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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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    • 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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    • How to Avoid a Summer DUI

      DUI enforcement in Orange County is especially vigilant during major holidays, such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and during school breaks. Summer break is no ...

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    • When Do Bars Close in California?

      If you’ve ever been in a California bar after 1:30 a.m., you’ve probably heard an employee at the bar say something to the effect of, “Last call for alcohol.” You’ll hear the “last call” announcement ...

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    • Does Orange County Have a Social Host Ordinance?

      Since people started drinking alcohol, they’ve been drinking it in other people’s homes and this applies to teenagers and young adults as well. We cannot ignore the fact that America’s youth consume ...

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    • When Do Bars Close in California?

      If you’ve ever been in a California bar after 1:30 a.m., you’ve probably heard an employee at the bar say something to the effect of, “Last call for alcohol.” You’ll hear the “last call” announcement ...

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    • Does Orange County Have a Social Host Ordinance?

      Since people started drinking alcohol, they’ve been drinking it in other people’s homes and this applies to teenagers and young adults as well. We cannot ignore the fact that America’s youth consume ...

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    • Do Antipsychotics Interact with Alcohol?

      Are you currently taking antipsychotic medication? If so, it’s important to understand the side effects and how it interacts with alcohol, especially if you’ll be driving while on your medication. ...

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    • Is Buzzed Driving Illegal?

      When it comes to mixing alcohol and driving, how much is too much? A number of public service announcements recently have been pushing the message: "Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.” But, what is ...

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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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    • DUI: What You Need to Fear

      Driving under the influence (DUI) just so happens to be the ONE criminal offense that is commonly committed by everyday citizens who do not have a prior criminal record, and it’s no surprise. In the ...

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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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    • 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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    • DUI: What You Need to Fear

      Driving under the influence (DUI) just so happens to be the ONE criminal offense that is commonly committed by everyday citizens who do not have a prior criminal record, and it’s no surprise. In the ...

      Read More
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    • Is Buzzed Driving Illegal?

      When it comes to mixing alcohol and driving, how much is too much? A number of public service announcements recently have been pushing the message: "Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.” But, what is ...

      Read More
    • 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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    • Are Blood Tests Reliable?

      “Is it better to take a breath or blood test after a DUI arrest ?” As a DUI defense firm, we get this question a lot and not just from clients. DUI attorneys generally suggest staying away from blood ...

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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 ...

      Read More
    • DUI: What You Need to Fear

      Driving under the influence (DUI) just so happens to be the ONE criminal offense that is commonly committed by everyday citizens who do not have a prior criminal record, and it’s no surprise. In the ...

      Read More
    • How Long Does DUI Affect Auto Insurance Rates?

      If you’re convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in California, you face the possibility of fines, DUI probation , DUI School, driver license suspension, and a criminal record. While there ...

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • FAQs About Alcohol in California

      Alcohol is a highly-regulated substance in the United States. State laws govern how old you have to be to drink it, where you can drink it, where you can buy it, and how and where alcohol can be sold. ...

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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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    • Are Blood Tests Reliable?

      “Is it better to take a breath or blood test after a DUI arrest ?” As a DUI defense firm, we get this question a lot and not just from clients. DUI attorneys generally suggest staying away from blood ...

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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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    • What Are Field Sobriety Tests?

      When you’re pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), the first thing the officer will do is ask for your license, registration and proof of insurance. During this initial ...

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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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    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • 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
    • Truth About Chemical Test Refusals

      Chemical tests in the form of blood, breath or urine tests are mandated by state law and are used to determine whether or not a person is legally intoxicated under Section 23152 of the California ...

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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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    • How to Avoid a Summer DUI

      DUI enforcement in Orange County is especially vigilant during major holidays, such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and during school breaks. Summer break is no ...

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    • Will a DUI Stop Me from Getting a Professional License?

      Do you have the intention of becoming a licensed professional? If so, it’s a worthy endeavor. By having a professional license you are gaining valuable, employable skills that will help you take care ...

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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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    • What Are Field Sobriety Tests?

      When you’re pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), the first thing the officer will do is ask for your license, registration and proof of insurance. During this initial ...

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    • Truth About Chemical Test Refusals

      Chemical tests in the form of blood, breath or urine tests are mandated by state law and are used to determine whether or not a person is legally intoxicated under Section 23152 of the California ...

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    • Will I Lose My CA License for DUI?

      It is against the law to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs , or a combination of alcohol and drugs in all 50 states; however, each state has enacted its own driving under the influence ...

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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
    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • What Can Make a DUI Worse?

      Under Section 23152 of the California Vehicle Code, DUI is what’s called a “wobbler offense,” meaning it can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the facts of the case. Usually, a first ...

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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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    • 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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    • Will a DUI Stop Me from Getting a Professional License?

      Do you have the intention of becoming a licensed professional? If so, it’s a worthy endeavor. By having a professional license you are gaining valuable, employable skills that will help you take care ...

      Read More
    • Can I Get My DUI Expunged?

      As a DUI defense firm, we are asked every question under the sun about drug and alcohol-related arrests and convictions. For example, we are frequently asked, “Can I get my DUI expunged?” Some people ...

      Read More
    • What Can Make a DUI Worse?

      Under Section 23152 of the California Vehicle Code, DUI is what’s called a “wobbler offense,” meaning it can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the facts of the case. Usually, a first ...

      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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    • 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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    • Is the DMV Hearing Necessary?

      Most criminal court cases are not connected to a person’s driver license, but driving under the influence convictions are different. Get arrested for DUI and do nothing about your license and it will ...

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    • DMV Hearing FAQs

      If you’re facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges in Orange County, you’ll soon learn about the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearing, which specifically addresses the suspension of your ...

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • DUI And Diabetes

      Diabetes is a disease where the body fails to control its blood glucose levels. With diabetes, blood sugar rises higher than normal – a condition called hyperglycemia. There are two types of diabetes: ...

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    • California DUI Basics

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

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    • Car Accidents While on DUI Probation

      Were you previously convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in California? If you’re on informal probation for a DUI that occurred in the past one to three years, does this mean that you can be ...

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    • DUI with Property Damage in CA

      Did you recently get into a car accident while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in California? If so, you may be wondering, “Will I face felony DUI charges?” This is a very good ...

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    • Can I Face Civil Penalties for a DUI Accident?

      Most Orange County drivers are aware of the criminal penalties associated with a driving under the influence (DUI) conviction. Typically, with any type of DUI charge the defendant faces an array of ...

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    • California DUI Basics

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

      Read More
    • How to Avoid a Summer DUI

      DUI enforcement in Orange County is especially vigilant during major holidays, such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and during school breaks. Summer break is no ...

      Read More
    • California DUI Checkpoints

      Sobriety checkpoints, otherwise known as DUI checkpoints are areas where law enforcement sets up to systematically stop and check drivers in hopes of nabbing drunk and drugged drivers in the act. In ...

      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 ...

      Read More
    • 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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    • Breakdown of California's DUI Law

      For the average person, it can be difficult to grasp California’s driving under the influence (DUI) laws, especially if they don’t have a law degree. This is because it’s typical for state laws to be ...

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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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    • DUI And Diabetes

      Diabetes is a disease where the body fails to control its blood glucose levels. With diabetes, blood sugar rises higher than normal – a condition called hyperglycemia. There are two types of diabetes: ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • How to Avoid a Summer DUI

      DUI enforcement in Orange County is especially vigilant during major holidays, such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and during school breaks. Summer break is no ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • How to Avoid a Summer DUI

      DUI enforcement in Orange County is especially vigilant during major holidays, such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and during school breaks. Summer break is no ...

      Read More
    • California DUI Checkpoints

      Sobriety checkpoints, otherwise known as DUI checkpoints are areas where law enforcement sets up to systematically stop and check drivers in hopes of nabbing drunk and drugged drivers in the act. In ...

      Read More
    • How to Behave During a DUI Stop

      If you’re like most drivers, there’s something about being pulled over that gets your nerves rattled. You see the red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror and immediately, your heart ...

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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 ...

      Read More
    • 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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    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • How to Avoid a Summer DUI

      DUI enforcement in Orange County is especially vigilant during major holidays, such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and during school breaks. Summer break is no ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • 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
    • Truth About Chemical Test Refusals

      Chemical tests in the form of blood, breath or urine tests are mandated by state law and are used to determine whether or not a person is legally intoxicated under Section 23152 of the California ...

      Read More
    • How Police Look for Drunk Drivers

      The California Highway Patrol, in collaboration with local law enforcement agencies throughout Orange County is on a mission to nab drunk drivers. And through the use of DUI checkpoints, saturation ...

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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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    • 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 ...

      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, ...

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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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    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • Do Antipsychotics Interact with Alcohol?

      Are you currently taking antipsychotic medication? If so, it’s important to understand the side effects and how it interacts with alcohol, especially if you’ll be driving while on your medication. ...

      Read More
    • 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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    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • Is Buzzed Driving Illegal?

      When it comes to mixing alcohol and driving, how much is too much? A number of public service announcements recently have been pushing the message: "Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.” But, what is ...

      Read More
    • Car Accidents While on DUI Probation

      Were you previously convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in California? If you’re on informal probation for a DUI that occurred in the past one to three years, does this mean that you can be ...

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    • DUI Probation in California

      Those arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County, California face the possibility of incarceration, but they may have a more favorable option – probation. Probation is a ...

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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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    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      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 ...

      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 ...

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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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    • 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 I Get My DUI Expunged?

      As a DUI defense firm, we are asked every question under the sun about drug and alcohol-related arrests and convictions. For example, we are frequently asked, “Can I get my DUI expunged?” Some people ...

      Read More
    • DUI: What You Need to Fear

      Driving under the influence (DUI) just so happens to be the ONE criminal offense that is commonly committed by everyday citizens who do not have a prior criminal record, and it’s no surprise. In the ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • What Can Make a DUI Worse?

      Under Section 23152 of the California Vehicle Code, DUI is what’s called a “wobbler offense,” meaning it can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the facts of the case. Usually, a first ...

      Read More
    • DUI with Property Damage in CA

      Did you recently get into a car accident while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in California? If so, you may be wondering, “Will I face felony DUI charges?” This is a very good ...

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    • California DUI Basics

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    • Van Strikes & Kills Man on Santa Ana Sidewalk

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    • Rapper Twista Arrested for Marijuana Before Show

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    • DMV Hearing FAQs

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    • California's Open Container Laws

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