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A driving under the influence, or DUI, conviction in California comes with a lot of tough penalties. Depending on the severity of your case, you could lose your freedom by going to jail. You lose your driving privileges. Since drivingContinue reading…

You have probably heard about the standard field sobriety tests used to determine if a driver is under the influence of alcohol. Have you heard about the non-standard field sobriety tests? These non-standard tests are also used to determine whetherContinue reading…

Feds are Trying to Figure Out When to Arrest You How should marijuana driving under the influence laws be enforced in the U.S.? Well, U.S. government agencies and lawmakers are trying to figure that out—and are looking to Washington andContinue reading…

While driving in Los Angles, a police officer stopped you. You were later arrested for driving while under the influence, or DUI. A simple trip to the store, work or to pick up your children resulted in a DUI charge.Continue reading…

Field Sobriety Tests. These tests, commonly referred to a FSTs, are one method police officers use to identify drunk drivers during a traffic stop. While conducting a driving under the influence, or DUI, investigation, a police officer requests that youContinue reading…

Have you heard about buzzed driving? If you’ve watched any of the public service announcements in the Los Angeles County area, you’ve definitely seen the PSAs making a connection between buzzed driving and drinking and driving. So what is buzzedContinue reading…

Is there a difference between drugged driving and drunk driving? Before answering the question, let’s look at California driving under the influence, or DUI, laws. The state prohibits anyone from operating a motor vehicle while under the influence or alcohol,Continue reading…

On November 4, 2014, voters in California passed Proposition 47. According to the Penal Code section 1170.18, anyone convicted of certain felonies may be eligible to have his or her conviction downgraded to a misdemeanor. As a result, he or she canContinue reading…

The Fourth Amendment protects us from illegal searches and seizures. This means in order for police officers to search our vehicles or homes, they need a warrant, our permission, or reasonable cause, such as when it concerns public safety. WhatContinue reading…

In California, as in most states, a BAC of .08 percent is considered above the legal limit. BAC is determined through a breathalyzer test. However, what most people don’t know is that these tests are not always reliable especially ifContinue reading…