Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer Reports on new BAC Level Skin Device
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Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer Reports on new BAC Level Skin Device

In a report by Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY, a pair of companies are working on a device that checks a driver’s blood-alcohol level through the skin. Takata, a Japanese company unit with its U.S. base in Auburn Hills, Mich., and its partner, TruTouch in Albuquerque, have received a $2.25-million grant from the Automotive Coalition for…

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

Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Explains Rights During a Field Sobriety Test
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Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Explains Rights During a Field Sobriety Test

Field sobriety tests are NOT MANDATORY in California. Santa Barbara DUI lawyers are often asked this very question. In fact there is no state law that requires a suspected Santa Barbara drunk driver to submit to any field sobriety tests when stopped on suspicion of DUI.  Santa Barbara Officers who stop you won’t tell you…

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 Explains DUI Driver’s License Suspension after DUI Dismissal
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Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer Explains DUI Driver’s License Suspension after DUI Dismissal

Recently I was asked why their license showed a DUI suspension when the case was dismissed after review of the DUI arrest report. Santa Barbara DUI lawyers know that a mere dismissal, even one based on an insufficiency of the evidence, will generally not rescind the Administrative Per Se Suspension order of the DMV. The…

Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer Answers DWI Questions On Prescription Drugs
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Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer Answers DWI Questions On Prescription Drugs

Santa Barbara DUI Lawyers face this question frequently, and the key issue is impairment, much akin to DUI reckless driving and the penalties for a DUI with prescription medication are much the same. California Vehicle Code §23152(a) provides it is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug,…

Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Announces Arrive Alive New Year Enforcement
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Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Announces Arrive Alive New Year Enforcement

KEYT.com reports agencies throughout Santa Barbara County will be looking for DUI drivers over the weekend. A DUI warrant sweep and court sting will be conducted on Thursday in the Santa Barbara area, including DUI checkpoints this weekend.”Arrive Live” is managed by the CHP, and provides additional CHP officers to conduct DUI patrols along a…

Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Reports on DUI Enforcements Avoid the 12
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Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Reports on DUI Enforcements Avoid the 12

It was reported by Edhat that the “Avoid the 12,” which is Santa Barbara County’s multi-jurisdictional DUI task force received a one year grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “The grant, which is administered by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, funds enforcement efforts through DUI/driver’s…

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…