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 new marijuana breathalyzer, that may be changing. California police […]
Is a Marijuana Breathalyzer On the Way in California?
Nov 12 , 2016
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 […]
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 […]
Drug DUI Arrest – What You Need to Know
Nov 10 , 2015
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 as illegal drugs — can also result in […]
The Breathalyzer Flaws California DUI Lawyers Are Talking About
Aug 17 , 2015
If you are stopped for suspicion of DUI in California, you will likely be asked to take a Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS). A PAS device is a portable breath tester used by California police including California Highway Patrol (CHP), or Federal National Park Service Police Officers. Typically the Alco Sensor IV manufactured by Intoximeters Inc. is used during DUI […]
Behind The Scenes with California DUI Lawyer Jason Beahm
Dec 14 , 2014
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 save money. […]
Ask a DUI Lawyer: How Do I Answer Questions from the Police?
May 30 , 2014
I’m here to help people out of difficult situations. But you can help me help you, if you avoid common pitfalls that I see every day. One of the most frustrating examples is when my DUI clients make a bad situation worse with what I call a “lying admission.” It’s a double whammy. The better […]
DUI Law: What Constitutes a Serving of Alcohol?
Apr 3 , 2014
When it comes to alcohol, not all drinks are created equal. I am frequently contacted by clients with DUI Law questions. Often, my clients initially report only having “a couple of drinks.” However, after further conversation, they inform me that the drinks were shots of tequila served in large rocks glasses! When it comes to […]
How to Contact the DMV After a California DUI Arrest
Feb 17 , 2014
After a California DUI arrest, your license is typically confiscated and in its place, you receive a temporary license. The temporary license is a pink slip of paper. Having your license replaced by a thin sheet of paper can be a frustrating and confusing turn of events. The pink slip details the fact that your […]