Recent Posts in DUI Category

  • What Warning Signs Alert a Police Officer to Drunk Driving?

    || 27-Mar-2015

    Drivers often feel that drunk driving arrests are completely random – the officer just got “lucky” when they pulled someone over. In reality, a police officer is actually much more strategic as they search for intoxicated drivers. Officers are trained to be on the alert for certain red flags and when they spot them, it often leads to pulling the driver over. While many of the ...
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  • California Drunk Driving Punishments: California Vehicle Code 23152

    || 26-Aug-2013

    According to California Vehicle Code 23152, " Driving Under Influence of Alcohol or Drugs " it is illegal for any individual to drive a vehicle while he or she is under the influence of either alcohol, drugs or both. It is also illegal for any person to be driving a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 % or more. Any commercial driver who drives with a BAC level ...
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  • DMV Hearings: You Have 10 Days to Act

    || 19-Aug-2013

    If you have been placed under arrest for driving while under the influence (DUI) in Pasadena, you should have already received a notice of suspension or revocation from the arresting officer. As California law requires that the officer forward a copy of that notice to the DMV at once, you will need to act fast. The law allows DUI suspects to request a DMV hearing, but only if the request is made ...
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  • Do I Need a Lawyer for a DUI?

    || 5-Aug-2013

    Have you been recently arrested for a DUI offense? If so, the decisions you make in the few days following your arrest may be a game changer when it comes to fighting for your future and challenging the charges that have been placed against you. Many people may feel as though they don’t need a DUI defense attorney on their side to prove their innocence, though it is important to realize that ...
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  • Consequences of Drunk Driving in California

    || 1-Aug-2013

    Annually, there are a number of Californians who are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. While some are more fortunate to be arrested after making a simple traffic violation or being caught at a DUI checkpoint, there are others who are arrested under much more devastating circumstances. Every day people are injured and killed as a result of drunk driving accidents, and because of ...
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  • The 15 Minute Observation Period

    || 23-May-2013

    How does an officer know if someone is intoxicated? If they are assessing them based on outward signs how long does it take before they can come to an accurate conclusion? In the state of California that question is answered with 15 minutes and this is the minimum time that an officer should be inspecting a suspect before they are able to more accurately determine if they are in fact under the ...
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  • What are the Defenses for a DUI?

    || 10-May-2013

    For those that are accused of drinking under the influence of alcohol, these allegations can be fought and there are a number of ways to do so. There are many valid reasons for a why a person can be wrongfully accused and may come across as being intoxicated without this actually being true. One of the things that an officer can base their assumption off of is the appearance of a person. They may ...
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  • Medical Marijuana Use & Dispensaries

    || 18-Jan-2013

    Marijuana is a drug that has been pushed forward and the use encouraged for the medical benefits that it can offer. For those with health concerns, it can be a relief when nothing else seems to work. The state of California has chosen to allow for the use of it in certain medical cases and growers that are authorized are not penalized by the state if they adhere to guidelines. The stance of ...
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  • The HGN Test

    || 8-Jan-2013

    When suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, an officer may choose to pull you over and conduct a number of tests. The most common types of tests you may face are known as the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. These have been developed from the research of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Southern California Research Institute conducted them. There are three ...
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