Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer Explains Field Sobriety Tests for Drunk Drivers

Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer Explains Field Sobriety Tests for Drunk Drivers

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…

Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Explains Drive Sober or Get Puller Over Law Avoid the 12

Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Explains Drive Sober or Get Puller Over Law Avoid the 12

“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…

Kenneth Hallum Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer Explains CA DUI Arraignment Laws
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Kenneth Hallum Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer Explains CA DUI Arraignment Laws

An arraignment is generally your first court appearance. For the Santa Barbara drunk driver, or in other words someone presumed innocent but accused in a DUI arrest report of DUI reckless driving or similar, it is the first step in the court process. The arraignment is a court hearing at which when you are accused…

Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer Talks DMV Driver’s License Suspension Hearing

Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer Talks DMV Driver’s License Suspension Hearing

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…

Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer Explains Driver’s License Suspension & Personal Injury

Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer Explains Driver’s License Suspension & Personal Injury

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…

Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer Talks Drunk Driving and Immigration Law

Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer Talks Drunk Driving and Immigration Law

There is good news and bad news if you are an immigrant and you get a dui or DUI. The good news is that standard California offenses not involving injury to a person or damage to property typically will not lead to deportation. However, there are several drunk driving questions regarding legal and illegal immigration…