Sobering DUI Statistics

May 15th, 2012

In some states, if you are pulled over for a DUI and blow less than .08% BAC, you could still be arrested and convicted of a DUI if the officer believes that your ability to drive safely has been impaired by alcohol. For the safety of others and yourself, the smart choice is always not to drink and drive. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Celebrity DUIs of 2011

May 2nd, 2012

Reflecting the ongoing struggles the general public has with drunk driving arrests, there was no shortage of celebrities with their own DUI problems in 2011. Here are the top DUI arrests of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

DUI Laws in San Diego

April 20th, 2010

Driving under the influence (DUI) is the act of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of alcohol and drugs.

In an effort to expand their anti-drunk driving arsenal; California has enacted separate laws that prohibit both driving with a level over point zero eight (.08) and driving under the influence. Read the rest of this entry »

An Update on the San Diego Drug Scene

April 13th, 2010

As a general rule, arrests in San Diego County for drug possession of all types have fallen off over the past several years, with the exception of marijuana. But it’s all a matter of degree – arrests are still substantial and in many cases, arrests don’t tell the whole story. Some of the statistics recorded by county and state officials don’t include those who have landed in the criminal justice system because of drug use and diverted to Drug Court or to a diversion program through the juvenile courts. Read the rest of this entry »

Failure to Mirandize Doesn’t Equal DUI Acquittal

April 7th, 2010

A DUI acquittal due to failure to Mirandize, or read you your rights, is often the fare of television courtroom dramas, but the truth is such an occurrence is rare. Police officers are trained and retrained in proper procedures involved in an arrest. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 DUI Tips on What Not To Do

April 5th, 2010

You get pulled over for suspicion of DUI. A million thoughts are racing through your mind as you see the red and blue flashing lights in your rear-view mirror. You feel yourself start to panic. What do you do? Or perhaps a better question to ask yourself is what should you not do if pulled over for suspicion of DUI? Remember that knowledge is power. Know your rights. Know that there are certain factors that can hurt your case. Should you be pulled over by the police while under the influence consider the following DUI don’ts: Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 DUI Do’s

April 5th, 2010

You get pulled over for suspicion of DUI. A million thoughts are racing through your mind as you see the red and blue flashing lights in your rear view mirror. You feel yourself start to panic. Your heart is pounding in your chest. You start to sweat. What do you do? Stay calm. You have rights. Remember that knowledge is power. What you do in the next hour of your life can make or break your case. Should you be pulled over while under the influence consider the following DUI do’s: Read the rest of this entry »