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Staying Sober While Out at Night

Staying Sober While Out On The Town

Nobody wants to face a DUI charge, or worse, hurt someone by getting behind the wheel when you’ve had one too many. Here are a few tips for staying sober while out on the town. Make a Backup Plan. It sounds simple enough, but if you need to stay sober for whatever reason and plan…Read More

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How Long Will a DUI Conviction Stay on My Record?

A DUI conviction can have lasting results that may impact many aspects of your life long after the police pull you over. Things you may not have even considered will likely be affected, including employment, rental applications, background checks, and auto insurance, just to name a few. DUIs in California: How Long Do They Stay…Read More

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How Do Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) Devices Work?

When you consume alcoholic beverages, the alcohol is absorbed into your bloodstream. Over time, your body metabolizes this alcohol, bringing your blood back to its normal levels. Generally speaking, it takes your body about an hour to metabolize a glass of wine or beer or a single shot. As the alcohol concentration rises in the…Read More

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Will a DUI Prevent Me from Getting a Passport?

Driving under the influence can change your life, and there are plenty of negative consequences that come with it. Thankfully, although you may have been charged with DUI, you can still get a passport and board a plane. With a heavy travel season upon us, many people are making holiday getaway plans. If you’re trying to…Read More

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What You Need to Know About California Prop 64

With the recent passage of California Proposition 64 which permits the recreational use of marijuana, many questions have arisen in regard to the specifics of the law. Can you drive with marijuana in your vehicle? What if you get pulled over while intoxicated? Understanding the full scope of Prop 64 is essential to the avoidance…Read More

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How SCRAM is Changing the Face of California’s DUI Programs

Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitors (SCRAM devices) are devices that detect the amount of alcohol in a person’s body by way of his or her sweat. These devices are worn around the ankle, similar to the way a bracelet would be worn around a person’s wrist. When a person consumes alcohol, the body process much…Read More

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Statute of Limitations: What It Means For DUI

The California DUI process can be cumbersome and confusing at best. Following an arrest, it’s not uncommon for the accused to feel overwhelmed—especially when court appearances do not align with the dates on the citation. Learn more about California’s statute of limitations and what to expect after getting arrested for DUI. Steps of the DUI…Read More

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New Technology: Breathalyzer Skin Patches

The Breathalyzer – Two words that have put fear into the hearts of people for decades. In fact, the modern breathalyzer’s roots began in the 1950s. Although this device has been supported, tested, and enhanced by scientists and medical professionals alike over the years, the standard breathalyzer that’s used today for DUI arrests still have…Read More

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Overseas DUI – What You Need To Know

If you have a driver’s license, chances are you’re well aware of the seriousness of a DUI conviction. From hefty fines to mandatory jail time, alcohol treatment programs, and ignition interlocks, DUI penalties are serious. If you happen to get a DUI in another country, however, the expectations aren’t as clear. If you have been…Read More

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Ignition Interlock Law in California – SB 1046 at a Glance

The most recent legislation regarding California DUI laws stems from Senate Bill 1046—a bill signed into effect September 28, 2016. The law will make ignition interlock devices (IIDs) a mandatory penalty for the majority of California DUI offenders. But while DUI convictions are serious offenses that most will agree warrant the severe penalities, there are…Read More

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