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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.

Juries Must Be Unanimous In Criminal Trials

Every lawyer, and most people, assumed under the law that juries had to be unanimous (all 12 votes if in a jury trial in California) in order to convict a person of a crime.   Defense counsel has argued that unanimity is a required admonition to a Defendant prior to taking a plea.  In fact, this…Read More

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Jon Bryant Artz Awarded With The 2020 AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Jon Bryant Artz Awarded With The 2020 AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Jon Bryant Artz, DUI lawyer in Los Angeles, has been awarded the 2020 AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards reflecting the confidential opinions of the members of the Bar and Judiciary. The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through…Read More

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California DUI & Mental Health Diversion (Penal Code 1001.36)

Do you suffer from a mental illness? If so, and you’ve recently been arrested for a DUI, it’s possible that you could reap the benefits of California State Penal Code 1001.36. That’s because this new (and somewhat controversial) state law allows people with certain mental illnesses to go into a pretrial diversion program, receive treatment,…Read More

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People v. Smith – Warrantless Entry – California Supreme Court Values the Right of Privacy

The California Supreme Court recently tackled an interesting case (People v. Smith) involving warrantless entry, related to the Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. Specifically, it provides that “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and…Read More

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Hiring an Attorney for Your 2nd DUI is a Smart Move

If you managed to get by without an attorney on your first DUI, you may think that the second time will be just as easy. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. States are on a mission to crack down on DUI, starting with repeat offenders. If you’ve been convicted of a DUI in…Read More

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Wrongfully Arrested for DUI? Read this Guide.

One of the main narratives behind technological change is that it makes our lives collectively easier, more convenient, and safer. For the most part, this is true. However, in the world of DUI, technology has actually blurred the lines between drunk driving and bad driving – causing thousands of Americans to be wrongfully arrested for…Read More

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What Happens When You Drink and Drive?

Did you know that nearly 30 people die in drunk-driving crashes in the U.S. every day? That’s more than one person each hour, according to data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Although drunk-driving fatalities have declined in recent years, the numbers are still staggering. In 2018 alone, 10,511 people died in…Read More

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5 Facts About California DUI Cases [You Probably Didn’t Know]

Below are 5 facts about DUI cases you probably didn’t know, and they can make or break your chances of beating a DUI accusation or reducing your sentence or penalties. 1. You Need an Attorney – Don’t Try to Get By Without One Do not try and get by without an attorney. First, you simply…Read More

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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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