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Tag: Los Angeles DUI defense attorney

27 Apr, 2019

SCRAM (secure continuous remote alcohol monitoring) bracelets are becoming more and more widely used in jurisdictions across the state and within Los Angeles County. This bracelet provides continuous monitoring for alcohol consumption, around the clock, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Courts are using these bracelets in great frequency when it comes […]

13 Apr, 2019

In California, a DUI can be a felony charge, but that’s not always the case. Most DUIs, including first, second and even third-time offenses of DUI, are classified as misdemeanor offenses under California Vehicle Code Section 23153 (a) and (b). However, there are some circumstances that cause the enhancement of a DUI misdemeanor to a […]

California has an implied consent law that makes drivers subject to be breathalyzed if they are stopped by a law enforcement officer for a valid reason. As our Los Angeles DUI defense attorney will tell you, if you refuse to take a breathalyzer test you will be fined, lose your driving privileges and face potential […]

Los Angeles DUI defense attorneys are closely watching a United States Supreme Court case that is likely to be heard and decided this year and will have a direct impact on current California law. The case is actually a Wisconsin case that the Supreme Court has decided to hear on the matter of the constitutionality […]

21 Feb, 2019

We have learned that a Long Beach police detective has been arrested on DUI charges. California Highway Patrol says that Claudia Lopez allegedly crashed into a bicyclist causing injuries. Police say that she then allegedly caused a three-vehicle accident on a nearby freeway in which one person was seriously hurt. CHP took the detective into […]

14 Feb, 2019

While we hope you never have to go through getting pulled over and having to perform a Field Sobriety Test, we want you to learn a little bit about them. Field Sobriety Tests are a common tool that law enforcement officers use to determine a person’s level of impairment after they have been stopped for […]

If you caused a DUI accident while impaired by marijuana, and another person was injured or died in the crash, can you escape criminal charges by arguing that you had no knowledge or warning that the weed you had purchased would be so potent? It’s been more than a year since marijuana legalization in California, […]

17 Jan, 2019

We are learning that a man who was arrested on felony DUI charges after a New Year’s Day crash has been rearrested. Melvin Branch, 30, was arrested on suspicion of DUI but released when the District Attorney’s Office said they did not have enough evidence against him to pursue charges. However, they now say they […]

Do you have at least one DUI conviction on your driving record? Then you are required by California law to install a breathalyzer in your vehicle. On January 1, 2019, a law requiring DUI offenders to install breathalyzers in vehicles they own or operate became effective in California. The Golden State joined the majority of […]

3 Jan, 2019

We all have our bad days. Some of us have bad years. Life has this way of sneaking up on you and slapping your cross the face before you even see it coming. These life-changing events literally change a person and sometimes those changes come from behaviors we create to help us manage from day […]

If you are represented by an experienced DUI defense attorney Los Angeles, your likelihood of avoiding criminal charges for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs increases substantially. A skilled defense lawyer can help you avoid a DUI conviction not only because he or she has fundamental knowledge about how California’s criminal justice system […]

In many cases, people facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges can plead down to a lesser offense, also known as “wet reckless driving.” But are there any advantages to pleading down as opposed to being charged with DUI in California? This is the question we asked our Los Angeles DUI defense attorney at Okabe […]