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Common DUI Myths - Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Jon Artz

Drinking and Driving Myths

DUI laws are getting tougher, and law enforcement is getting stricter. So why are so many people still drinking and driving and getting arrested for DUI? Blaming it on alcohol addiction is understandable. After all, alcoholism is a real condition that needs treatment. There are drunk drivers, however, who have no qualms about drinking and…Read More

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Do Police Officers Have DUI Quotas?

For a long time, people have thought (or assumed) police officers have quotas for the number of speeding tickets and DUI arrests they must make. Recently, some stories have surfaced, which pointedly blame quotas for police officers’ behaviors as they relate to tickets and arrests. In reality, it’s important to remember that you can’t believe…Read More

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Is It Possible to Get a First-time DUI Case Dismissed?

The short answer is yes, it is possible to get a first-time DUI case dismissed, but it will never happen unless you hire an experienced DUI attorney to fight for you. Although some people may think they can simply waltz into the courtroom and defend their own cases, if you’ve been arrested for a DUI,…Read More

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New California Law: Assembly Bill 711

Prior to January 1st of this year, 44 states permitted liquor and alcohol manufacturers and sellers to provide their customers with free or discounted rides to ensure they got home safely; California was not one of these states. As of this year, however, the Golden State has joined the ranks of other safety-conscious states by…Read More

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implied consent educational lecture by DUI lawyer Jon Artz

Implied Consent Law in California – Educational Lecture

This is a brief educational lecture about the implied consent law in California and how blood tests can be excluded from evidence. In the ordinary course of events, a person is investigated, field sobriety tests are administered, and the person is then handcuffed and told, pursuant to California VC 23612, implied consent, that he must…Read More

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Five Safe-Driving Habits for 2018

If you’re like most people, you probably made a few resolutions for the new year. You may have already given some of those up, but if you’re still chugging along with your commitments, that’s awesome! Don’t forget, it doesn’t have to be January for you to implement positive changes in your life. Any time is the…Read More

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How to Get Your CDL Back After a DUI

A DUI is never fun for anyone, but if your money and livelihood relies on driving, a DUI can be absolutely devastating. Truck drivers who have been arrested for a DUI know this pain all too well. Like anyone, truck drivers lose their licenses if they’re convicted of a DUI; the difference is that a…Read More

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Analyzing the Cost Benefit of Hiring a DUI Lawyer

Cost of a Lawyer

An attorney can be a major expense for most people, but the consequences of entering the courtroom without any representation are usually far more costly, particularly in DUI cases. Remember, a DUI isn’t a one-and-done expense. The bills can keep coming for months—or even years—after the initial arrest. Consider the costs associated with a typical…Read More

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Here is the difference between reasonable suspicion and probable cause.

Reasonable Suspicion and Probable Cause

When it comes to DUIs, police officers are required to adhere to strict standards before pulling someone over. Without reasonable suspicion that a crime is taking — or has taken — place, officers are not lawfully permitted to detain or question motorists—even if only for a short period of time. Of course, DUI checkpoints continue…Read More

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Interlock Devices in California

Over the past few years, ignition interlock devices have become increasingly more common. If you’re convicted of a DUI in California, you may be required by the courts to install this equipment in your vehicle for a period of time. While you may know what the device is, you probably have a few questions regarding…Read More

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