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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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What Happens If You Violate Your Interlock Device?

Ignition interlock devices (also known as IIDs) are DUI breath test instruments. If you check interlock installation FAQS, you’ll likely discover that they are installed in the car’s dashboard to prevent it from operating unless you provide an alcohol-free breath sample. About the size of a mobile phone, IIDs are installed on the steering column…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.

Juries Must Be Unanimous In Criminal Trials

Every lawyer, and most people, assumed under the law that juries had to be unanimous (all 12 votes if in a jury trial in California) in order to convict a person of a crime.   Defense counsel has argued that unanimity is a required admonition to a Defendant prior to taking a plea.  In fact, this…Read More

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Jon Bryant Artz Awarded With The 2020 AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Jon Bryant Artz Awarded With The 2020 AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Jon Bryant Artz, DUI lawyer in Los Angeles, has been awarded the 2020 AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards reflecting the confidential opinions of the members of the Bar and Judiciary. The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through…Read More

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California DUI & Mental Health Diversion (Penal Code 1001.36)

Do you suffer from a mental illness? If so, and you’ve recently been arrested for a DUI, it’s possible that you could reap the benefits of California State Penal Code 1001.36. That’s because this new (and somewhat controversial) state law allows people with certain mental illnesses to go into a pretrial diversion program, receive treatment,…Read More

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