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California Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID) cases

California Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID) cases

Anyone who drives while using drugs, either legal or illegal, can be arrested for driving under the influence of drugs (DUID). In California, DUID is prosecuted in much the same manner as DUI arrests involving alcohol. Because DUID is a serious charge with substantial repercussions, it’s imperative to have excellent legal counsel. A California attorney …

Accident Reconstruction

Accident Reconstruction

DUI / DWI cases, especially those involving an accident, require an aggressive defense. An experienced California DUI / DWI attorney will call on an independent expert to reconstruct the events that led up to an accident, and the crash itself, and uncover evidence that points to the defendant’s innocence. The accident reconstructionist’s central goal is …

Expungement Under California Penal Code Section 1203.4

Expungement Under California Penal Code Section 1203.4

Many convicted DUI / DWI drivers believe their criminal records will remain with them forever. However, there are several types of post-conviction relief available that reduce or eliminate the consequences of having a drunk-driving-related criminal record. One such option is expungement. A California attorney with experience clearing DUI / DWI convictions can review each case …

Motion to Suppress Evidence

Motion to Suppress Evidence

A DUI / DWI attorney preparing to defend a client’s drunk driving case typically will prepare pretrial motions in an effort to improve the client’s prospects in court. A motion is a formal legal document asking the court to take a particular action. One of the most common motions introduced in a drinking and driving …

Forced Blood Draws

Forced Blood Draws

A provision of the California Vehicle Code known as implied consent mandates that drivers who are lawfully arrested for a DUI / DWI must take a chemical test in order to determine their blood alcohol content (BAC). When drivers refuse to submit to chemical tests, police are authorized to take blood samples by force – …

Jury Instructions in Refusal Cases

Jury Instructions in Refusal Cases

A driver arrested on suspicion of DUI / DWI who refuses to take a chemical test as required by California law faces consequences both at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and at trial. In drunk driving trials, juries are given specific instructions on how to consider chemical test refusals. During a trial, a prosecutor …

Increased Punishment for Refusing to Take a Chemical Test

Increased Punishment for Refusing to Take a Chemical Test

If someone accused of drunk driving or DUI / DWI refuses to take a chemical test, there are several possible consequences. The refusal may be charged as a separate offense. The refusal can also be used to suspend or revoke the person’s driving privileges in a separate DMV action. And although a refusal means there …

Under the Influence of Drugs as an Element in a California DUI / DWI Case

Under the Influence of Drugs as an Element in a California DUI DWI Case

In California, cases involving driving under the influence of drugs are prosecuted similarly to DUIs involving alcohol. The law defines driving under the influence as a physical or mental impairment that prevents a motorist from driving with the same caution that a sober person would exercise under the same or similar circumstances. However, there are …

Why Choose Us For Your Repeat DUI Charge?

Why Choose Us For Your Repeat DUI Charge

If you have been charged with a second DUI, DWI or BUI, a conviction could have long-lasting effects on your life. Not only will you have your driver’s license suspended, pay hefty fines and possibly spend time in jail, but you will also have a criminal record that will follow you forever, making it difficult …

What to Do When You Get Pulled Over for DUI in California

What to Do When You Get Pulled Over for DUI in California

Hopefully, you have read all of DUI Attorneys California before you get pulled over. Unfortunately, most people that end up at DUI Attorneys California get here after they have been pulled over. At the very least, you can use this information to help your friends and family if they ever get in the same situation. …

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