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Los Angeles, California DUI: How is it Treated?

DUI can be treated as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances. In California, there are 7 misdemeanor DUI offenses you can be charged with depending on your offenses, in addition to administrative punishments such as revocation of your license. 1. Punishments & Consequences When you are charged with a DUI in California,…Read More

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California DUI Statistics To Motivate You To Not Drink and Drive

California is the largest and most populated state in the continental United States. As a result, it has some of the highest standards for laws that protect its citizens from harm. Unfortunately, with the Californian lifestyle comes a high propensity to drink and drive – something that can have terrible consequences for both drivers and…Read More

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What Are the Miranda Rights & Why Are They Important?

Your Miranda Rights refer to a set of warnings that officers have to provide you during an arrest. Officers have to give you a specific advice before they start questioning you. These rules were brought about by the US Supreme Court case of Miranda v Arizona. These include: Your right to remain silent The understanding…Read More

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Do Not Defend Yourself in Your DUI Case – Here’s Why

You may have heard that you can defend yourself in court. This is technically true, and while there are many more legal resources available today than ever before, it is not a good idea for a DUI case in California. Defense of a DUI charge is one of the more complicated legal defenses and it…Read More

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Do Not Choose A Public Defender for Your DUI

If you can afford to do so, it is always better to hire an experienced attorney to help with your DUI charge, and not rely on a public defender. You might think a public defender is an attractive solution because they are free, but this is not in your best interest. Why shouldn’t you use…Read More

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10 Common Mistakes Made in DUI Cases

Just because you are facing a DUI charge does not mean you are guilty yet, or that the prosecution can prove it.  It does not it mean you will automatically face extreme fines and penalties. In order to give yourself the best chance for success, it’s important to know the dos and don’ts of being…Read More

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I Failed the Roadside Sobriety Test in California – What Happens Now?

California uses a variety of different roadside sobriety tests. You’ve probably seen a DUI checkpoint on the road where vehicles are stopped here and there, drivers have stepped out to walk in a straight line or balance on one leg. Rest assured, a failure of one of these tests does not mean you are doomed…Read More

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I Was Arrested For A DUI – Am I Going To Jail?

When you’re arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence or DUI in Los Angeles (or any city in California, for that matter), you are most definitely going behind bars. Police will cuff you upon your arrest, bring you to the local station, and hold you in a jail cell there. However, your detention will…Read More

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Can You Fight A DUI Even With A Positive Blood Test?

If you have been charged with a DUI, and it was confirmed by a BAC blood test, can you fight your case? Believe it or not, yes, you can. Blood tests are not infallible, even though they are generally thought to be reliable. With the help of an experienced DUI Attorney, you can fight your…Read More

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Can I Avoid A Trial for a DUI?

If you are facing a DUI charge in California, you may be able to avoid going to trial. In reality, most DUI cases do not go to trial. For first time DUI offenders, most of the time a plea offer will be made, whereby you plead guilty to driving under the influence but in exchange,…Read More

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