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WHAT TO DO IF FACING A SANTA BARBARA DUI OR TEST REFUSAL

If you’re pulled over, suspected of drunk driving, should a suspected Santa Barbara drunk driver refuse a blood alcohol (BAC) test? As a Santa Barbara DUI Attorney I am asked this very question time and time again. Based on statewide averages reported by the California DMV it can be estimated that 6% of DUI arrests result in a refusal. Santa Barbara DUI statistics most likely are not far off that …Read More

Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer answers “Why so many breath tests?”

As a Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer I am often asked, “why did the officer make me take the breath test over and over?”. In the course of a DUI Santa Barbara cops may administer two different breath tests: yes, two different tests. The two different tests are theoretically performing the same tasks, however they have different legal requirements, regulations, and ramifications. The first test; a preliminary alcohol screening (“PAS”) breath test given …Read More

Santa Barbara DUI Lawyers remind of the DMV license suspension “10-Day Rule”

The National Summer DUI Enforcement Campaign is in full swing in Santa Barbara County. The Summer DUI Mobilization Campaign began on August 21st and continues through September 7th. The Santa Barbara DUI Task Force “Avoid the 12” funding is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Edhat reports Santa Barbara DUI statistics for the first six days of this …Read More

Is Uber an answer to avoiding a DUI Santa Barbara?

There are many alternatives aimed at avoiding a Santa Barbara DUI. Uber,  from their homepage says, “YOUR RIDE, ON DEMAND Whether you’re headed down to State Street, up to Isla Vista, or to SBA airport, the Uber app connects you with a reliable ride — from low-cost to premium — in minutes. Payment is automatic through the app and fares are usually cheaper than a taxi.” In two separate reports …Read More

Santa Barbara DUI Lawyers hear from clients arrested for a Santa Barbara DUI, “but I passed the field sobriety tests.” Did they?

Santa Barbara DUI Lawyers hear time and again from clients arrested for their Santa Barbara DUI, “but I passed the field sobriety tests.” The question and answer lies in not whether the clients actually passed, but are these tests really pass/fail? In an interesting article a reporter stands in the shoes of these clients on the pass/fail dilemma. In Lancaster, Pa. the news reporter undertook the task of drinking and …Read More

Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer Firm Celebrates 10th Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 2, 2015, Santa Barbara CA: When drivers in Santa Barbara are stopped for a DUI infraction, they want to be represented by someone who has a great deal of knowledge and experience with Santa Barbara DUI Laws. With its strong reputation for representing the motor vehicle operators of Santa Barbara as local DUI lawyers, The Law Office of Kenneth M. Hallum has provided this service for over ten years. Attorney …Read More