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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

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’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is the slogan for Santa Barbara’s AVOID the 12 DUI enforcement campaign. This year officers and deputies will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers and will arrest anyone caught driving under the influence. There will be eight DUI/driver’s license checkpoints, 18 DUI saturation patrols, a multiagency DUI task force strike team patrol, a DUI warrant/probations sweep and a court sting. Additionally, the California Highway …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