New Senate bill targeting DUI drivers
Anyone convicted of a DUI and reckless driving will soon be required to install a breathalyzer in the cars they own!! Senate Bill 1046 has been introduced to the legislators on February 12, 2016 and amended on March 16, 2016. This bill if passed (and it will pass) would effect drivers in two ways. Currently upon… | Read More.
DUI on Military Base
What to do when you are arrested for a DUI on a military base: This will depend on one question, are you in the military or not? I will address the people not in the military first and then military members second. Since there is a large population of San Diego that are military members… | Read More.
DUI with your kids in the car, not smart!
What is going on in the world? There are several news stories recently about people getting arrested for DUIs with their kids in the car. I can assure you this takes an ordinary misdemeanor and makes it very serious. Depending on the charge a felony child endangerment can carry a 2-6 year STATE PRISON sentence!… | Read More.
Why should you care the NTSB wants to lower the legal limit to .05?
Lowering the Legal Limit I get it, you don’t care about a DUI driver. You have no mercy and don’t feel sorry for them. Soon enough, it could be you. One of the easiest targets out there is the DUI driver. No one likes a DUI driver. MADD has orchestrated a masterful campaign to demonize… | Read More.
The right to remain silent in a DUI case
If you only knew then what you know now! You know that old saying, “hindsight is 20/20?” There could probably no more appropriate saying for DUI cases. Often my clients ask me should I have taken this test or taken that test, or should I have answered these questions? Obviously, if I were there to… | Read More.
One of the most often overlooked deadlines when you are arrested for a DUI is the DMV hearing. If you are a resident of California, you are given a pink sheet of paper with a whole bunch of legal information on it. It’s difficult to read, let alone understand. It’s a carbon copy piece of… | Read More.
San Diego DUI Checkpoints
As we near kick off a new year, I wanted to give my readers a primer on one of the hottest DUI topics out there, checkpoints. As San Diegans, we see these used pretty much every weekend by the police, in Pacific Beach, downtown in the Gaslamp, Chula Vista and usually in East County. I… | Read More.
Do I need to hire a DUI Lawyer
Do I need to hire a DUI lawyer? One of the most common question I hear is, “do I even need to hire a DUI lawyer?” It’s a legitimate question. People also say, “my friend hired a lawyer and they didn’t do anything for them!” Another very good point and it happens far too often.… | Read More.
Teachers and DUIs
Over the course of my many years handling DUIs I have had dozens of clients that were teachers. If you are a teacher that should be comforting to you. If you are a parent with your child in school that may be disconcerting. Out of all those cases I have never had a teacher suspended… | Read More.
Food for thought during power ball mania!!!
Distracted driving is an absolute killer. My math could be a little off on this post but I think it gets the point across! There is a huge focus on DUI driving and very little focus on distracted driving or texting while driving. According to textinganddrivingsafety.com only 39 states prohibit the use of text messaging and only 10… | Read More.