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DUI Lawyer Jon Artz Receives Avvo Top Contributor Award

Jon Artz Receives Avvo Top Contributor Award

This award is given to attorneys who have answered a certain number of legal questions asked on AVVO.com. In 2016 alone, DUI lawyer Jon Artz earned 1,500 contributor points. Avvo is the leading online legal marketplace, providing profiles, reviews, and peer endorsements for lawyers in the United States. It’s where anyone can ask a legal…Read More

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How to Avoid Jail with Your 2nd DUI - Los Angeles DUI Attorney Jon

How to Avoid Jail When You’ve Been Arrested for Second DUI

Penalties for DUI in California are strict. However, there are several offenses that do not typically include jail time.  If you’ve been arrested for your 2nd DUI, it’s important to seek legal counsel from an experienced criminal defense attorney that specializes in DUI. There are alternatives to jail time, even when you’ve been arrested for…Read More

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Top 3 Reasons DUI Cases Are Dismissed

Top 3 Reasons DUI Cases Are Dismissed

DUI is a serious driving violation and an incredibly difficult charge to contest. However, there are instances that warrant a dismissal. As such, you should consult an experienced DUI attorney if you’re facing charges you feel may have been brought about unlawfully. Top 3 Reasons for DUI Dismissal The top three reasons DUI cases are…Read More

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Staying Sober While Out at Night

Staying Sober While Out On The Town

Nobody wants to face a DUI charge, or worse, hurt someone by getting behind the wheel when you’ve had one too many. Here are a few tips for staying sober while out on the town. Make a Backup Plan. It sounds simple enough, but if you need to stay sober for whatever reason and plan…Read More

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How Long Will a DUI Conviction Stay on My Record?

A DUI conviction can have lasting results that may impact many aspects of your life long after the police pull you over. Things you may not have even considered will likely be affected, including employment, rental applications, background checks, and auto insurance, just to name a few. DUIs in California: How Long Do They Stay…Read More

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DUI Lawyer in Los Angeles - How Does a PAS Work?

How Do Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) Devices Work?

When you consume alcoholic beverages, the alcohol is absorbed into your bloodstream. Over time, your body metabolizes this alcohol, bringing your blood back to its normal levels. Generally speaking, it takes your body about an hour to metabolize a glass of wine or beer or a single shot. As the alcohol concentration rises in the…Read More

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Will a DUI Prevent Me from Getting a Passport?

Driving under the influence can change your life, and there are plenty of negative consequences that come with it. Many people ask, “Can you get a passport with a DUI?” Thankfully, although you may have been charged with DUI, the answer is yes, you can still get a passport. In other words, having a DUI should…Read More

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What You Need to Know About California Prop 64

With the recent passage of California Proposition 64 which permits the recreational use of marijuana, many questions have arisen in regard to the specifics of the law. Can you drive with marijuana in your vehicle? What if you get pulled over while intoxicated? Understanding the full scope of Prop 64 is essential to the avoidance…Read More

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How SCRAM is Changing the Face of California’s DUI Programs

Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitors (SCRAM devices) are devices that detect the amount of alcohol in a person’s body by way of his or her sweat. These devices are worn around the ankle, similar to the way a bracelet would be worn around a person’s wrist. When a person consumes alcohol, the body process much…Read More

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Statute of Limitations: What It Means For DUI

The California DUI process can be cumbersome and confusing at best. Following an arrest, it’s not uncommon for the accused to feel overwhelmed—especially when court appearances do not align with the dates on the citation. Learn more about California’s statute of limitations and what to expect after getting arrested for DUI. Steps of the DUI…Read More

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