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12 May

WHAT IS A WET RECKLESS?

Posted by David Jones on May 12, 2017

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What is a "Wet Reckless" and what does it have to do with driving under the influence (DUI) charges? Unlike a DUI, you cannot be arrested or charged with a wet reckless. Instead, it strictly refers to reducing a DUI through a plea bargain.  Wet reckless under Vehicle Code 23103 and 23103.5 is a ...

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12 May

ARE BLOOD AND BREATH TESTS FOR DUI ACCURATE?

Posted by David Jones on May 12, 2017

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Suppose you are pulled over by a law enforcement officer because of a traffic violation, such as weaving or speeding, and the officer suspects you may be under the influence of alcohol. Perhaps the officer can smell the odor of alcohol on your breath, or perhaps you were slurring your words. Rega...

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01 Nov

WILL I GO TO JAIL FOR A FIRST-TIME DUI?

Posted by David Jones on Nov 01, 2016

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Facing a driving under the influence (DUI) charge is difficult, especially when your freedom is on the line.  If you arrested for a DUI offense, you probably have a lot of questions. Will I go to jail? Do I need an attorney? What happens now? These are important questions that need to be ans...

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28 Mar

ARRESTED FOR DUI AFTER LEAVING A RESTAURANT OR BAR

Posted by David Jones on Mar 28, 2016

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It's a common story that I hear often. A person drives to a restaurant/bar to meet up with friends. They park in the restaurant/bar's parking lot and go inside.  After leaving the bar, they get into their car and head home, only to be pulled over a  short distance from the restaurant/bar.  They a...

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30 Nov

MY DUI PROBATION IS OVER, WHAT'S HAPPENS NEXT?

Posted by David Jones on Nov 30, 2015

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Once DUI probation is over: Now what? Are there more fines to pay? Do you have to go back to court? Are you free to drive wherever you want? Is there anything else that you have to do? Will you get in trouble if you're pulled over by the police? So, you're off probation, should you be ...

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25 Nov

CAN I HUNT WHILE ON DUI PROBATION?

Posted by David Jones on Nov 25, 2015

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If you got a DUI, you're probably wondering if a person can hunt while on DUI probation. The California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) has many hunting regulations. So, what about DUIs, can they preclude you from hunting with a firearm? Is there a regulation against that too?  Essentia...

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29 Sep

WHEN DOES THE SUSPENSION START AFTER A DUI ARREST?

Posted by David Jones on Sep 29, 2015

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If you were recently arrested for driving under the influence in Fresno, Madera, Kings or Tulare County, you may be unsure about when exactly your license suspension starts. A lot of people are confused by the timing of the license suspension and how their criminal DUI case impacts their driving ...

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28 Aug

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T PAY MY DUI COURT FEES?

Posted by David Jones on Aug 28, 2015

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If you live in Madera, Fresno, Kings or Tulare County, California and were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), you probably have a lot going through your mind. One thing you've probably thought about is what would happen if you pled to or were convicted of DUI, but failed to pay your ...

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12 Jun

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU GOT STOPPED FOR A DUI

Posted by David Jones on Jun 12, 2015

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Are you facing Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charges in Fresno, Madera, Hanford or Visalia, California? If so, here are some important things that you need to know. Don't tell the officers how much you drank. If they ask you how much you drank, tell them that you're not sure. Anything that y...

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21 May

CAN A BLOOD TEST IN A DUI CASE BE CHALLENGED?

Posted by David Jones on May 21, 2015

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If you were recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Fresno, Madera, Kings or Tulare County, you took a breath or blood test. Most defendants and many attorneys believe that if you take a blood test, the results are highly accurate and can not be challenged. This is wrong. This ...

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11 Feb

CAN I BE ARRESTED FOR DUI WITH BAC BELOW .08?

Posted by David Jones on Feb 11, 2015

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The answer is, yes! But I thought the legal limit was .08? Nearly everyone is aware that the legal limit for driving under the influence of alcohol is .08. If the driver is under the age of 21, however, the limit is .01` in California. [BAC is a person's blood alcohol content, which refers to e...

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03 Feb

DO I REALLY NEED A DUI ATTORNEY?

Posted by David Jones on Feb 03, 2015

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When you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), you have a limited amount of time to get moving on your case to prevent your driving privileges from being taken away. While your criminal court date may be weeks or even months away, you can lose your driver's license 10 days fol...

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12 Jan

LAWMAKER PUSHES FOR USE OF IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES

Posted by David Jones on Jan 12, 2015

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Lawmakers are concerned that drunk and drugged driving causes thousands of preventable injuries and deaths each year, and they often do whatever they can to try to lower those numbers. In the past 20 years, California lawmakers have worked to shape many new DUI laws and impose increasingly tough ...

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12 Jan

NO ONE SAW ME DRIVING!

Posted by David Jones on Jan 12, 2015

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“The officer did not see me driving.” We hear this many times and are asked, “How can the officer arrest me?”   When most people hear the phrase “driving under the influence/DUI,” they assume that “driving” is a key part of the charge. What many people do not realize is that in California, the...

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22 Jul

Can I get a restricted driver's license if I was arrested or charged with a DUI in Fresno, Madera, Hanford, Lemoore, Visalia, Tulare or Porterville?

Posted by David Jones on Jul 22, 2014

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Restricted Driver's License Eligibility You may be eligible for a noncommercial restricted driver license if all of the following apply: This is your first offense (you must not have had another offense within 10 years of a separate DUI violation, including a charge reduced to reckless drivin...

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18 Jul

What is an SR-22 and how do I get one for my DUI?

Posted by David Jones on Jul 18, 2014

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What is an SR-22? An SR-22, also known as Certificate of Financial Responsibility (CFR), is not a type of car insurance, rather verification that you are maintaining car insurance liability coverage.   This certificate guarantees that the individual has obtained the required minimum limit of lia...

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26 Jun

The Police did not read me my Miranda Rights

Posted by David Jones on Jun 26, 2014

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Most know the term “Miranda rights” or at least the beginning of the refrain that defines them… “You have the right to remain silent.  Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.  You have the right to an attorney.  If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed ...

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07 May

Should You Reach Out to and hire a DUI Defense Attorney?

Posted by David Jones on May 07, 2014

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If you have been arrested and charged with DUI in Fresno, Madera, Hanford, Tulare or Porterville and have questions related to your case, contact a DUI attorney who can form a strong defense for you based on the facts of your case. Myth: There is nothing that a DUI defense lawyer can do. Truth:...

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28 Apr

New DUI Laws Effect DUI Blood Tests

Posted by David Jones on Apr 28, 2014

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Some new laws that effect motorists this year include the requirement for the issuance of a search warrant to obtain a DUI suspects blood in a medically acceptable manner when they refuse to provide a chemical test.  This law was a reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court Decision, Missouri v. McNeely,...

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