Third DUI Arrest in Three Months For El Dorado Deputy

Its A third DUI arrest for an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy. The deputy was already on paid administrative leave for prior DUI offenses. His bail was initially set at $250,000, but he was released on his own recognizance after having release conditions imposed on him by a … [Read more...]

How to Avoid a Spring Break DUI

A Spring Break DUI could ruin more than just your Spring Break. Spring Break is the most exciting time of the year for many college students. You get to travel, take a break from demanding coursework and cut loose with your friends. The biggest thing associated with Spring Break, … [Read more...]

DUI Accident could lead to both Criminal Charges and a Civil Case

A DUI accident could lead to both criminal charges and a civil case.  Many may be aware that the penalties for even a first time DUI can be quite steep, including heavy fines, loss of a license, and even jail time. The punishments can be even harsher with multiple DUI arrests and … [Read more...]

Can I Refuse a DUI Sobriety Test in California?

Can I refuse a dui sobriety test in California? Well, yes but with consequences. The phrase “no refusal” is commonly used when talking about DUI laws in California. In general, it refers to the fact that in California, when you applied for your drivers license you automatically … [Read more...]

What Are My Traffic Stop Search and Seizure Rights?

Sniffing up the wrong tree - my traffic stop search and seizure rights. You’ve been pulled over for a traffic violation, and the police officer now wants to conduct a dog sniff on the exterior of your car to check for illegal substances. What do you do? Do you consent to the dog … [Read more...]

Underage Drinking and Driving

Underage drinking is a nationwide problem and presents direct challenges for parents, high schools, and universities. An even more prevalent issue is underage drinking and driving. The Center for Disease Control, based on a national survey conducted in 2013, reported that 22% of … [Read more...]

Second DUI suspected of Petaluma Man

Petaluma man suspected of second dui. The Press Democrat reported an accident earlier this month involving a man on probation for drunk driving. Witnesses reported that 40-year-old Carlos Sebastian Arana-Reyes appeared to be passed out behind the wheel at a green light. When a … [Read more...]

Holiday DUI And Sonoma County

Don't become a Sonoma County holiday DUI Statistic. The holidays are a wonderful time for celebration and family, but drinking and driving can turn a wonderful time into something dangerous. Not only are the holidays a time when many of us drink with family and friends, but many … [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...]

Do I Need a DUI Attorney?

Santa Rosa DUI Lawyer Blog. Do I need a DUI Attorney? If you get arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, one of your first questions will likely be whether you should hire an attorney to help with your case. While the law allows every person the right … [Read more...]


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