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Challenging Blood Test Evidence in a DUI Case

Many people believe that if a DUI blood test returns results that are unfavorable to the DUI suspect, there is nothing that can be done to contest this evidence. Thankfully, this is untrue. There are several ways that a good DUI lawyer can challenge the results of a positive blood test because there are so many ways that a test can become compromised. If the attorney can prove that the integrity of the test was not maintained from collection of ... Read More »

Here’s What Out-of-State Drivers Need to Know About a California DUI

If you are an out-of-state driver who has been arrested on suspicion of DUI in California, you may have questions about what will happen next. What will happen to your driver’s license? Will you have to go to court in California? What if you have to go back home before then? Should you hire an attorney? In order to alleviate some of your stress, we have put together a brief overview of how out-of-state DUIs in California work and what ... Read More »

Suppression Of Evidence Following Birchfield

The United States Supreme Court’s recent holding in Birchfield v. North Dakota (2016) ___ U.S. ___ (Docket No. 14-1468) presents some new angles for defending DUI charges in California. Birchfield holds that in the absence of lawful consent under the Fourth Amendment, the police may not forcibly extract a blood sample from a DUI suspect or threaten a jail sanction in order to coerce consent to blood testing. If they do not obtain free and voluntary consent, they must get ... Read More »

Arrested for DUI Over Fourth of July Weekend?

Fourth of July is now behind us, but if you are among the many drivers across Southern California arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol this past weekend, chances are you’re thinking about your future – and your next move. As a popular holiday for celebration and drinking, the Fourth of July and the days preceding and following the holiday sees a sharp increase in DUI arrests. This is because law enforcement officers across the region ramp ... Read More »

California’s Lookback Period for DUI Offenders: What You Need to Know

Being arrested for DUI is never an easy experience. When an arrest comes after a previous DUI conviction, the stakes can be incredibly high. California takes a tough approach when it comes to multiple DUIs and imposes increasingly severe penalties upon convicted drivers. These penalties include elevated fees and expenses, mandatory terms of imprisonment, lengthier license suspension, required ignition interlock device installation, and more court-ordered alcohol classes, among others. Because a conviction for a second, third, or fourth DUI is ... Read More »

CA State Bill Would Require Ignition Interlock Devices for all DUI Offenders

Although ignition interlock devices have been used increasingly by law enforcement as a requirement for convicted DUI offenders, not every California offender is required to have them installed in their vehicles. In most cases, IIDs are used for multiple offenders or as pilot programs in only four California counties. A new bill that passed the California Senate at the end of May could make IIDs a requirement for all DUI offenders across the state. The bill – SB 1046 – ... Read More »

DUI Arrests Increase During Memorial Day Weekend – Protect Your Rights!

Memorial Day Weekend is almost upon us – and many people across Orange County and the country are gearing up for one of the first three-day weekends of the spring/summer season. Naturally, Memorial Day Weekend has become a popular time to travel, celebrate, and enjoy a few drinks. Unfortunately, it also sees a significant spike in alcohol-related arrests, accidents, and injuries. In the U.S., holiday weekends are some of the most dangerous times of year when it comes to impaired ... Read More »

Researchers Suggest Tougher Alcohol Policies Could Prevent DUI-Related Deaths Among Youth

Increased education and awareness about drunk driving have sent a clear message to U.S. drivers – impaired driving claims lives. Among the thousands of alcohol-related deaths that occur throughout the country each year, a good percentage involve underage drivers and victims who are too young to legally drink, even though there are laws in place to prevent them from easily obtaining alcohol. According to a recent study that looked at the problem of underage drunk driving from a broader perspective, ... Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day Brings Increased DUI Enforcement to California Roads & Highways

St. Patrick’s Day, at least for most Americans, is a drinking holiday. On St. Patrick’s Day, most of us don’t give much consideration to the history behind the celebration, or to who Saint Patrick may have been. We wear green, pinch people who don’t, and drink green beer or other alcoholic beverages. Unfortunately, some revelers also get stopped or arrested by law enforcement under suspicion of driving under the influence. As a drinking holiday, St. Patrick’s Day records more DUI ... Read More »

The 10-Day Time Limit to Request a DMV Hearing After a DUI Arrest

If you were accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you must take legal action right away to protect your rights, future, and freedom. In fact, in California, if you have been arrested for DUI, you are only permitted 10 days to request a DMV hearing. During this type of hearing, the California Department of Motor Vehicles will speak with you about your driving rights and privileges instead of determining whether you were guilty or innocent. To ... Read More »