What Should I Do if the Police Come to My Home?

Having police officers at your door can be intimidating. Police will not read you any rights or advise you of whether you are legally obligated to comply with their requests, so it is best to know your rights before you are faced with police at your door. Don’t Answer If you did not request assistance […]

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Can The Police Lie To Me During A DUI Stop?

The short answer to this question is a resounding YES. The police can lie to you, and they will lie to you in order to get a confession or evidence out of you. There are only a few laws which restrict police officers from telling blatant lies to people they arrest, meaning that if you […]

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Will I Have To Testify If I Go To Trial For A DUI?

Getting arrested for a DUI is stressful. When someone is arrested, they begin to think about what comes next, including trial. If someone has been arrested for a DUI and their case ends up at trial, don’t worry. They don’t have to testify. Constitutional Protection The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution gives individuals […]

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Will My DUI Case Go To Trial?

Most DUI cases result in what is called a plea bargain. This is a deal made between the prosecutor and the defense attorney that the defendant will plead guilty or no contest to the DUI or a lesser charge and be sentenced to a penalty agreed to between the parties. The percentage of DUI cases […]

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The Ask The Festival Lawyer Podcast – Know Your Rights

I am thrilled to announce that I have been recording episodes of ‘The Ask The Festival Lawyer’ podcast with legendary festival law attorney Cameron Bowman. The podcast features Cameron, aka “The Festival Lawyer,” and I discussing legal news in the festival and nightlife scene. The podcast stresses the importance of knowing your rights. We will be discussing […]

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5 Steps To Follow When Pulled Over For A DUI

Being pulled over for a DUI can have some serious ramifications. However, knowing the best course of action to take when pulled over by the police can help to avoid furthering the charges an individual may face. Demeanor Obviously it is inconvenient to be pulled over by the police and in some situations the stop may […]

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What Is An Arraignment After A DUI Arrest?

An arraignment is the first formal hearing following an arrest. The purpose of an arraignment is to provide the defendant (the person being charged) with the specific crime they are being charged with, to advise the defendant of his or her constitutional rights, to allow the defendant to enter a plea, to set bail, and […]

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Will I Go To Jail For A DUI?

When faced with a DUI charge, there is a very real fear of the outcome. Skillful representation will help you avoid as many penalties as possible after a DUI arrest. However, if a plea deal or a guilty verdict are the only options, there are two possibilities available for sentencing: jail time and probation. Understanding […]

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Can I Get Probation For A DUI?

In California, a defendant found guilty of DUI may be sentenced to formal or informal probation. For many misdemeanor DUI cases, informal probation is assigned. Formal probation may be assigned if the DUI has enhancements (such as having a child under 14 in the car during the arrest, refusing a specimen test, or having prior […]

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Should I Fight A Marijuana DUI?

A Marijuana DUI is very similar to the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Officers can arrest someone if they drive a motor vehicle while their mental abilities are impaired by marijuana, to the extent that they are unable to drive with the caution of a sober person using ordinary care. Even if […]

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