects to receive a phone call or visit from police informing them that their child has been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) . While teenage DUI charges often stem from a momentary lack of judgment, this one-time mistake can carry lifelong consequences – making it crucial that you take action immediately to protect their future and freedom. If your child has been ...
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  • Avoiding a Marijuana DUI in Cannabis-Legal California

    While the results of the November 8 th elections have been divisive to say the least, many Californians have reason to rejoice given the passing of Proposition 64, making marijuana legal for recreational use for adults age 21 and older within the state. While the passing of this law will free individuals from many of the criminal consequences associated with the possession, use, and cultivation of ...
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  • I Passed the Field Sobriety Test but Was Still Arrested

    In California, field sobriety tests are a common method used by police officers in an attempt to determine whether a person has been driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol. If you are pulled over and the police suspect that you are intoxicated, there is a high probability that you will be asked to perform one of these tests. While the police may like you to assume that these ...
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  • DUI Arrests: How Men & Women Are Affected Differently

    All people should be judged equally under the law. This is the whole reason why the statue of Justice is always depicted as blind. The law doesn’t see color, creed, sex, gender, and so on. And yet, when it comes to certain cases and crimes, there does seem to be some differing behavior occurring among law enforcement. Today, we are discussing how men and women seem to be treated differently and ...
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  • Should I Sleep off a Buzz in My Car?

    If you are legally intoxicated and have nowhere to go, sleeping in your car may seem like the right thing to do. In some cases you may be right, but in California, it can also land you in hot water. If an officer has reason to believe that you drove, or were in a position to drive while intoxicated, you could be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) . No one can predict the future and ...
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  • I Was Stopped at a DUI Checkpoint! What Should I Do?

    The majority of drivers will be stopped at a sobriety checkpoint at some point in their lifetime. It is an eventuality even perfect drivers cannot avoid. These checkpoints exist so law enforcement can spot motorists who are driving under the influence (DUI) and keep the roads safe. If you are ever stopped at a checkpoint, it’s important to know your rights as officers can use the public’s lack of ...
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  • Can You Refuse to Take a Field Sobriety Test?

    There is something admirable about always respecting and listening to an authority figure, such as a law enforcement officer. But there are times when not doing as you are told is the right choice, and your legal right. After you are pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence ( DUI ) in California, odds are pretty high that sooner than later the police officer is going to tell you to ...
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  • What to Do After Being Pulled Over for Drunk Driving

    You have enjoyed a night out with your friends and had a drink or two. Now that you are on the way home, red and blue lights are flashing in your rearview mirror. The police are pulling you over. Do you know what to do in order to minimize your chances of being tossed into a jail cell or subsequently convicted of driving under the influence ( DUI )? If you know your rights ahead of time and ...
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