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Super Bowl Sunday And DUI: Facts About One Of America’s Drunkest Days

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Super Bowl Sunday And DUI: Facts About One Of America’s Drunkest Days

Only hours after playing against the Baltimore Ravens in the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans, former San Francisco 49er and now Tennessee Titan tight end Delanie Walker was told that his aunt and uncle, Bryan and Alice Young, had been killed in a traffic collision by an alleged drunk driver. The Youngs were on their way home from watching their nephew play in the Super Bowl when they were rear-ended, and both vehicles ignited. The other driver’s injuries were ...

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Sobering DUI Facts

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Sobering DUI Facts

 

Throughout the world, the abuse of alcohol is an ongoing public health, safety, and law enforcement concern. According to the World Health Organization, alcohol is directly linked to 2.5 million fatalities every year. Nearly four percent of all deaths are alcohol-related, and for males, the figure is 6.2 percent. Alcohol is related to nine percent of all of the deaths in the 15-to-29 age group. Here in the United States, driving under the influence – DUI – is the most ...

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States Are “Cracking Down” On DUI

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States Are “Cracking Down” On DUI

In California, DUI is a “priorable” offense, meaning that you’ll face stiffer penalties with each subsequent conviction. If you have three or more DWI convictions within the previous ten years, and you are again arrested for DUI in California, you will be charged with felony DUI. Prior offenses include any combination of DUI convictions, “wet reckless” convictions, and equivalent out-of-state convictions. If you are charged with DWI in southern California – whether it’s your first offense or you have prior convictions – ...

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Don’t Convict Yourself – That’s A Prosecutor’s Job

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Don’t Convict Yourself – That’s A Prosecutor’s Job

If you are arrested for DUI in southern California, it’s imperative. Exercise your right to remain silent. Do it politely, but do it, and then contact an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer immediately. If you answer any questions, whatever you say can be used against you in court. Don’t make the prosecutor’s job easier by simply handing over incriminating evidence and in effect convicting yourself. That’s not precisely what happened to a Miami woman named Mila Dago, but what did ...

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What Were These People Thinking?

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What Were These People Thinking?

Drunk driving is a serious charge in California, and if you’re arrested for DUI in this state, you need to treat it seriously too. After any southern California DWI arrest, contact an experienced Orange County DUI attorney immediately. Anyone who thinks the state of California isn’t serious about DUI enforcement should know about what happened in April outside of the Larson Justice Center in Indio. Police officers at the courthouse staked out nine convicted DWI offenders whose licenses had been suspended or ...

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The Law’s Arm Is Still Long

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The Law’s Arm Is Still Long

Drivers arrested for DUI in southern California need to contact an experienced Orange County DUI defense attorney immediately after the arrest. California drivers know that if they’re convicted of DUI, they’ll pay fines, temporarily lose their driver’s license, and possibly serve jail time. Get the legal help you need immediately. If you cause a fatal accident when you are driving while intoxicated, and if you are convicted, jail time is almost certain. One Chicago-area man allegedly responsible for a fatality ...

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A Reminder About What Can Happen

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A Reminder About What Can Happen

May 14 this year marked 27 years since the worst drunk-driving incident in the history of the United States. Before you read this brief summary of the event, you should know that it is an exception to the rule. Most DUI arrests are for first-offense misdemeanor charges, and most drivers charged with DUI haven’t harmed anyone or even damaged any property. If you are charged with DUI in Orange County, contact an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer immediately to obtain ...

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If The Evidence Is Overwhelming

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If The Evidence Is Overwhelming

Despite active law enforcement and aggressive prosecutions, Orange County has some of the worst DUI statistics in California. Recent figures from the California Office of Traffic Safety tell us that there are approximately 13,000 DWI arrests each year in Orange County out of nearly 200,000 statewide. If you are among the thousands who are arrested for DUI in Orange County this year, take your case at once to an experienced Orange County DWI defense attorney.

DUI charges are usually prosecuted as misdemeanors. DWI felony ...

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About Those Summertime (DUI) Blues

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About Those Summertime (DUI) Blues

Summer is already upon us, and that means California drivers have to be even more careful about drinking and driving. More people are arrested for DUI in summer than in any other season. If you’re charged with DUI in Orange County, get legal help immediately; speak at once to an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer.

Weather substantially impacts DUI arrests and enforcement strategies. More people go out to events in the summer. Southern California is the setting for hundreds of outdoor ...

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You May Need An Attorney Now More Than Ever

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You May Need An Attorney Now More Than Ever

Now more than ever, if you’re charged with DUI in Orange County, you’re going to need the advice and representation of an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer. The California Supreme Court in April ruled that circumstantial evidence – such as a police officer’s observations – can be used to demonstrate that a driver had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit. That means you need a defense attorney who’s experienced at cross-examining police officers and exposing discrepancies in their testimony.

The ...

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