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DUI

DUI for Prescription Drug Defense

Posted in Criminal Defense,DUI on November 22, 2019

When most people think of impaired driving, they think of alcohol impairment. However, being impaired behind the wheel not only includes alcohol. It also includes illegal and prescription drugs. Yes, even drugs that are legally prescribed by a doctor and filled at a licensed pharmacy can impair you to the point where you cannot drive….

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Holidays With the Most DUI Arrests

Posted in Criminal Defense,DUI on November 14, 2019

Holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy spending time with family and friends. Many people enjoy having alcoholic beverages around holidays, and when they do, they need to find someone else to drive. Unfortunately, the holidays are typically marred by an increase in DUI arrests. With the winter holidays right around the corner, we wanted…

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Marijuana DUI’s in California

Posted in Criminal Defense,DUI on October 14, 2019

When people hear about a DUI charge, they usually think of someone driving while intoxicated by alcohol. Many people do not realize that it is a crime to drive while under the influence of marijuana in the state of California, even though medical marijuana and limited recreation use has been legalized. There are many questions…

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How Many Points is a DUI in California?

Posted in Criminal Defense,DUI on October 8, 2019

California uses a point system to track driving violations against drivers across the state. Understanding how this point system works and how a DUI affects it is important. How Does the Point System Work? In order to track the riskiest drivers and get them off the roadways, California set up a point system in which…

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What happens to my car after being arrested for DUI in California?

Posted in Criminal Defense,Drug FAQ'S,Drunk Driving,DUI on October 7, 2019

Getting pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence is difficult and may require you to go to court. This process is tough enough, especially when you have to worry about getting your car back as well. Even though a vehicle will almost always be towed away after a DUI arrest, you can almost…

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California Ignition Interlock Device Laws

Posted in Criminal Defense,Drunk Driving,DUI on August 14, 2019

When a person has been found guilty of driving under the influence in California, there are times when they may be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in their vehicle. These devices can be ordered under the following circumstances: A first offense DUI, particularly if the defendant’s blood alcohol level (BAC) is .15%…

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Implied Consent Laws in California

Posted in Criminal Defense,Drunk Driving,DUI on May 17, 2019

Implied consent means that someone gives his or her permission for something not through express language, but through implicit circumstances. Someone’s actions or the facts of the situation can imply one’s consent, rather than the person giving consent expressly. In terms of California’s driving under the influence (DUI) laws, implied consent refers to a driver’s…

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