California DUI, Traffic Stop, and Your Rights

For many of us, the only interaction we will have with law enforcement is during a routine traffic stop. When you are engaged with the police during a traffic stop it is important to know your Fourth Amendment Right which prevents the unlawful search and seizure of your property … [Read more...]

Pleading Not Guilty to DUI Charges

Santa Rosa DUI Attorney Blog. Pleading not guilty to DUI charges. Many people facing DUI charges believe they have no option but to plead guilty to a DUI and face the consequences. However, there are many ways to show your innocence in a DUI case and an experienced DUI defense … [Read more...]

Golden Gate Bridge DUI May Affect Suspect’s Career Dreams

Golden Gate Bridge DUI May Affect Suspect's Career Dreams. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that an accident involving driving under the influence (DUI) occurred on the Golden Gate Bridge in the early morning of December 2, 2014. At approximately 5:10 a.m., 22 … [Read more...]

Man Convicted of 9 DUIs Receives Nine-Year Prison Term

Nine DUIs gets nine years in prison. According to a  news release from the Sonoma County District Attorney's office every subsequent DUI conviction can increase your risk of suffering incarceration for a significant time period.  The district attorney can add enhancements to the … [Read more...]

Blood Alcohol Content Limit of .05 Recommended by NTSB

        Imagine a world where your blood alcohol content (BAC) after only one drink  can be cause for a  Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrest.  We may be entering into that universe shortly, after the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended dropping the … [Read more...]

DUI Cases: Discovery Is Not Always a Straightforward Process

Did you know that prosecutors in Mendocino County, Sonoma County and Lake County may have been trained to stonewall discovery in DUI cases?  Although the California Penal Code contains provisions requiring prosecutors to provide all potentially “exculpatory” evidence to the … [Read more...]

Restricted Drivers License Option May Be Beneficial for Some Drivers Accused of DUI

A provision within California law allows drivers accused of DUI to receive a restricted drivers license which may offer these drivers the key to maintaining some normalcy in their lives and, perhaps more importantly, save their jobs. A DUI arrest can create massive upheaval in … [Read more...]

DUI Arrest Blood Draw Ruling by Supreme Court

On April 17, 2013, the United States Supreme Court ruled on the issue of DUI arrest blood draw. They ruled that the loss of evidence accompanying the natural metabolization of alcohol in the bloodstream does not automatically create an emergency which justifies an exception to … [Read more...]

Even First-time DUI Convictions Can Exact a Severe Price Warns AAA

The total cost of a DUI conviction is substantial and wide-ranging, often exacting a toll on the driver personally, sometimes professionally and almost always financially. It's that last category where the price is going up in California, according to the Automobile Club of … [Read more...]

Report Shows Mendocino County Above Average in DUI-Related Crashes Causing Injury, Death

The Mendocino County Public Health Services’ Prevention and Planning Unit (MCPHS) revealed the result of a study it recently conducted regarding the high number of DUI-related vehicle crashes resulting in injury or death and the prevalence of availability of alcohol in the … [Read more...]

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