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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

Can a Driver’s License Suspension happen even without a DUI conviction?

Recently I was asked why their license showed a DUI suspension when the case was dismissed after review of the DUI arrest report. Santa Barbara DUI lawyers know that a mere dismissal, even one based on an insufficiency of the evidence, will generally not rescind the Administrative Per Se Suspension order of the DMV. The Administrative Per Se s uspension is a DUI suspension which differs from the driver’s license …Read More

What Are The Penalties for a DUI?

DUI penalties are more serious than you think. Getting a DUI is serious business. First-time offenders need to know what to expect before they go to court so that they can be prepared for what they are getting into. The most basic penalties for a DUI include fines, license suspension,  probation, and jail time. Of course, first-time offenders aren’t always sent to jail but the new interest in ‘zero tolerance’ …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