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California DMV Hearing

When you are arrested for a DUI, you face both an administrative suspension action from DMV and a separate criminal case. Each matter is heard independently in separate proceedings with their own sets of rules and procedures....more

Summary of California Ignition Interlock Device laws enacted in 2010

On July 1st, 2010, the California legislature implemented an ignition interlock device or IID pilot program to run through December 31st, 2015. The new legislation required all individuals convicted of 1st or repeat offense...more

How a DUI Charge Can Become a Murder Case

A fatal accident in Santa Barbara in 2012 provides ample evidence of how a case of driving under the influence (DUI) can escalate vehicular manslaughter to a second-degree murder charge. In that incident, two women...more

What Are Effective DUI Defense Legal Strategies?

It would be a mistake to think that average people charged with driving under the influence (DUI) receive the same treatment as troubled actress Lindsay Lohan. Count that as a good thing, because even though it might seem as...more

Liquor Stores Held Liable To Victims Of Drunk Drivers

Washington has a dram shop statute that states, "[n]o person shall sell liquor to any person apparently under the influence of liquor." Statutory violations are "punishable by a fine of not more than $500 as well as separate...more

New Evaluations Raise Questions About DUI Test Accuracy

The Intoxilyzer 8000’s moniker makes it sound like a futuristic robot from a big-budget science fiction thriller. In reality, the machine is a small, mobile infrared spectrometry breath-testing device used to determine if...more

How Can You Receive Justice for Injuries Caused by a Drunk Driver?

A woman was recently killed at World Center Drive after the car she was in was rear-ended by a drunk driver. The 20-year-old drunk driver slammed into the back of the car, killing her and critically injuring the car’s driver....more

Fighting For Compensation In Drunk Driving Accident Cases

Law enforcement may not always be successful in bringing criminal charges against a drunk driver for an accident. However, any indication of drug or alcohol use while driving points to negligence in a civil case. A lack of...more

Drunk Drivers Still Harm Thousands Each Year - Protect Your Family With An Attorney

Did you know that in 2010 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that one person dies every 51 minutes from alcohol-impaired driving crashes; resulting in the deaths of more than 10,000 people a year and...more

DUI Defense Can Rest On Maligned Machinery

The terms DUI, OVI, DWI, – however you spell it, drunk driving can mean big trouble in Ohio. ...more

The Fourth Circuit On "Accidents" And Drunken Driving

The issue in Johnson v. American United Life Insurance Co., decided last week by the Fourth Circuit. was whether the Plaintiff's husband's death from a car wreck while driving intoxicated was an "accident" under his life...more

Mobile Bicyclist In Fatal Accident With DUI Driver

A fatal accident resulted in the death of a bike rider, and now a young man is facing criminal charges for at least the third time. The Mobile, Alabama area man was arrested on suspected DUI and vehicular manslaughter after...more

BB&K Police Chief Bulletin: DUI Blood Test - Alcohol Dissipation Does Not Justify Warrantless Blood Test for Drunk Driving

Overview: The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that the natural dissipation of alcohol in the bloodstream did not necessarily create an exigent circumstance justifying a warrantless blood test in all DUI cases. Missouri...more

DUID: What Does It Mean To You?

We talked earlier about narcotics and harsh Ohio penalties for distribution and possession of drugs. Drugs are illegal on the street and in your body when driving a car....more

New Jersey’s Implied Consent Law - The Proof is in the Procedure

New Jersey’s Implied Consent Law requires that any person arrested for operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway or quasi-public area while intoxicated submit samples of his or her breath for chemical testing to determine...more

New Year's Day Witnessed Multiple Huntsville Wrecks

Around 2 a.m. on New Year's Day, several car crashes occurred in the Huntsville, Alabama area. It is more than likely that many of these crashes were caused by negligent drivers following a night of too much celebrating and...more

Do DUI Roadblocks Prevent Car Accidents Caused by Intoxicated Drivers in San Diego?

Alcohol impaired drivers cause almost a third of all car accident fatalities in the U.S. each year according to the National Highway Traffic Association. California drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and...more

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