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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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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.

Is Hiring a DUI Lawyer Worth It? Answer: Yes

In California, DUI cases can become incredibly complex. These cases take place within two government agencies. First, the legal court system responsible for the criminal charges. Second, the DMV responsible for the civil charges relating to your ability to maintain a driver’s license. In addition to all this, you also face fines that can be…Read More

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

Are the Penalties the Same for DUIs Involving Prescription Medication?

It is easy to believe that because you have a prescription for your medication, you cannot be charged with Driving Under the Influence. But this is far from true. Driving under the influence of legal drugs, prescription medications or over-the-counter medications can still result in a DUI arrest and a potential conviction just the same…Read More

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Kicking the Habit of Drunk Driving

Getting behind the wheel after a few drinks might sound okay to some people, which is why studies show that 29 people die every day in the United States in vehicle accidents involving an impaired driver. While this happens every day, it’s not too late to change things for the better. If you find yourself constantly racking…Read More

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Analyzing the Accuracy of Field Sobriety Tests

In the state of California, driving under the influence (DUI) refers to any action where you were driving a motor vehicle while impaired by either drugs or alcohol. The most common conviction for a DUI is driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) reading above the legal amount. When pulling over a driver who is…Read More

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First Time Getting a DUI in California? Here’s What To Expect

A lot of drivers who receive their first time DUI in California often find themselves asking, “what happens next?”. Rightfully so. The process can seem confusing and can be very scary for someone to go through alone. This article explains what happens when you get a first time DUI, what you can expect, what steps…Read More

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How Vehicle Technology Can Help You Stay Safe and Sober

Nearly 30 people die each year in the US in drunk driving crashes or one person in 28 minutes. These deaths and crashes cost $44 billion in 2017 alone. One of the ways to prevent drunk driving is to use technology. Gadgets and devices whether fitted in cars or as standalone equipment alert drivers if their alcohol consumption is…Read More

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