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Celebrity DUI Arrest – Olympic Athlete Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Suspended from Swimming for Six Months Celebrity DUI arrest. 29 year-old Michael Phelps is an American competitive swimmer and the most decorated Olympic Athlete of all time. Though he retired after the 2012 summer games, Phelps announced his intentions to return … [Read more...]

California laws regarding DUI and drivers under the age of 21

underage drinking and driving

California laws regarding dui and drivers under the age of 21. In late September of 2014, officers placed a 16 year-old under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and several other offenses. The teen allegedly stole a vehicle from a family member … [Read more...]

Multiple DUI Convictions Can Lead to Prison Time

Jail Cell

The penalties for multiple DUI convictions (driving under the influence) in California can be severe, and can include probation, fines, and even jail. California law considers DUI a “priorable” offense. This means the penalties can become substantially more severe if you have … [Read more...]

Can a DUI Conviction Affect My Professional Reputation?

Coast Guard

Can a DUI conviction affect my professional reputation? Two senior ranking San Francisco Coast Guard officers are facing driving under the influence of alcohol charges (DUI). The first officer, Chief Petty Officer Warren Weatherford, is in charge of managing a navigation team … [Read more...]

I Was Under the Legal Limit For DUI and Still Got One?

breathalyzer

I was under the legal limit for DUI and still got one? Most people who drive in California are aware it is illegal to drive while under the influence of alcohol, and that the “legal limit” for a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08 percent. Many people are surprised … [Read more...]

Reasons Why an Alcohol Breath Test May Be Inaccurate

Pull Over

In many DUI cases, a prosecutor will attempt to use the results of an alcohol breath test as concrete evidence that your blood alcohol content (BAC) was over the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Many people facing DUI charges may believe that alcohol breath test results will be … [Read more...]

A DUI Defense Lawyer Can Help You Avoid Jail Time

Bottles of Alcoholic Beverages

A recent case out of San Mateo, California demonstrates just how much a qualified DUI defense lawyer can help you in your DUI case. Arising out of an incident from last December, this case involved a south San Francisco man who avoided jail time after two very serious … [Read more...]

What Is A No Refusal DUI Blood Test?

No Refusal

No refusal DUI blood tests? Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you have certainly been exposed to information explaining the dangers associated with drinking and driving. In the past few decades, drunk driving enforcement has become much more aggressive and the associated … [Read more...]

Can a Laser Give Me a DUI?

Laser Gun

Can a laser give me a DUI? Someday, perhaps. A new remote sensing device uses lasers to detect the presence of alcohol vapor in a moving vehicle. In the future, law enforcement officers could use potentially use this device to “pre-screen” cars that they want to stop for … [Read more...]

DUI Suspect Crashes into San Francisco Bank

Traffic Accident

In the early morning hours of July 8, 2014, a DUI suspect was hospitalized after a serious motor vehicle accident in the Outer Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. The DUI suspect was reported to be a woman in her 40s, who reportedly was speeding on Mission Street when she … [Read more...]

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The information on this website should not be considered to be legal advice, nor construed to be the formation of any manner of attorney client relationship. Prior to taking any form of legal action, please consult with an attorney experienced in the appropriate area of law germane to your situation. Case results and any blogs, reviews, news or testimonials presented on www.duibecklaw.com or any of its related websites are germane to the facts present for each individual case and is not a promise of similar outcomes for any other cases. This website is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the State of California. by Attorney Daniel B. Beck