Does California Need a Change to the Lane Splitting Law in Order to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents?

  California is the only state in the nation to allow motorcycles to split lanes while driving in traffic. Drivers frequently get irritated by motorcyclists that split lanes and pass them cruising through the traffic, while they have to sit there stopped in traffic. Lane splitting, when not done safely, can be very dangerous, and […]

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The Breathalyzer Flaws California DUI Lawyers Are Talking About

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 […]

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Big Brother, Asleep at the Camera on Bay Area Bridges

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 plate on your car. […]

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No Insurance Company is “On Your Side”

We all have our favorite commercials, after all millions of dollars have been spent by insurance companies designing advertisements to amuse us so we remember them. Whether it’s “Jake from State Farm” or the Geico Gekko, insurance companies are trying to sell consumers on their services, yet they never explain how their service is actually […]

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How to Fight a 100 mph+ California Traffic Ticket

    Receiving a ticket for speeding over 100 mph is a far more serious California traffic ticket. As soon as you cross into the triple digits, the stakes go up. Potential license suspension? Check. Two points on your license? Check. $2000 fine? Check. Most 100+ mph cases happen in the outskirts of cities, on […]

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Traffic Ticket Lawyer: Non-Point Violations

The reality of the situation is this: if you drive in California, you will get tickets. It’s nearly impossible to follow the full letter of the law without ever making a mistake. So whether it’s now or in the future, you’re going to want to know what this who traffic ticket plays out in court […]

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Ask a DUI Lawyer: How Do I Answer Questions from the Police?

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 […]

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I Can’t Drive 55 – California Speed Limits

Driving on any public roadway, every mile or so, there are black and white signs telling you what speed you can drive. How do the regulatory signs get to tell you what to do? California’s speed limit laws are codified in the vehicle code, which establish the different speed limits. There are 2 types of […]

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What Are the Penalties for Driving With a Suspended License in California?

Is driving with a suspended license really that big of a deal? (Yes.) Driving without a license is a crime in California (CVC 12500.) Driving without a license simply means that you do not have or have never had a license. This is something that the courts take seriously and in some counties, the District Attorney may get […]

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In Light of Rising California Traffic Ticket Fines, Drivers Fight Back

Every year, more than six million drivers incur traffic tickets in California. The cost of California traffic citation fines has increased at an exponential rate over the past decade. According to the Judicial Council of California, the fine for running red light, while $103 in 1993 and $340 in 2003, is now $490. According to a recent article […]

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