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How Does Being Intoxicated Affect Your Ability to Drive?

We’ve all heard people say, “I drive better when I’ve had a few drinks. I’m more aware of my surroundings.” Perhaps you’ve even made this statement yourself once or twice. These statements can never actually be true. By default, alcohol is a depressant, which is designed to slow reaction times and inhibit the brain from…Read More

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Drunk Driving & Young Adults: Stats and Safety Tips

Drinking and driving continues to be a genuine problem in the U.S. amongst people of all ages. However, young adults seem to be more prone to drinking and driving than any other age group. The penalties for drinking and driving vary according to California state law and depend on factors such as age, blood alcohol…Read More

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Drunk Driving While Traveling Outside the U.S.

In the United States, 31% of road-related accidents are caused by alcohol consumption. That is high in comparison with Germany or the United Kingdom, for example, where their stats show that only 9% and 16% of the accidents are caused by drunk driving. What does that tell us? That we need to educate people more…Read More

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DUI Lawyer Jon Artz, based in Los Angeles, has tips for truck drivers to stay safe on the road.

To Keep On Trucking, Don’t Drink Under the Influence

Driving trucks is a dangerous job. According to the Bureau of Labor, truck drivers suffered 918 fatal injuries in 2016, more than workers in any other jobs. Conditions in large rigs are improving, with safety boards urging companies to include airbags and collision avoidance technologies on their trucks. Of course, some dangers are unavoidable but…Read More

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Smoking Weed and Getting Behind the Wheel: A Different Kind of DUI

Did you know you can get a DUI after participating in activities other than drinking? In fact, DUI stands for driving under the influence, and the “influence” can be anything that affects your ability to safely operate a moving vehicle. Of course, this definition includes alcohol, but it also refers to other mind-altering substances, such…Read More

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DUIs Among Aging Adults: How Getting Older Affects Your Driving

When most people think of risks and accidents that occur on the interstate each year, they automatically think of teenagers. Of course, this is for good reason because new drivers tend to have a bit of arrogance and obviously don’t possess the amount of experience necessary to avoid the pitfalls roadways present. What most people…Read More

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Distracted Driving Vs. Drunk Driving

Distracted Driving Vs. Drunk Driving Dangers

It’s no secret that even light drinking can lead to an impaired driver. The short-term effects of drinking can lead to difficulties concentrating and reacting behind the wheel. Drinking and driving causes thousands of accidents each year, affecting the lives and livelihoods of countless Americans. Not as many people are aware of the dangers of…Read More

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Road Safety Tips by DUI lawyer Jon Artz

How to Not Get Pulled Over for a DUI

A DUI can be devastating in many aspects. For starters, they’re incredibly expensive, and if you lose your job because you’re stuck behind bars, it’s hard to come up with the money to pay. The whole experience of handling your DUI charges can last for weeks, months, or years. To avoid all this, there are…Read More

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Things NOT to Do During Your DUI Arrest

Getting pulled over for suspicion of a DUI is no walk in the park, particularly if this is something you’ve never experienced before. No matter how much—or how little—you’ve drank, you’re immediately under the spotlight if an officer has chosen to put on his red and blue lights and pull you over. Your fear and…Read More

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California Aggravated DUI Offenders Face Longer Classes

When Does a Person Face Enhanced Penalties for DUI in California?

Every DUI case is different. Depending on the severity of the situation, which caused you to get pulled over, you may be facing harsher penalties than someone who committed a similar offense. You may be facing jail time, stiff penalties, and significant fines if you’re convicted of a DUI, no matter what the circumstances are,…Read More

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