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Holiday Seasons Means More DUIs

The temperatures are dropping and the holiday season is upon us. Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve, for many people, this is a time of joy that’s jam-packed with homecomings, parties, and gatherings of friends and family.  But, beneath the twinkling veneer of tinsel, ornaments, and tea lights lurks an unfortunate truth—this time…Read More

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Can I Get DUI if I Drive on Tesla’s Autopilot?

Tesla leads its competitors primarily because of its various technological advancements, such as Autopilot and “full-self driving” capabilities. With approximately 830,000 Teslas currently on the road, its four models (S, X, Y, and 3) account for more than 61% of the American electric vehicle (EV) market.[1] Although such automated vehicle technologies could eventually make the…Read More

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Can I Really Get a DUI for Sleeping it off in My Car?

Following an evening or night of drinking, it is tempting to sleep in your car until you feel sober enough to drive home. After all, rideshares like Lyft or Uber may be expensive late at night. So, you might think that a decent nap will get you well-rested enough to safely drive home in a…Read More

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Out-of-State Drivers Who Get a DUI in California

Unlike much of the east coast or Europe, California was not designed for easy commuting, especially for out-of-state visitors. Los Angeles, in particular, is the epitome of the urban sprawl transportation dilemma—to go from one place to another, you’ll need a vehicle. California’s reliance on automobiles can cause problems for both pleasure and business tourists….Read More

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How Often Are DUI Charges Reduced?

In Los Angeles County, driving under the influence (DUI) is deemed a severe offense, punishable with harsh penalties set by California penal codes. If you have recently been charged with a DUI, depending on the circumstances of the incident, you may face fines, driving probation, or even jail time. In some cases, just the allegation…Read More

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Everything You Need to Know About Court-Ordered Rehab

What is Court-Ordered rehab? Court-Ordered Rehab is a mandatory legal order by a judge for a person to be placed in a rehabilitation program to avoid jail time. It is a deal where instead of being put in jail, the person promises to attend and finish a rehabilitation program. However, this is not available to…Read More

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Drugged Driving – Types of Drugs & Their Effects on the Human Body & Mind

Please note: If you need to speak to a DUI lawyer in Los Angeles, contact Craig Sturm today. Drugged driving is on the rise across the United States, including in Los Angeles.  While many studies have shown that DUI offenses involving alcohol have decreased in recent years, the same cannot be said for drugs. DUIs…Read More

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Can I Get a DUI for Taking CBD?

Please note: If you need to speak to a DUI lawyer in Los Angeles, contact Craig Sturm today. CBD (cannabidiol) has gained popularity as an alternative for people who want to get the relaxing benefits of marijuana without going through the psychoactive high brought about by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabidiol products are also used for myriad…Read More

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Should You Ever Admit Drug Usage To A Police Officer?

Please note: If you need to speak to a DUI lawyer in Los Angeles, contact Craig Sturm today. You don’t like being pulled over, but should it happen, how do you handle the situation to your advantage? You need to know how to talk to the police officer, what to say and what not to…Read More

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The Marijuana Breathalyzer: Emerging Technology Could Impact Marijuana DUIs

Please note: If you need to speak to a DUI lawyer in Los Angeles, contact Craig Sturm today. In the last few years, medical and recreational marijuana legalization has continued to expand across the country. As more states permit the use of marijuana in one form or another, police departments, public health officials, and attorneys…Read More

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