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Will New Ignition Interlock Technology Be Required in All States?

Two U.S. senators have announced their plan for reducing drunk driving nationwide. Their plan requires all 50 states to put an "electric cop" on the dashboard of vehicles being driven by people ...
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Penalties for a Third or Subsequent DUI

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter and the state legislature are recommending tougher penalties for repeat DUI offenders, as well as mandatory treatment for those convicted of a first-time DUI. One of the ...
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DUI Holiday Crackdown Results in 154 Arrests

The Orange County Register is reporting that police arrested 154 Orange County drivers on suspicion of DUI during its crackdown last week. This statistic reflects the total of number of DUI arrests ...
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La Mirada Joins Statewide DUI Crackdown

The Whittier Daily News is reporting that the city of La Mirada's department of public safety will join law enforcement agencies throughout the state as part of California's 18-Day Holiday DUI ...
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Hiring a Public Defender v. the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry

Arrested on suspicion of DUI in Orange County ? If so, you will need to hire an attorney to defend you against your charges. While you have the option of defending yourself, this is never advisable, ...
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When DUI Charges Become Felony DUI Charges

DUI is typically classified as a misdemeanor offense. However, there are circumstances in which the prosecutor may have grounds to charge you with a felony count of DUI. If you have been arrested and ...
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Crime Rate Down Nationally, But Up in Three O.C. Cities

The Orange County Register reported that although the crime rate has continued to decline throughout the country, three of Orange County's largest cities have seen an increase in the violent crime ...
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DUI Penalties are Tougher for Commercial Drivers

If you are a commercial driver, and you have been arrested for DUI, it is IMPERATIVE that you speak with an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry right away. ...
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Drug-Related DUI and Search & Seizure Laws

In the state of California, it is unlawful to drive under the influence of an illegal drug, substance, or narcotic. It is also illegal to drive after taking a prescription medication if it affects ...
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Driving Without a License v. Driving Without a License in Your Possession

There is a big difference between driving without a valid license and driving without having your driver's license in your possession when you're pulled over by a police officer. If you are pulled ...
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Taxi Cab Vouchers Offered to Reduce Drunk Driving

The Lev Foundation, a non-profit organization based out of Beverly Hills, is offering a free $10 taxi cab voucher now through the end of the month. You can obtain a voucher by visiting the ...
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Man Arrested for DUI in Jack-in-the-Box Drive-Through

The world of a DUI defense attorney never fails to get interesting. The Orange County Register has reported that a 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after he was discovered passed out ...
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Ignition Interlock Devices

More and more prosecutors are seeking mandatory installation of ignition interlock devices as a penalty for driving under the influence or driving on a suspended license following a DUI conviction. ...
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What You Should Know About the DMV Hearing

If you have been arrested for DUI in Orange County, your driver's license will automatically be confiscated and the police will issue you a temporary driving permit good for 30 days. After 30 days, ...
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Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs

While many people know it's a crime to drive under the influence of drugs, even more people are surprised to learn that it is also a crime to drive under the influence of a non-illegal ...
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The Truth About Field Sobriety Tests

Field sobriety tests are standard procedure in a DUI police stop. These tests are conducted on the side of the road to determine if a person suspected of drunk driving is actually too intoxicated to ...
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DUI With Minors in the Vehicle

New York recently passed a strict new DUI law that makes it a felony offense to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of.08 percent or higher with a minor in the vehicle. This offense is punishable ...
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Celebrities and DUI

It seems as if every month another celebrity is arrested for driving under the influence, and the last couple of months have not been any different. Last month, both reality TV star Shayne Lamas and ...
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East County Sweep Results in Multiple Arrests

Nearly two weeks ago, sheriff's deputies in the East County area of greater San Diego County conducted a massive sweep aimed at targeting approximately 750 people wanted on arrest warrants, mainly DUI ...
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Thanksgiving Weekend DUI Arrests are Up in San Diego County

Orange County is not the only place in Southern California that experienced an increase in DUI arrests over the Thanksgiving weekend. According to the California Highway Patrol, the number of DUI ...
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Police Step Up DUI Enforcement Over Holiday Weekend

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, eight motorists were arrested on suspicion of DUI in Lake Forest, despite warnings from the Orange County Sheriff's Department that drunk driving enforcement would be ...
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DUI Patrols Are Coming To Your Orange County Neighborhood

As reported by the Orange County Register this month, the Orange County Sheriff's Department has received a significant state grant designed to arrest persons who have consumed alcohol and driven a ...
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San Diego County: Lab Errors Reported in Connection to Criminal Cases

Have you heard the news? The District Attorney in San Diego has reported that there are possible incorrect lab test results connected to some criminal cases in San Diego County, primarily misdemeanors ...
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DUI TIP: "I Wasn't Read My Miranda Rights!"

One of the most common statements we receive from our clients includes that they were not read their Miranda Rights after being arrested for a DUI. Police officers don't necessarily need to advise you ...
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Mel Gibson's DUI Conviction Expunged...So Can Anyone Make This Request?

Just recently, a Judge in Malibu court granted Mel Gibson's request to expunge his 2006 DUI arrest from his record. In California, anyone can request the court to set aside a DUI conviction as though ...
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