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When to call a Los Angeles DUI defense attorney

When to Call a DUI Lawyer

If you have been arrested on DUI charges in California, whether after a police pull-over or at a DUI checkpoint, it is critical that you waste no time in contacting a professional DUI lawyer. Following the arrest, DUI proceedings can move very quickly. California DUI law is very complex which is why you need an…Read More

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Distracted Driving Vs. Drunk Driving

Arrested for DUI? Tricks Police Use Before, During & After

In 2015, there were 1.5 million people arrested for DUI in the United States, and more of them were arrested in California (214,828) than in any other state. Some police officers use tricky strategies before, during and after the arrest to render arrestees more pliable, more “cooperative,” and more likely to incriminate themselves. Here is…Read More

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New Court Decision Questions Implied Consent in California DUI Law (Arredondo)

Up until now … Courts in California supported the concept of implied consent in DUI cases.  Put simply, implied consent says you are deemed to have given your consent to a chemical alcohol test just by driving a vehicle and under suspicion of DUI.  This was the common situation where a police officer tells a…Read More

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What is Auto-Brewery Syndrome

Is Your Body a Brewery? Auto-Brewery Syndrome

Recently, a judge in New York dismissed a DUI charge against a 35 year old woman who claimed that her body works like a brewery. The woman reportedly spent approximately $7,000 working with a specialist to prove that her body uses excess intestinal yeast to turn carbohydrate rich foods into alcohol. The syndrome can sometimes…Read More

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CHP Code of Honor Violations During DUI Arrests

More DUI arrests are made in California than in any other U.S. state, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is the largest state-level law enforcement agency, having over 7,500 officers in its employ. Charged with monitoring the entirety of the California highway system, the CHP sets high standards for itself in carrying out this duty,…Read More

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Facts About Driving and Marijuana in California

Do not mix driving and marijuana in California. Although state law allows for the possession of medical marijuana in quantities of 8 oz. or less, upon a doctor’s recommendation and the issuance of a medical-marijuana ID card, it does not allow medical marijuana patients or non-patients to drive under the influence of marijuana. Thus, driving…Read More

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What You Need to Know About California Prop 47

On November 4th, 2014, Californians approved the ballot initiative known as Proposition 47, which reduces certain non-violent drug and property crimes from felony to misdemeanor status, and it is now state law. More specifically, Prop 47 does all of the following: Creates mandatory reduction of “non-serious, non-violent” crimes to misdemeanors unless the defendant has previous…Read More

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Probation Terms and Violations | DUI Lawyer

Probation Terms and Violations

In California, many who are convicted of a first-time DUI are allowed probation, instead of jail time with various other sentencing requirements. Violation of DUI probation terms can have serious repercussions, such as revocation of your probation status and re-sentencing to a term in county jail or in state prison. Thus, anyone facing such allegations should consult…Read More

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North Hollywood and Koreatown Have the Most DUI Arrests This Year

The Korea Times has recently reported that, from January 1st to October 24th of 2015, Los Angeles had a total of 1,995 DUI arrests. Alarmingly, there were more people arrest on DUI in North Hollywood (146) and in Koreatown (126) than in any other L.A. neighborhood. Also concerning was the fact that this represented a…Read More

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What Is A Parked Car DUI? | Los Angeles DUI Attorney

What Is A Parked Car DUI?

The California Vehicle Code, in Section 23152, prohibits driving under the influence of any drug or alcoholic beverage and specifies .08% of blood-alcohol content as the point of intoxication for legal purposes. It makes no mention of a person being charged with a DUI for sitting in a parked car, perhaps without even having the…Read More

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