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This One Doesn’t Work

Posted on May 18th, 2015 by Todd Landgren

Gum won’t work. Mints won’t work. A man in Australia tried drinking perfume; it didn’t work. While there are a number of reasons a breathalyzer test for DUI might return an inaccurate reading, you can’t change the result by using any of the “tricks” that some people will recommend. One myth that continues to be […]

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Interlock Ignition Devices For All DUI Offenders?

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by Todd Landgren

In 2015, State Senator Jerry Hill plans to sponsor legislation that would require all drivers convicted of a DUI offense in California to install interlock ignition devices (IIDs) that measure blood alcohol content levels. The proposal would expand on the pilot program already underway in Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Tulare counties. Twenty-four states have […]

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Hypoglycemia And DUI

Posted on March 6th, 2015 by Todd Landgren

Although it’s more common for people with diabetes, hypoglycemia – low blood sugar – is a condition that almost anyone can suffer, and sometimes the symptoms are remarkably similar to intoxication. Hypoglycemia causes double vision and blurred vision, anxiety, poor balance, disorientation, and fatigue – many of the same symptoms that police officers look for […]

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DUI And Professional Licenses

Posted on March 4th, 2015 by Todd Landgren

You very much want to avoid being charged with DUI if you’re a professional working in southern California. Along with the criminal proceeding for your DUI charge and the Department of Motor Vehicle’s action to suspend your driver’s license, your professional license could also be at risk. Professionals charged with DUI will need a defense […]

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You Don’t Have To

Posted on February 13th, 2015 by Todd Landgren

DUI checkpoints are increasingly common in California. They lead to hundreds of DUI arrests. Normally, officers must have probable cause to believe that a law has been broken before pulling you over, but checkpoint arrests are different. No probable cause is needed to approach your vehicle to determine if you are intoxicated. Police use checkpoints […]

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Don’t Make These Mistakes

Posted on February 11th, 2015 by Todd Landgren

If you are charged with DUI in Orange County or anywhere in the southern California area, contact an experienced Orange County DUI defense attorney at once, and do not make these mistakes: 1. Don’t fail to realize the seriousness and possible consequences of a DUI conviction. It will remain on your record permanently and may […]

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Aggravating Factors In DUI Cases

Posted on February 9th, 2015 by Todd Landgren

The basic penalties for DUI in California may not seem overwhelmingly harsh. A first offense is typically punished with twelve weeks of DUI school, a fine, and a six-month license suspension with the possibility of a restricted license after thirty days. Jail is possible but unlikely, although several California counties require a brief time in […]

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Another Really Bad Idea

Posted on January 19th, 2015 by Todd Landgren

No matter how hungry you may be, do not eat the results of your DUI test. A 40-year-old Connecticut man is now facing multiple charges after New York state police say he tried to eat the printout of his test results. State troopers say Kenneth Desormes, of Greenwich, Connecticut, was pulled over for speeding on […]

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Marijuana Breathalyzer In Development

Posted on January 14th, 2015 by Todd Landgren

A number of researchers and companies are trying to create a reliable marijuana breathalyzer. As legalized medical and recreational marijuana consumption expands, police departments need tools to assess accurately the intoxication of levels of marijuana-impaired drivers. If you’re arrested and charged with marijuana-related DUI anywhere in southern California, get reliable legal representation immediately and contact […]

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Auto Insurance And DUI In California

Posted on January 12th, 2015 by Todd Landgren

Generally speaking, when an insurance company sees that you have a DUI on your driving record, your auto insurance rates will increase, and not just a little. Based on a study of car insurance quotes, premium amounts may jump from 30 to 100 percent or more. In North Carolina, for example, you get 12 points […]

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