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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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Field Sobriety Tests: Nystagmus Test

By Criminal Defense Attorney on December 5, 2016

One of the most common Standardized Field Sobriety Tests used by police to determine if probable cause exists for a drunk driving arrest is the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test. This test works by measuring a driver’s eye reflexes when asked to look at a moving stationary object at a close distance, allowing officers to look for certain key signs of intoxication.

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What to Do at a California DUI Checkpoint

By Criminal Defense Attorney on November 30, 2016

There are few things more unsettling for a driver than to be stopped at a sobriety checkpoint. Regardless of whether or not you have been drinking, the process of being briefly detained and questioned can be frightening, especially if the police should suspect you of driving under the influence (DUI). Fortunately, there are several things you can do to protect your rights and minimize your chances of finding yourself in the back of a squad car.

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Arrested for DUI While Stationed at Camp Pendleton?

By Criminal Defense Attorney on September 1, 2016

Generally speaking, military service members are subject to much greater scrutiny from society and have a much higher expectation to obey the law. In reality, members of the military are humans like everyone else and sometimes make mistakes. When the mistake is driving under the influence (DUI), however, the consequences can be severe. If you have been charged with a DUI-related crime while stationed at Marine Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego, it is urgent you retain the services of a hard-hitting military DUI attorney as soon as possible to protect your future and reputation.

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