HOLDUP is defined as Postpone, Delay, Detain, Frustrate, A Situation That Causes Delay, Trouble, Traffic Jam, Bottleneck, Gridlock, Congestion and Waiting Period. If you attended Stagecoach or Coachella in 2024 you probably experienced all of these, from the Congested 10 Freeway Gridlock, to the Parking frustration and dealing with the wind, blowing sand and Bands that were late getting on stage. 

Of course with Stagecoach comes guests arrested for Possession, False ID, Underage Drinking etc. During the first weekend of Coachella someone arrested for being in possession of 100 “lost cell” phones. Of course the most common arrest is DUI’s. That coupled with unfortunate Accidents, can make what should have been a memorable weekend, memorable for the wrong reason. 

Whether you are dealing with the need for an Accident or PI lawyer, you should always retain a Local Lawyer. Going home and retaining a lawyer from LA, Orange County or Northern California is always a bad idea. There are a few potential reasons why you might want to hire a local lawyer to handle your PI/DUI case:

1.      Familiarity with local laws and courts: A local lawyer will be familiar with the laws and court procedures, which could be beneficial in your case.

2.      Convenience: Hiring a local lawyer will likely be more convenient for locals. It is easier to request and receiving permission to appear on behalf of the client on local misdemeanors.

3.      Established reputation: A local lawyer who has been practicing in the area for a while may have an established reputation within the legal community, which could be helpful in negotiations or in court. On most cases you do not need the best trial lawyer in the greater Palm Springs community, but rather a lawyer with contacts.

4.      Personalized attention: A local lawyer may be able to give you personalized attention and focus on your case, as they are not juggling a large number of cases in various locations.

Ultimately, the most important factor when hiring a PI/DUI lawyer, is finding someone who has the experience and expertise to effectively represent you and achieve the best possible outcome in your case.


There are a few potential defenses that might be used in a DUI case, depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Some common defenses to a DUI charge include:

1.      Lack of probable cause: If the officer did not have a valid reason for stopping your vehicle (e.g. speeding, swerving, etc.), any evidence obtained as a result of the stop may be deemed inadmissible in court.

2.      Improper administration of field sobriety tests: Field sobriety tests, (which are optional), can be subjective and may be administered improperly or evaluated unfairly. An attorney may be able to challenge the results of these tests.

3.      Malfunctioning or improperly calibrated breathalyzer: If the breathalyzer used to test your blood alcohol content was not functioning properly, or was not calibrated correctly, the results of the test may be called into question.

4.      Medications or medical conditions: If you were taking medications or had a medical condition that could have affected your ability to drive safely, this could be used as a defense.

5.      Illegal search and seizure: If the police violated your Fourth Amendment rights by searching your vehicle or seizing evidence without probable cause, this could be used as a defense.

It is important to note that each DUI case is unique and the best defense will depend on the specific circumstances of the case. An experienced DUI attorney will be able to review the facts of your case and advise you on the best defense strategy.



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Upon advice of my attorney, Dale Gribow, I exercise my right to remain silent until you contact him at (760) 837-7500 or [email protected] for an OK.

My attorney has advised me the VOLUNTARY FIELD SOBRIETY (FST) AND BREATH TEST, at the scene, are OPTIONAL (unless one is on probation). Thus I elect not to take them. I want to cooperate and am happy to take a BLOOD TEST.


DALE GRIBOW is a “Boutique Concierge” PI/DUI firm with 25+ TOP LAWYER awards, 9 Man of the Year recognitions, 4 Dale Gribow Days, and awarded “Mr. Charity”. He has represented the CV’s seriously injured and criminally accused for 30 years. The limited caseload allows calls to be answered and returned the “Old Fashioned” way…by Dale. “Whether I accept your case or not, if you take the time to call, I will personally direct you.”