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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ways to Beat Your California DUI Charges

    Getting charged with a DUI is frightening, but it doesn't have to be. Although there is a lot of negativity around this, and you may have been told by others that there is no hope of getting your charges reduced and/or dismissed, in most cases this is entirely false. Even if there is a lot of evidence against you, don't be so quick to plead guilty. Doing so erases your bargaining power, rendering ...
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