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Being charged with a DUI can be scary and overwhelming. Being charged with a felony DUI can be even more daunting. Felony DUIs result in much more serious penalties than misdemeanor DUIs. With so much at stake, it may be in your best interest to seek professional legal advice regarding your situation.In the state of California, a DUI can be ...

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Law enforcement officials typically use blood alcohol tests to determine the blood alcohol concentration, or BAC level, of drivers suspected of driving under the influence. If a driver has a BAC above .08 percent, there is a “per se” legal presumption that the driver was intoxicated behind the wheel. Breathalyzer tests are one of the most common ways to determin...

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Law enforcement officials all across the nation are making an effort to crack down on drunk driving. In 2012, 31 percent of car accidents were caused by drunk driving. While this number is still too high, it is good to know that this number is considerably lower than when states first started making an effort to stop drunk driving in ...

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A California DUI conviction can change your life in ways you never expected. Television director and producer, Marty Pasetta, was recently killed in an accident involving an alleged drunk driver. The 82-year-old Pasetta directed numerous award shows and television specials all over the world from 1967 to 1991.The accident occurred in La Quinta, less than 10 min...

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Much of our blog has been dedicated to discussing the penalties you could face if you are convicted of a DUI. While a jail sentence, fines, and license suspension are all very real possibilities, there are other consequences that have far-reaching effects. For example, having a criminal record could seriously tarnish your reputation, making it difficult ...

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When drivers are pulled over for a DUI, they are often asked to submit to a breathalyzer test. Law enforcement officials use breath tests and other tests to help determine whether the driver is under the influence of alcohol. However, more than 20 percent of U.S. drivers suspected of a DUI refuse to take a blood alcohol test. While refusing ...

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When a driver is charged with a DUI in California, the potential consequences can be overwhelming. With license suspension, fines, alcohol treatment programs and possible jail time, those convicted of DUIs can expect their lives to change drastically. Fortunately, a DUI charge does not necessarily guarantee a conviction.One Cathedral City man is poten...

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While many DWI charges occur as a result of driving under the influence of alcohol, many occur as a result of driving under the influence of drugs. In California, lawmakers are considering a proposal by California Assemblyman Tom Lackey: Assembly Bill 1356. This bill would allow law enforcement officers to use a new technology to determine whether someone is...

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Car accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence in Palm Desert. Some of these accidents will result in a driver being charged with driving under the influence. A first offense DUI charge is a misdemeanor, but if someone was injured or killed in the accident, that charge may become a felony and the penalties for a conviction become more serious.

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When a California driver is pulled over under suspicion of driving under the influence, they may be asked to submit to a blood alcohol content test. One common misconception is that if the test shows the driver’s blood alcohol content is under the legal limit of .08, the driver will not be charged with a DUI. Unfortunately, many drivers with ...

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