Drunk Driving Arrest In Los Angeles

JUVENILE DUI PRIOR

May 16, 2016

In this article Los Angeles DUI Defense Lawyer discusses JUVENILE DUI PRIOR.  Click on the links below to go directly to your topic of interest. PRIORABILITY OF A DRUNK DRIVING DUI ATTORNEY EXPLAINS JUVENILE DUI PRIOR DUI ATTORNEY EXPLAINS THE MOTION TO STRIKE DUI PRIOR DUI LAWYER EXPLAINS DMV PROCESS PRIORABILITY OF A DRUNK DRIVING If a minor is guilty of a DUI, the DUI cannot be used against him as a prior to enhance punishment.  A DUI is a priorable offense, that is, a subsequent DUI case is prosecuted more severely than the previous a DUI case.  The priorability of a DUI is determined by counting number of years from the offense date to the date of the offense.  The […]

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DMV and Court Consequences For Teen Drunk Driving

March 29, 2016

Teen Drunk Driving is considered a more serious offense then a simple DUI if the blood alcohol level above the .08% concentration.  The courts consider young offenders to be at risk of re-offending and committing multiple DUI later in life.  Researchers also provide other facts about teenagers including the link between teen drunk driving and higher chances of substance abuse later in life.  You can call our office for a free attorney consultation anytime of the day. The courts can prosecute teen drinking and driving several different ways.  If the drunk teen is under 18 years of age, he can only be sited to a juvenile court.  There are multiple juvenile courts in Los Angeles, but some courthouses do not […]

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Punishment for Drunk Driving In Los Angeles

March 15, 2016

Drunk driving is considered a serious crime by most law enforcement agencies.  Punishment for drunk driving reflects the serious approach taken towards it by drunk driving  prosecutors and drunk driving judge.  Over the years, the lobby groups, such as MADD(mothers against drunk driving), influence tougher laws, lower legal alcohol limit and generally increased drunk driving penalties in the state of California and nationwide.  As a result, a simply drunk driving, a victimless crime based on dubious science can be punished with extreme consequence not only in the criminal justice system but also in the collateral effect it can have on the immigration status, on professional license, and on California drivers license.  For example, a recipient of a newly passed DACA or […]

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Alcohol Breath Test and The Problems it Creates During DUI Investigations

February 17, 2016

Alcohol breath test is not as reliable as police wants them to be.  We are all fall under the impression that an alcohol breath test conducted by a police officer and showing that you are above Legal Blood Alcohol Level means that you are drunk driving and should be arrested on a stop before someone gets hurt.  Yet, what gives the DUI Breathalyzer its credibility is not entirely clear.  Does it deserve the trust placed into it by the police officers of this city and the ordinary citizens?  Here, we are addressing some of the issued with alcohol breath test and why it can be inaccurate and lead to wrongful convictions. Upon a DUI arrest, the police will ask you to […]

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Breath test science:how California courts ignore it

February 15, 2016

California Supreme Court recently eliminated several important breath test defenses for DUI cases that drunk driving attorneys in Los Angeles used to successfully defend DUI cases in the Superior Court. According to the Supreme Court of California’s decision in People v. Vangelder, unreliability of breath sample can not always be argued to the jury.  Terry Vangelder was prosecuted for a DUI when his breath test came back as .08 percent alcohol after he was pulled over for speeding.   At trial, his defense tried to introduce testimony from Dr. Hastala who testified that breathalyzers don’t accurately show the level of alcohol in blood because recent scientific research shows that ratio of alcohol in air in lungs is not always the same […]

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IS DUI A FELONY?

January 19, 2016

Los Angeles DUI attorney can answer the questions: “is DUI a felony”. Los Angeles DUI lawyer has years of experience defending DUI’s in Los Angeles county. Los Angele DUI lawyer’s experience ranges from first offense DUI offense to very serious felony DUI cases involving multiple prior DUI offenses or an injury to someone. If you are arrested for a felony DUI, do not despair; often, DUI lawyer Los Angeles can creatively develop a defense that will be very helpful in your case. To answer the question, “…is DUI a felony”, Los Angeles DUI attorney need to know the facts of your case. A DUI can be a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the facts of your case and depending […]

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FIELD SOBRIETY TEST IN DUI CASES CALIFORNIA

January 12, 2016

This article discusses about FIELD SOBRIETY TEST IN DUI CASES CALIFORNIA. Click on the links below to go directly to your topic of interest. Field Sobriety Tests (FST) Definition The Three “Standardized” DUI Field Sobriety Tests Using Field Sobriety Test To Win DUI case Field sobriety test accuracy and usage for DUI investigations SHOULD I submit to the field sobriety test?   Field Sobriety Tests (FST) Definition A field sobriety tests are series of test that police uses to determine if he or she is impaired and can not safely operate a vehicle. Field sobriety tests are tests usually used by the law enforcement to prove that a person is impaired outside of the blood alcohol level or when the […]

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DUI Defense: Attacking the breath test in California

November 24, 2015

Many police officers will evaluate a driver for alcohol or drug impairment at the time of any traffic stop in Los Angeles or after an accident.  For example, if you are stopped for not wearing a seatbelt, a trained Los Angeles police officer, a CHP officer, or any other law enforcement officer, will observe and note if you can be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  He will notice any smells of alcohol or marijuana, look at your eyes to see if they are red and see if your speech is slurred.  Drunk driving attorneys in Los Angeles specialize in defending people who are pulled over without a good reason.  Los Angeles DUI attorneys will fight these cases by […]

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LOS ANGELES DUI CLASSES AFTER A DUI CONVICTION

November 20, 2015

As part of a DUI conviction, often, the Superior Court will order a DUI classes.  The class is required as part of any first offense DUI and any second offense DUI.  A DUI is considered a first DUI when a defendant has a prior DUI conviction that dates less then 10 years from one arrest date to another arrest date.  For example, if you have a Los Angeles DUI conviction that is dated 9 years and 11 month before your current Los Angeles DUI arrest; however, the offense happened 10 years and 1 day prior to your current Los Angeles DUI arrest, you will not be charged with a second DUI in Los Angeles.  Los Angeles DUI attorneys can help […]

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What is Reckless Driving and Why is it Better Than DUI?

November 19, 2015

This article discusses Reckless Driving in Los Angeles.  Click on the links below to go directly to your topic of interest. Reckless Driving: “Wet Reckless” Reckless Driving: “Dry Reckless” Why Reckless Driving is Better Then DUI Reckless driving is an offense that can be prosecuted when a person intentionally drives a vehicle in a “wanton” disregard for the safety of person or property.  To prove reckless driving, the People of the State of California have to prove that you drove a vehicle, that you were aware that your actions created a risk of harm and you ignored that risk.  There is no requirement that you intended to cause damage.  All elements of the offense and the intent must be proven […]

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