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Could Marijuana Legalization Lead to An Increase of DUI Arrests?

Posted on October 18th, 2016 by Todd Landgren

Drug-impaired driving is a growing concern in California and across the United States, and a ballot proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use in California this year could make the problem worse, the Automobile Club of Southern California cautioned in October. The Auto Club’s statistics indicate that nearly one in five fatal traffic crashes in […]

State Will Require Ignition Interlock For Every DUI Conviction

Posted on October 10th, 2016 by Todd Landgren

California Senate Bill 1046, which requires all convicted DUI offenders in this state to install in their vehicles ignition interlock devices that prevent them from driving while intoxicated, finally became the law with Governor Jerry Brown’s signature in September. The statute will expand the existing pilot program that requires the installation of the devices in […]

California Highway Patrol Release 2016 Labor Day Weekend Statistics

Posted on September 24th, 2016 by Todd Landgren

A holiday in Southern California always means heightened DUI enforcement and a number of law enforcement “task forces” across the state comprised of officers on the prowl to stop and arrest motorists suspected of driving under the influence. Labor Day this year was no different, and in fact, it was a preview of what drivers […]

Infographic – Drugged Driving: What You Should Know

Posted on September 15th, 2016 by Todd Landgren

Driving while under the influence of illicit drugs or the misuse of prescription drugs is just as unsafe as driving under the influence of alcohol. In 2014, more than 10 million people admitted to driving under the influence of drugs in the prior year. Marijuana is most often linked to DUI accidents after alcohol.  In […]

The Accuracy of DUI Tests

Posted on September 13th, 2016 by Todd Landgren

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 9,967 people were killed in alcohol-related traffic collisions in 2014. That’s nearly a third of all traffic deaths in the United States. More than a million drivers in the U.S. were arrested in 2014 for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Courts, lawmakers, […]

Supreme Courts Weighs in on DUI Testing

Posted on August 25th, 2016 by Todd Landgren

As the penalties increase across the nation for DUI – driving under the influence – more and more drivers are refusing to take the blood and breath tests that measure the level of their intoxication. These drivers are instead accepting the suspensions of their driver’s licenses – typically a civil penalty – to avoid being […]

Can DUIs Affect Background Checks in California?

Posted on August 17th, 2016 by Todd Landgren

Beyond the considerable legal penalties, a conviction for driving under the influence can negatively impact your career, and in some cases, it can actually damage your ability to find a job. Even a DUI charge that does not end with a conviction can negatively impact your employment and employment prospects – especially if you hold […]

Should I Plead Guilty To A DUI in California?

Posted on July 28th, 2016 by Todd Landgren

It may not seem that important when it happens. You plead guilty to a misdemeanor first offense DUI charge, take the minimal penalty, and move on with your life. Pleading guilty to a first DUI charge may seem like the convenient, expedient thing to do; usually, however, it isn’t. If you are arrested and charged […]

The DUI Trial Process in California

Posted on July 15th, 2016 by Todd Landgren

Over 200,000 DUI arrests are made each year in California, but that does not mean that more than 200,000 drivers are convicted annually of driving under the influence. In fact, almost every day, California DUI lawyers prevail on behalf of their clients in a wide variety of ways. Of course, it is possible to win […]

The Top Defenses For Fighting A California DUI

Posted on June 27th, 2016 by Todd Landgren

Anyone who is charged with driving under the influence in Southern California will need a good DUI defense lawyer who evaluates every piece of evidence, interrogates witnesses and experts, and challenges DUI test results on a client’s behalf. With so much at risk – huge fines, the loss of the driving privilege, and potential jail […]

 

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