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Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Breathalyzer Test

Know how to use a breath test? … Many officers don’t!

Shockingly, many officers don’t know how to properly administer a Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) Breath Test. When the test results get skewed, the officer blames the driver, accusing them of playing games and “refusing” the test — when in fact it was their own fault! A recent client was pulled over for weaving and charged…Read More

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Los Angeles DUI Attorney

Why is it difficult to prosecute a DUI Drugs case?

When someone is arrested for DUI/Drugs (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs–Not Alcohol) it is often difficult for the prosecution to secure a conviction. As a matter of law (as upheld in an appellate decision) the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the drugs have affected the nervous system, brain, or muscles as…Read More

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What do you do when your DUI client is an alcoholic?

She came in squirming and scrambling, saying the cop lied, blaming others, not taking responsibility for her actions, not facing reality… …in spite of the fact that she had just been arrested for third-time DUI Offense, with a .19% blood alcohol level (more than twice the legal limit), having violated her probation for a prior…Read More

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DUI Felony Car Crash, Accident with Injuries

2nd DUI Offense, Accident with Injuries > Low Bail, No Jail

A health administrator, already on probation for a prior DUI, was driving with friends late at night and ran into a tree, and then into a car, leading to soft-tissue injuries to one friend’s ear. He was now facing serious charges: Felony DUI with Injuries (V.C. §23153), and up to a year in jail. The…Read More

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Police station DUI video

Manhattan Beach DUI story — a very Dry Reckless

Most DUI attorneys would have plea bargained this case — bad driving, a .14 blood alcohol level — and thrown the client on the mercy of the court. Manhattan Beach police officers stopped my client based on her erratic driving, took her to the police station and gave her a breath test — which registered…Read More

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