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Can Someone Be Arrested for Buzzed Driving?

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 buzzed...

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Drugged Driving vs. Drunk Driving: Is There a Difference?

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...

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Prop. 47 Swamps Courts with Petitions for Resentencing and Record Expungements

Proposition 47, the new law that reduces penalties for certain felony crimes, has already had a positive effect for many Californians.  Many prisoners have already been released from jail and prisons statewide. The new law has also inundated the courts...

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Prop 47: Here’s Why Your Felony Conviction May Be Reduced to a Misdemeanor

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 can...

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California Allows Felony Reductions for Some Crimes Under Prop

On November 5, 2014, California voters passed Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act. So for the next three years people with certain felony convictions can have them reduced to misdemeanors. Are You Eligible to Have Your Felony...

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Can Your Home be Searched Without a Warrant?

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. What is...

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The Reliability of Breathalyzer Tests in a DUI Case

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 if they are not...

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Maintaining Your Driving License and Privileges After a DUI Arrest

In a DUI conviction, one of the penalties includes a license suspension of up to four months for first time offenders. This could have drastic repercussions since losing your driving privileges could prevent you from commuting to work, dropping off and...

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