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Navigating First-Time DUI Charges in Orange County

The state’s zero tolerance law makes driving under the influence (DUI) a severe traffic violation and a crime in California. The gravity of the situation may overwhelm first-time offenders. You may wonder what comes next and if you can do anything to remedy the situation.  Chudnovsky Law is dedicated to providing legal assistance to those […]

Driving While Suspended for DUI in Orange County

DUI arrests occur every day in Orange County. Those convicted of drunk driving typically receive penalties, which may include the suspension or revocation of the driver’s license. Still, occasionally circumstances occur where those with suspended licenses find themselves behind the wheel and detained once again. You may wonder what happens when police catch someone driving […]

Orange County DUI Penalties

Driving under the influence, or DUI, can result in severe penalties upon conviction. A convicted DUI offender may receive monetary fines, probation, and even jail time, depending upon their circumstances and the sentencing judge handling their case. In addition, they may have to attend an alcohol or drug rehabilitation course, install an ignition interlock device […]

​DUI Involving Drugs in Orange County

California, like many other states, has strict laws when it comes to driving under the influence (DUI). Although many people associate DUIs with alcohol, a person may also be guilty of DUI if they are under the illegal influence of a drug or other controlled substance. Essentially, an individual commits a DUI if alcohol or […]

DUI Involving an Accident​ in Orange County

Drivers have a duty to drive safely and carefully and abide by all traffic laws. However, they cannot do this if they are under the illegal influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol and other controlled substances may alter a driver’s mindset, preventing them from operating their vehicle safely. Alcohol, in particular, may slow down a […]

​Breath & Blood Tests in Orange County

One of the ways that police officers and prosecutors obtain evidence for a criminal DUI case is by collecting breath and blood samples. In fact, if a state prosecutor uses this evidence to secure a conviction against you, you may be looking at serious legal penalties and collateral consequences that affect every aspect of your […]

Orange County Field Sobriety Tests

Those who incur criminal convictions for driving under the influence, or DUI, may face serious penalties and collateral consequences. Those potential penalties may include jail time, high monetary fines, and administrative penalties. Of course, the best way to avoid these penalties is to avoid a criminal DUI conviction in the first place. When arresting for […]

273.5 California Statute

California Penal Code § 273.5 makes it a criminal offense to inflict corporal injury on someone you have an intimate relationship with. Courts and lawyers often refer to this offense as Corporal Injury to a Spouse, but it is commonly known as just domestic violence or domestic abuse. This crime is a wobbler, meaning a […]

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