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Multiple DUIs: Is It Groundhog Day?

By Criminal Defense Attorney on February 13, 2019

Being arrested for a first-time driving under the influence (DUI) offense can result in fines and jail time, if you are convicted. However, sentencing for a second, third, or fourth DUI may be even worse.

Anyone charged with multiple DUIs needs to speak to a San Diego criminal defense attorney who can help get the charges reduced, or dismissed altogether. When choosing your attorney, do not just seek the help of any criminal defense lawyer—speak to jD LAW, P.C. Our team specializes in multiple DUIs.

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Say No to a New Year DUI

By Criminal Defense Attorney on January 10, 2019

In 2015, 69 people were arrested for drunk driving in San Diego County alone during New Year’s Eve and the following Sunday morning. In total, California Highway Patrol arrested over 1,000 people on freeways and local streets during peak hours on New Year’s Eve, from 6:00 p.m. Wednesday to 6:00 a.m. the following Sunday.

Not only is the arrival of the New Year a big drinking occasion, but police are also creating more checkpoints to catch intoxicated drivers. If you were arrested in a checkpoint, you should hire an experienced SD criminal defense attorney at jD LAW, P.C.

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Holiday Fun in San Diego (Hold the DUI)

By Criminal Defense Attorney on November 16, 2018

The holiday season is upon us! For many, that means going out and enjoying all San Diego has to offer. But whether that means attending a friend’s house party or hitting up one of San Diego’s many microbreweries, there is a good chance that alcoholic beverages will be part of that fun. And what starts out as “just one drink” can quickly turn into several, or many bottles of wine shared between friends.

When that happens, it is important to remember not to get behind the wheel of a vehicle, even if you think you are okay to drive. Chances are, you are not—at least, not to the San Diego police’s satisfaction.

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Graduation and Prom: Avoiding Underage DUI

By Criminal Defense Attorney on May 8, 2018

As graduation and prom approach, California teens may be planning to do more than attend ceremonies and dances. This time of year also has many teens tasting their first alcoholic beverage. Unfortunately, many teen drinkers then get behind the wheel.

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The Risk of Driving on 4/20

By Criminal Defense Attorney on April 16, 2018

April 20th, also known as the day that pot smokers celebrate their love for the weed, is fast approaching. And while there is reason to celebrate both medicinal and recreational marijuana being legal in California, studies show that incidences of drugged driving are much higher on 4/20 than on other comparable days.

If you plan to partake of pot this 4/20 in San Diego, be wise, and do not drive while under the influence. Remember, the SD police will be out looking for just that. If you are arrested, give us a call and we at JD Law will get started on a defense for you.

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Watch Out for St. Patrick’s Day DUIs

By Criminal Defense Attorney on March 13, 2018

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, those of us who plan to go celebrate should also make plans for getting home safely. Even if you do not plan on drinking heavily and feel you could still drive, be advised ­– local police will be out in force. Getting yourself a cab, Uber, Lyft, or designated driver for the evening can keep a night of partying from turning into something that can haunt you for years to come – a DUI charge.

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Gaslamp Quarter DUI Danger

By Criminal Defense Attorney on February 28, 2018

The Gaslamp Quarter is known for many things, but particularly for its pub crawls. With exclusive drink specials, no cover charges, and VIP entry into four different bars, it is no wonder young people flock to this district every weekend looking for a good time. But for some, it does not take long for those good times to turn sour.

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How to Avoid a (Late) Holiday DUI

By Criminal Defense Attorney on January 24, 2018

If you were responsible enough (or lucky enough) to escape the holiday season without getting a DUI, do not relax—you are not in the clear just yet. There are more holidays coming, including Valentine’s Day, when you may sip one too many glasses of champagne; and St. Patrick’s Day, the day drinkers around the world unite. All of these bring with them the temptation to have a few too many and get behind the wheel.

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Ridesharing and Open Container Laws in San Diego

By Criminal Defense Attorney on December 10, 2017

The holidays have arrived in San Diego, and while this means getting together with family, it also means parties, or just meeting at a friend’s house to share some drinks. Many people will choose to carpool or take a ridesharing service such as Uber or Lyft to get to and from their destinations safely.

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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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