Police Interrogations FAQ

If you ever find yourself being questioned or interrogated by the police, you need to be aware of all your applicable rights. You also need to know what you should or shouldn’t disclose to them. This helps to avoid self-incrimination or violation of your rights, which is a common occurrence in most police investigations. In this writeup, a local Orange County criminal defense lawyer helps answer some frequently asked questions regarding police interrogations. Am I Required to Answer Questions if Randomly Stopped by A Police Officer? Police officers on duty [...]

July 26th, 2019|Categories: Criminal Law|

What Happens When You Get A DUI For The Second Time In California?

Driving under the influence is very serious and a criminally punishable offense. And while a first DUI offense will be treated as a misdemeanor, repeat offenses carry much higher penalties. Statistics show that about 27% of people arrested on DUI grounds in California are repeat offenders. As a result, there have been concerted efforts by state legislators and law enforcement agencies to curb and deter repeat offenses. One of the most effective deterrents is incremental penalties, which become harsher with subsequent DUI convictions. Hence, when you're charged with a second [...]

July 15th, 2019|Categories: DUI|Tags: , , , , |

Can You Get A DUI Even If You’re Not Driving?

When it comes to operating a vehicle while under the influence, it's not always just for driving while intoxicated-- you don't even have to be in your vehicle to get arrested. Lots of people find that out every year when they are arrested for a DUI charge in the state of California. Driving while under the influence is against the law. But what many people may be surprised to find out is that you don't always technically have to be in the driver's seat or even driving in California to [...]

June 28th, 2019|Categories: DUI|Tags: , , , |

What is Drugged Driving?

All forms of intoxicated driving are against the law in California, whether a motorist is impaired from alcohol, marijuana, an illegal substance, over-the-counter, or legal prescription drug. Unlike the breathalyzer devices used to measure alcohol intoxication, there is no other suitable and convenient device that allows law enforcement officers test motorists who are highly suspected of driving under the influence of drugs (DUID). Due to these challenging circumstances, it makes it difficult to prove that a motorist is guilty of "drugged driving." When a police officer in California stops a [...]

DUI Checkpoints

California police may not immediately pull over a motorist in traffic unless that police officer has "probable cause" to make the stop. Without good reason and probable cause, no traffic stop or arrest can legally be made - in most cases. However, sobriety checkpoints, or "DUI" checkpoints, are an exception to that rule. DUI checkpoints are legal in the state of California, and police departments in this state occasionally conduct checkpoints on selected holidays, weekends, and for large sports and music events. How do DUI checkpoints operate? "Notification" is the [...]

May 29th, 2019|Categories: DUI|Tags: , , , , , |

How To Protect Yourself From a Violation of Your Probation

If you've currently found yourself facing a conviction as a result of a violation of your probation, we highly advise seeking the legal counsel of a probation violation attorney. Regardless of why you are serving a probation term, we do not believe you deserve this form of punishment due to a minor infraction as a result of an oversight or by accident. Your lawyer's number one priority and concern is to convince the judge not to force a severe repercussion for a simple fault in judgement. Possible Consequences for Violating [...]

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