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Convert Arrest Into Detention: Not filed Los Angeles DUI Cases or Los Angeles Criminal Cases.

May 14, 2019

Los Angeles DUI attorney can help you convert an arrest into a detention for cases that are not filed in Los Angeles.  If you are arrested for a crime or for a DUI, your record, if requested for the Department of Justice, will have a record of the arrest. Sometimes a job application or an application for benefits or a permit or a license will ask you if you were arrested.  This is different then asking if you have any convictions, which are findings of guilt proven beyond a reasonable doubt!  Instead, an applications can asks for arrests, which require much less evidence then convictions.  The arrest decisions are made by a police officer who can be biased against you.  […]

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How to Know If You Are Too Drunk to Drive?

October 12, 2018

So, you have been hanging out with your friends, or just had a meeting with some colleagues, or were called to a local bar for a chat and a glass of wine. People around you kept saying that you had already had too much to drink, but you still long for another. You needed to get home and your car is parked right outside. You want to know how impaired are you and if it is safe to drive. Let’s look at some ways to help you figure out if you are too drunk to drive. If you are wondering how drunk you may be or whether you need to call a cab instead of driving yourself; you already have the […]

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How long does a DUI stay on your record in California?

April 19, 2018

In California, a DUI will stay on your driving and a criminal record for 10 years.  The 10 years are counted from an offense date to an offense date and not from a conviction date to a conviction date.  A prior DUI, when charged by the prosecutor, is deemed a “prior”.  The “priors” or “priorability” is a legal terminology for a type of offense that carries a more severe punishment for repeat crimes. For example, a second DUI arrest within 10 years of a first DUI arrest will be filed as a second DUI and will cary mandatory jail-time.  Instead, if there are more than ten years between your first and second DUI cases, the DUI will be only a “first” DUI even […]

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Pre-Booking Jail, Sentencing Credit And Calculation, Penal Code 4019

March 19, 2018

Jail Sentence and Booking in Jail If you are facing a criminal offense, the punishment can include jail. The punishment for a criminal case is referred to as sentencing and is carried out by a judge. Not all cases include jail time, but when a person is sentenced for jail time, the judge can order defendant to either be taken into custody in court or the judge can order the person to report to jail for serving his sentence. In many places, there are too many people in jails, and many people are kicked out of jail before they complete their sentence. A decision to let a person go before the completion of his jail sentence is done by the […]

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“Open container” California Laws

March 18, 2018

In almost all U.S. states it is prohibited to drink or carry alcoholic beverages inside a vehicle. There is a number of laws in California which establish norms for drinking alcohol or possessing an alcoholic beverage while operating a vehicle. Please click on the links below to go directly to your topic of interest: Penalties for Possessing an Open Container in a Car in California Open Container in A Parked Car in Los Angeles Legal California Defenses for Open Container They are known as California Open Container Laws and determine the following: A driver or passenger must not drink any spirits while in a car upon a highway, including beer, wine, low-alcoholic beverage, and any other drinks with an alcohol […]

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Ignition Interlock Device(IID): Requirements, 2019 SB1046 Update

March 12, 2018

This article discusses What is Ignition Interlock Device(IID) and when is it required in California. Click on the links below to go directly to your topic of interest. What is Ignition Interlock Device IID Requirements after a DUI conviction in Los Angeles County How long IID have to be on the car after a DUI in Los Angeles? When Will I have to Install the IID after a DUI in Los Angeles? How to avoid Ignition Interlock Device 2019 Changes to the IID Law In California: SB1046 What is Ignition Interlock Device (IID)? IID is an abbreviation for Ignition Interlock Device and is a device wired to vehicle’s ignition that requires a breath sample from driver before the engine will start. As the vehicle is […]

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California Vehicle Code: CVC 22107

December 15, 2017

This article discusses  California Vehicle Code 22107: Unsafe Lane Сhange. Click on the links below to go directly to your topic of interest. California Vehicle Code 22107 Reason to stop for CVC 22107 What is the cost of 22107 violation in California? How To Fight CVC 22107 Fine in California? California Vehicle Code 22107 (CVC 22107) CVC 22107. No person shall turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway until such movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after the giving of an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this chapter in the event any other vehicle may be affected by the movement. Under CVC 22107, a vehicle can not […]

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DUI DEFENSE: DON’T TALK TO COPS

November 26, 2017

It is hard to find a driver who was never stopped by police in Los Angeles.  Some of these stops by the police result in DUI investigations.  Some of these DUI investigations result in Los Angeles DUI arrests.  How do you avoid a DUI investigation or an arrest?  If you did have something to drink, what do you say or do to increase your odds of fighting your case?  Los Angeles DUI attorneys try to answer one of these questions.   Should You Talk To Cops?: NO!   The first thing that happens upon a traffic stop is the police officer approaches the driver and starts conversing with him or her.  During that conversation, the police officer will try to […]

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Restitution Hearing and Prosecution in California DUI Cases

November 7, 2017

RESTITUTION PAYMENT IN DUI CASES Any conviction for a DUI can result not only in payment of money to the courts in fines and costs, but it can also result in payment of money to “victims” as part of the compensation for any direct loss that they suffered. In California law, victims are defined broadly but in DUI cases it usually means those who got injured in DUI traffic accidents. If you are convicted of a DUI case you can be ordered to pay thousands of dollars to the victims of a DUI collision to compensate them for all of their expenses. The best way to protect yourself from paying large sums of money to the victims is to fight […]

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