Can your cold medicine really lead to a DUI?

Even though it’s a time of year where it’s not as common to get sick, if you do have symptoms of a cold, it’s normal to take some medications. Be careful what you put in your system, though, because choosing medications that make you drowsy or disoriented could end up...

Can I defend against a DUI if I blow positive?

If the police stop you, ask you to blow into their Breathalyzer, and you test positive, you might assume it will result in an automatic DUI conviction. You might consider there is no way to challenge what the machine says.   When you know you are innocent, it is...

A DUI checkpoint looms ahead. Can you avoid it? 

You’re driving home one evening when you see that there is a DUI checkpoint ahead of you. You could be impaired or sober. Either way, you don’t want to go through the police checkpoint.  But are you allowed to avoid it? Or are the police going to arrest you for doing...

Dealing with the shame and embarrassment of a DUI

Being pulled over and arrested on drunk driving charges can bring up a lot of negative emotions. You may never have had a run-in with the police before, and never even entertained the prospect of getting into trouble with the law. It's also likely that your career and...

Why St. Patrick’s day is not so lucky for many drivers

San Diego has canceled its St. Patrick’s day parade again this year. That does not mean you cannot still celebrate. St Patrick’s day means more DUI checkpoints The police know that people like a drink on St. Patrick’s day. They set up a series of checkpoints to catch...

Do I have to inform my employer about a DUI arrest?

DUI arrests may prove shocking and embarrassing. Someone might make a regrettable mistake and find him or herself arrested and facing serious charges in California. Unfortunately, problems may arise between an employer and an employee after the worker faces DUI...

Can you refuse a sobriety test?

Under California law, you are not required to perform a field sobriety test. However, the police officer is still able to arrest you if they believe there is enough evidence that you were driving under the influence. What field sobriety tests do most police officers...