Category Archives: DUI

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NHTSA Looks to Use Ignition Interlock Devices Nationwide to Stop Drunk Driving

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Ignition interlock devices (IIDs) have been in place in Los Angeles County and three other California counties since 2010, and a bill was signed into law in September mandating that IIDs will be used statewide by 2019. These devices are … Continue reading

California DUI Laws Will Get Stricter in 2019

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Drunk driving-related accidents and deaths in California were on the decline in recent years, hitting an all-time low in 2011. That year, MADD reports that only 774 deaths were attributed to drunk drivers in this state. Unfortunately, this decline has … Continue reading

Should I Submit to a Field Sobriety Test?

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When an officer of the law pulls a vehicle over for any reason, he or she may ask the driver of that vehicle to take a field sobriety test (FST) and/or a chemical test to determine whether the driver has … Continue reading

What to Do if You’re Arrested for DUI

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No one wants to be charged with driving under the influence, or DUI. Of course, the best way to avoid this is to never drink and drive, even if you’ve “only had one or two drinks.” Always place the safety … Continue reading

DUI Arrests Increase with California Crackdowns & Zero Tolerance Programs

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More people throughout the state of California are being arrested and charged with DUI, due to increased police presence in the form of sobriety checkpoints, crackdowns, and zero tolerance policies. NBC Los Angeles reports that over the July 4 weekend … Continue reading

NTSB Urges States to Lower Drunk Driving Limit to .05

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With talk of lowering the legal blood alcohol limit, the federal government is considering offering incentives to states that lower the legal limit to .05 from the current level of .08. By lowering the legal alcohol limit, the government hopes … Continue reading

Los Angeles County Revs Up DUI Checkpoint Activity

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Los Angeles County law enforcement has been ramping up its DUI checkpoint activity lately, just in time for the holidays. This year marks the eighth consecutive year that the county has been awarded money to implement more DUI checkpoints. It … Continue reading

BLOW ME! IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES ARE NOW MANDATORY FOR ALL DUI CASES

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The New Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Law Under a new pilot program that affects Los Angeles DUI matters as well as DUI cases in Alameda, Sacramento, and Tulare counties, first time and repeat offenders must now have an Ignition … Continue reading