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Diabetes and DUI

Contrary to popular belief, police officers have no inherent skill and little training in detecting levels of intoxication. In fact, they are psychologically predisposed in a drunk driving investigation to “see” what they expect to see, disregarding any alternative explanations. Let’s take a look at one of those possibilities…..As everyone knows, diabetics commonly experience hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). And what are the symptoms? Slow and slurred speech, poor balance, impaired motor control, staggering, drowsiness, flushed face, disorientation — in ... Read More »

Can I Get a DUI for Riding My Bike While Intoxicated?

In beach cities throughout Orange County, it is common to see people riding their bikes at all hours of the day, including early mornings, daytime, and even the late hours of the night. However, did you know, under certain conditions, it is illegal to ride a bicycle? According to California Vehicle Code 21200.5 VC, it is illegal for a person to ride a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two. This type of ... Read More »

Ride-Sharing Services Look to Reduce Drunk Driving During Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl 50 is less than a week away and many across the country are solidifying their plans for one of the biggest sporting events of the year. As a time honored tradition, a lot of these plans will involve alcohol, and unfortunately, some may also involve driving. In an effort to reduce the historically high rates of drunk driving accidents, injuries, and fatalities during Super Bowl Sunday, ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are stepping up big time to ... Read More »

Super Bowl Sunday & Drunk Driving

The time is near for the annual National Football League Championship game, and law enforcement officers – even the non-football fans – are gearing up for what may be a busy and dangerous weekend. That’s because Super Bowl Sunday has earned a reputation as not only one of the biggest sporting events of the year, but also one of the biggest drunk driving days of the year. The NFL Championship has long seen a corresponding spike in alcohol-related incidents, chief ... Read More »

Suppressing Chemical Test Results

You were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and told you were required to submit to a chemical test of your breath or blood. You may have also been told you had no right to speak with an attorney before deciding whether to submit to one or the other. There may be legal grounds under the Fourth and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution to suppress the test results from evidence. The seminal case of Missouri v. ... Read More »

Authorities Gear Up for Holiday High Visibility DUI Enforcement

We’re nearly a week away from Christmas, which means many of us are wrapping up the last work week before vacation, preparing to leave town, or getting ready for guests. As Christmas and the New Year approach, we at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. would like to remind everyone in Orange County and throughout California that law enforcement will be substantially increasing efforts to crack down on drunk and drugged drivers. If you plan on celebrating the ... Read More »

President Declares December National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

The holiday season has become notorious for being one of the most dangerous times of the year on public roads and highways. In addition to the increase in traffic and congestion, this time of year also sees a significant spike in alcohol-related accidents, injuries, and deaths. In an effort to raise awareness and put an end to the cycle, lawmakers at the local, state, and federal level – and the President of the United States himself – have banded together ... Read More »

This Thanksgiving, Don’t Give Police Reason to Arrest You

Thanksgiving is one of the most cherished and widely celebrated holidays of the year. During Thanksgiving and the holiday weekend, many people across the country tend to commute in order to visit family and friends. When festivities begin, they also often choose to celebrate with alcohol. Unfortunately, because alcohol is such an accepted part of the holiday, this time of year often sees a marked increase in alcohol-related auto accidents, injuries, and deaths. Because statistics show a spike in DUI ... Read More »

Halloween DUI Enforcement & Government Blood Tests

Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, which means this coming weekend will likely be filled with many celebrations. Whether you have plans to spend time with the family or attend a costume party or two, it’s important to remember that law enforcement agencies will be on high alert for motorists who drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In Orange County, where our firm represents drivers accused of all types of DUI charges, law enforcement agencies often work ... Read More »

5 Tips to Avoid a DUI This Halloween

Halloween is on a Friday this year, which creates plenty of opportunities for late-night parties. It can be easy for people to overdo it on fun-size candy bars, but Halloween can get even scarier when the night ends with an arrest for DUI. In the midst of the fun and festivities, it is important to remember to stay safe and exercise good judgment when it comes to driving. Not only will you be doing yourself a favor by avoiding penalties ... Read More »