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Drunk Driving Among the Veteran Population is Up 60% Since 2014

Our nation’s veterans have historically experienced hardships upon returning to civilian life. After they return home, it can be difficult for them to reacclimate to the way things were before they were deployed. They may experience PTSD or have physical pains that make day-to-day movements difficult. In the face of this type of adversity, coping…Read More

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Do You Have To Take A DUI Breath Test In Los Angeles If You Are Stopped?

Do not take a breath test at the scene prior to an arrest. You do not have to agree to that.  After an arrest, you must take a blood or breath test or lose your license to drive. Technically, not consenting to a breath DUI test is grounds to lose your driving privileges, which can…Read More

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How To Answer The, “Have You Been Drinking Tonight?” Question

If you are pulled over by a police officer who suspects you are driving while intoxicated, you will no doubt be a bit nervous. This is intimidating, even if you haven’t touched a drop of alcohol in your life. What is most important to remember is that what happens during the next few moments could…Read More

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The Implications of A DUI Charge on Your Auto Insurance

Los Angeles, by itself, bags about a quarter of DUI cases in the state of California. That said, if you are going to drink and drive, you might as well know exactly what you are getting yourself into, starting with raised car insurance premiums. Driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 oZ makes you…Read More

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Your Rights and Responsibilities During Routine Traffic Stops

The last thing you want to see after you’ve been out with friends is the glimpse of flashing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror. Even if you haven’t had a sip to drink, this scene can incite anxiety in the calmest of people. There’s a lot going on, and if you don’t know…Read More

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Tips to Stay Safe on the Road This Holiday Season

The holiday season is the time of year to spread cheer and enjoy yourself, but it’s important to not get reckless! One drink too many could mean you have a bad holiday season this year. If you want to be safe on the road this holiday season, we’ve compiled a few tips to help. 1….Read More

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The ‘Rising Blood Alcohol’ Defense in a DUI Case

If you were drinking before you got pulled over, the case may seem pretty cut and dried in your eyes, but to an experienced legal defense team, your arrest is just the beginning. You see, DUI defense attorneys understand the law, and they know how to make it work for their clients. A BAC of…Read More

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

Drivers: What You Need to Know about Drug Recognition Experts

A DUI involving drugs is handled much differently than one centering around alcohol. For years, technology companies have been busily honing ways to identify how much alcohol drivers consumed before they got behind the wheel. Breathalyzers are now a go-to industry staple for law enforcement officers who suspect a driver’s been drinking. Laws have been…Read More

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What are Wobbler DUIs in California?

In law, most things are defined by precedents or specific regulations that either prohibit or allow certain behavior. Of course, there are outliers. California, for example, is known for its “wobbler laws”, which can easily turn black-and-white issues into areas where there’s plenty of gray involved. In fact, the state has over 100 “wobbler” laws…Read More

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Surprising Ways A DUI Can Impact Your Life

Every year, one percent of drivers in America get arrested for driving under the influence. However, many drivers do not realize that a DUI addition to your background if convicted can have penalties far beyond the payment of fines and hike in insurance premiums. Medical and legal professionals arrested or convicted of a DUI in…Read More

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