Blog Posts in July, 2016

  • 29-Jul-2016

    Anyone Can be Guilty of DUI

    Driving under the influence can take many forms. You might have just woken up from a deep, Ambien sleep, and you're driving to work when a police officer pulls you over. A few too many drinks clouds your judgement when you decide to drive home at ...
  • 27-Jul-2016

    Marijuana Use and Its Association With DUI Charges

    When you renew your vehicle's registration or visit the DMW, you will almost always see a chart on blood alcohol content. The state of California has strict rules about this substance being in your bloodstream as you drive around town. However, ...
  • 25-Jul-2016

    DUID in California

    DUID in California Like driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs is illegal in the state of California. However, there is no straightforward measurement for determining the degree of a person's impairment under ...
  • 22-Jul-2016

    The Impact of the RIBS Act

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a person dies every 52 minutes in an alcohol-related traffic collision. That translates to over 10,000 deaths per year. However, a new California law aims to provide bartenders ...
  • 20-Jul-2016

    How Ambien Use Can Lead to DUI Charges

    How Ambien Use Can Lead to DUI Charges There is no legal defense in the state of California that protects you from a driving-under-the-influence charge associated with prescription-drug use. In fact, Ambien or sleeping pills is one of the top reasons ...
  • 18-Jul-2016

    Taking Care Of Out-Of-State DUI Charges

    If you are accused of drunk driving in California, the experience may seem overwhelming. It may be even more so if you are a California driver who is charged with doing so in another state. When you are visiting in other states, you are required to ...
  • 15-Jul-2016

    Ignition Interlock Devices Following DUI Convictions

    If you are convicted of driving under the influence, among the many potential penalties you will face is a requirement for you to install an ignition interlock device, or IID, in every vehicle that is registered to you. These devices are types of ...
  • 13-Jul-2016

    Exemptions to the Ignition Interlock Device Requirement

    If you are convicted of a DUI in California, you will potentially face a number of different penalties. You are likely to be ordered to pay fines, have your driver's license suspended, be mandated to attend alcohol education classes and alcohol ...
  • 11-Jul-2016

    DUID in California

    Like driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs is illegal in the state of California. However, there is no straightforward measurement for determining the degree of a person's impairment under the influence of ...
  • 7-Jul-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 ...
  • 5-Jul-2016

    Can Minors Get Restricted Licenses Following a DUI Charge?

    When you are under the age of 21 and you have been arrested and charged for allegedly driving under the influence, you might wonder if you will be allowed to get a restricted driver's license in order to drive to your job or your school. ...