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Shockwaves About Being Deported

March 12, 2017

A new immigration policy of the President Trump administration is striking fear in some people these days. Mr. Trump recently called his deportation plan a ‘‘military campaign’’ to deport people with a criminal record. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will continue to arrest undocumented immigrants with  a criminal history in the most unpredictable places. Last weeks some scary arrests took place for many immigrants around the country, including some very young and middle-aged persons born in Latin America. One very scary arrest took place a week ago. Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, a Mexican citizen, was taking his daughters to school in Los Angeles when he noticed an unmarked vehicle following his car. As soon as he dropped off one of his daughters at school, […]

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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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Distracted Driving Increased Traffic Death Rates in California.

March 2, 2017

Careless driving causes thousands of fatalities and the number of vehicle accidents is growing every year. 2016 was the deadliest year, according to the report introduced by the National Safety Council. In 2016 the number of road fatalities increased by 14% as compared with 2015 in California. Around 40000 people died because of traffic accidents during the past year in the USA with almost 10% of these fatalities happening in California.  The president of the National Security Council stated that the USA can’t cope with the rising number of fatal accidents.  Many Americans also believe that nothing can be done about decreasing the number of fatal accidents.  Yet, other developed countries take successful measures to prevent fatal car crashes.  For […]

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Substance Abuse Counselor Found Guilty of a Fatal DUI Crash in California

February 28, 2017

On February 23, a former substance-abuse counselor was sentenced to 25 to life years of imprisonment after she pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder. She was accused of a DUI leading to a serious injury, a DUI with .08 percent of alcohol in blood, a hit and run, and a second-degree murder. Sherri Lynn Wilkins, a counselor in problems of drinking and drug abuse, was driving drunk when she struck a man, crossing the street in the city of Torrance on November 24, 2012. She didn’t stop the car after the accident and dragged half-naked body for 2 miles sticking out of her windshield. Shocked witnesses made her pull over after she stopped at a stoplight and took away the […]

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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 First DUI Get You Deported?

February 20, 2017

Whether you’re a student on an F1-visa, a green card holder, or in the US for asylum, you don’t want to take your chances when it comes to deportation. A California DUI is serious for anyone, but for non-citizens, it can lead to a tragic deportation. We’ve entered a political climate where the US government is even harsher and swift when it comes to immigrants, as you’ve seen in the news. Here’s what you need to know about DUIs as a visitor to the US. According to section 237 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA),  a DUI itself isn’t necessarily a crime that will get you deported. However for a person who is here on a visitors visa, even […]

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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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DUI Defense: Representing yourself, Public defender or Private DUI Attorney?

February 13, 2017

What are your Options for DUI Defense? Who is going to represent you in court after a DUI arrest? It is often a tough decision. Money is always a factor and legal representation can be expensive. A public defender might be a good alternative for persons who do not have money, however, some people try to avoid having a public defender represent them. This is especially true in DUI cases where often a successful defense allows to save driver’s license and your job. More so, this is also relevant in multiple DUI cases or in cases where injuries are alleged because it helps avoid jail time in crimes disliked by the courts and the prosecutors. Making a wrong choice can […]

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Driver may be sentenced to 26 years in prison for Hit&Run DUI in Los Angeles

February 6, 2017

Recently, a drunk driver was arrested and can be charged with murder and a hit-run causing death. Man may be sentenced up to 26 years in prison for killing an Uber driver and fleeing the scene of the accident. The collision occurred in January 2017. An impaired driver ran through a red light at a high rate of speed in his Infinity and crashed into an Uber car at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Arlington Ave. The driver of the Infinity did not stop after the collision as required by law but instead ran away from the accident scene. Later the driver of Infinity was identified as Kevin Moran, 24 years of age. The police believe that […]

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