Attorney Tips on Handling DUI Cases

Convert Arrest Into Detention: Not filed Los Angeles DUI Cases or Los Angeles Criminal Cases.

May 14, 2019

Los Angeles DUI attorney can help you convert an arrest into detention for cases that are not filed in Los Angeles.  If you are arrested for a crime or for a DUI, your record, if requested by the Department of Justice, will have a record of the arrest. Sometimes a job application or an application for benefits or a permit or a license will ask you if you were arrested.  This is different than asking if you have any convictions, which are findings of guilt proven beyond a reasonable doubt!  Instead, an application for a job can ask for arrests, which require much less evidence than convictions.  The arrest decisions are made by a police officer who can be biased […]

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Pre-Booking Jail, Sentencing Credit And Calculation, Penal Code 4019

March 19, 2018

Jail Sentence and Booking in Jail If you are facing a criminal offense, the punishment can include jail. The punishment for a criminal case is referred to as sentencing and is carried out by a judge. Not all cases include jail time, but when a person is sentenced to jail time, the judge can order a defendant to either be taken into custody in court or the judge can order the person to report to jail for serving his sentence. Many county jails, and Los Angeles County Jail in particular, have too many people in jails, and because of that, many prisoners are kicked out of jail before they complete their sentence. A decision to release a prisoner early and […]

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November 26, 2017

It is hard to find a person who was never pulled over by police in Los Angeles.  A police stop in Los Angeles can result in DUI investigations.  Some police officers will say that “all police stops are potential DUI investigations”.  If you are investigated for a DUI in Los Angeles, you can be arrested for a DUI and have a Los Angeles DUI arrest on your record.  How do you avoid a DUI investigation or an arrest?  If you did have something to drink, what do you say or do to increase the chances of winning a DUI and reducing the chances of being arrested?  Los Angeles DUI attorney answers these questions here. Should You Talk To Cops?: No! […]

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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, is to take the steps you can to handle your DUI case as effectively as possible. Don’t make 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 can bring her family into poverty. In Los Angeles, there are more than 1 million undocumented immigrants now who live in fear of deportation. Their families are very worried about such consequences. Trump’s […]

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CVC 40300.5 – Arrest without a warrant In DUI Cases

January 2, 2017

In this article, Los Angeles 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 […]

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Christmas DUI and Traffic Safety Tips

December 20, 2016

The time during the Christmas holidays is considered one of the most dangerous periods for driving. Every year California Highway Patrol together with other law enforcement officers take measures to keep drunk driver off the roads and to provide safety for motorists, fellow passengers and pedestrians on the State’s road. “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” 2016 Campaign will last from December 15 till January 1. Its aim is to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians from getting into car accidents or from being arrested. Traffic officers will establish DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols all over the country to look for impaired motorists. The campaign involves media resources, mobile promotion videos, ads and posters to draw public attention and to […]

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9 Best Ways to Beat your California DUI

September 5, 2016

The arrest and prosecution of a DUI case involve specific legal steps that must be followed or the case will fall apart. The DUI investigation is highly technical with the police officer training playing a major role in whether the case can be prosecuted.   The police officer must not only follow all the legal requirements but also he must follow all the scientific requirements during the investigation. In addition, to pull your car over, the police officer must have a reasonable suspicion to start the investigation and probable cause to arrest you. During the investigation, the police officer will usually take copious notes to build a criminal case against you to prove your guilt. Often, even slight errors by the […]

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Labor Day is coming, as well as DUI checkpoints in Los Angeles

August 30, 2016

It’s less than a week before huge celebrations begin. But Los Angeles Police Department is already warning citizens about strict punishment for driving in impaired state on Labor Day. The LAPD claims that giving warnings in advance can dissuade people from committing DUIs on weekend. The police officers are highly concerned about maintaining roads safe, as more than 1.100 people were arrested last year for DUI. 50 people died in traffic accidents on road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, last 2 years were the most dangerous for people on road during the Labor Day celebrations. During the 2014 Labor Day 40 percent of all traffic incidents involved drunk drivers, which is the highest rate for the last […]

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Los Angles Police Officers Accused of Misconduct or Crimes

August 28, 2016

Here is a list of LA Officers who are arrested for committing crimes. This list can help to show that an arresting officer is a bad person and/or convince the prosecution to reduce or dismiss criminal charges against you.  The primary focus of this post is on officers working in Los Angeles County; however, this list included police officers from nearby counties. Under Brady, Prosecutors are now required to notify Defendants any of the police officers are involved in their case.  If these officers were involved in investigating your case, you can request that the Court reopens your case and offer a dismissal of your case.  Not all of the listed Los Angeles Police Officers are involved in the Los […]

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