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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 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

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

Aggressive Felony DUI Defense Lawyer in Santa Barbara

Felony DUI Explained A felony DUI is a very severe charge and can be extremely devastating to one’s life and family.  Because of the seriousness of the charge it is imperative that you seek out a knowledgeable and competent Santa Barbara DUI defense attorney immediately. There are distinct differences between a misdemeanor and a felony DUI indictment. A felony DUI comprises much more serious circumstances than simply exceeding state blood …Read More