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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

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

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

Kenneth M. Hallum, Attorney at Law, a Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer explains "arraignment."

An arraignment is generally your first court appearance. For the Santa Barbara drunk driver, or in other words someone presumed innocent but accused in a DUI arrest report of DUI reckless driving or similar, it is the first step in the court process. The arraignment is a court hearing at which when you are accused of a public offense whether an infraction, a misdemeanor, or a felony, you are informed …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