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DUI Refusal

What is a DUI Refusal? In California, a DUI refusal can be more serious that a typical DUI charge. If you have been charged with a DUI refusal you need…

Should I Hire a DUI Lawyer

One of the most frequent questions I receive is, ” should I hire a dui lawyer” and “if it is worth it”.   These 2 questions are at the top of…

Field Sobriety Tests

WHERE THE PSUEDO SCIENCE BEGAN Back in 1975 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave a grant to the Southern California Research Institute and namely a Dr. M. Burns. …

23152(a) & (b)

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE (a) and the (b) count? Normally when someone is arrested they will see that they are charged with vehicle codes sections 23152(a) and 23152(b). Many…

Attorney Questions

PLEASE THINK ABOUT THE FOLLOWING – as the answer might affect your case: 1.     Have you ever had your license suspended or revoked? 2.     Does your job require you to…

San Bernardino County DMV Hearings

EXCESSIVE BLOOD ALCOHOL HEARING (.08) There are 3 issues that must be met when the DMV is trying to take away your license. ISSUE 1: Did the officer have reasonable…

Breath Tests

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN The analysis of breath testing in trying to determine the BAC in your blood began back in 1927 when a person’s breath was collected in a…

Blood Alcohol Science

RETROGRADE EXTRAPOLATION Retrograde extrapolation is the process of counting backwards in time in order to establish a blood alcohol level at the time of driving. This method is not an…

Under-age DUI Lawyer

UNDER AGE DUI A person who is under the age of 21 at the time of a DUI arrest faces additional consequences from that arrest.  A minor be charged with the…

DUI Lawyer Marijuana

What the Law Says About DUI Marijuana Even with the passage of Prop 215 and the subsequent Senate Bills, driving under the influence of MJ remains a real concern for…

DUI Checkpoints

DUI CHECKPOINTS AND THE LOSS OF YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS Ingersoll v Palmer (1987) 43 Cal.3d 1321 is the controlling case in California which deals with DUI Checkpoints.  Prior to Ingersoll…

Blood Test

Where do those magic BAC numbers come from? Is there some scientist looking at my blood underneath a microscope? Are the numbers ever wrong? What outside factors can falsely increase…