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Classes, Counseling, And DUI

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Classes, Counseling, And DUI

If you’re charged with driving under the influence in Orange County, it’s imperative to retain the services of an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer at once and fight the charge. If you are convicted of DWI and sentenced to probation – like thousands in California – you’ll be ordered to attend alcohol education classes, counseling, and/or treatment. It’s better to avoid a DWI charge entirely, and if you are charged with DWI, it’s better to avoid a conviction. Mandatory DWI rehabilitation is ...

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California’s Open Container Law

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California’s Open Container Law

In California, as in 38 other states, it’s against the law to carry an open container of alcohol in your vehicle. Even if the seal has only been slightly broken, the law says it is an open container. For drivers 21 and older, if you are cited for carrying an open container, the charge is an infraction, you can be fined up to $250, and a point can be placed on your driver’s license. If you are under 21, the ...

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A Tragedy In San Bernardino

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A Tragedy In San Bernardino

Southern California was shocked early in November by the death of San Bernardino police officer Bryce Hanes. Even at the Capitol Building in Sacramento, flags were flown at half-staff in honor of Hanes. Governor Jerry Brown said in a statement that he joins “all Californians in mourning his loss and vow to always remember his selfless service and sacrifice on behalf of his community.” Bryce, 40, was a father of three, a dedicated police officer, and a devout Mormon who ...

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The DUI-Deportation Connection

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The DUI-Deportation Connection

If you are in the United States without documentation, with a visa, or even if you are a green card holder, you cannot afford a conviction for driving under the influence. Depending on the details of a DWI conviction, you could be deported. If you are charged with DUI in Orange County or anywhere in southern California, immediately discuss your case and your legal rights with an experienced Orange County DUI defense lawyer.

If you are a lawful permanent resident, a misdemeanor ...

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You Must Take It Seriously

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You Must Take It Seriously

In California, if you are convicted of DUI three times within ten years, your next DUI will be charged as a felony, and then, you will very much need defense representation from an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer. When that law was written and adopted, California legislators were making it clear that three DUIs in ten years is unacceptable, and that a felony DWI conviction could send you to prison. What those lawmakers possibly never imagined was someone being charged with ...

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The DUI Treatment Court Option

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The DUI Treatment Court Option

In Orange County, if you are charged with driving under the influence – DWI – contact an experienced Orange County DWI defense attorney at once. If it’s your second or third DUI offense, you may qualify for Driving Under the Influence Treatment Court. You’ll want to discuss this option with your attorney before making a decision. DWI Treatment Court is not for first offenders and it is not for defendants who want to plead not guilty and fight the charge.

Participants in the DWI Treatment ...

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In Newport Beach, Know Your Limits

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In Newport Beach, Know Your Limits

In Newport Beach or anywhere else in Orange County, if you are arrested and accused of DUI, you’ll need legal help fast. You’ll need to contact an experienced Orange County DUI attorney at once. The Newport Beach Police Department conducted their first “Know Your Limit” anti-DUI awareness campaign during the week of Halloween. Patrons of local bars and restaurants were asked to voluntarily participate in alcohol screenings – but for purposes of education rather than law enforcement. In their first ...

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Foolish Stunts Can’t Help You

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Foolish Stunts Can’t Help You

If you’re arrested for DUI, you should insist on your right to remain silent and on your right to have an attorney present during questioning. Otherwise, you should cooperate fully with the police and put the job of defending yourself in the hands of an experienced Orange County DWI lawyer. Don’t be like the man in Connecticut last year who tried to eat the printout of his breathalyzer exam. You could be charged with destroying evidence, and you’ll certainly make things ...

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Five Important Don’ts

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Five Important Don’ts

What you must do if you are charged with DWI in Orange County is to contact an experienced Orange County DWI defense attorney as quickly as you possibly can. The list of things that you must not do is somewhat longer:

  • You must not fail to take a DUI charge seriously. A DWI conviction stays on your record for life, and for the next decade, it counts as a prior offense if you are prosecuted again for DUI or another crime. A DUI conviction ...
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What Can You Do About DUI?

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What Can You Do About DUI?

Whenever your social plans involve alcohol, make arrangements so that you don’t have to drive after drinking. If you’re going to be with a group, designate a non-drinking driver prior to consuming any alcohol. If you’re hosting a party where alcohol will be served, remind your guests to plan ahead and to designate a sober driver. Never serve anyone who is under 21. You can be held liable if a teen leaves your home under the influence and causes property ...

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