DUI Laws in California

Restitution Hearing and Prosecution in California DUI Cases

November 7, 2017

RESTITUTION PAYMENT IN DUI CASES Any conviction for a DUI can result not only in payment of money to the courts in fines and costs, but it can also result in payment of money to “victims” as part of the compensation for any direct loss that they suffered. In California law, victims are defined broadly but in DUI cases it usually means those who got injured in DUI traffic accidents. If you are convicted of a DUI case you can be ordered to pay thousands of dollars to the victims of a DUI collision to compensate them for all of their expenses. The best way to protect yourself from paying large sums of money to the victims is to fight […]

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Shocking Statistics About West Hollywood DUI Collisions

March 8, 2017

In West Hollywood, DUIs appear to happen twice as frequently than in other parts of greater Los Angeles. We thought you might be interested in this collection of recent news and facts about West Hollywood DUIs: The number of DUIs in West Hollywood have been on the rise over the last 10 years but the reasons why aren’t known. City to city, West Hollywood ranks much higher in its frequency of DUIs at 31 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT). Tying for second place with the most DUI per VMT are Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Burbank, each respectively responsible for 15 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, followed by Culver City with 10 per 100 million VMT and […]

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New Senate Bill 698 could make illegal to drive with BAC between 0.04% and 0.07%

March 6, 2017

On February 17, 2017, a new bill was introduced to the California Legislature as an addition to the existing Vehicle Code (Sections 23152.1 and 23573.1). If passed, the bill will make it illegal to drive an automobile with the content of alcohol in blood between 0.04% and 0.07% when at the same time the driver is under the influence of any controlled substance, including at least 5 nanograms of THC per millimeter of blood. Currently only driving while under influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal when the person is impaired and can not operate a vehicle like a sober person would. Additionally, it is a separate crime when there is 0.08% of alcohol concentration in blood. If the person’s blood […]

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Don’t Make these 3 mistakes if you get a California DUI

February 21, 2017

Doubt, anger, plummeting self-esteem, disappointment, fear, and frustration. Getting convicted of a DUI will get all sorts of emotions running through your system. Part of you is scared about what’s going to happen. Another part of you feels ashamed of letting the important people in your life down. You are under stress about the costs and fines. And you’re angry with yourself or the people who were there when you decided to drive. These are all understandable reactions to having to go through this situation. What is important, to take the steps you can to handle your DUI case as effectively as possible. Don’t make the mistakes that will create hassles, cost you more money, or lead you to a […]

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Can a DUI be a Reason for Deportation Under New Immigration Policy of President’s Donald Trump ?

February 15, 2017

In this article, DUI Defense Lawyer discusses DUI as a Reason for Deportation. Click on the links below to go directly to your topic of interest. Mr. Trump’s Deportation Plan and DUI Consequences DUI Conviction and Criminal Record Can an Undocumented Immigrant with a DUI Conviction Get Support in California?  Jersey Vargas is a 13-year-old girl who is now fighting for her father, an undocumented immigrant. He was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol in 2014. Her father is the only breadwinner and his deportation will bring family into poverty. In Los Angeles, there are more than 1 million of undocumented immigrants now who live in fear of deportation. Their families are very worried about such consequences. Mr. […]

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New California Traffic Safety Rules in 2017

January 9, 2017

The New Year always comes and brings new hopes and dreams and a sense of rebirth. This year, the New Year holiday brought to the motorists of the Golden State several new laws and some amendments to the existing laws. Most of the laws have already become operative starting January 1st, 2017. The California Department of Motor Vehicles reminds the vehicle operators about the new traffic safety rules in 2017. Remember that it will take a certain period of time for the DMV to update their manuals and to incorporate new laws. The motorists are expected to know the new laws and ignorance of the law is not an excuse. The police will expect you to know the law and […]

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CVC 40300.5 – Arrest without a warrant In DUI Cases

January 2, 2017

In this article DUI Defense Lawyer discusses CVC 40300.5 – Arrest without a warrant In DUI Cases. Click on the links below to go directly to your topic of interest. What is CVC 40300.5? How Does It Work?   CVC 40300.5 In addition to the authority to make an arrest without a warrant pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 836 of the Penal Code, a peace officer may, without a warrant, arrest a person when the officer has reasonable cause to believe that the person had been driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or any drug, or under the combined influence of an alcoholic beverage and any drug when any of the following exists: (a) The person […]

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Thousand Oaks DUI Attorney

December 26, 2016

If you are arrested for a DUI Thousand Oaks attorney can help you! We aggressively litigate DUI cases and are able to find defenses in even the most difficult DUI cases.  Our practice is exclusive to DUI defense and we are able to provide quality representation at affordable price.  Please call (818) 921 7744 for a free consultation anytime.

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Probable Cause for DUI Arrest in California

December 7, 2016

In this article DUI Defense Lawyer discusses Probable Cause for DUI Arrest. Click on the links below to go directly to your topic of interest. What is Probable Cause Probable Cause to pull you over Probable Cause for DUI Arrest Difference between probable cause and reasonable suspicion What can I do if I was stopped or arrested for DUI without probable cause? What is Probable Cause Probable cause is the adequate reason founded on recognized facts to think a crime has been perpetrated or that specific property is related to a crime. It needs to exist for a police officer to make a warrantless arrest, a warrantless search, or confiscate property in the belief the things were proof a crime. Theoretically, probable […]

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When DUI is Charged as a Murder or “Watson Murder” in California

November 29, 2016

In this article DUI Defense Lawyer discusses When DUI is Charged as a Murder.  Click on the links below to go directly to your topic of interest. What is “Watson Murder” Elements of the “Watson Murder” Penalties for DUI Murder What is “Watson Murder” Driving under the influence, or DUI, is defined as the act or crime of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you are under the influence of alcohol, the DUI can be considered drunk driving. In this instance, you are driving a motor vehicle while your blood alcohol content (BAC) is over the legal limit established by the statute. This is allegedly the level at which a person is unable to drive safely. The state of California can […]

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