New California Traffic Safety Rules in 2017

January 9, 2017

The New Year always comes and brings new hopes and dreams and a sense of rebirth. This year, the New Year holiday brought to the motorists of the Golden State several new laws and some amendments to the existing laws. Most of the laws have already become operative starting January 1st, 2017. The California Department of Motor Vehicles reminds the vehicle operators about the new traffic safety rules in 2017. Remember that it will take a certain period of time for the DMV to update their manuals and to incorporate new laws. The motorists are expected to know the new laws and ignorance of the law is not an excuse. The police will expect you to know the law and […]

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CVC 40300.5 – Arrest without a warrant In DUI Cases

January 2, 2017

In this article DUI Defense Lawyer discusses CVC 40300.5 – Arrest without a warrant In DUI Cases. Click on the links below to go directly to your topic of interest. What is CVC 40300.5? How Does It Work?   CVC 40300.5 In addition to the authority to make an arrest without a warrant pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 836 of the Penal Code, a peace officer may, without a warrant, arrest a person when the officer has reasonable cause to believe that the person had been driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or any drug, or under the combined influence of an alcoholic beverage and any drug when any of the following exists: (a) The person […]

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Arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Caffeine?

December 30, 2016

This incredible news has already shocked many motorists. Can drinking coffee can get you arrested? It looks like it can, as Joseph Schwab, a California resident, fights DUI charges for driving under the influence with only caffeine in his system. Joseph Schwab was arrested for driving while impaired, allegedly while under the influence of drugs in August 2015. Now, 18 months later, his case is filed in court. So far the prosecutor’s office is only able to prove Schwab’s intoxication based on presence of caffeine in his blood. On August 5, 2015 Joseph was going home in his car when a representative from the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control department stopped his vehicle. The representative of ABC was in an unmarked […]

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Michael Floyd Placed Under Arrest for a “Super Extreme DUI”

December 28, 2016

American football wide receiver Michael Floyd could face jail time and pay an up to $2,500.00 fine for driving under the influence. On December 12, Arizona traffic cops found Mr. Floyd unconscious behind the wheel in his Cadillac Escalade with the engine of hi car still running. His blood alcohol concentration level was tested by police to be 0.217 which is considered extremely high and over 2 times beyond the legal limit. Police officers first noticed Floyd’s car at a traffic light. Seems like Mr. Floyd stopped at a green light and didn’t move for two cycles of the light. The police approached Floyd’s car and saw him asleep with his foot on the break. The police banging on the […]

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Thousand Oaks DUI Attorney

December 26, 2016

If you are arrested for a DUI Thousand Oaks attorney can help you! We aggressively litigate DUI cases and are able to find defenses in even the most difficult DUI cases.  Our practice is exclusive to DUI defense and we are able to provide quality representation at affordable price.  Please call (818) 921 7744 for a free consultation anytime.

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Christmas DUI and Traffic Safety Tips

December 20, 2016

The time during the Christmas holidays is considered one of the most dangerous periods for driving. Every year California Highway Patrol together with other law enforcement officers take measures to keep drunk driver off the roads and to provide safety for motorists, fellow passengers and pedestrians on the State’s road. “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” 2016 Campaign will last from December 15 till January 1. Its aim is to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians from getting into car accidents or from being arrested. Traffic officers will establish DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols all over the country to look for impaired motorists. The campaign involves media resources, mobile promotion videos, ads and posters to draw public attention and to […]

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December’s Fatal Pasadena Crashes

December 16, 2016

Pasadena, a small city in Los Angeles County, California, has recently experienced two fatal solo-car crashes. The cause of the accidents could be excessive alcohol or drugs consumption. The first accident took place on Saturday, December 10, along Seco Street from Rosemont Avenue. Law enforcement officers who arrived at the site found a vehicle that crashed into a light pole. The driver wasn’t badly hurt, but the passenger of the car was seriously injured. She was transported to the hospital where she died shortly. The autopsy is pending. Both persons identities were released in two days. They were, a  38-year-old Javier Placencia, who was behind the wheel, and a 52-year-old woman who was at a passenger seat. Their relation is […]

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Probable Cause for DUI Arrest in California

December 7, 2016

In this article DUI Defense Lawyer discusses Probable Cause for DUI Arrest. Click on the links below to go directly to your topic of interest. What is Probable Cause Probable Cause to pull you over Probable Cause for DUI Arrest Difference between probable cause and reasonable suspicion What can I do if I was stopped or arrested for DUI without probable cause? What is Probable Cause Probable cause is the adequate reason founded on recognized facts to think a crime has been perpetrated or that specific property is related to a crime. It needs to exist for a police officer to make a warrantless arrest, a warrantless search, or confiscate property in the belief the things were proof a crime. Theoretically, probable […]

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Amtrak train hits vehicle in Ventura. Women arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

December 6, 2016

The Sunday evening (November, 20) incident took place on the rail tracks in Ventura. According to the police report, an Amtrak train slammed into an abandoned car around 7:30 p.m. at Garden Street and Harbor Boulevard. The Amtrak train was moving at 15-20 mph. As soon as the train driver noticed the car, he intended to stop it, but didn’t succeed to do it immediately. At the time of the crash the train carried 60 passengers. No one was injured. The train came two hours behind time due to the police survey. The strayed car was empty. The car owner Arcelia Delgadillo, 27 and one more car occupant had managed to leave the car shortly before the accident took place. […]

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When DUI is Charged as a Murder or “Watson Murder” in California

November 29, 2016

In this article DUI Defense Lawyer discusses When DUI is Charged as a Murder.  Click on the links below to go directly to your topic of interest. What is “Watson Murder” Elements of the “Watson Murder” Penalties for DUI Murder What is “Watson Murder” Driving under the influence, or DUI, is defined as the act or crime of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you are under the influence of alcohol, the DUI can be considered drunk driving. In this instance, you are driving a motor vehicle while your blood alcohol content (BAC) is over the legal limit established by the statute. This is allegedly the level at which a person is unable to drive safely. The state of California can […]

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