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 given to the driver. The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) established these field sobriety tests as a standard to determine if motorists…

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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 felony DUI in California under a number of circumstances. The penalties for a felony DUI can be extraordinarily serious, and it would likely be in…

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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 by requiring or providing the option to install an ignition interlock device in many more cases.  Governor Edmund Brown signed into law SB 1046, which…

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A number of circumstances may lead you to seek an SR22, which is becoming an increasingly popular requirement in California in conjunction with IIDs (ignition interlock devices). Knowing what an SR22 is and what the process is for obtaining one is important so that you can take the right steps to reinstate or maintain your…

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