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How California Winters Affect DUI Arrests

In many other states across the United States, winter DUIs are especially dangerous considering the fog, snow, low visibility, blizzard conditions, and ice on the roads. These dangerous conditions ...
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Lesser-Known Facts About a Holiday DUI

Now that it’s December, we are smack in the middle of the busiest DUI season of the year. Why? Because, it’s the holidays and as we all know, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New ...
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California's 'Per Se' DUI Law

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), in 1980 when MAAD was founded, about 25,000 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes each year. By 2014, the number of alcohol-related ...
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Prescription Drug DUI and Teens

Sure, we have street drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, “shrooms,” crack, and ecstasy, but for the average teenager, they’re not always easy to come by. Prescription ...
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About DUI Accidents in California

We all know that simple driving under the influence (DUI) charges are serious. After all, a conviction for a first DUI without any aggravating circumstances can translate into probation, fines, ...
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To Accept or Deny a DUI Plea Bargain?

In the criminal justice system, plea bargains are used extensively for different reasons. Due to Southern California’s large population, the Los Angeles and Orange County courts are overloaded ...
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When is a California DUI a Felony?

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Orange County can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. In fact, DUI is one of those “wobbler” offenses that can be prosecuted either ...
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What is Probable Cause for a DUI Stop?

Ever wondered how law enforcement initiates a DUI stop? Can they randomly select people who drive out of bar parking lots? Can they pull you over because you had a guilty look? Can they pull you over ...
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Prosecuting Drug Impaired Drivers

Since our youth, we’re inundated with information about the dangers of drinking and driving. By the time American children hit the sixth grade they know all about drunk driving; some of them are ...
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DUI of Drugs Not so Easy to Prove

Most people associate driving under the influence (DUI) charges with alcohol, but in recent years we have seen a steady increase in arrests for DUI involving drugs – specifically prescription ...
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Don't Get a DUI on Thanksgiving!

The holidays have officially arrived, and a lot of us couldn’t be happier. During the latter half of November and December, a lot of Orange County residents hop on a plane so they can be once ...
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How Miranda Rights Influence a DUI Case

Various misconceptions exist when it comes to the influence of Miranda rights in a DUI case. Some believe that if you are not read your rights, anything you say cannot be used against you in a ...
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Teens and Drunk Driving

If you have a son or daughter who is between the ages of 12 and 19, there’s a good chance that you’re concerned about them drinking alcohol and taking drugs. If your teen is 16 or older ...
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Will a DUI Stop Me From Getting a Job?

In Orange County and throughout the rest of California, most driving under the influence ( DUI ) charges are misdemeanors, with the exception of certain multiple DUIs and DUI involving injury or ...
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Can You Refuse a DUI Checkpoint?

The constitutionality of DUI checkpoints or "sobriety checkpoints" has been debated for years. In order to stop your vehicle, law enforcement must have reasonable suspicion that you ...
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Commercial DUI in Orange County, California

In California, like all other states, drivers age 21 and older are prohibited from driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of.08% or above. Any BAC greater than.08% will signal to law ...
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Underage Drinking Offenses in California

As an Orange County DUI defense firm, we spend a lot of time writing about driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs (DUI) in California; we also discuss underage DUI offenses. However, ...
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Orange County Officials Looking for Holiday DUIs

Thanksgiving is weeks away and before we know it, Hanukkah and Christmas will be here. While this means it’s time to put together those Amazon wish lists and hit the malls, for law enforcement, ...
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Will a DUI Stop Me From Getting a Passport?

Now that it’s November, people are officially in “holiday mode” and are thinking about and booking their flights for the holidays. If you were recently arrested for driving under the ...
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Criminal vs. Administrative DUI Proceedings

In Orange County and throughout California, drivers can be arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol if the police officer that conducts the stop has “probable ...
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DUI & Chemical Testing Laws in California

As Orange County DUI defense attorneys, we have many goals when it comes to defending people against driving under the influence charges. One of our goals is to help people better understand ...
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What is Blood Alcohol Concentration?

Blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, is a measurement of alcohol intoxication used for legal purposes. BAC determines the ratio of alcohol to blood in a person's body. For example, a BAC of.10 ...
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What Should I Know About a California DUI?

If you were recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol in Orange County or in any other part of California, then it’s important that you start learning about the ...
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Sucking on a Penny & Other Breathalyzer 'Cheats'

You may have heard that chewing gum, sucking on a penny, swigging mouthwash, eating a breath mint or chugging water can help you "cheat" a breathalyzer test. Unfortunately for anyone who was ...
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Do I Need an Orange County DUI Attorney?

So, you were arrested for driving under the influence in Orange County, California. This is your first ever DUI offense and now you’re wondering what to do. Do you represent yourself and plead ...
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