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What If I’m from Another State but Get Arrested for Drunk Driving in San Diego?

By Criminal Defense Attorney on October 30, 2017

Driving under the influence is a very serious crime in California, and one that comes with serious penalties. For out-of-state drivers, it can be even worse. So what happens when an out-of-state driver gets arrested for drunk driving in San Diego?

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Can a Bar Be Held Responsible for a Drunk Driver?

By Criminal Defense Attorney on October 24, 2017

The number of people injured or killed annually by drunk drivers in California is lower than the national average; but still, thousands of people are hurt by drunk drivers every year. And when they are, they and their families sometimes seek compensation from the responsible parties in civil lawsuits. Did you know that the bar that served the drunk driver might also be held liable?

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Is Taking Alcohol Across State Lines a Federal Crime?

By Criminal Defense Attorney on October 14, 2017

There are many reasons a person may want to take alcohol across state lines. Perhaps you are moving and want to bring your impressive wine collection with you. Or you may want to drink while staying at hotels, but also want to save some cash while doing so. Maybe you are bringing the beer for an out-of-state family reunion. Whatever the reason, the legalities of carrying alcohol across state lines can be confusing.

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Driving to a Chargers Game? Be Careful How Hard You Tailgate

By Criminal Defense Attorney on September 26, 2017

There is nothing like the start of football season to remind us that fall is definitely here.

Along with watching the game, many fans will be taking part in some good ol’ tailgating. While celebrating with all that good food (and of course, drink) is part of America’s pastime, tailgaters need to pay attention to personal safety.

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Would There Be More Crime If California Let Bars Close at 4AM?

By Criminal Defense Attorney on September 18, 2017

Right now, there is one more controversial bill being considered in California. Bill 384 would make it legal for certain bars and businesses to stay open to 4 a.m., some being allowed to remain open until 6 a.m. What safety implications would this have?

Proponents have shown that passing this bill could actually make late-night streets safer in California.

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Are Police Allowed to Draw Blood from an Accident Suspect?

By Criminal Defense Attorney on September 6, 2017

When a video of a Utah nurse being arrested for refusing to give a blood sample of an unconscious patient to the police went viral in August, it sparked conversations around the country. Many hoped that nurses in their state would be just as committed to the law as the nurse in Salt Lake City.

What are the laws in southern California on drawing blood from a DUI suspect?

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The Real Cost of a SoCal DUI

By Criminal Defense Attorney on August 29, 2017

The biggest deterrent to drinking and driving should be that you could hurt or kill yourself or others on the road. But still, many people find it far too easy to have one or two more drinks than they should and get behind the wheel. In the best-case accident scenarios, the ones where everyone walks away safely, the actual financial costs to you can be huge.

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Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated in California

By Criminal Defense Attorney on August 24, 2017

Vehicular manslaughter is the act of killing another person while driving, and it is a serious crime in the State of California. When the driver who killed another person was intoxicated at the time of the accident, it can be punished more severely.

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Nine Ways a DUI Can Destroy Your Career

By Criminal Defense Attorney on August 22, 2017

There is no doubt that being arrested for a DUI can ruin your life.

While losing your career is just one potential consequence, it is a very real possibility. Here are nine ways being charged with a DUI can destroy your career.

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Long-Term DUI Consequences

By Criminal Defense Attorney on August 15, 2017

Fees, fines, increased insurance premiums, and possibly even jail time—these are the consequences often associated with a DUI. But the long-term repercussions can be even harder to live with. Here are just a few of the long-term consequences you could face after being convicted of a DUI:

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