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 […]
HUI: Hoverboarding Under the Influence
Mar 9 , 2016
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 […]
Arrested for DUI in California: What Should I Do?
Mar 18 , 2015
Most drunk driving cases begin with a similar story. You decide to have a few drinks, but you don’t think you really feel “drunk.” You decide to get behind the wheel, even though a part of you knows that maybe you shouldn’t. The next thing you know, you hear the sirens and you’re looking for […]
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. […]
5 DUI Tips for Staying Safe Around the Holidays
Dec 5 , 2014
During the holiday season, it can be easy to get carried away and have one drink too many at a bar reuniting with family and friends. Here are five tips to help keep you and others safe during the holidays and to help prevent you from avoiding getting arrested for a DUI in California. 1. […]
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 […]
What Can the Court Do After a California DUI Conviction?
Jan 30 , 2014
QUESTION: “What the #$%^% is the court going to do to me if I am convicted of a California DUI Conviction? I’ve been reading a lot of scary stuff online and I want to know what’s in store for me. What kind of penalties can the court impose upon me?” ANSWER: Classes, fines, Mothers Against Drunk […]