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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 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

How To Avoid A Santa Barbara DUI

Another year is almost in the books and the New Year is right around the corner. From the team here at The Law Office Of Kenneth M. Hallum, we’d like to take the time to wish you the happiest of holidays and a very safe New Year. As the holidays quickly approach, we know that one of the best parts of the season is all of the parties that you’ll go …Read More

Got A Dui Over The Holidays? Know Your Rights.

As the holiday season approaches, it’s nice to think that everything will be happy and full of spirit. Unfortunately, with the amount of holiday parties that are going on this time of year, there is an increased concern for drinking and driving. The Law Office Of Kenneth M. Hallum would like to take this time to wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving and wonderful holiday season. And we’d …Read More

Don’t Risk Getting a Halloween DUI

I understand that Halloween seems like the perfect time to let loose and enjoy some good times with friends. When dressed up in costumes, people can sometimes act in ways that are different than what they would ordinarily do. Since Halloween falls on a Friday this year, you might be even more tempted to enjoy yourself. As a DUI lawyer, I urge you to think about what you are doing …Read More

Santa Barbara DUI: Must I Personally Appear Before a Judge?

If you are arrested for a misdemeanor DUI Santa Barbara courts are typically a place you may not want to endure. Typically an alleged Santa Barbara drunk driver is arrested, and then released from jail sometime later with their “Promise to appear” in court on a certain date and time. So does that mean you must absolutely personally appear in court that day? No. Under the law you are permitted …Read More