Blog Posts in 2016

  • 12-Sep-2016

    DUI Arrests With a BAC Under the Legal Limit

    One drink won’t put you over the legal alcohol limit, but it doesn’t have to in order for California law enforcement officers to arrest you for driving under the influence. One drink or many drinks, if officers believe you are driving ...
  • 9-Sep-2016

    Old DUI Warrants Can Come Back To Haunt You

    When you have an outstanding warrant for an old DUI case hanging over your head, it can be very difficult to feel like you can move forward. Your warrant may be from failing to pay the fines ordered in the case or simply failing to return to court to ...
  • 7-Sep-2016

    California Charges Of Drugged Driving

    Driving under the influence of drugs is something almost everyone has done at some time in their lives. Known as drugged driving, the offense involves driving while under the influence of both illegal and legal drugs, which can include certain ...
  • 5-Sep-2016

    When Passengers Are Charged With DUI In California

    Like all other states in the U.S., California has laws criminalizing driving while under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or inhalants and chemicals. Some states provide that it is a punishable offense under their laws to sit in the ...
  • 2-Sep-2016

    Choosing To Use A Designated Driver

    When you plan to go out on the town and have a few drinks, you should plan to have a designated driver. It is a good idea to choose your designated driver before you go out. Many people believe they are still okay to drive when they've had a few ...
  • 31-Aug-2016

    Avoid Getting Pulled Over By The Cops

    Getting charged with a traffic offense of any sort, including DUIs, requires that a police officer first stops you. It makes sense to prevent yourself from being stopped in the first place, and you can help to avoid being pulled over by taking some ...
  • 29-Aug-2016

    What to Expect During a DUI Traffic Stop

    California’s Vehicle Code 23152 stipulates that before a police officer can pull you over on suspicion of driving under the influence, he or she must have a specific reason for doing so or “probable cause.” Probable cause in a legal ...
  • 26-Aug-2016

    Police Stops: What To Do

    It can be very disconcerting when a police officer turns on his lights behind you or pulls alongside your vehicle and motions you to pull over. How you handle being stopped by the police in Riverside, San Bernadino and Orange County can sometimes ...
  • 24-Aug-2016

    The Trouble with Using Phone GPS

    It is now fairly common knowledge that texting and driving can get you pulled over pretty quickly in the state of California. That is why using the GPS function on your phone to navigate can cause you to wind up in a sticky situation with the law. If ...
  • 22-Aug-2016

    Mandatory Alcohol Education Programs Following DUI Convictions

    Following a conviction for driving under the influence in California, you can expect to face a range of penalties that can be very restrictive and costly. You may be ordered to pay fines and court costs. You might also have to serve a jail sentence ...
  • 19-Aug-2016

    The Importance Of Following Your Lawyer's Advice About Testifying

    When you are charged with a DUI, whether it is a first-time offense or a subsequent one, it is important that you get help from a criminal defense lawyer who has experience with defending against drunk driving charges. Throughout your case, your ...
  • 17-Aug-2016

    Second-Degree Murder Charge Possible For Felony DUI Cases

    Prior to 1981, people who caused fatal accidents because they were driving while intoxicated faced charges of vehicular manslaughter. On Nov. 30, 1981, the Supreme Court of California handed down its ruling in People v. Watson, a case that changed ...
  • 15-Aug-2016

    Enhanced DUI Charges Mean Tougher Penalties

    You were pulled over by a cop who suspected you were driving under the influence. You disagreed but still ended up in handcuffs and charged with driving under the influence. Now you find out that if convicted, your sentence may include enhancements. ...
  • 12-Aug-2016

    Tips for DUI Repeat Offenders

    Every person is different, and not everyone can learn their lesson on the first try. In fact, drivers might repeatedly take off down the road while they're under the influence. These repeat offenders face many challenges ahead of them. It's ...
  • 10-Aug-2016

    Second-Time Offenders and California's DUI Penalties

    Your first DUI offense may have been an accident, but being caught a second time is considered much worse in the eyes of the law. If you've been charged with a second-time offense, it's critical to contact an experienced criminal defense ...