Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Questions Faulty DUI Test Results
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Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Questions Faulty DUI Test Results

For years, drivers in Florida have been arrested and convicted of DUI charges based on flawed alcohol breath test machines that reported impossible results as reported by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. An investigation found that about 40 percent of 231 machines were incorrectly measuring the flow of breath. Officials began quietly fixing the machines and putting…

Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Talks About Tweeting DUI Checkpoints
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Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Talks About Tweeting DUI Checkpoints

In two opposing articles in the Daily Titan of California State University Fullerton, “Yes it is ok to tweet DUI checkpoints” and “No it’s not OK to tweet DUI checkpoints,” the debate continues on this issue. As it is pointed out the local police departments usually publish the locations of these checkpoints a few days…

Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Reports on DUI Bill Passing in California Assembly
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Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Reports on DUI Bill Passing in California Assembly

The Petaluma Patch reports the  bill sponsored by Assemblyman Michael Allen, D-Santa Rosa, AB 1389 to deal with a criticism of DUI checkpoints, which immigrant groups say often result in more citations of undocumented Latino drivers, who are prevented by law from obtaining licenses, than drunk drivers passed in the California Assembly Friday morning. AB…

Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Reports on California Law and DUI Checkpoints
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Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Reports on California Law and DUI Checkpoints

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports legislation aimed at curbing police abuse of sobriety checkpoints was set for a vote on May 17, 2011 in the state Assembly’s Appropriations Committee. The bill sets specific procedures for police to follow when they conduct drunken driver checkpoints. As a response to allegations law enforcement agencies use checkpoints…

Santa Barbara DUI Cops Honored for Alcoholic Beverage Controls Program
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Santa Barbara DUI Cops Honored for Alcoholic Beverage Controls Program

A group of 41 Santa Barbara County law enforcement officers who collectively made 1,656 drunken-driving arrests last year were honored Tuesday in Buellton. The officers were recognized as part of an advanced training seminar sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the county’s multiple agency DUI crackdown known as “Avoid the 12.” Resources  outlined to…

Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Talks DUI Checkpoint for Friday the 13th
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Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Talks DUI Checkpoint for Friday the 13th

The Santa Maria Times reported on May 12, 2011 the Santa Maria Police Department will be on the lookout for impaired and unlicensed drivers at a checkpoint between Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 a.m. It is not known where in the city the checkpoint, Officers will screen motorists passing through the checkpoint…

Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Reports on Ignition Interlock Device Pilot Program
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Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Reports on Ignition Interlock Device Pilot Program

There are four counties serving as testing grounds for a law that would force anyone convicted of drunken driving to install a Breathalyzer device in their car. The Sacramento Bee reports: “In total, there have been 13,288 people convicted of DUI in the four counties – Sacramento, Los Angeles, Alameda and Tulare – since the…

Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer Explains Penalties for DUI After Drinking and Driving Charges
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Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer Explains Penalties for DUI After Drinking and Driving Charges

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…

Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Explains Your Rights for a Field Sobriety Test
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Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Explains Your Rights for a Field Sobriety Test

Preparation course from a Santa Barbara dui attorney Getting caught driving drunk is never a good experience.  Fortunately, knowing what to expect can help you to assure that you were apprehended and charged correctly and that the officer did not do anything that was out of line compared to what  is typically required to prove intoxication at the time…