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How to Fight a Prescription Drug DUI in California

Driving Under the Influence is a serious offense. A DUI is often associated with alcohol or illegal drugs, but it is illegal to drive under the influence of prescription medication, whether a doctor prescribed it to you or not. Although you may be under a doctor’s care, this doesn’t always lead to a defense if…Read More

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How to Fight a Marijuana DUI in California

Despite having progressive views toward cannabis legalization, it is illegal to drive a vehicle under the influence of marijuana in the state of California. Law enforcement must have a valid reason to pull you over and arrest you for driving under the influence, which can have strict penalties. If you get stopped by the authorities…Read More

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Everything You Need To Know About The Blood Test for Prescription Drugs DUI

When your doctor writes you a prescription for medication, it is your responsibility to use the drug exactly as intended. For example, you should only take the number of pills specified per day since taking more than prescribed or even skipping doses could cause unintended consequences. Many medications also state on the label that taking…Read More

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Your DUI Checkpoint Questions Answered

Being pulled over by police is fairly common. But what should one do when encountering a DUI checkpoint? Many motorists have no idea what they should or should not do in this situation. The following are some commonly asked questions (with corresponding answers) relating to DUI checkpoints in California. What happens if I turn around…Read More

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Q&A: Can you get a DUI while driving high on marijuana?

Recreational marijuana has been legal in California since 2016, leaving many to wonder about the legality of driving after smoking or otherwise consuming the drug. The answer to whether you can receive a DUI while driving high on marijuana is a definite yes. According to the California Department of Public Health, you face the possibility…Read More

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5 Things You Should Know About Prescription Drug DUI Laws

When discussing the impact of driving under the influence, we often focus on the impairment caused by alcohol or recreational drugs. However, these laws aren’t restricted to those substances. If prescription medications have an impact on your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, you may also be faced with the consequences of a DUI…Read More

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8 Things You Should Know About Marijuana DUI Laws

Did you know that it’s legal for you to possess marijuana if you live in California? In 2016, the state of California legalized the nonmedical use of marijuana if you’re a person who’s over the age of 21. Under Proposition 64, you can essentially cultivate, possess, and consume marijuana for personal use. However, you should…Read More

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Personal Injury Lawsuits: A Costly Problem Drunk Drivers Could Face

Over the last few decades, we have seen countless educational campaigns, plus the implementation of stricter DUI laws, against drunk driving. Still, drunk driving remains a problem in California and across the United States. In Los Angeles, there has been an apparent reduction in the number of drunk driving arrests since 2009. However, the city’s…Read More

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How Effective Are Ignition Interlock Devices At Reducing Car Crashes?

Drunk driving has been a long-running problem not only in the United States but also in many countries around the world. For decades, governments and private organizations alike have been working hard coming up with measures to curb cases of driving under the influence (DUI). DUI offenders are now facing harsher penalties like longer jail…Read More

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Steps Parents Can Take To Keep Their Teens From Drinking and Driving

Drunk driving has been a problem in the United States for decades. In 2016 alone, 10,497 people lost their lives in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And though the CDC also states that the percentage of high school teens who drink and drive has fallen by more…Read More

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