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What Constitutes Reckless Driving in California?

What Constitutes Reckless Driving in California?

Reckless driving may sound just like a description of someone’s negligent behavior behind the wheel, however, reckless driving is an actual criminal offense in California that can result in serious…

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Rehab as a DUI Defense

Rehab as a DUI Defense

If you were arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in California, you may be facing severe penalties if convicted. Oftentimes, a person who was charged with DUI…

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Consequences of Refusing a Breathalyzer Test

Consequences of Refusing a Breathalyzer Test

If you arrive at a DUI checkpoint or you have been stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, a police officer will typically request that you submit…

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How to Expunge Your DUI in California

How to Expunge Your DUI in California

Receiving a DUI (driving while under the influence) can be an embarrassing and stressful time. The State of California allows misdemeanor DUIs to be expunged from your criminal record completely,…

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The 7 Types of California DUIs

The 7 Types of California DUIs

Most people in California who are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are arrested and charged with violations of Vehicle Codes 23152(a) and 23152(b). However, an intoxicated driver…

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Who Benefits from the Mental Health Diversion Program

Who Benefits from the Mental Health Diversion Program

California Senate Bill 215 (SB 215) allowed for the passage of Penal Code 1001.82 which allows some people with mental disorders to receive mental health treatment when charged with a…

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How a Field Sobriety Test Can be Used Against You in a DUI Case

How a Field Sobriety Test Can be Used Against You in a DUI Case

When a motorist is pulled over by a police officer under the suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a series of field sobriety tests may be…

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When can a DUI be Charged and Prosecuted as a Felony?

When can a DUI be Charged and Prosecuted as a Felony?

Many people view DUIs are traffic offenses that, while serious, do not rise to the level of felony conduct. This is not necessarily true. You can be charged with a…

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All You Need to Know About Ignition Interlock Devices (IID)

All You Need to Know About Ignition Interlock Devices (IID)

Following a robust and extensive pilot program in parts of California, new legislation that came into effect at the beginning of this year has significantly changed penalties for DUI offenses…

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Help! I’m being pulled over and I’ve been drinking What do I do?!

Help! I’m being pulled over and I’ve been drinking What do I do?!

As a DUI attorney, people often ask me, “What would you do if, after having been drinking, you were stopped by a police officer?” I’ve often thought about what I…

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