DUI

Can A Lawyer Really Help With DUI?

Facing DUI charges can put yourself and your future in jeopardy as it can put a severe consequence, especially when someone was injured as a result. Since DUI or driving under the influence is a relatively minor offense, DUI cases rarely made the news, and the penalties were limited to DUI classes and fines. However, DUI charges have dramatically changed over the years. Presently, DUI cases carry serious consequences, the possibility of long jail sentences, a large number of fines, and the possibility of your driver's license being revoked. If you have been arrested for DUI, you have lots of questions...

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How Long After An Accident Can I Be Charged With A DUI?

Find out how long after an accident you can be charged with a DUI. Are there time limits on when a person can be charged with the crime of Driving Under the Influence? Time moves fast when you are having fun. One after another, you take shots trying to catch up with the euphoria in the room. Then you need to drive home, and the next thing you see is the flashing red and blue lights. That's when you realize you hit someone. Driving under the influence is punishable by law. Drunk driving is a negligent act that could cost the lives...

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The 7 Types of Field Sobriety Tests That You’ll Always Fail

Drinking and driving is never the way to go, but no matter how much you’ve drank, if you’re pulled over, there’s a huge likelihood you’ll fail the sobriety test. Police have 7 ways to determine whether or not you get a DUI, driving under the influence. All 7 ways are designed to ensure failure.   What Is a Field Sobriety Test? Field Sobriety Tests are used by police officers to determine whether or not you have been driving under the influence, DUI. Influence means anything can impair your ability to operate a motor vehicle: any drugs or alcohol. In addition to the term DUI,...

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Five Surprising Ways You Can Get Charged With a DUI

When most people hear the term “driving under the influence,” they assume that the driver was illegally operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated by alcohol. In fact, DUI laws apply to more than just motor vehicles and alcohol; criminal charges can be brought against individuals who operate a variety of vehicles under the influence of any substance that impairs their ability to operate it safely. From bicycles to horses, operators are often surprised to be charged with DUI while under the influence of alcohol, prescription medications, marijuana and other substances. Those charged with DUI are subject to fines, loss of their driver’s...

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What is Drinking Culture?

In many ways, drinking alcohol in college has become a rite of passage: from TV, movies, and music, college drinking is portrayed as being as inseparable from undergraduate academia as grades and all-night study sessions. To put into perspective the pervasive use of alcohol in college, a recent national survey found that within the past month, almost 60% of college students had consumed alcohol with almost 2 out of 3 students engaging in binge drinking. Unfortunately, college drinking can have serious consequences. Criminal charges such as DUI or sexual assault are common, as are the negative effects on the student’s education, health,...

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Santa Clara District Attorney no longer providing criminal pre file case status!

When you are arrested for a DUI in Santa Clara (CA Vehicle Code 23152), you can comfortably assume that the date listed on your citation will be the actual court date.  Criminal attorneys don’t make a habit of checking ahead of time whether the district attorney will file charges or not. This is not true in other types of cases in which there is a real chances that despite an arrest, the District Attorney will not formally charge the case.  Criminal attorneys will often put significant efforts to convince the District Attorney not to file charges on charges such as Domestic Violence...

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