How do DUI cases get dismissed?

The short answer is that it depends. Now, I know that sounds very cliché, but it’s the truth. DUI case dismissals really depend upon the facts of each particular case. It is very fact specific. So let’s talk briefly about some of the things that we, as defense attorneys, look at to try to get … Read more

What is the Driving Defense?

I’d like to talk to you a little bit about what’s known as the driving defense. The driving defense is a common defense that you typically see in DUI cases when the government has a difficult time proving that you were in fact the driver of the vehicle at the time that you were arrested … Read more

Is it better to refuse a breathalyzer test?

What happens after you’ve refused to give a chemical breath test or a blood test after being arrested for a DUI? That’s a common question I get from people who have been arrested for a DUI. Let’s talk about some of the consequences. When you get your driver’s license, you give what’s called implied consent … Read more

Is a DUI a Felony in California?

I’d like to talk to you about when a DUI is considered a felony in California. There are three circumstances in which you could be looking at a felony DUI: Let’s talk about the first one. The first one is really dependent upon how many prior DUI convictions you have on your record within a … Read more

Will I lose my license for a DUI?

So you’ve been arrested for a DUI and the first thing that comes to your mind is “what’s going to happen to my license?” I’m going to talk about the license suspension consequences and the possibility of getting a restricted license if you were arrested for a first offense DUI. So if you’ve been arrested … Read more

Can you drive while on prescription drugs?

Most people think that you can only get a DUI, meaning driving under the influence, if you’ve had alcohol in your system and that’s it. But that’s not necessarily the case. You can still get a DUI if you’ve been driving while under the influence of drugs, whether that be from prescription drugs or not. … Read more

Will a DUI Affect My Immigration Status?

Now, let me be the first to tell you that I am not an immigration attorney. And if you have specific questions concerning your immigration status, and if you’re facing a DUI, then I would suggest that you do confer or consult with an immigration attorney or an attorney who specializes in immigration. However, I … Read more

Can a DUI be expunged in California?

The short answer is yes. Yes, it can. But remember, there are certain processes that need to take place before you can get the expungement process started. So let’s talk about them. One of the common misconceptions is that you can get a DUI expunged after the conviction while you’re still on probation. That is … Read more

Domestic Violence

If you hire an aggressive and experienced domestic violence attorney to conduct an extensive investigation and build your best legal defense, then it may be possible to block criminal charges before they are even filed by the prosecution.  Of course, for this defense to work you need to contact Attorney Yum right away—before the prosecution … Read more

DUI Charges

Many DUI lawyers will tell you that your case cannot be won.  This is not necessarily true.  The conduct of the officer, the legality of your arrest, field sobriety tests, proper functioning test equipment, and correct handling of your evidence are just a few of the issues that can be raised during your DUI defense by … Read more

Restraining Orders

Restraining order law in California is complex. Having a knowledgeable and skilled San Diego Criminal Attorney working on your behalf is one of the best steps you can take.

Drug Charges

Drug charges in San Diego can result in the government seizing your property, a prison sentence, fines, or all of the above. Anna Yum has over 10 years handling drug charges.