Category: DUI Law

DUI Defense Checklist

A DUI can happen to anyone. – A DUI arrest can happen to anyone.  Thousands of people are arrested for DUI each month throughout the State of California.  Although each DUI arrest is unique in its specific details and circumstances, the following is a typical DUI arrest scenario.  Note that men and women are equally arrested for DUI every day.  The use of the pronouns ‘he/him/his’ below are used for writing clarity, however they refer to all genders. Continue reading “DUI Defense Checklist”

Twelve Tips to Avoid a DUI Conviction

The holiday season is upon us, and with it usually comes a lot of good cheer. Family and friends get together to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the season. Office parties are a plenty during this festive time of year. There always seems to be plenty of food and spirits available for everyone to enjoy. Continue reading “Twelve Tips to Avoid a DUI Conviction”

What are My Rights During a Traffic Stop?

People often ask, “what are my rights if I get stopped by the police?”

Provide Driver License, Car Registration, Proof of Insurance:

First of all, the officer will likely ask to see your car registration, your driver license and proof of insurance. By law, you are obligated to provide those items to the officer.

But other than that, you don’t have any obligations to answer the officer’s questions or to do anything else for that matter. Continue reading “What are My Rights During a Traffic Stop?”

What is a DUI Conviction?

A DUI conviction means that you’ve been found guilty of either (1) driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, or you’ve been found guilty of driving with a .08% or more blood alcohol concentration.

To be convicted, you either plead guilty at the Arraignment stage of the case, or you plead guilty during the pre-trial stage of the case, or a jury found you guilty after a Trial, meaning that the jurors determined that the government had proved their case against you beyond a reasonable doubt.  Continue reading “What is a DUI Conviction?”

What are the Penalties for A DUI in California?

People often ask “what are the penalties for a DUI?

First, you need to know that the term ‘DUI’ is a generic term for ‘driving under the influence’.  In California, a DUI is broken down into the following charges, and a conviction of either of them is a DUI conviction: Continue reading “What are the Penalties for A DUI in California?”