Archives for October 2012

DUI arrests of underage drivers in Marin show significant increase from 2011

Authorities in Marin County have reported a sizable uptick in the number of DUI arrests of underage drivers in Marin County who are also drinking and driving drunk, Patch.com reports. According to a statement from law enforcement, the increase is not the result of stepped-up … [Read more...]

Legally drunk Santa Rosa driver to face murder charge over fatal crash

A legally drunk Santa Rosa driver to face murder charge over her crashing her car into and killing the driver of a convertible. Heather Howell of Santa Rosa will face a second-degree murder charge as a result of the incident. A Sonoma County Superior Court judge ruled earlier … [Read more...]

Tourism and drunk driving in wine country – expert provides sobering news

As states continue to explore and pursue new and creative ways to increase tourism revenue, and increasingly look to wineries as tourism resource, a spokesman for the State of California provided some sobering news about tourism and drunk driving in wine country: namely, that a … [Read more...]

DUI Plea Bargains in California

DUI plea bargains in California are in most cases, a negotiated reduction in the severity of the DUI charges. Our Santa Rosa DUI attorneys work with local residents throughout the area to ensure they deal with a DUI arrest in the most efficient way possible.  There is no … [Read more...]

2012 Top Wine Destination in The United States is Sonoma County CA

According to an article on tripadvisor.com, the Travelers’ Choice Award for the 2012 top wine destination in the United States is Sonoma County CA with Napa County coming in second place and Willamette Valley Oregon third. That’s the good news.  The potentially bad news is that … [Read more...]

Santa Rosa Special Traffic Enforcement Area

There will be a Santa Rosa Special Traffic Enforcement Area the week of October 15th through October 21st. This particular Special Traffic Enforcement Area will be on Mendocino Avenue at Silva Avenue. According to a community bulletin by the Santa Rosa Police Department, Santa … [Read more...]

Four Sebastopol DUI Arrests by Officers

Four Sebastopol DUI arrests were made by officers on the night of Friday, October 5. The volume of drunk driving arrests was an abnormally high number for the town of 7,300 people, where police rarely collect more than two on any one night, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat … [Read more...]

Supreme Court is to hear an involuntary DUI blood test case

The United States Supreme Court is to hear an involuntary DUI blood test case originating out of a Missouri DUI case. The DUI case demonstrates the conflict between law enforcement’s efforts to identify and prosecute drunk drivers and civil libertarians’ efforts to preserve … [Read more...]

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