Blog Posts in August, 2011

  • 29-Aug-2011

    California DUI Grey Area: What If You Pass Out in a Car After Drinking?

    Most California drivers are aware that driving impaired is illegal. But how do you define "driving?" For instance, what happens if the police find you passed out in your vehicle? California DUI law (California Vehicle Code §§23152 and 23153) requires ...
  • 26-Aug-2011

    California DUI Checkpoints 8/26 - 8/28

    As a DUI offender, you could be looking at hefty fines, lengthy license suspension and potential jail time, even on a first time DUI offense. Whether you are stopped on the road or during a DUI sobriety checkpoint, it is imperative that you hire a ...
  • 25-Aug-2011

    Orange County DUI Lawyer Explains the DUI Checkpoint Crackdown in OC

    The Orange County Sheriff's Department's Avoid the 38 Orange County DUI Task Force is implementing an intensive campaign to target drunk drivers during the last few weeks of summer. These Orange County DUI sobriety checkpoints and roving DUI Patrols ...
  • 25-Aug-2011

    DUI Roving Patrol vs. DUI Checkpoint in California

    When arresting officers announce that they will be enforcing California DUI laws and getting drunk drivers off of the streets, they usually categorize it as a DUI checkpoint or a DUI roving patrol. But what is the actual definition and difference of ...
  • 24-Aug-2011

    California DA on Wrong Side of California DUI Case

    A California district attorney has found herself on the wrong side of a California driving under the influence case. Proving no one is immune from a California DUI, Gloria Mas, an El Dorado County deputy district attorney, was arrested in July on ...
  • 23-Aug-2011

    R&B Singer Arrested for Drunk Driving

    A 23-year-old R&B singer was arrested for driving under the influence after she crashed her vehicle early Friday morning. According to The Boom Box, Teairra Mari rear ended her silver Infiniti into another vehicle while driving in Beverly Hills. ...
  • 22-Aug-2011

    Lake Elsinore DUI Checkpoint Results in Tasered Arrest

    Bryan Young, 35, was tasered and arrested after he attempted to escape officers during a routine DUI sobriety checkpoint. According to the Lake Elsinore-Wildomar Patch, the Lake Elsinore man was about to go through a checkpoint when he made a U-turn ...
  • 22-Aug-2011

    Driver Sentenced to Prison for Fatal California DUI

    A 21-year-old California man who admitted to driving under the influence and causing a fatal DUI accident has been sentenced to four years and four months in prison, according to Sign On San Diego. San Diego Superior Court Judge Eugenia Eyherabide ...
  • 19-Aug-2011

    8/19-8/21 Weekend DUI Checkpoints in California

    Our California DUI Defense Lawyers want you to have a great weekend without getting a driving under the influence charge. If you plan on going out this weekend, please make sure that have a designated driver or hire a cab so that you do not run the ...
  • 17-Aug-2011

    DUI on a Motorized Cooler?

    This story should be filed under the category of strange but true. An Australian man is facing a driving under the influence charges after being caught driving a motorized cooler box through a beachside resort town, Fox News reports. Christopher Ian ...
  • 15-Aug-2011

    California DUI FAQ: Can You Talk Your Way Out of a California DUI?

    In most cases, you will not be able to talk you way out of a California DUI arrest. In fact, you may do more harm than good. That's because anything you say to the police officer can later be used against you in a subsequent California DUI trial, ...
  • 12-Aug-2011

    Weekend DUI Checkpoints in CA 8/12- 8/14

    Contact our California DUI Defense Lawyers if you have been arrested during a DUI sobriety checkpoint. During a checkpoint, officers look for signs of intoxication such as blurry or bloodshot eyes, slurred speech or the scent of alcohol. A reputable ...
  • 10-Aug-2011

    Michigan Chief of Police Arrested for DUI

    A West Michigan Chief of Police was arrested last week for driving under the influence and has since been suspended from his duties as the Chief of Police. According the WWMT.com, Mark Sheldon was driving when officers spotted his pickup truck ...
  • 10-Aug-2011

    California DUI FAQ: What Happens at a California DUI Trial?

    The prospect of facing a driving under the influence conviction can be stressful. Therefore, it is often helpful to understand what to expect. This post will address the criminal court process, in particular a California DUI trial. A California DUI ...
  • 8-Aug-2011

    Showing Up Drunk to California DUI Sentencing Leads to Longer Sentence for Orange County Man

    From time to time, we come across a California DUI story that perfectly describes what NOT to do following a driving under the influence arrest. This story is no exception. According to the Los Angeles Times, a former sheriff's deputy's sentence was ...
  • 5-Aug-2011

    California DUI Checkpoints 8-5 to 8-7

    Our California DUI Defense Lawyers are here to provide you with information regarding DUI sobriety checkpoints so that you are prepared if you ever have to go through one. Even if you haven't been drinking and driving, a DUI checkpoint can be a ...
  • 3-Aug-2011

    The High Societal Costs of California DUI

    Anyone who has been arrested for driving under the influence in California is aware of the costs associated with drinking and driving, including court-imposed fines and attorney's fees. Yet, many fail to acknowledge the impact of California DUI on ...
  • 1-Aug-2011

    Are Hispanics at Greater Risk for a California DUI?

    Hispanics in the United States, especially newly arrived immigrants, who may be unfamiliar with U.S. traffic safety laws, are a greater risk for driving under the influence, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To ...
  • 1-Aug-2011

    Al Pacino's Daughter Arrested for DUI

    Al Pacino's daughter has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after she went through a DUI sobriety checkpoint. According to the Newser, Julie Pacino was driving with an unidentified male companion in Manhattan when she went ...