Blog Posts in 2013

  • 30-Dec-2013

    LAPD to Use Portable Drug Test New Year's Eve

    Earlier this year we had reported the addition of a portable device that can detect marijuana and numerous other drugs. The Los Angeles Police Department will begin using a similar device at New Year's Checkpoints this year. The device works by ...
  • 13-Dec-2013

    Holidays Bring Numerous Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols Throughout California

    The annual crackdown on holiday drinking and driving has begun. This weekend kicks off a 3-week campaign to reduce the number of drunk driving incidents on the road. Arresting agencies throughout the state are teaming together to hold DUI Checkpoints ...
  • 12-Dec-2013

    How an Expungement Can Save Your Professional License

    If you hold a professional license such as being a Registered Nurse and are arrested for a DUI, your career can be greatly affected. A conviction for a DUI is sent to the Board of Registered Nursing enforcement unit and sanctions can be issued ...
  • 9-Dec-2013

    Woman Who Caused Double Fatality in Alpine Pleads Guilty

    Sunny Hall, 31, was arrested on June 11, 2012 for DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Shortly before 3:00 am, 25 year-old Angela August lost control of her vehicle. She was pinned under the Toyota Yaris on Interstate 8 when Jimmy ...
  • 4-Dec-2013

    Pasadena Police Department Awarded $130,000 for Anti-DUI Campaign

    Pasadena is the latest city to receive a safety grant for anti-DUI efforts. The Pasadena Police Department was awarded $136,370 to thwart drunk drivers. The city is already planning DUI Saturation Patrols on December 13, 2013, followed by a DUI ...
  • 20-Nov-2013

    How to Avoid a Holiday Party DUI

    Whether you are attending a holiday party at a friend's house or hosting your work Christmas party, you need to be aware of the pitfalls that could lead to a DUI for you or your guests. If you are hosting be sure to serve plenty of alcohol ...
  • 18-Nov-2013

    Understanding Alcohol Programs in Southern California

    In most DUI cases, you will have to complete an alcohol program. Choosing the right alcohol program can be time consuming and confusing. We hope to clarify some of the issues surrounding alcohol programs and choosing the correct program for your ...
  • 14-Nov-2013

    5 DUI Myths Debunked

    If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI in Southern California then you have likely been overwhelmed by the amount of information out there. We hope to debunk some of the most common myths about drunk driving cases. While we hope that this ...
  • 6-Nov-2013

    Could Breathalyzers in the Future Detect Marijuana

    Breathalyzers are currently in the makings that detect marijuana. Many speculate that if California legalizes marijuana that they will begin using breathalyzers that detects marijuana. Part of the problem is establishing a legal limit. Developing a ...
  • 4-Nov-2013

    Seattle Seahawks Star Marshawn Lynch's DUI Trial Reset for December

    On the heels of the NFL announcing that Jaguars' Wide Receiver Justin Blackmon will be suspended for the rest of the season for Substance Abuse, Marshawn Lynch sees his California DUI trial continued until December 27. Lynch was arrested on July ...
  • 30-Oct-2013

    Dodging a Bullet - How SB 755 Sought to Deny the Rights of Those Convicted of DUI

    Senate Bill 755 was introduced earlier this year by Senator Wolk. Principal Coauthor was Assembly Member Alejo and additional coauthors are listed as Senators De Leon, DeSaulnier, Hancock and Yee. The bill would have made it illegal to own, purchase, ...
  • 28-Oct-2013

    5 Quick Tips to Avoid Getting Pulled Over

    One of the most common questions that I get asked is how to avoid getting pulled over. As most of you know an officer must have reasonable suspicion to stop you, except in the case of a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint. In other words, an officer ...
  • 25-Oct-2013

    Cities Throughout California Receive State and Federal Grants for More DUI Checkpoints

    West Sacramento, Redlands and Whittier are just a few of the cities and police departments to receive grants for anti-DUI efforts. The success of campaigns like " Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over " and multi-agency task forces such as Avoid ...
  • 23-Oct-2013

    After YouTube DUI Confession, Man Receives 6.5 Year Prison Sentence

    Matthew Cordle, 22, posted a 3 ½ minute confession this September on YouTube. He admitted to driving under the influence and being involved in a collision that claimed the life of Vincent Canzani. Cordle was driving the wrong way on Interstate ...
  • 27-Sep-2013

    DUI Checkpoints & Saturation Patrols Scheduled for Friday, September 27

    The following DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols are scheduled for Friday, September 27: Inland Empire: Coachella – 7:00 pm to 3:00 am – within the city limits Central & Northern California: Napa – 6:00 pm to 12:00 am ...