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Do Not Defend Yourself in Your DUI Case – Here’s Why

You may have heard that you can defend yourself in court. This is technically true, and while there are many more legal resources available today than ever before, it is not a good idea for a DUI case in California. Defense of a DUI charge is one of the more complicated legal defenses and it…Read More

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Do Not Choose A Public Defender for Your DUI

If you can afford to do so, it is always better to hire an experienced attorney to help with your DUI charge, and not rely on a public defender. You might think a public defender is an attractive solution because they are free, but this is not in your best interest. Why shouldn’t you use…Read More

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10 Common Mistakes Made in DUI Cases

Just because you are facing a DUI charge does not mean you are guilty yet, or that the prosecution can prove it.  It does not it mean you will automatically face extreme fines and penalties. In order to give yourself the best chance for success, it’s important to know the dos and don’ts of being…Read More

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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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