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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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How Much Does a DUI Attorney Cost?

DUI attorneys tend to bill differently than other attorneys. They fall under the category of criminal attorneys, which means they will typically require a deposit upfront in order to secure their services. This is a “retainer” fee. The full amount you are charged for your case depends entirely on the: Fee structure used by the…Read More

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How Do Cops Tell If You’re Drunk? (Body & Behavior)

If you are pulled over by an officer under suspicion of Driving Under the Influence, there are physical and behavioral symptoms that officers are trained to look for. Often times, these signs of intoxication are also displayed by drivers who are simply tired or nervous. This is why it is important to know what officers…Read More

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Why Do People Fail the Field Sobriety Test?

If you get pulled over under suspicion of Driving Under the Influence or at a regular DUI checkpoint, you will be issued a series of field sobriety tests, perhaps just one or perhaps a handful. There are different tests available to police officers but unfortunately, they are not very accurate and usually not provided in…Read More

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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.

Is Hiring a DUI Lawyer Worth It? Answer: Yes

In California, DUI cases can become incredibly complex. These cases take place within two government agencies. First, the legal court system responsible for the criminal charges. Second, the DMV responsible for the civil charges relating to your ability to maintain a driver’s license. In addition to all this, you also face fines that can be…Read More

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If you have been arrested for a drug DUI in Los Angeles, call a DUI lawyer right away.

Are the Penalties the Same for DUIs Involving Prescription Medication?

It is easy to believe that because you have a prescription for your medication, you cannot be charged with Driving Under the Influence. But this is far from true. Driving under the influence of legal drugs, prescription medications or over-the-counter medications can still result in a DUI arrest and a potential conviction just the same…Read More

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Kicking the Habit of Drunk Driving

Getting behind the wheel after a few drinks might sound okay to some people, which is why studies show that 29 people die every day in the United States in vehicle accidents involving an impaired driver. While this happens every day, it’s not too late to change things for the better. If you find yourself constantly racking…Read More

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