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  • DUI

    The latest posts for DUI are listed below.
    • What Happens If I Refuse to Take a Breathalyzer?

      Getting pulled over for a suspected DUI can be one of the most frightening moments in your life, as you know the consequences of driving under the influence are severe and unforgiving. Once you are pulled over, you will likely be asked to take a breathalyzer test, in which you blow into a device which checks your blood alcohol content . If you are concerned about what may happen if you refuse to ...
    • Helpful Tips After a DUI Arrest

      If you or someone you know was recently arrested for DUI in California, don’t wait to take legal action. Even first-time offenders could be looking at serious penalties if a conviction is made. How you handle yourself at this time – from what you do while in jail to what you say to law enforcement officers leading up to the arrest – could significantly impact the outcome of your case. 4 Tips You ...
    • What Are the Duties of a Designated Driver?

      California’s Designated Driver Program is an official effort of the California state DMV to combat drunk driving. The general principle behind the program is abstention from alcoholic beverages for the purpose of responsibly transporting others who have been drinking. Designated drivers must: Be at least 21 years old Possess a valid driver’s license Be part of a group of 2 or more people Verbally ...

    DUI Checkpoints

    The latest posts for DUI Checkpoints are listed below.
    • 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 ...

    DUI Defense

    The latest posts for DUI Defense are listed below.
    • What Happens If I Refuse to Take a Breathalyzer?

      Getting pulled over for a suspected DUI can be one of the most frightening moments in your life, as you know the consequences of driving under the influence are severe and unforgiving. Once you are pulled over, you will likely be asked to take a breathalyzer test, in which you blow into a device which checks your blood alcohol content . If you are concerned about what may happen if you refuse to ...
    • Helpful Tips After a DUI Arrest

      If you or someone you know was recently arrested for DUI in California, don’t wait to take legal action. Even first-time offenders could be looking at serious penalties if a conviction is made. How you handle yourself at this time – from what you do while in jail to what you say to law enforcement officers leading up to the arrest – could significantly impact the outcome of your case. 4 Tips You ...
    • What Are the Duties of a Designated Driver?

      California’s Designated Driver Program is an official effort of the California state DMV to combat drunk driving. The general principle behind the program is abstention from alcoholic beverages for the purpose of responsibly transporting others who have been drinking. Designated drivers must: Be at least 21 years old Possess a valid driver’s license Be part of a group of 2 or more people Verbally ...

    FAQ

    The latest posts for FAQ are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Field Sobriety Tests

    The latest posts for Field Sobriety Tests are listed below.
    • What Happens If I Refuse to Take a Breathalyzer?

      Getting pulled over for a suspected DUI can be one of the most frightening moments in your life, as you know the consequences of driving under the influence are severe and unforgiving. Once you are pulled over, you will likely be asked to take a breathalyzer test, in which you blow into a device which checks your blood alcohol content . If you are concerned about what may happen if you refuse to ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Marijuana DUI

    The latest posts for Marijuana DUI are listed below.
    • 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 ...

    Statute of Limitations

    The latest posts for Statute of Limitations are listed below.
    • DUI Statute Of Limitations

      Were you arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Madera, Fresno, Kings or Tulare County, but for some reason the District Attorney (DA) is dragging their feet when it comes to filing your DUI charges? Could this delay mean that you're off the hook? It does happened. A driver is cited for DUI, they are not charged at their first hearing, and they are told that they will be mailed a letter ...
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