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What to Say When Police Ask “Have you Been Drinking?”

When you are pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, you are probably afraid of what could potentially happen to you. The next few minutes could lead to very serious consequences. That is why you should be prepared for the question most police officers ask drivers who are pulled over for DUI: “Have you been drinking?” This question may seem harmless to you, but the way…

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How Certain Foods You Eat Can Impact Your DUI Case

You might remember a famous episode of “Seinfeld” where Elaine is called into her boss’ office because she failed a drug test for opium. Elaine, surprised by the result, soon discovers that the reason was the poppy-seed muffins she often ate. Poppy seeds, as it turns out, contain the principal chemicals needed to produce opium and related drugs.  As funny as that episode of “Seinfeld” is, there is nothing funny…

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How Attorneys Defend Those Charged with DUI Causing Injury (VC 23153)

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is by itself a serious crime, but if your driving under the influence causes an injury or death to another person, you can be punished more severely. If you are facing charges of DUI causing injury under California Vehicle Code Section 23153, you might think you have no defense. However, an experienced DUI defense attorney can help you build a winning defense.…

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Should Veterans Get Special Treatment for DUI Offenses?

Should DUI punishment be difference for you if you are a veteran? A proposed law could provide veterans with a chance to receive softer punishment for misdemeanor DUI convictions. Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara, Ventura) is proposing Senate Bill 725 to expand existing law that allows veterans to enter pretrial diversion programs for misdemeanor convictions to DUI crimes. The current law does not include diversion as an option for misdemeanor…

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My DUI Case is Old. Do I Still Have to Complete DUI Classes?

One of the most common questions we get from clients and prospective clients is: “Do I still have to take DUI classes if my DUI case is old?” The quick answer to this question is “Yes!” However, there is much more that you need to know if you were ordered to take DUI classes as part of your sentence and you failed to attend them. Why Do I Have to…

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Can You Be an Uber Driver if You Have a DUI on Your Record?

In busy cities across America, ride-hailing services like Uber have become more popular than taxis. If you’re an Orange County resident, you may have considered driving for Uber as a way to earn some cash. It’s probably very easy to become an Uber driver, you may think. However, services such as Uber and Lyft require background checks before hiring new drivers. So, if you have a DUI on your record,…

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Will Your DUI Case Be Thrown Out If You Aren’t Read Your Miranda Rights?

There are many misconceptions when it comes to your Miranda rights. One such misconception is that if police do not read your Miranda rights then your case has to be thrown out. While this may be true in some cases, it does not mean your case will automatically be thrown out. Your attorney can help explain what to do if you were arrested for DUI and officers failed to read…

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How Do I Know If I’m Too Drunk To Drive? – California Vehicle Code 23152

As one of the most experienced DUI law firms in Southern California, we talk to many people who have been arrested for DUI. One of the frequent comments that we hear is that those arrested for DUI say that they did not feel intoxicated when they were driving. Many people think they are okay to drive, when in fact they are not. You never know until it is too late. The…

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Is Uber Really Reducing the Number of Drunk Drivers?

Recently, the ride-hailing service Uber released a report claiming drunk driving incidents have decreased among young drivers in cities that Uber services. Uber and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) conducted a study that they say shows Uber can be a “powerful tool in the fight to reduce the number of drunk driving crashes.”1 After the study was completed, Uber emailed its users saying that there are 59 less drunk driving…

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Could the New DADSS Device Put an End to Drunk Driving?

  According to a 2013 report conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, driving while under the influence of alcohol is involved in approximately 10,000 deaths annually, accounting for nearly one-third of all driving-related fatalities.1 Further, there are 1 million DUI convictions and 1.5 million DUI arrests every year.2 In an effort to address this issue, the federal agency National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a new…

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