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...]

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...]

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...]

Ukiah Man on Probation Faces Possible New Penalties after Arrest on DUI, Drug Charges

A Ukiah man’s recent run-in with police, and resulting arrest for DUI and drug distribution, could have serious consequences for him. The Ukiah Daily Journal reported that, in addition to new DUI and drug distribution charges, the man was already on probation and parole as a … [Read more...]

Drunken joyride ends in wreck, guilty plea for teen DUI

A teenage boy from Novato pled guilty last week to a DUI-related charge as a result of an ill-fated ride that ended when he drove his mother’s SUV, carrying himself and five friends, into a ditch. The teen may qualify for a diversion program, pending a report by the probation … [Read more...]

New California DUI Mobile Enforcement Unit

Technology advances are not limited to smaller cell phones or larger television screens.  Improvements on various fronts have also lead to major changes in all facets of life, including law enforcement.  The obvious truth is that the new California DUI Mobile Enforcement Unit is … [Read more...]

Defenses to Fight a Sonoma County DUI

Back in May of this year, The Sonoma Patch reported on four Sonoma County DUI arrests for driving under the influence on the 11th 12th and 13th of the previous week.  Several of the DUI arrests involved repeat DUI offenders. With the 2012 holiday season almost upon us we thought … [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...]

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...]

DUI California Field Sobriety Tests

The DUI "clues" that Santa Rosa police officers and police officers in California are looking for. The Super Bowl is now over and, once again, the New York Giants beat the mighty New England Patriots. Many people, including myself, an attorney with Beck Law P.C. in Santa Rosa, … [Read more...]

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