Multiple DUI Convictions Can Lead to Prison Time

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...]

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

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

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...]

DUI Can Lead to Vehicular Manslaughter and Other Charges

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs could lead to vehicular manslaughter and other charges. Driving under the influence  is against the law in California, as well as across the entire United States. People who are arrested and charged for suspected DUI may face … [Read more...]

California Police Expand Suspicion of DUI Focus in the New Year

When police pull someone over for suspicion of dui and suspect that person is driving under the influence of alcohol, they often use a breathalyzer test to check the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC).  A breathalyzer result of .08% or more will be used against the driver in … [Read more...]

Basic Field Sobriety Test Information

When a person is under suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI), the investigating officer will often conduct the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST). The SFST is actually a battery of three separate tests, designed to determine whether a person is … [Read more...]

DUI Enforcement Increases over Holidays

Ongoing DUI enforcement efforts have led over this past year the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to team up with state law enforcement agencies to enact the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign across the United States.  Over Labor Day weekend, law enforcement … [Read more...]

Common Ways to Contest DUI Charges

What are some common ways to contest DUI charges? If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, the law enforcement officers and prosecutors have already made up their minds that you are guilty.  However, DUI defense attorneys … [Read more...]

Anyone can be Arrested for DUI

Do you think you won't be arrested for DUI? Driving under the influence of alcohol is against the law, however millions of people still choose to operate a motor vehicle after having too much to drink every day in the United States.  People often continually drink too much and … [Read more...]

DUI Cases, DUI Defenses and Forensic Lab Accreditation Issues

Forensic laboratories often play a large role in DUI cases.  If law enforcement administers a blood test, the forensic lab will be responsible for storing the sample, testing the level of alcohol or drugs in the sample, and reporting the results.  Similarly, labs are often … [Read more...]

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