Criminal Defense Blog

What Are the Consequences of a First DUI Offense in California?

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Whatever circumstances led to your DUI arrest, first offenses can lead to several types of penalties. Our Oakland DUI lawyer in Alameda County can aggressively defend your legal interests and help you understand the laws that apply to your particular situation. How Police Officers Identify Impaired Drivers California law outlines the penalties and consequences for … Continue reading

What Is an Aggravated DUI in California?

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Driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the legal limit of 0.08 percent is a crime in California. Anyone arrested and charged with a DUI in California faces some of the toughest punishments in the country. License suspension, fines and even jail time are all part of the consequences you may face if arrested … Continue reading

What You Need to Know About a California DUI With Injury

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A DUI charge is serious. It can be an overwhelming and stressful situation for anyone. However, when that DUI charge is paired with an injury charge, it can result in life-altering consequences if not defended aggressively. What Is a California DUI Causing Injury? According to California Vehicle Code 23153, a California DUI with injury is … Continue reading

What Are the Consequences of a Second DUI Offense in California?

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A DUI charge will stay on your record for ten years in California. If you are charged with a second DUI offense within a 10-year period, the penalties increase from your first DUI conviction. Similar to a first DUI offense, a second DUI charge could have administrative and criminal consequences. California’s Admin Per Se (APS) … Continue reading

Can I Get My California DUI Conviction Expunged?

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A DUI conviction can lead to multiple adverse life consequences. For instance, it could be more difficult to retain or find new employment. Depending on the circumstances, you can receive an expungement for a DUI conviction in California. DUI expungement is the process of having your DUI conviction cleared from your criminal record. With a … Continue reading

3 Things to Know About an Under 21 DUI in California

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For adults and teenagers alike, a DUI could have serious life implications. The legal limit in California for an adult 21 years and older is 0.08 percent. However, that limit does not apply to drivers under 21. To combat underage drinking and driving, California has instated stricter DUI laws for drivers under 21: #1: California’s … Continue reading

Yes, You Can Get a DUI While Riding an Electric Scooter

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Californians have recently seen the nation’s first electric scooter DUI arrests in Los Angeles and Santa Monica. This is proof that electric scooters are no exception to California’s vehicle laws and scooting while intoxicated could have serious consequences. Though you probably will not be at risk of losing your driver’s license if charged with an … Continue reading

Eliminating Cash-Bail Isn’t the Only Criminal Justice Reform Happening in California

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When it comes to how the justice system handles criminal charges, California is a place of change. Our state just eliminated cash bails, and even more criminal justice reforms are on the way. What will these bills change? Will they affect your case if you are ever arrested? How Is Eliminating Bail Going to Change … Continue reading