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Category: DUI

How are Hit and Run Cases Investigated in Los Angeles?

This is good question because a lot of people get themselves involved in hit-and-run cases and they’re worried about what’s going to happen to them and there’s really not that many answers out there.  Obviously, it depends on the circumstances of your hit-and-run as far as how it’s going to be investigated. Hit and Run Causing Death Starting with the most serious hit-and-run cases where people are killed on the highway or there’s some horrible injury and the person either leaves their vehicle there or just drives away from the scene of the accident, if the police can get any… Read More

Drunk In Public – California Penal Code Section 647f

When it comes to the crime of drunk in public, people are being arrested and put into custody for basically, public intoxication which is the same thing as being drunk in public. A lot of times the people are just having the people dry out because they’re drunk, they’re causing problems, they’re picking fights, they’re ruing business establishments by being drunk and not allowing people to enjoy a restaurant or any other location, so the police will come in and grab them and that Penal Code Section 647f charge is one that they can use for public intoxication and say,… Read More

Penalties for Driving On A Suspended License In Los Angeles

Vehicle Code Section 14601.1 When it comes to driving on a suspended license, there’s all kinds of different penalties that can arise. You may have to deal with the DMV. When you would have gotten your license back, now that amount of time will be extended because you got extra points on your record. Also, one of the biggest questions when it comes to these driving on a suspended license cases in Los Angeles, has to do with why your license is suspended. It’s one thing if your license is suspended because of points. Driving on a Suspended License Laws… Read More

Tips For Avoiding DUI Charges In California

The number of drivers, commuters and pedestrians flooding the roads in California includes a high number of alcohol-impaired drivers. Over 40% of driving related fatalities in California can be attributed to incidents of drunk driving according to the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It is therefore of the utmost importance that people avoid drinking and driving, plan ahead and use the following tips to avoid driving drunk: Always Be Sober When You Are Out And About Sometimes when people have been drinking during the day, they may suddenly remember an important errand to run or to buy… Read More

Tragedy In Los Angeles As Off-Duty LAPD Officer Kills Family Of Three in DUI Crash

An officer of the LAPD posted a video with a ‘don’t drink and drive’ hashtag on Instagram mere hours before getting into a crash that killed a teen and his parents and being arrested for a felony DUI. LAPD officer Edgar Verduzco who is 26 uploaded a 10-second animated video featuring a warning against the dangers of drinking and driving. A mere three hours later Verduzco was taken into custody on charges of vehicular manslaughter with $100,000 bail set after his sports car rear ended 2 other vehicles.  Officer Verduzco was driving a 2016 Chevy Camaro at a high speed… Read More

Underage DUI: The Zero Tolerance Law

Data found on the total DUI arrests for 2008 show a total of 214,828 DUI arrests in California, and out of those 1,468 were not of the legal drinking age. Under the “Zero Tolerance Law”, anyone under the age of 21 with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.01% or more, will be charged with a DUI. Underage drivers with a BAC of 0.05% or greater could be charged with an underage DUI and a regular DUI and are subject to arrest for a DUI. Only qualified and experienced Los Angeles County Underage DUI Defense Lawyers know how to defend… Read More

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