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DUI Checkpoint Grant Funding

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $63,500 traffic safety grant for an anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on Goleta roadways associated with DUI reckless driving. The grant will allow The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office to launch a campaign that consists of education about drunk driving as well as setting up DUI checkpoints on Goleta streets. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office wants …Read More

Do Field Sobriety Tests really indicate a Santa Barbara Drunk Driver?

Are field sobriety tests actually useful in catching drunk drivers? Or have they become a tool to incarcerate clumsy and uncoordinated automobile operators? First we must take a look at the 3 standard tests to determine the answer to these questions. Field sobriety tests have been developed to test divided attention, requiring a person to focus on two things at once. Driving is a complex divided attention task. The 3 …Read More

Can the DMV Driver’s License Suspension hearing be rescheduled or continued to find a DUI Lawyer?

Santa Barbara DUI Lawyers routinely schedule hearings with the DMV following a drunk driving arrest, generally based on the DUI arrest report, and California Vehicle Code §13558(b) which states: “if the person wishes to have a hearing before the effective date of the order of suspension or revocation, the request for a hearing shall be made within 10 days of the receipt of the notice of the order of suspension …Read More

Driver’s License Suspension DUI Attorney vs. Personal Injury Attorney

If you have suffered a driver’s license suspension and it has caused loss of wages or other personal harm to your life, you may wonder if you can or should hire a personal injury lawyer to help you with your defense. The answer is yes and no. In general, a personal injury attorney is for the other party, the person whose personal property or body was harmed due to you operating …Read More

Santa Barbara DUI penalties increasing?

Assembly Bill AB 412, which applies only to Santa Barbara County, re-enacts an expired $5 penalty assessment for every $10 in base fines for drunken driving or other offenses that involve driving while intoxicated. Gov. Jerry Brown used his strongest language on the issue in a message he attached to the bill by Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara, which he allowed to go into law this week without his signature. …Read More

How Do I Select The Best Santa Barbara DUI Attorney?

How To Select The Best Santa Barbara Dui Attorney Hiring a Santa Barbara dui attorney is critical to your success if you are charged with drunk driving.  There are about 2,700 drunk driving arrests in Santa Barbara County, home to more than 300,000 residents. There are thousands of dui attorneys who can handle DUI cases in the state of California, but they are not all created equally. In order to …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

Experienced DUI / Drunk Driving Attorney in Santa Barbara

Facing Your DUI Trial Facing a DUI trial alone is not an option you want to take.  There are serious ramifications to dealing with the legal system that will impact your life if not handled correctly.  It is best to obtain the services of a highly experienced DUI defense attorney to handle the proceedings for you. If you require a trial setting in order to resolve your DUI charges, having …Read More