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 […]
Can The Police Lie To Me During A DUI Stop?
Jul 1 , 2017
Will I Have To Testify If I Go To Trial For A DUI?
Jun 16 , 2017
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 […]
5 Steps To Follow When Pulled Over For A DUI
May 18 , 2017
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 […]
Will I Go To Jail For A DUI?
Apr 19 , 2017
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 […]
Can I Get Probation For A DUI?
Apr 6 , 2017
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 […]
Should I Fight A Marijuana DUI?
Mar 16 , 2017
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 […]
HUI: Hoverboarding Under the Influence
Mar 9 , 2016
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 legislation, AB604, that was […]
No One Expects to Get Arrested For DUI
Jan 19 , 2016
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) […]
Can I Be Charged For DUI Without Driving?
Nov 24 , 2015
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 you never […]
What If The Cops Don’t Read Me My Miranda Rights During a California DUI Stop?
Nov 23 , 2015
“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights […]