Criminal Defense Law Blog

What if the Police Stopped Me Unlawfully, and I Got a DUI?

A police officer must have a valid reason to pull a vehicle over during a traffic stop. If the officer stops a person unlawfully and later arrests them for driving under the influence of alcohol—or DUI—the resulting criminal case may be subject to a complete dismissal. To obtain this dismissal, the DUI defense attorney must […]

What Happens After a Second DUI?

Alcohol significantly slows down brain functioning and severely limits a person’s ability to operate their motor vehicle safely and carefully. Specifically, alcohol intoxication can lead to blurred vision and many other physical symptoms. It can also significantly delay a driver’s reaction time, slowing it down and making it harder for the driver to react to […]

​What to Look for in a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Police officers arrest thousands of drivers each year for driving under the influence of alcohol—or DUI. When the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) subsequently takes discretionary action to limit an individual’s driving privileges, the driver may request a prompt hearing. During a DMV hearing, the driver can review the DMV’s evidence against them and […]

​How Big a Problem Is a Misdemeanor Charge?

How big a problem is a misdemeanour charge? In California, a person may incur criminal charges for a felony or misdemeanor. Generally speaking, a felony conviction is punishable by more than one year of incarceration and other potential penalties, like monetary fines. A misdemeanor conviction, on the other hand, is less severe than a felony. […]

​How Big a Problem Is a Felony Charge?

How big a problem is a felony charge? Felony charges are some of the most serious criminal charges an individual can face. Like misdemeanors, a conviction on a felony charge can result in more than one year of incarceration, along with monetary fines and other high penalties. If you or someone you care about is […]

Do I need a lawyer for a first-time DUI?

Do I need a lawyer for a first-time DUI? Like every state, California treats driving under the influence of alcohol, or DUI, extremely seriously. This is because alcohol impairment and intoxication can severely impact a driver‘s ability to operate their vehicle safely. Alcohol is a depressant that slows down the functioning of a driver’s central […]

Why Do I Need a Lawyer for a DUI Involving an Accident?

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) is a serious criminal offense in all 50 states, though each state has specific laws. Upon conviction, an offender may look at serious penalties, including losing a driver’s license, monetary fines, and even jail time. A judge may increase the penalties they might normally impose if […]

I Got a Marijuana DUI Now What?

A police officer can arrest a person for driving under the influence of marijuana or a marijuana DUI if marijuana intoxication impairs their driving abilities. Although individuals in California can lawfully use marijuana recreationally, they may not operate a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana. Many people forget that legal marijuana does not make […]

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