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How To Avoid A Santa Barbara DUI

Another year is almost in the books and the New Year is right around the corner. From the team here at The Law Office Of Kenneth M. Hallum, we’d like to take the time to wish you the happiest of holidays and a very safe New Year. As the holidays quickly approach, we know that one of the best parts of the season is all of the parties that you’ll go …Read More

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

Can a Driver’s License Suspension happen even without a DUI conviction?

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 Administrative Per Se s uspension is a DUI suspension which differs from the driver’s license …Read More

More breathalyzers deemed faulty

A faulty breathalyzer used by San Jose police to arrest 865 DUI suspects could lead to drivers walking free — even if they were drunk behind the wheel, authorities revealed Tuesday. In a report by the Mercury News the Alco-Sensor V breathalyzer used by officers may have shown incorrect readings because of a manufacturer’s error that can cause condensation to build up in the tube. The devices were also used …Read More