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Myth or Fact: Blood Alcohol Levels Can be Reduced by Drinking Coffee

The idea that blood alcohol level can be reduced by drinking coffee has been around for decades. So, is it true? NO! Coffee has plenty of effects on the body, but none of them are related to reducing blood alcohol content (BAC) more quickly than normal. It may cause you to stay awake, but it…Read More

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Blood test results are more reliable than results from PAS devices.

Blood Test for a DUI – What You Need to Know

The red and blue lights are flashing. Your heart is beating rapidly. You think back on the past few hours of fun you’ve had, and you try to remember how many drinks were put on your tab since you’ve been out. Before you know it, a police officer is knocking at your window, asking your…Read More

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Can You Go to Canada with a DUI?

Can You Go to Canada with a DUI?

There are plenty of incredible things to do and places to see in Canada, but if you’ve been convicted of a DUI, you might have to put your plans on hold for a little while. The United States and Canada view DUI offenses very differently. Generally speaking, a DUI in the U.S. is a misdemeanor…Read More

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Arrested for DUI but Not Charged

Being arrested for a DUI can be a terrifying thing. After the field sobriety tests, breathalyzers, and paperwork, you’re probably facing at least a night in jail. If you’ve never been arrested before, you’re looking at several hours in a compact space, filled with all sorts of strangers. When morning comes, you might be released…Read More

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What Happens if You Get a Third DUI in California?

It’s never advisable to get behind the wheel when you’ve been drinking, but the penalties can be particularly harsher if you’ve already been convicted of DUIs in the past. First-time offenders typically receive less intense penalties than multiple offenders, and the costs and punishments increase with each arrest. If you’ve been charged with your third…Read More

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If you’ve been convicted of driving while under the influence, you will get points on your license. In California, a DUI is worth two points.

How Many Points on your License is a DUI in California?

In California, the validity of a person’s driver’s license is determined using a point system. You start out with zero points, but as you incur infractions, or misdemeanors, you begin to accumulate points. The more points you have, the riskier your driving behavior. Excessive points can result in increased insurance premiums, suspended licenses, or even…Read More

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Can You Take DUI Classes Online in California?

Can You Take DUI Classes Online in California?

Can you take a DUI alcohol program online in California? The short answer is “no”. The state of California does not recognize any online DUI programs, and the DMV will not reinstate your driver’s license if you do not complete the required coursework from an officially licensed California DUI program. As you’re doing your research,…Read More

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In Los Angeles, for a first time DUI offense, bail is $2,500 (in 2017).

How Much is Bail for a DUI in California?

If you’ve been arrested for a DUI in California, the costs can accumulate quickly. You may lose time from work, you might need to get an attorney, and you’ll likely need to pay court fines and costs associated with alcohol programs. Before you can get to any of that, you’ll need to make bail. The…Read More

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Can You Get a DUI on a Bicycle in California?

Can You Get a DUI on a Bicycle in California?

It’s no secret that it’s illegal to get behind the wheel of a car when you’ve been drinking, but did you know that you could also face stiff fines and penalties if you’re caught riding a bike while under the influence? Although the punishments for riding a bike while intoxicated are far less severe than…Read More

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If you’ve been charged with a DUI of any sort, it’s always best to seek the assistance of a professional DUI attorney who understands the laws and can help you fight for the best possible scenario for your unique situation.

Can You Beat a DUI Without a Lawyer

When it comes to DUIs, it’s important to know that there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Each case is unique, and the circumstances revolving your arrest – though they may be like others – are unique. The answer to whether you can beat a DUI without an attorney depends on many individual factors. In most cases…Read More

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