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    • Chemical Test Refusals & License Suspensions in CA

      Nearly thirty years ago, California joined twenty-seven other states when it decided to automatically suspend the driver licenses of those who are caught driving under the influence of alcohol. This ...

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    • California's Admin Per Se License Suspension

      Were you arrested for driving under the influence with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or above? Did the arresting officer take your driver license (where it will be sent to the Department ...

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    • California's Administrative 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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    • Understanding California's 'Per Se' Law

      "Per Se" laws assume that a person is guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol if the court can show that his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is more than .08%. While a person could ...

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    • DUI Based on Impairment

      In all 50 states, it’s illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08%. If you drive with a BAC of .08%, you’re automatically guilty of driving under the influence (DUI) in all ...

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    • Is it Better to Drink Alcohol on an Empty Stomach?

      It’s an age-old rule about drinking alcohol, and one that most people have broken: Always fill up on foods dense in proteins, fats, and rich carbohydrates before drinking, that is if you want to feel ...

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    • DUI Based on Impairment

      In all 50 states, it’s illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08%. If you drive with a BAC of .08%, you’re automatically guilty of driving under the influence (DUI) in all ...

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    • Is it Better to Drink Alcohol on an Empty Stomach?

      It’s an age-old rule about drinking alcohol, and one that most people have broken: Always fill up on foods dense in proteins, fats, and rich carbohydrates before drinking, that is if you want to feel ...

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    • DUI or Diabetes?

      If you were recently arrested for drunk driving , and you are diabetic, were you actually under the influence of alcohol or could you have been experiencing a diabetic low? What some officers don’t ...

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    • DUI Based on Impairment

      In all 50 states, it’s illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08%. If you drive with a BAC of .08%, you’re automatically guilty of driving under the influence (DUI) in all ...

      Read More
    • Is it Better to Drink Alcohol on an Empty Stomach?

      It’s an age-old rule about drinking alcohol, and one that most people have broken: Always fill up on foods dense in proteins, fats, and rich carbohydrates before drinking, that is if you want to feel ...

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    • Are Women More Affected By Alcohol Than Men?

      Recent studies have declared binge drinking as one of the most underrated health concerns for women in the United States. But how much alcohol does it take to qualify as binge drinking? According to ...

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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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    • For How Long Will a DUI Hurt My Insurance Rates?

      Suppose you’re facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges. You’re aware that a DUI conviction would lead to a troubling auto insurance rate hike, but for how long? In this post, we explain for ...

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    • Real Financial Impact of a DUI Conviction

      In addition to facing jail time and losing your driver license, you could experience lasting financial consequences if you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). For example, you face the ...

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    • Penalties for a DUI Without a License

      Orange County has its share of unlicensed drivers, who typically fall into these categories: non-U.S. citizens without a valid driver license, people whose licenses are suspended or revoked, and ...

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    • Understanding California's 'Per Se' Law

      "Per Se" laws assume that a person is guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol if the court can show that his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is more than .08%. While a person could ...

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    • How Can I Defend Against a Drug DUI Arrest?

      Defending against a DUI for drugs is not always easy, as there is no set standard regarding definitive levels of impairment at the time of the stop. Alcohol-related arrests are performed based on the ...

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    • DUI Based on Impairment

      In all 50 states, it’s illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08%. If you drive with a BAC of .08%, you’re automatically guilty of driving under the influence (DUI) in all ...

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    • Can a DUI Affect Housing?

      Finding affordable housing in California is hard. Finding a place to rent with a DUI conviction on your record makes it even harder. If you’re facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges in ...

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    • Renting an Apartment? Your DUI Could Hurt

      You’re looking to rent a new apartment or even a house for that matter. You’ve looked at several places and you have your security deposit ready. You’ve thought about the credit check, but have you ...

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    • Penalties for a DUI Without a License

      Orange County has its share of unlicensed drivers, who typically fall into these categories: non-U.S. citizens without a valid driver license, people whose licenses are suspended or revoked, and ...

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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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    • What You Need to Know About Bicycling While Drunk

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

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    • Cycling Under the Influence in Orange County

      If you’re like a lot of people, you might have thought that "driving under the influence" only referred to automobiles, but that’s not the case in California. Like in many states, California ...

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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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    • How a DUI Can Impact a College Student

      We all know that college is a place for partying. Whether it’s in the dorm room, a bar on campus, a frat party, or a bar nearby, college students tend to party to “blow off steam” and unwind after a ...

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    • DUI Based on Impairment

      In all 50 states, it’s illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08%. If you drive with a BAC of .08%, you’re automatically guilty of driving under the influence (DUI) in all ...

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    • What is Functional Tolerance to Alcohol?

      Alcohol is a depressant that affects both bodily functions and human behavior. However, when someone consumes alcohol on a regular basis, he or she develops a tolerance to the effects of alcohol. When ...

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    • Do Crime Labs Make Errors in DUI Cases?

      When people are arrested for driving under the influence in California, they have to submit to a breath or blood test to determine their blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Generally, blood tests are ...

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    • Do I Have to Give a DNA Sample in a DUI Case?

      If you’ve watched the FBI Files, CSI, or the Cold Case Files , you’re probably familiar with how DNA evidence has become a powerful law enforcement tool. With advances in DNA technology, law ...

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    • Chemical Test Refusals & License Suspensions in CA

      Nearly thirty years ago, California joined twenty-seven other states when it decided to automatically suspend the driver licenses of those who are caught driving under the influence of alcohol. This ...

      Read More
    • What You Need to Know About Bicycling While Drunk

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

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    • Dangers of Drinking Alcohol in the Heat

      It’s a hot Saturday afternoon in July or August and you just got back from a jog. A friend suggests you have a few drinks and hit the beach for a day in the sun. Images of an ice-cold beer, a glass of ...

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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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    • Can I Be Arrested for DUI if I Blow 0.0%?

      In a bizarre incident in Austin, Texas in 2013, a driver was arrested for DWI (driving while intoxicated, the Texas equivalent of DUI ) after a breath test result of just 0.0%. The driver fought his ...

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    • Can Mouthwash Throw Off a Breath Test?

      After a person is pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), generally the police officer will ask the driver to perform the field sobriety tests. Since these tests are hard for ...

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    • Can a Chemical Test Be Challenged?

      In California, the crime of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is covered under Section 23152 of the California Vehicle Code. Sec. 23152 goes over several things, including driving with ...

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    • Understanding California's 'Per Se' Law

      "Per Se" laws assume that a person is guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol if the court can show that his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is more than .08%. While a person could ...

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    • DUI & Vitamins

      Each state has enacted its own driving under the influence (DUI) statutes. In Texas for example, you can be arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) if your mental or physical faculties are ...

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    • Can Family Be Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated?

      If you are in a drunk or drugged driving crash and you kill a loved one who is riding in your vehicle, what will happen to you? Can you go to prison for killing a friend or family member? Before we ...

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    • 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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    • DUI Based on Impairment

      In all 50 states, it’s illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08%. If you drive with a BAC of .08%, you’re automatically guilty of driving under the influence (DUI) in all ...

      Read More
    • DUI & Vitamins

      Each state has enacted its own driving under the influence (DUI) statutes. In Texas for example, you can be arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) if your mental or physical faculties are ...

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    • Do Crime Labs Make Errors in DUI Cases?

      When people are arrested for driving under the influence in California, they have to submit to a breath or blood test to determine their blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Generally, blood tests are ...

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    • DUI with a Child in the Vehicle

      With alcohol flowing freely at family dinners, barbeques, and holiday events, parents are known for enjoying a few drinks with everybody else without putting much thought into the ride home and the ...

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    • Can a Chemical Test Be Challenged?

      In California, the crime of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is covered under Section 23152 of the California Vehicle Code. Sec. 23152 goes over several things, including driving with ...

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    • Are You in the Habit of Drinking and Driving?

      Who doesn’t like to have a drink or two on occasion? Well, there are some people who are recovering alcoholics (you can probably name one right now), or people who are on such a cocktail of ...

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    • About California Commercial DUI

      Under Section 23152(d) of the California Vehicle Code, it’s against the law to drive a commercial vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .04 percent or above. The .04 percent BAC limit ...

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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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    • I Got a DUI and Now I'm Pregnant, What's Next?

      Driving under the influence ( DUI ) cases can take time to conclude. Sometimes the District Attorney’s Office doesn’t even file charges until it’s been almost a year since the DUI arrest. So, ...

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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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    • How a DUI Can Impact a College Student

      We all know that college is a place for partying. Whether it’s in the dorm room, a bar on campus, a frat party, or a bar nearby, college students tend to party to “blow off steam” and unwind after a ...

      Read More
    • How Long Will a California DUI Count as a Prior Conviction?

      When it comes to criminal convictions, a person’s “criminal history” can have a huge impact on their sentencing and penalties. So, what about California driving under the influence (DUI) convictions? ...

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    • DUI & Vitamins

      Each state has enacted its own driving under the influence (DUI) statutes. In Texas for example, you can be arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) if your mental or physical faculties are ...

      Read More
    • 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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    • What is a DMV Hearing?

      If you were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), the fate of your driver licenses is going to be a top priority. After all, it’s difficult to live and work in Southern California without a ...

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    • For How Long Will a DUI Hurt My Insurance Rates?

      Suppose you’re facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges. You’re aware that a DUI conviction would lead to a troubling auto insurance rate hike, but for how long? In this post, we explain for ...

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    • Can Teens Get a Restricted License After DUI?

      Not all teens in Orange County have it easy. Some teens need jobs to help support their families, while others need jobs to support themselves while they attend college. What if you’re a 12th grader ...

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    • Do I Have to Give a DNA Sample in a DUI Case?

      If you’ve watched the FBI Files, CSI, or the Cold Case Files , you’re probably familiar with how DNA evidence has become a powerful law enforcement tool. With advances in DNA technology, law ...

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    • DUI & the Driver License Compact

      Think you can be arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) when you’re out-of-state and your home state will never hear about it? Sorry, but think again. For example, if you live in New York and ...

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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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    • What Is Driving Under the Influence of Drugs?

      Drivers are generally prohibited from driving under any substance that impairs their ability to operate a motor vehicle. Therefore, it is possible to receive a driving under the influence charge ...

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    • California Prescription Drug DUI

      In California, law enforcement can pull you over if they suspect you are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs , and the types of “drugs” may surprise you. Driving under the influence of ...

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    • DUI of Drugs: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

      In 2014, Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were charged with driving under the influence of marijuana. At the scene of the traffic stop, the officer reported that ...

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    • Busted for Driving High in California?

      Since weed was legalized for personal use in California, it has become more common and widespread and even Baby Boomers who illegally partook in their youth are taking advantage of its legalization. ...

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    • How a DUI Can Impact a College Student

      We all know that college is a place for partying. Whether it’s in the dorm room, a bar on campus, a frat party, or a bar nearby, college students tend to party to “blow off steam” and unwind after a ...

      Read More
    • How Are DUI Plea Bargains Made?

      Plea bargains are very common in our criminal justice system and for a few reasons. For one, we have overcrowded courts with a lot of cases to be resolved. Secondly, we have so many inmates in our ...

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    • Can You Get a DUI for Laughing Gas?

      You know you can get a DUI for driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs , and prescriptions like Xanax, Ambien, and OxyContin, but what about laughing gas? Can a root canal (or illegal ...

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    • A Cautionary Tale of a Wrongful DUI

      Think you can’t be wrongfully accused of driving under the influence (DUI)? Think again. While it doesn’t happen in most DUI arrests, it can and does happen on occasion and here is a real-life example ...

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    • Can I Be Sued for a Drunk Driving Crash in California?

      You know that it’s illegal to drink and drive. But you may not know that it’s also illegal to drive under the influence of controlled substances , including lawfully-prescribed medications under ...

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    • Busted for Driving High in California?

      Since weed was legalized for personal use in California, it has become more common and widespread and even Baby Boomers who illegally partook in their youth are taking advantage of its legalization. ...

      Read More
    • How a DUI Can Impact a College Student

      We all know that college is a place for partying. Whether it’s in the dorm room, a bar on campus, a frat party, or a bar nearby, college students tend to party to “blow off steam” and unwind after a ...

      Read More
    • DUI & Vitamins

      Each state has enacted its own driving under the influence (DUI) statutes. In Texas for example, you can be arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) if your mental or physical faculties are ...

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    • Can a DUI Lead to Deportation?

      California is proud to have a large and diverse immigrant population, many of whom obtain California driver’s licenses. Once immigrants obtain their California driver licenses, they are expected to ...

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    • Penalties for a DUI Without a License

      Orange County has its share of unlicensed drivers, who typically fall into these categories: non-U.S. citizens without a valid driver license, people whose licenses are suspended or revoked, and ...

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    • Can I Be Deported for DUI if I'm Married to a U.S. Citizen?

      Are you an immigrant who is married to a U.S. citizen? As the spouse of a citizen, you should be eligible for a green card because you are considered an “immediate relative” of a U.S. citizen, and in ...

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    • What if I Miss My First DUI Court Date?

      When a person has been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) and they miss their court date, they are putting themselves in a bad position where they could be re-arrested at any time. The ...

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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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    • Busted for Driving High in California?

      Since weed was legalized for personal use in California, it has become more common and widespread and even Baby Boomers who illegally partook in their youth are taking advantage of its legalization. ...

      Read More
    • How a DUI Can Impact a College Student

      We all know that college is a place for partying. Whether it’s in the dorm room, a bar on campus, a frat party, or a bar nearby, college students tend to party to “blow off steam” and unwind after a ...

      Read More
    • What is a DMV Hearing?

      If you were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), the fate of your driver licenses is going to be a top priority. After all, it’s difficult to live and work in Southern California without a ...

      Read More
    • How Serious is a DUI Accident?

      We all know that driving under the influence (DUI) charges are serious. After all, a conviction for a first DUI without any aggravating circumstances can lead to DUI probation, fines, community ...

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    • DUI Causing Death in California

      Generally, a first , second , or third DUI within a 10-year period is prosecuted as a misdemeanor offense. However, you enter felony territory when it’s your fourth DUI within 10 years, or you ...

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    • Are You in the Habit of Drinking and Driving?

      Who doesn’t like to have a drink or two on occasion? Well, there are some people who are recovering alcoholics (you can probably name one right now), or people who are on such a cocktail of ...

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    • How to Avoid a DUI This Thanksgiving

      If you’re like most people, your Thanksgiving holiday will start on Wednesday, November 21, Thanksgiving Eve and the celebrations will last through Sunday, 25th. For a lot of Orange County residents, ...

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    • Labor Day 2018 DUI in Orange County

      On the first Monday in September, Americans everywhere pay tribute to all of the contributions of our great nation’s workforce. We call this “Labor Day” and in 1894, it officially became a federal ...

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    • Can You Refuse a DUI Checkpoint?

      The constitutionality of DUI checkpoints has been debated in all 50 states. In some states DUI stops are upheld, while in other states they’re illegal. In California, DUI checkpoints are supported by ...

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    • Can a Chemical Test Be Challenged?

      In California, the crime of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is covered under Section 23152 of the California Vehicle Code. Sec. 23152 goes over several things, including driving with ...

      Read More
    • Penalties for a DUI Without a License

      Orange County has its share of unlicensed drivers, who typically fall into these categories: non-U.S. citizens without a valid driver license, people whose licenses are suspended or revoked, and ...

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    • Arrested for DUI? Do This in Court!

      If you’re like most people arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County, you’re a regular person who doesn’t have a criminal record. You’ve probably never been in criminal court ...

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    • Arrested for DUI? Do This in Court!

      If you’re like most people arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County, you’re a regular person who doesn’t have a criminal record. You’ve probably never been in criminal court ...

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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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    • Busted for Driving High in California?

      Since weed was legalized for personal use in California, it has become more common and widespread and even Baby Boomers who illegally partook in their youth are taking advantage of its legalization. ...

      Read More
    • How a DUI Can Impact a College Student

      We all know that college is a place for partying. Whether it’s in the dorm room, a bar on campus, a frat party, or a bar nearby, college students tend to party to “blow off steam” and unwind after a ...

      Read More
    • How Long Will a California DUI Count as a Prior Conviction?

      When it comes to criminal convictions, a person’s “criminal history” can have a huge impact on their sentencing and penalties. So, what about California driving under the influence (DUI) convictions? ...

      Read More
    • Do Crime Labs Make Errors in DUI Cases?

      When people are arrested for driving under the influence in California, they have to submit to a breath or blood test to determine their blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Generally, blood tests are ...

      Read More
    • 3 Standard Field Sobriety Tests Used in DUI Stops

      The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed standardized field sobriety tests to be used by law enforcement when determining if a driver is under the influence of alcohol. ...

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    • A Cautionary Tale of a Wrongful DUI

      Think you can’t be wrongfully accused of driving under the influence (DUI)? Think again. While it doesn’t happen in most DUI arrests, it can and does happen on occasion and here is a real-life example ...

      Read More
    • 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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    • DUI Not Limited to Alcohol

      Most licensed drivers in California are well-aware of the fact that it’s illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol. After all, schools, MADD, local, state and federal governments have conducted ...

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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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    • Busted for Driving High in California?

      Since weed was legalized for personal use in California, it has become more common and widespread and even Baby Boomers who illegally partook in their youth are taking advantage of its legalization. ...

      Read More
    • What Is Driving Under the Influence of Drugs?

      Drivers are generally prohibited from driving under any substance that impairs their ability to operate a motor vehicle. Therefore, it is possible to receive a driving under the influence charge ...

      Read More
    • Marijuana DUI Charges in California

      Now that marijuana is legal in California, more (and more) adults are engaging in recreational use without fear of repercussions. However, as with alcoholic beverages, it’s legalization does not make ...

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    • Can Family Be Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated?

      If you are in a drunk or drugged driving crash and you kill a loved one who is riding in your vehicle, what will happen to you? Can you go to prison for killing a friend or family member? Before we ...

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    • 6 Ways a DUI Can Be a Career Killer

      You may have heard stories of how a police officer, real estate agent , nurse, teacher , or physician was fired from their job after being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). But what ...

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    • DUI & the Watson Advisement in California

      When someone is under the influence of alcohol and they cause a fatal accident, it can lead to severe consequences, even though the DUI defendant is a good person who made a huge mistake. While the ...

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    • Obtaining a Passport with a Felony DUI

      The reasons for denying a U.S. passport are addressed under state and federal laws. Most convicted felons will not have any issues obtaining a U.S. passport because passports do not contain ...

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    • I Got a DUI While on DUI Probation

      Were you recently convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) under Section 23152 of the California Vehicle Code? Or, are you facing DUI charges under Sec. 23152? Either way, if you are convicted ...

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    • Violating DUI Probation in California

      In California, most people who are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) are placed on probation. DUI probation is a favorable sentencing alternative because it allows offenders to be ...

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    • California's First Offender DUI Program

      When a driver is convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) under Section 23152 of the California Vehicle Code, he or she will face a series of penalties, such as fines, driver license suspension, ...

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    • What is the First Offender DUI Program in California?

      In California, a driving under the influence (DUI) conviction will typically lead to DUI probation , sometimes jail, fines, driver license suspension , and mandatory completion of a DUI program. In ...

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    • California's First Offender DUI Program

      When people are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in California, they face a series of consequences , such as fines, driver license suspension, DUI probation, and DUI education. In ...

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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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    • When Does a DUI Fall Off My Record?

      If you’re facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges, you have every reason to wonder how long a conviction for DUI stays on your criminal record. After all, nothing good comes out of criminal ...

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    • How to Expunge a California DUI

      A drunk driving conviction can tarnish your personal and professional reputation; it can jeopardize your job, and your freedom. If you were convicted of drunk driving, a DUI attorney may be able to ...

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    • Can a DUI Bar Me from the Global Entry Program?

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    • Can I Face Multiple DUI Charges?

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    • DUI Accidents Causing Death in Orange County

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    • A True Story of 'Watson Murder' in OC

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    • Deadly DUI Conviction Overturned in California

      LOS ANGELES – On Friday, Feb. 19, a California appeals court decided to overturn a woman’s second-degree murder conviction, which she received after striking a man and driving two miles with his half ...

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    • Van Strikes & Kills Man on Santa Ana Sidewalk

      Usually, we feel pretty safe when we’re on the sidewalk and not standing in traffic. But, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, one Santa Ana man lost his life while sitting on a sidewalk. It happened when a van ...

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    • Who Pays for a California Ignition Interlock Device?

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    • 2019 Changes to California's Ignition Interlock Device Law

      Ignition Interlock Devices (IIDs) are small breathalyzers about the size of a cellphone. IIDs are attached to a steering column, requiring a driver to provide an alcohol-free breath sample before the ...

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    • Ignition Interlock Requirements in California

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    • Mock DUI Crash at San Juan Hills High School

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    • Rapper Twista Arrested for Marijuana Before Show

      SOUTH HAVEN, Ind. – On Thursday evening (March 24), a performance at Big Shots by Chicago rapper Twista was canceled after he was arrested for possessing marijuana. Carl Mitchell, aka “Twista,” was ...

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    • DMV Hearing FAQs

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    • How Long Does DUI Affect Auto Insurance Rates?

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    • Labor Day 2018 DUI in Orange County

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    • Uber Driver Arrested on Super Bowl Sunday

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    • Marijuana DUI Charges in California

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    • How Marijuana Affects Driving

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    • Why Are More Women Being Arrested for DUI?

      According to 2011 data released by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and analyzed by Southern California radio station KPCC , there was a significant increase in the number of females ...

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    • Does Marijuana Affect Safe Driving?

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    • Medical Marijuana and DUID in California

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    • Will a DUI Bar Me from Joining the Military?

      Are you dreaming of a military career? Do you want to join the Armed Forces so you’ll learn a valuable skill, or earn money for college? If you were recently arrested for driving under the influence, ...

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    • Penalties for a Military DUI

      Since our law firm is located in Orange County, not far from San Diego where there is a large military presence, we get our share of calls from service men and women who were arrested for 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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    • Will a DUI Bar Me from Joining the Military?

      Are you dreaming of a military career? Do you want to join the Armed Forces so you’ll learn a valuable skill, or earn money for college? If you were recently arrested for driving under the influence, ...

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    • Penalties for a Military DUI

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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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      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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    • Increased Penalties for Multiple DUI

      If you were recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County and you have a previous DUI conviction on your record, you're not alone. Statistics show that a significant ...

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    • What Can Make a DUI Worse?

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    • Truth About Repeat DUI Offenders

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    • Virginia Landry to Speak at NCDD, 2016 Summer Session

      At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc., we are proud to announce that our very own, Attorney Virginia L. Landry will be a featured speaker at the National College for DUI Defense Summer ...

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    • Should I Plead No Contest to DUI?

      You’ve been arrested for driving under the influence ( DUI ) in Orange County, and now you’re wondering if pleading no contest could help your charge. Or, what about pleading guilty? After all, it is ...

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    • Pleading No Contest for DUI

      You’ve been arrested for DUI in Orange County, and now you’re wondering if pleading no contest could help your charge. Or, what about pleading guilty? After all, it is your first DUI arrest. If you’re ...

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    • When Youth Possess Alcohol in a Vehicle

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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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      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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    • DUI & the Driver License Compact

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

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    • Is a Breath or Blood Test Better?

      In all of our years in DUI defense , we’ve heard the same questions repeated over and over again. One of the most common questions being, “Is it better to take a breath or blood test ?” The answer ...

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    • How Are DUI Plea Bargains Made?

      Plea bargains are very common in our criminal justice system and for a few reasons. For one, we have overcrowded courts with a lot of cases to be resolved. Secondly, we have so many inmates in our ...

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    • Department of Justice on Police Misconduct

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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?

      Can the police initiate a traffic stop whenever they want? Not exactly. They cannot pull you over on a “hunch” that you’re drunk driving because they saw you drive away from a bar’s parking lot, nor ...

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      In California, most people who are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) are placed on probation. DUI probation is a favorable sentencing alternative because it allows offenders to be ...

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    • Can Teens Get a Restricted License After DUI?

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    • DUI: What You Need to Fear

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    • 27 Arrested this Weekend at DUI Checkpoints

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    • Orange County Officials Looking for Holiday DUIs

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    • Memorial Day DUI Checkpoints in Orange County 2016

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      Were you recently arrested for a second DUI offense in Orange County, California? If so, it’s important that you understand what you’re up against. Assuming no one was injured or killed as a result of ...

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    • A True Story of 'Watson Murder' in OC

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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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    • Will My Security Clearance Be Revoked After a DUI?

      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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • DUI on a Suspended License

      Were you arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) while driving on a suspended license ? If so, you’re probably nervous about what will happen next, and that’s understandable. Whenever you’re ...

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    • Driving on a Suspended License After Wet Reckless

      When someone is arrested for DUI in California, what happens next is the driver’s license suspension, especially if the driver fails to request a DMV hearing within 10 days of the arrest (to challenge ...

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

      Occasionally, someone will get arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County, their driver’s license suspension will be up, but they still haven’t heard from the court about their ...

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    • Talking to Parents About a DUI

      Being arrested for DUI is difficult for anyone, regardless of age. For those who rely on their parents for financial and emotional support, an underage DUI can be devastating. Suddenly, you’re ...

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    • How Underage DUI Affects Auto Insurance

      For many parents, letting their teenage son or daughter drive for the first time can be very scary. Though entering the world of driving is a part of growing up, it doesn’t mean parents won’t stop ...

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    • Can a Second DUI Count as a First?

      In Orange County and throughout California, being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) can be frightening, especially when you’ve been convicted of DUI or pleaded down to a “wet reckless” ...

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    • Alcohol-Induced Blackouts: Getting the Facts Straight

      Recently, a 27 year old woman woke up in her home after a night social drinking; an expensive ring was missing from her finger and she was partially undressed. The night before, she and a friend were ...

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    • Chihuahua Stops Armed Robbers

      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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    • 3rd DUI in Orange County

      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 a DUI Exclude Me from the NEXUS Program?

      Do you travel back and forth between the United States and Canada frequently for work or pleasure, or both? If so, you may be very interested in hearing about the NEXUS program, which allows ...

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    • Can a DUI Affect Global Entry?

      “Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States,” according to U.S. Customs ...

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    • Does Alcohol Kill Brain Cells?

      ​ If you’re like most people, you’ve had at least one person say to you, “Don’t drink alcohol, it’ll kill your brain cells!” Most of us first heard it sometime around high school, and often as a scare ...

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    • Labor Day 2018 DUI in Orange County

      On the first Monday in September, Americans everywhere pay tribute to all of the contributions of our great nation’s workforce. We call this “Labor Day” and in 1894, it officially became a federal ...

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    • New CA DUI Law Affects Uber & Lyft Drivers

      “You can drive with Uber anytime, day or night, 365 days a year. When you drive is always up to you, so it never interferes with the important things in your life,” says Uber’s website. If drinking is ...

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    • Alcohol Offenses By Underage Drinkers in CA

      According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States.” The CDC continues, “Excessive drinking is ...

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    • Talking to Parents About a DUI

      Being arrested for DUI is difficult for anyone, regardless of age. For those who rely on their parents for financial and emotional support, an underage DUI can be devastating. Suddenly, you’re ...

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    • Underage Alcohol Offenses in California

      As a DUI defense firm, we handle both standard and underage DUI cases. However, alcohol offenses for underage drinkers (under the age of 21) are not limited to DUI – there are other alcohol-related ...

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    • Alcohol Offenses By Underage Drinkers in CA

      According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States.” The CDC continues, “Excessive drinking is ...

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    • Talking to Parents About a DUI

      Being arrested for DUI is difficult for anyone, regardless of age. For those who rely on their parents for financial and emotional support, an underage DUI can be devastating. Suddenly, you’re ...

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    • Underage Alcohol Offenses in California

      As a DUI defense firm, we handle both standard and underage DUI cases. However, alcohol offenses for underage drinkers (under the age of 21) are not limited to DUI – there are other alcohol-related ...

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    • Department of Justice on Police Misconduct

      When it comes to criminal charges, including those for driving under the influence (DUI), there are various defense strategies. Occasionally, a DUI case involves police misconduct and when it does, a ...

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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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    • 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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    • Can You Get a DUI for Laughing Gas?

      You know you can get a DUI for driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs , and prescriptions like Xanax, Ambien, and OxyContin, but what about laughing gas? Can a root canal (or illegal ...

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