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Recent Posts in DUI Defense Category

  • 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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  • 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

    What Happens If You Pass a Field Sobriety Test? While the police may like you to assume that these roadside sobriety tests are mandatory, there is nothing in the law that states that you must participate. Furthermore, field sobriety tests are not required for the police to make an arrest. This means that even if you take and pass a test, you may still be charged with DUI. In California, field ...
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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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