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Misdemeanor DUI

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

What is Misdemeanor DUI?

Santa Barbara DUI Defense Attorney Ken M. Hallum explains: What is Misdemeanor DUI? A misdemeanor DUI is normally considered to occur when it is a first, second, or third offense within a certain time frame (typically ten years).  The penalties for a misdemeanor DUI are less severe than the penalties for a felony DUI.  The extent of penalties that might be levied depend on whether you have prior offenses, an …Read More