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    • California's Administrative Per Se Law

      As of this writing, it’s been over 25 years since California enacted the automatic driver’s license suspension law for drunk drivers, also known as the “Administrative Per Se (APS)” driver’s license ...

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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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    • About Blood Alcohol Concentration

      What does blood alcohol concentration (BAC) have to do with drunk driving? A lot, but before we discuss California’s BAC laws, we’re going to take a look at BAC and what it means. Blood or breath ...

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    • What is a Hangover?

      Since Christmas is days away, plenty of people throughout the world will be experiencing hangovers between now and the New Year. After all, it’s the holidays and there’s lots to celebrate – friends, ...

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    • Don't Drink & Drive, Period

      Millions of Americans drink alcohol and then get behind the wheel shortly afterwards. Such drivers often justify their actions with one the following excuses: “I let the alcohol wear off. I ate food. ...

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    • What is Alcohol Use Disorder?

      A lot of us turn to alcohol because it relaxes us, it relieves stress, and can even help us “open up” in social situations. One or two drinks a week – that’s not unusual or excessive. But what if ...

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    • What is a Hangover?

      Since Christmas is days away, plenty of people throughout the world will be experiencing hangovers between now and the New Year. After all, it’s the holidays and there’s lots to celebrate – friends, ...

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    • Don't Drink & Drive, Period

      Millions of Americans drink alcohol and then get behind the wheel shortly afterwards. Such drivers often justify their actions with one the following excuses: “I let the alcohol wear off. I ate food. ...

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    • What is Alcohol Use Disorder?

      A lot of us turn to alcohol because it relaxes us, it relieves stress, and can even help us “open up” in social situations. One or two drinks a week – that’s not unusual or excessive. But what if ...

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    • Don't Drink & Drive, Period

      Millions of Americans drink alcohol and then get behind the wheel shortly afterwards. Such drivers often justify their actions with one the following excuses: “I let the alcohol wear off. I ate food. ...

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    • Is Alcohol More Powerful Than You?

      It seems alcohol has been a staple in people’s homes for thousands of years, but according to Live Science , “Human ancestors may have begun evolving the knack for consuming alcohol about 10 million ...

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    • Facts About Women & Alcohol

      Did you know that while men tend to consume alcohol more than women, alcohol actually affects women’s bodies more than men? This probably comes as no surprise. According to the National Institute on ...

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    • What is the Assigned Risk Plan?

      Once a person is convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in California, their auto insurance premiums are going to take a hit. One reason is because a DUI conviction ...

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    • What You Need to Know About DUI & Insurance

      When someone is convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County, or anywhere else in California or the United States, they expect their auto insurance rates to skyrocket once their ...

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    • What is the Assigned Risk Plan?

      Once a person is convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in California, their auto insurance premiums are going to take a hit. One reason is because a DUI conviction ...

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    • Auto Insurance After a DUI

      If you’re facing drug or alcohol-related charges in Orange County or anywhere else in California, you’re probably concerned about being convicted, having your driver’s license suspended , and let’s ...

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    • Reasons Not to Lie During a DUI Stop

      When people are pulled over on routine traffic stops, they may be tempted to lie to the officer in an attempt to avoid a ticket. Common lies include: “I didn’t know I was speeding officer. I was late ...

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    • Don't Drink & Drive, Period

      Millions of Americans drink alcohol and then get behind the wheel shortly afterwards. Such drivers often justify their actions with one the following excuses: “I let the alcohol wear off. I ate food. ...

      Read More
    • Is Alcohol More Powerful Than You?

      It seems alcohol has been a staple in people’s homes for thousands of years, but according to Live Science , “Human ancestors may have begun evolving the knack for consuming alcohol about 10 million ...

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    • Does a DUI Show Up on Background Checks?

      A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) can change your life in many ways. Because, the consequences of a DUI , like any other criminal conviction, extend beyond the fines, probation, AA ...

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    • Can I Become a Cop With a DUI?

      A career in law enforcement can be wonderful for some people – it means a steady paycheck, excellent benefits, making new friends, and the ability to meet lots of new people in the community. If ...

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    • DUIs & Seeking Federal Employment

      A lot of people like to have job security. One of the best ways to achieve this much sought-after security is to work for the United States government. If you’re facing driving under the influence ...

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    • Resolving Bench Warrants for 2 DUIs in 2 Counties

      As a DUI defense firm in Orange County, Calif., we have pretty much seen and heard it all. Nothing really surprises us anymore. Since we have so much knowledge about California DUIs, we have made it ...

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    • Can Cycling Under the Influence Lead to a DUI?

      While it may seem a lot less harmful than getting behind the wheel of a car after drinking, riding a bicycle when under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a crime in California. Bicycles are not ...

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    • Is Biking Under the Influence a Crime?

      If you’re like a lot of people, you might have thought that "driving under the influence" only refers to cars, trucks, and other vehicles, but that’s not the case in California. After reading this, ...

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    • Is Bicycling Under the Influence Illegal?

      You might think that the term "driving under the influence" or " DUI " refers to operating a motor vehicle. This is true, but California law prohibits intoxicated drivers from operating other types of ...

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    • Beware of a Halloween DUI

      With Halloween just around the corner, we wanted to warn Orange County residents of the dangers of drinking and driving on Halloween, particularly because so many children of all ages will be ...

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    • How to Drink Responsibly

      Like Europe and Canada, alcohol plays a major role in American culture, especially when it comes to holiday parties, after work parties, engagement parties, weddings, Super Bowl parties, bridal ...

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    • Alcohol-Induced Amnesia

      If you have ever gotten drunk before or engaged in “ binge drinking, ” you’ve probably experienced memory loss during the intoxication. Examples include having friends retell events that you can’t ...

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    • DUI Blood Tests & DNA

      Say you were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) and you strongly believe that the blood sample came back with too high of a blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Now, you want to see if you ...

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    • Medical Marijuana and DUID in California

      In 1970, Congress made marijuana a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substance Act because back then, the government believed that marijuana had “no accepted medical use.” Now, nearly 50 years ...

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    • 4 Questions After a DUI Arrest

      Driving under the influence (DUI) is the one offense that everyday, non-criminals get arrested for all the time. Often, those arrested for DUI have never been in trouble with the law before so ...

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    • Penalties for Boating Under the Influence in CA

      Now that the weather is getting warmer every day and the summer is fast approaching, more Southern Californians will be hitting the beaches and lakes for fun in the sun. If you are like many residents ...

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    • Is Bicycling Under the Influence Illegal?

      You might think that the term "driving under the influence" or " DUI " refers to operating a motor vehicle. This is true, but California law prohibits intoxicated drivers from operating other types of ...

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    • What You Should Know About Boating Under the Influence

      Much like driving a car, truck or SUV while drunk, if a person operates a boat or watercraft while under the influence of drugs or alcohol they stand to be charged boating under the influence (BUI), ...

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    • What Not to Do During a DUI Stop

      Driving under the influence convictions can have major consequences; from fines to auto insurance rate hikes to probation for years to license suspension to the denial of professional licenses and a ...

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    • 4 Questions After a DUI Arrest

      Driving under the influence (DUI) is the one offense that everyday, non-criminals get arrested for all the time. Often, those arrested for DUI have never been in trouble with the law before so ...

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    • What to Do After Being Stopped for DUI

      The best way to avoid being pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County is not to drive under the influence at all, but sometimes mistakes happen. Perhaps you were out at dinner ...

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    • Does a DUI Show Up on Background Checks?

      A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) can change your life in many ways. Because, the consequences of a DUI , like any other criminal conviction, extend beyond the fines, probation, AA ...

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    • What You Need to Know About DUI & Insurance

      When someone is convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County, or anywhere else in California or the United States, they expect their auto insurance rates to skyrocket once their ...

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    • Don't Drink & Drive, Period

      Millions of Americans drink alcohol and then get behind the wheel shortly afterwards. Such drivers often justify their actions with one the following excuses: “I let the alcohol wear off. I ate food. ...

      Read More
    • DUI Suspects: Watch What You Say

      In the early morning hours of Thursday, January 23, 2014, pop sensation Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) after he was stopped for drag racing in a ...

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    • Jason 'Mayhem' Miller Arrested for DUI in Irvine

      IRVINE, Calif. – On Super Bowl Sunday, Jason “Mayhem” Miller, an MMA fighter who’s had several run-ins with the law, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Orange County. In the early morning ...

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    • Supermodel Stephanie Seymour Busted for DUI

      Supermodel Stephanie Seymour was arrested for DUI on Jan. 15 after backing her Land Rover SUV into a Mercedes near a ramp to the Interstate 95 in Greenwich, Connecticut. According to the state police, ...

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    • Orange County DUI Basics

      Do you indulge in alcohol from time to time? Do you have a California driver’s license? If your answer is “yes” to these questions, it’s important that you are familiar with California’s driving under ...

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    • Can I Receive a DUI Without Driving?

      Suppose your friend or your teenage son was in an accident and called you for help. Before you got the call, you had been relaxing and enjoying a few beers or glasses of wine. So, you drove to the ...

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    • Chemical Test Refusal in California

      In the United States, all 50 states have established that the legal limit is .08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC). This means that if a driver’s BAC registers .08% or higher, he or she commits the ...

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    • DUI and Child Endangerment

      With alcohol flowing freely at family BBQs and birthday parties, sporting events, and holiday gatherings, it happens: Parents enjoy a couple of drinks, collect their family members (kids included), ...

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    • DUI and Child Endangerment in Orange County

      If you’re caught driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs (even prescription drugs) or alcohol in Orange County, you face an array of consequences such as fines, DUI probation, possible jail time, ...

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    • DUI With Child Passenger Orange County

      In Orange County and throughout the state of California, driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious charge that poses equally serious penalties. In many cases, drivers can see these penalties ...

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    • Can I Lose My Job Because of a DUI?

      A driving under the influence ( DUI ) conviction can affect one’s ability to get a job for years because most job applications ask candidates if they’ve ever been convicted of a crime. While some ...

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    • Improving Your Chances of Getting Hired After a DUI

      “If I am convicted of DUI and it comes up on a background check, will it affect my ability to get a job?” As an Orange County DUI defense firm, we get asked this question a lot. If you’re in the job ...

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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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    • 8 Things You Don't Know About DUI

      Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs , or a combination of the two is a serious problem. Unfortunately, there’s a lot about drunk and drugged driving that most licensed drivers simply don’t ...

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    • DUI: What if I Don't Complete Community Service?

      Let’s say you were convicted of a misdemeanor DUI (your first offense ), and you did everything the court told you to do, but you didn’t complete the 120 hours of community service. Just saying, if ...

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    • What You Need to Know About DUI & Insurance

      When someone is convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County, or anywhere else in California or the United States, they expect their auto insurance rates to skyrocket once their ...

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    • 8 Things You Don't Know About DUI

      Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs , or a combination of the two is a serious problem. Unfortunately, there’s a lot about drunk and drugged driving that most licensed drivers simply don’t ...

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    • Arrested for DUI After Leaving a Bar

      It’s a common story that we hear often. A guy or gal drives to a bar to meet up with friends. They park outside of the main entrance, or in the establishment’s parking lot and hang inside or on the ...

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    • Statute of Limitations for California DUI

      In the United States, we have what is called “criminal statutes of limitations.” The statute of limitations for a particular offense refers to the law which bars prosecutors from charging someone with ...

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    • Should I Start DUI School Before I'm Charged?

      If you were arrested for driving under the influence in Orange County and now months later you still haven’t been charged with DUI, you’re probably wondering, “What’s up with the District Attorney’s ...

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    • When is the License Suspension After a DUI?

      If you were recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County, you may be unsure about when exactly your license suspension starts. A lot of people are confused by the timing of ...

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    • What You Don't Expect from a DUI

      Are you facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges in Orange County or anywhere else in California? If this is your first DUI , the whole experience is stressful and unnerving. Here is a list of ...

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    • Driver's License Compact: What You Should Know

      With Disney Land, Laguna and Newport Beaches, Orange County is a popular tourist destination. Not only is OC beautiful nearly every day of the year, it’s about a two-hour drive to another popular ...

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    • On These Medications? Don't Drink Alcohol!

      Who doesn’t love Consumer Reports? It’s always looking out for us and in one of its articles entitled, “ Don’t Drink Alcohol While Taking These Medications ” it shows its concern once again for the ...

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    • Can I Get a DUI for Synthetic Marijuana?

      Talk to any emergency room physician about synthetic marijuana and they’ll have strange stories about young people coming into their hospital acting violent and confused. While many of these ...

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    • Medical Marijuana and DUID in California

      In 1970, Congress made marijuana a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substance Act because back then, the government believed that marijuana had “no accepted medical use.” Now, nearly 50 years ...

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  • DUI
    • Does a DUI Show Up on Background Checks?

      A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) can change your life in many ways. Because, the consequences of a DUI , like any other criminal conviction, extend beyond the fines, probation, AA ...

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    • Can a DUI Stop Me from Becoming a U.S. Citizen?

      The United States truly is the land of opportunity, and immigrants who come to the U.S. for a better life embrace becoming a citizen of this great nation, the land of the free. They don’t want ...

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    • Are DUI Accidents Always Felonies?

      If you’re a licensed driver in California, you’re probably well-aware of the fact that it’s against the law to drive a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08%, but beyond that – ...

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    • Are DUI Accidents Always Felonies?

      If you’re a licensed driver in California, you’re probably well-aware of the fact that it’s against the law to drive a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08%, but beyond that – ...

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    • What You Need to Know About DUI Accidents

      Being involved in a car accident is scary enough, but being in a crash after drinking alcohol can be a lot more devastating for reasons we’re going to explain. If you were in a car accident and later ...

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    • Facts About Women & Alcohol

      Did you know that while men tend to consume alcohol more than women, alcohol actually affects women’s bodies more than men? This probably comes as no surprise. According to the National Institute on ...

      Read More
    • Does a DUI Show Up on Background Checks?

      A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) can change your life in many ways. Because, the consequences of a DUI , like any other criminal conviction, extend beyond the fines, probation, AA ...

      Read More
    • Can a DUI Stop Me from Becoming a U.S. Citizen?

      The United States truly is the land of opportunity, and immigrants who come to the U.S. for a better life embrace becoming a citizen of this great nation, the land of the free. They don’t want ...

      Read More
    • Don't Make These 4 DUI Mistakes!

      According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), “Each day, people drive drunk more than 300,000 times, but only about 2800 are arrested.” MADD goes on to say, “In 2013, 9.9 million people (3.8% of ...

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    • Can a DUI Stop Me from Becoming a U.S. Citizen?

      The United States truly is the land of opportunity, and immigrants who come to the U.S. for a better life embrace becoming a citizen of this great nation, the land of the free. They don’t want ...

      Read More
    • Why Justin Bieber Wasn't Deported for DUI

      When Justin Bieber was arrested for driving under the influence in 2014, lots of people were wondering if he would be deported for his mischief in South Florida. After his DUI arrest in Miami Beach on ...

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    • Why Should I Fight My DUI Charge?

      Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is the one offense that is typically and commonly committed by everyday citizens – people without criminal records. So, unlike someone with a long ...

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    • DUI Arraignments in Orange County

      Were you recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County, California? If so, your arraignment will be coming up in the near future. But, what is an arraignment exactly? After ...

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    • Does a DUI Show Up on Background Checks?

      A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) can change your life in many ways. Because, the consequences of a DUI , like any other criminal conviction, extend beyond the fines, probation, AA ...

      Read More
    • Don't Make These 4 DUI Mistakes!

      According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), “Each day, people drive drunk more than 300,000 times, but only about 2800 are arrested.” MADD goes on to say, “In 2013, 9.9 million people (3.8% of ...

      Read More
    • Arrested for DUI After Leaving a Bar

      It’s a common story that we hear often. A guy or gal drives to a bar to meet up with friends. They park outside of the main entrance, or in the establishment’s parking lot and hang inside or on the ...

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    • First DUI in Orange County

      Were you recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol in Orange County? If so, and this was your first DUI offense, surely, you’ll be curious about the penalties ...

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    • How Long Will My OC DUI Case Take?

      If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County, we highly recommend taking swift action within 10 days of the arrest to halt your license suspension. To do this, you ...

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    • Can I Face Multiple DUI Charges?

      When it comes to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Orange and Los Angeles counties, the consequences can be very serious. While most people are aware that DUI is a crime, what ...

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    • Can I Refuse to Show ID at a Checkpoint?

      Suppose you were driving late one Friday or Saturday evening. Suddenly, you noticed police officers on the road, directing motorists to STOP their vehicles so they could check their driver’s licenses. ...

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    • When Can I Get a DUI Off My Driving Record?

      If you were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County, you may be wondering how long a DUI stays on someone’s driving record. You may also be curious to know if there’s anything ...

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    • Basics of a California DUI

      DUI is short for Driving Under the Influence . While each state has enacted its own DUI or DWI laws, sentencing and penalties, all 50 states made it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration ...

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    • What You Don't Expect from a DUI

      Are you facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges in Orange County or anywhere else in California? If this is your first DUI , the whole experience is stressful and unnerving. Here is a list of ...

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    • About Orange County's DUI Court

      A DUI conviction can pose a lot of problems for an individual, especially if a substance abuse problem has gone so far as to affect the person’s home life or work. Depending on the individual’s ...

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    • About DUI Arraignments

      Generally, when a driver is arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County, he or she will be released from jail the following day. When the DUI suspect is released from custody, they ...

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    • Don't Make These 4 DUI Mistakes!

      According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), “Each day, people drive drunk more than 300,000 times, but only about 2800 are arrested.” MADD goes on to say, “In 2013, 9.9 million people (3.8% of ...

      Read More
    • What You Need to Know About DUI & Insurance

      When someone is convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County, or anywhere else in California or the United States, they expect their auto insurance rates to skyrocket once their ...

      Read More
    • Reinstating a CA License After an Old DUI

      As DUI defense attorneys, we deal with every type of DUI situation imaginable. One of the situations that bring up a lot of questions for people is what is happening with their driver’s license after ...

      Read More
    • Don't Make These 4 DUI Mistakes!

      According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), “Each day, people drive drunk more than 300,000 times, but only about 2800 are arrested.” MADD goes on to say, “In 2013, 9.9 million people (3.8% of ...

      Read More
    • Reasons Not to Lie During a DUI Stop

      When people are pulled over on routine traffic stops, they may be tempted to lie to the officer in an attempt to avoid a ticket. Common lies include: “I didn’t know I was speeding officer. I was late ...

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    • DUI & Vehicle Searches

      You’re probably familiar with arrest warrants, bench warrants and search warrants. But if you were pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI) or if a routine traffic stop turned into a DUI ...

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    • California DUI FAQs

      Are you facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges for the first time in Orange County, California? If so, you probably have lots of questions. To help you better understand what you’re up ...

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    • FAQs About a California DUI

      If you were recently arrested for driving under the influence ( DUI ) in Orange County, California and this is your first offense, you probably have a lot of questions. In order to help you better ...

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    • Myths About Drunk Driving Tests Exposed!

      According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “Every day, 28 people in the United States die in an alcohol-related vehicle crash – that’s one person every 51 minutes.” Then, ...

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    • DUI Myth Busted: Coffee Won't Sober You Up

      One of the most common beliefs about drinking and driving is that a stiff cup of coffee can sober a person up enough to get behind the wheel of a car – this is a misconception! While coffee can ...

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    • Can I Drink While on DUI Probation?

      You were recently arrested for driving under the influence in Orange County. Someone told you that if you are convicted and put on probation, you cannot keep any alcohol in your home, nor can you ...

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    • Does Marijuana Affect Safe Driving?

      Over the years, there has been a lot of debate about the safety and medical uses of marijuana. Recently, numerous states, including California, have legalized a small amount of marijuana for personal ...

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    • On These Medications? Don't Drink Alcohol!

      Who doesn’t love Consumer Reports? It’s always looking out for us and in one of its articles entitled, “ Don’t Drink Alcohol While Taking These Medications ” it shows its concern once again for the ...

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    • Parents' Advice for Teens on Drunk Driving

      If you’re a parent of a teenage son or daughter, you’re concerned about their safety. If you’re like most parents, you’re afraid of them climbing into a car with a drunk driver, or driving drunk ...

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    • DUI: Can I Avoid Jail?

      Driving under the influence (DUI) is one of the most common offenses committed by regular people, and the majority of individuals arrested for DUI aren’t exactly hardened criminals. DUI defendants ...

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    • Should I Start DUI School Before I'm Charged?

      If you were arrested for driving under the influence in Orange County and now months later you still haven’t been charged with DUI, you’re probably wondering, “What’s up with the District Attorney’s ...

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    • When is the License Suspension After a DUI?

      If you were recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County, you may be unsure about when exactly your license suspension starts. A lot of people are confused by the timing of ...

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    • Drunk Driving While on DUI Probation

      In California, when people are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), they will typically be placed on probation, also known as “DUI probation.” During this time, the individual may obtain a ...

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    • Car Accidents While on DUI Probation in California

      Were you previously convicted of DUI in Orange County? If you’re currently on probation for a DUI that occurred within the past three years, does this mean that will you be arrested now that you’ve ...

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    • Advantages of Expunging a California DUI

      Suppose you were convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in California. Now you’re wondering, “Should I get my DUI expunged? What are the advantages anyway?” In order to have a DUI expunged ...

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    • Should I Start DUI School Before I'm Charged?

      If you were arrested for driving under the influence in Orange County and now months later you still haven’t been charged with DUI, you’re probably wondering, “What’s up with the District Attorney’s ...

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    • DUI Programs in California

      In California, the offense of driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is covered under Section 23152 of the California Vehicle Code. If someone is found guilty of DUI under Sec. 23152, ...

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    • What Factors Affect a DUI Case?

      In California, driving under the influence (DUI) is considered a “wobbler offense,” which means it can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the facts of the case. If you’re facing ...

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    • Reinstating a CA License After an Old DUI

      As DUI defense attorneys, we deal with every type of DUI situation imaginable. One of the situations that bring up a lot of questions for people is what is happening with their driver’s license after ...

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    • Statute of Limitations for DUI Warrants

      In this post, we’d like to discuss the statute of limitations for driving under the influence (DUI) and the statute of limitations for DUI warrants in California. We bring these up because sometimes a ...

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    • Advantages of Expunging a California DUI

      Suppose you were convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in California. Now you’re wondering, “Should I get my DUI expunged? What are the advantages anyway?” In order to have a DUI expunged ...

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    • DUI Mistakes That Can Cost a College Scholarship

      Come the end of summer, college campuses across the country become busy once again as they prepare for the new academic year. For many first-year college students, the school they are attending ...

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    • Can an Orange County DUI Be Pardoned?

      If you were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County and you were convicted, it may have dawned on you that the effects of a DUI can not only be far-reaching, but they can be a ...

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    • Are DUI Accidents Always Felonies?

      If you’re a licensed driver in California, you’re probably well-aware of the fact that it’s against the law to drive a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08%, but beyond that – ...

      Read More
    • Beware of a Halloween DUI

      With Halloween just around the corner, we wanted to warn Orange County residents of the dangers of drinking and driving on Halloween, particularly because so many children of all ages will be ...

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    • Is a California DUI a Felony?

      If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County, you may be curious to know if your DUI case can be charged as a felony. While the majority of cases involving driving ...

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    • Orange County DUI Basics

      Do you indulge in alcohol from time to time? Do you have a California driver’s license? If your answer is “yes” to these questions, it’s important that you are familiar with California’s driving under ...

      Read More
    • Myths About Drunk Driving Tests Exposed!

      According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “Every day, 28 people in the United States die in an alcohol-related vehicle crash – that’s one person every 51 minutes.” Then, ...

      Read More
    • Basics of a California DUI

      DUI is short for Driving Under the Influence . While each state has enacted its own DUI or DWI laws, sentencing and penalties, all 50 states made it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration ...

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    • Deadly DUI Conviction Overturned in California

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    • Van Strikes & Kills Man on Santa Ana Sidewalk

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    • Do I Have to Submit to a Chemical Test if I'm Sober?

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    • Mock DUI Crash at San Juan Hills High School

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    • Rapper Twista Arrested for Marijuana Before Show

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    • Driver Arrested for DUI After Deadly Palm Springs Crash

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    • When is the License Suspension After a DUI?

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    • What You Don't Expect from a DUI

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    • When is a California License Suspended for DUI?

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    • Labor Day 2016 DUI in Orange County

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    • Uber Driver Arrested on Super Bowl Sunday

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    • Does Marijuana Affect Safe Driving?

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    • Will a DUI Get Me Kicked Out of the Military?

      Whether you’re in the military to earn valuable career skills, to earn money for college, or to achieve your dream of a permanent military career, surely, you don’t want to do anything that could mess ...

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    • About Military DUIs

      Since our firm is based in South Orange County, we get our share of calls from service men and women who were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in OC. Every day, service members come to ...

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    • Can I Join the Military With a DUI?

      Are you dreaming of a military career? Or, do you want to join the U.S. Armed Forces so you’ll learn a valuable skill or earn money for your college education? If you were recently arrested for ...

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    • Will a DUI Get Me Kicked Out of the Military?

      Whether you’re in the military to earn valuable career skills, to earn money for college, or to achieve your dream of a permanent military career, surely, you don’t want to do anything that could mess ...

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    • About Military DUIs

      Since our firm is based in South Orange County, we get our share of calls from service men and women who were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in OC. Every day, service members come to ...

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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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    • What Factors Affect a DUI Case?

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    • Do Out-of-State DUIs Count as Priors?

      In today’s day and age, people move around a lot. It’s not uncommon to move out-of-state because of school, a sweetheart, a job offer you can’t refuse, or simply the need for a change of scenery. ...

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    • Can a Second DUI Be a Felony?

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    • Virginia Landry to Speak at NCDD, 2016 Summer Session

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    • Should I Plead No Contest to DUI?

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    • Pleading No Contest for DUI

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    • California's Underage Alcohol Possession Laws

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    • California's Open Container Laws

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    • Kern County Tests Oral Swabs in DUI Cases

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    • Driver's License Compact: What You Should Know

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    • Can a DUI Be Expunged Early From a Driving Record?

      As you are likely well-aware, once you have a DUI conviction, you can expect your automobile insurance rates to shoot through the roof. Clearly, DUI becomes a real hassle when it comes to affordable ...

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    • 3rd DUI in Orange County

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    • Do Out-of-State DUIs Count as Priors?

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    • Moving Immediately After a California DUI

      Are you a resident of Orange County, California who has plans to move out of state for school, a job opportunity, or to be closer to friends or family? But, what if you were recently arrested for ...

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    • Can I Refuse the PAS Test?

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    • Is the PAS Test Optional?

      California DUI investigations are unlike any other because they rely heavily on blood alcohol concentration (BAC) results. If you’re the slightest bit familiar with DUI stops, you’re aware that DUI ...

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    • DUI Plea Bargains in California

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    • Orange County DUI Plea Bargains

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    • California Wet Reckless: a Plea Bargain

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    • Did Police Break the Law During Your DUI Stop?

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    • Is 'Swerving' Probable Cause for a DUI Stop?

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    • Orange County DUI Saturation Patrols

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    • Memorial Day DUI Checkpoints in Orange County 2016

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    • Capistrano Beach Woman Gets 18 Years for DUI Murder

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      According to the U.S. Department of State, security clearances are only granted to those who have passed a background investigation. The background check must determine that the individual’s personal ...

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      As you know, if you’re given security clearance, it’s a big deal. It means you’ve passed a thorough background check that dove deep into your personal and professional history. That security clearance ...

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    • California SR-22 Requirements for DUI

      When someone is convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in California, they will have to meet a number of requirements. They will have to pay a fine. They’ll most likely go on probation, ...

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    • What is SR-22 for DUI?

      If you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County, California or anywhere else in the Sunshine State, you’ll be required to obtain an SR-22 form. What is this document? It’s a ...

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    • Why Haven't I Heard About My DUI Hearing?

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    • Driving on a Suspended License After DUI

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    • Alcohol-Induced Blackouts: Getting the Facts Straight

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      What stopped two armed men from completing their robbery last weekend? A barking Chihuahua, as officers in Altadena, California later discovered. According to a police report, the surveillance video ...

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      Were you recently arrested for your third DUI in Orange County? If so, you surely want to know what types of penalties you are up against if you are found guilty. The consequences of a 3rd ...

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    • Is a Third DUI a Felony in California?

      It is not uncommon for people to be arrested for DUI in Orange County, and then to reoffend. Often, drunk driving is a habit and it can be repeated, especially when the individual is addicted to ...

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    • Can I Drive for Uber with a DUI?

      Many Californians will agree that Uber has opened a whole new world to us in more ways than one. Uber has offered flexible employment and it’s helped get drunk drivers off the roads by offering fast ...

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    • Parents' Advice for Teens on Drunk Driving

      If you’re a parent of a teenage son or daughter, you’re concerned about their safety. If you’re like most parents, you’re afraid of them climbing into a car with a drunk driver, or driving drunk ...

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    • Talking to Teens About DUI

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      If you’re a parent of a teenage son or daughter, you’re concerned about their safety. If you’re like most parents, you’re afraid of them climbing into a car with a drunk driver, or driving drunk ...

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    • Can You Spot an Illegal Police Stop?

      In Orange County, it’s not uncommon to see the police patrolling the streets, especially near bars and on busy streets on Friday and Saturday nights. Let’s say one Friday evening, you met up with ...

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    • Beware of a Halloween DUI

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    • Can I Face Multiple DUI Charges?

      When it comes to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Orange and Los Angeles counties, the consequences can be very serious. While most people are aware that DUI is a crime, what ...

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      Prior to 1981, killing someone in a DUI accident didn’t lead to murder charges, but that all changed with the People v. Watson . In that case, the drunk driver was charged with second-degree murder ...

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      When it comes to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Orange and Los Angeles counties, the consequences can be very serious. While most people are aware that DUI is a crime, what ...

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    • Warrant for Old DUI, What Should I Do?

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