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5 Steps to Follow When Pulled over for a DUI

Posted by Jason Beahm | May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 sit...

What Is An Arraignment After A DUI Arrest?

Posted by Jason Beahm | May 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 ...

Can I Get Probation for a DUI?

Posted by Jason Beahm | Apr 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

In California, a defendant found guilty of DUI may be sentenced to formal or informal probation. Usually, for a first-time DUI it will result in a 3 year informal probation, also known as summary probation. Even though the probation is informal, it still requires that you comply with the probatio...

Should I Fight a Marijuana DUI?

Posted by Jason Beahm | Mar 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 ...

Behind The Scenes with California DUI Lawyer Jason Beahm

Posted by Jason Beahm | Dec 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Transcript Jason: There's obviously a lot of stigma attached with DUI law. That's serious. Some people are worried that they're going to go to jail. Some people are worried that they are going to lose their job. There's a number of reasons why an individual should hire a DUI lawyer. Often we can ...

Is a Marijuana Breathalyzer On the Way in California?

Posted by Jason Beahm | Nov 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Driving under the influence of marijuana to the extent you are impaired has always been illegal in California, prior to the invention of a new marijuana breathalyzer. California has yet to establish a standard measurable intoxication level for marijuana for law enforcement official use. With a ne...

All About the Bench Warrant

Posted by Jason Beahm | Oct 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most people have heard the term warrant at some point in their lives, usually in the form of an arrest or search warrant.  In California, there is another type of warrant that is quite common and could land you in jail: the bench warrant. A bench warrant is an arrest warrant issued by a judge aga...

Why You Should Never Talk to the Police

Posted by Jason Beahm | Jul 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

I am constantly asked how best to answer questions posed by the police. The answer is surprisingly simple, although the advice is rarely followed. Unless you absolutely have to answer a question, you should never talk to the police. Anything that you say in response to police questioning is likel...

Ride Share Drivers: What You Need to Know About Insurance

Posted by Jason Beahm | Mar 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over the past few years, as ride sharing has become more and more prevalent, government regulation has sought to make it safer for the riders. . . but what about the Uber and Lyft drivers? What about their safety? What happens to ride share drivers when they get in an accident or are injured whil...

California Ride Sharing Just Got Safer

Posted by Jason Beahm | Mar 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

On January 1 of this year, a new California law (AB1422) went into effect to make ride sharing safer. The law makes ride sharing companies more accountable for their drivers. The new law requires the DMV to provide Transportation Network Companies (TNC) with current and prospective drivers' recor...

HUI: Hoverboarding Under the Influence

Posted by Jason Beahm | Mar 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hold on to your hoverboards folks! California lawmakers have made it illegal to ride your hoverboards while intoxicated. While some might say that it is common logic that no one would even be able to hoverboard while drunk, the legislature, in a surprising twist, has kept up with the times. New l...

No One Expects to Get Arrested for DUI

Posted by Jason Beahm | Jan 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

No one expects to get arrested for DUI. A few drinks too many and suddenly you can find yourself in the back of a police car asking, “how did this happen?” If this happens to you, an experienced DUI lawyer can help. The question is: how do you choose the right attorney for you? 1) Do Your Re...

Insurance: How Much Is Enough?

Posted by Jason Beahm | Dec 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

As personal injury attorneys that focus on auto accidents, we are often asked: “How much insurance is enough?” The answer to this is always: “It depends on what you have to lose.” Generally, if you own your home, or have significant personal assets or wealth, then you want to have more coverage. ...

Can I Be Charged For DUI Without Driving?

Posted by Jason Beahm | Nov 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Suppose that you are arrested for DUI in California, but the officer didn't actually see you driving. Perhaps you were sleeping in your car, or there was an accident and the police arrive after the fact. Can you still be convicted of DUI without driving? The answer, like many, is “it depends.” If...

What Is Pain and Suffering?

Posted by Jason Beahm | Nov 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

After an injury, a person usually only thinks about recovering from their injuries, but recovery under the law is a much different concept. When an injury is caused due to the negligence or actions of another individual, the law entitles the injured person to be made whole. At the end of the day,...

Drug DUI Arrest – What You Need to Know

Posted by Jason Beahm | Nov 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

When most people think of a DUI, they think of alcohol intoxication. Alcohol is just one of any number of substances that can impair one's ability to operate a motor vehicle. Driving under the influence of any drugs — including prescription medications legally prescribed by your doctor, as well a...

Wrongful Death – Auto Accidents Causing Death

Posted by Jason Beahm | Nov 08, 2015 | 0 Comments

Losing a loved one is a horrific experience and it is even more so when it is due to an accident caused by a third party. Whether it is a simple fender bender or a multi-car pile up, no excuse can bring your loved one back, nor can anything or anyone say or do anything to fill the void.  Knowing ...

Am I Free to Leave?

Posted by Jason Beahm | Jul 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

It might sound like a very simple question, and that's the beauty of it. This post isn't about saying police are bad guys. (Some are, some aren't, not really surprising. When it comes to interacting with police and security, especially when you are consuming alcohol or any other party favors. For...

Big Brother, Asleep at the Camera on Bay Area Bridges

Posted by Jason Beahm | Jun 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Imagine getting a ticket for something you didn't do, and your accuser says: “we got you on camera.” It might sound like an open and shut case, camera evidence is hard to refute. Except when the entire system isn't functioning correctly. This could happen to you if you have a California license p...

Voted Best Dui Firm by SF Weekly Readers Poll

Posted by Jason Beahm | May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

This year, in the SF Weekly Readers Poll for the Best of San Francisco 2015 Issue, Beahm Law was voted Best DUI Firm in San Francisco. We at Beahm Law would like to thank the community and the SF Weekly team for this honor. As many of our former clients can attest, we take pride in Winning with I...

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