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Where Can You Be Charged With DUI?

Posted on March 11th, 2016 by Todd Landgren

All of the drivers in California know – or if they don’t, they are supposed to know – that they can be arrested and charged for driving under the influence if they have too much to drink and then choose to drive a car, bus, or truck on a public street or highway in this […]

Everything You Need To Know About DUIs

Posted on March 9th, 2016 by Todd Landgren

The laws that govern drunk driving have changed quite a number of times over the last century. The first “DUI” or driving under the influence laws were straightforward. It was simply against the law to drive a motorized vehicle if you were too drunk to drive carefully. New York passed the first law against driving […]

Woman Beats DUI With “Human Brewery” Defense

Posted on February 12th, 2016 by Todd Landgren

Breathalyzer devices are not very complicated or very smart. In fact, breathalyzer devices detect in the breath any compound – not just alcohol – that contains the methyl group in its molecular structure. The general assumption is that if you blow into a breathalyzer device and register a 0.08 percent or higher blood alcohol content […]

DUI And Marijuana Intoxication

Posted on January 15th, 2016 by Todd Landgren

Alcohol is not the only drug that can get you arrested for driving under the influence or for driving while intoxicated. If you consume any kind of drug or substance that intoxicates you, whether that drug or substance is legal or not, and if you then get behind the wheel and start driving, you can […]

Top Florida DUI Cop Isn’t Perfect Either

Posted on December 9th, 2015 by Todd Landgren

If you are charged with DUI, it doesn’t matter who you are. Cops, politicians, movie stars, prosecutors, and even judges have been prosecuted for DUI in southern California, so you won’t be alone, but you’ll need to retain legal representation and contact an experienced Orange County DUI defense lawyer immediately after any DUI arrest in […]

The Risk To Your Professional License

Posted on December 7th, 2015 by Todd Landgren

If you hold a professional license in the state of California, you absolutely want to avoid a DUI arrest or conviction. If you are charged with driving under the influence in southern California, along with the criminal DUI charge, you can also face disciplinary action regarding your professional license. You’re going to need the advice […]

Making A Bad Situation Worse

Posted on December 4th, 2015 by Todd Landgren

To say that DUI law is complicated in California is an understatement. If you are charged with driving under the influence anywhere in southern California, it’s imperative to obtain the help that an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer can provide. California lawmakers have established “standard” sentences for DUI convictions, but they’ve also established “enhancements” to […]

When DUI Becomes Murder

Posted on December 2nd, 2015 by Todd Landgren

Until 1981, intoxicated drivers responsible for fatalities in California were charged with vehicular manslaughter. In People v. Watson, California’s Supreme Court determined that one impaired driver’s wanton conduct was incriminating enough to support a second-degree murder charge. Since Watson, certain impaired drivers responsible for fatalities can be charged with second degree murder, and if convicted, […]

Lawsuit Challenges DMV Power

Posted on November 30th, 2015 by Todd Landgren

Thuan Ha was arrested for DUI but was never convicted. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) still suspended his driver’s license for four months. How did that happen? An Orange County judge threw out Ha’s DUI case, ruling that police illegally measured Ha’s blood-alcohol content (BAC) level. Yet a month later, a DMV employee […]

If They Stop You

Posted on November 27th, 2015 by Todd Landgren

What’s the best way to handle being stopped by the police while you’re driving in Orange County? When the flashing lights go off behind you, or when a police officer pulls alongside you and motions you to stop, that officer does not know who you are. Police officers have been killed while conducting routine traffic […]

 

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