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DUI Attorneys Need A Checklist

Posted on September 13th, 2013 by Todd Landgren

Like a pilot preparing for takeoff, a DUI defense attorney should work from a checklist. Experienced airplane pilots and DUI attorneys both “know what to do,” but nevertheless they both use a checklist, because if you forget something and don’t remember it until you are at 50,000 feet, your plane (or your DUI case) could […]

First Offense DUI Penalties Rising

Posted on September 9th, 2013 by Todd Landgren

According to the Automobile Club of Southern California (ACSC), it’s getting a lot more expensive to be convicted of DUI in California. That’s no surprise. What’s disturbing about the recent ACSC report is that even drivers charged with a first-offense misdemeanor DUI may face up to $16,000 in penalties if convicted. That figure represents a […]

DUI Classes In California

Posted on September 6th, 2013 by Todd Landgren

If you’re convicted of DUI in California, you’ll face a number of weighty and maybe life-changing costs. Fines, imprisonment, and driver’s license suspensions can be both strict and relentless. Apart from these penalties, there are also concealed and lesser-known consequences to a DUI conviction. Court-mandated attendance in DUI classes – Alcohol Education Programs – can […]

When You Are Suspected Of DUI

Posted on September 4th, 2013 by Todd Landgren

If you are suspected of driving under the influence (DUI), politely refuse to answer any questions a police officer may ask regarding where you are coming from or going, when you last ate and what, or when you started and stopped drinking. If you have actually had a drink, don’t deny it; but politely decline […]

The Problem With GPS

Posted on September 2nd, 2013 by Todd Landgren

More frequently in California, law enforcement officers are pulling drivers over for talking or texting on their cell phones. In 2013, these poor driving habits now lead to more accidents than drunk driving. Moreover, if you are stopped for talking or texting, and you’ve had anything at all to drink, you will probably be arrested […]

You Can Win A DUI Case

Posted on August 30th, 2013 by Todd Landgren

More than 200,000 DUI arrests occur now every year in California, but that doesn’t mean more than 200,000 DUI convictions. Good DUI lawyers win cases for their California clients in several ways. Of course, it’s possible to win in a trial, but even the best defense has only a 50% likelihood of winning there. You […]

Don’t Let Nexium Convict You of DUI

Posted on August 28th, 2013 by Todd Landgren

Many drivers who suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) are wrongfully convicted of DUI in California. Here’s why. We see plenty of ads for gas and heartburn relief: Tums, Rolaids, Prilosec, Maalox, and Pepto-Bismo are just a few of the non-prescription products available. Then there are the prescription medications like Nexium. These products work well, […]

A Brief History of DUI Laws

Posted on August 26th, 2013 by Todd Landgren

Every state has laws regarding drinking and driving. Whether a state calls it DUI (driving under the influence), DWI (driving while intoxicated), or OUI (operating under the influence), the sentences can be severe in all fifty states. New York in 1910 was the first state to pass drunk-driving laws. California was the next, and very […]

No Double Jeopardy In California DUI Cases

Posted on August 23rd, 2013 by Todd Landgren

Typically in California DUI cases, the state moves against the defendant on two fronts; it launches both a criminal prosecution and an administrative drivers’ license suspension. Both ways, the defendant is punished. “Why am I punished twice?” is a common question. Doesn’t the U.S. Constitution forbid “double jeopardy?” The traditional legal view in California is […]

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Felonies, Misdemeanors, And Wobblers

Posted on August 21st, 2013 by Todd Landgren

California DUIs are charged as either misdemeanors or felonies. A third category, what law enforcement calls “wobblers,” are the offenses that prosecutors can elect to file as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the facts of the case and the defendant’s criminal record. Typically in DUI cases, a prosecutor will initially file the […]

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