DUI Defense

What is considered drugged driving in CA?

Many California motorists may be unaware that driving while taking their prescribed medication could land them with a DUI. Drugged driving impairment is considered equal to drunk driving where penalties are concerned. This reality may seem contrary to popular thought...

Will you go to jail due to a first-offense DUI?

In California, one of the things you should know is that a DUI is taken very seriously. Driving under the influence has the potential to lead to injuries to yourself and others. Crashes could lead to deaths, too. For that reason, you could face serious criminal...

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...