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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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ignition interlock devices

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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Your criminal background check could be pulled for any number of reasons throughout your life.

Will a DUI Arrest Show Up on Background Records?

People – both individuals and companies – use background checks for many different things. Sometimes, they’re just checking to see if you’re telling the truth. Other times, the party who’s checking your background may have certain restrictions, which could prohibit you from moving further in the process if your records show red flags. Background Checks:…Read More

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If you get arrested at a DUI checkpoint, contact an attorney as soon as you can.

Los Angeles DUI Checkpoints – What You Need To Know

Although DUI checkpoints can really occur any time of year or day of the week, they’re particularly common on holidays and weekends. These tend to be the times when people are most likely hanging out and relaxing with friends and family – occasions which often include alcohol. As summer has quickly faded into fall, and…Read More

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blood alcohol level can be reduced by drinking coffee

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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