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21 Oct

Can a DUI Affect My Immigration Status?

Posted by David Jones on Oct 21, 2019

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The effect of a DUI on ones immigration status depends on the various circumstances. If you are an undocumented immigrant, a DUI arrest can lead to immigration proceedings and possibly deportation.  If you are in the US legally, a single DUI conviction will not result in deportation.  However, a...

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23 Sep

Can I Be Charged with a DUI for Prescription Drugs?

Posted by David Jones on Sep 23, 2019

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In California, it is illegal to drive under the influence of drugs including legal drugs prescribed by a doctor.  California law defines ‘driving under the influence of drugs' as when the drug or drugs impair you to the point that you can no longer drive like a sober under similar circumstances. ...

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09 Sep

Common Defenses Against Domestic Violence Charges

Posted by David Jones on Sep 09, 2019

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When accused of any crime, the right defense strategy can be crucial, domestic violence cases are no different.  Here is a list of the most common defenses for a domestic violence charge, which along with an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help protect you and your rights. False Accusati...

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26 Aug

Domestic Violence Charge – Felony or Misdemeanor?

Posted by David Jones on Aug 26, 2019

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Domestic violence charges in California are not defined as either a felony or a misdemeanor.  Instead, it is up to the prosecutor to charge it as they see fit based on the facts of the case.  A minor injury may be charged as a misdemeanor or even a felony if the courts wish to demonstrate a zero...

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12 Aug

What Is Domestic Violence?

Posted by David Jones on Aug 12, 2019

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Domestic violence is typically defined as physical or sexual violence that is perpetrated by a spouse, roommate, girlfriend/boyfriend, a cohabitant, previous cohabitant, or anyone with an intimate relationship with the victim that would fall under the criminal domestic violence statute. Domestic ...

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15 Jul

What are Your Options Other Than a DUI Conviction?

Posted by David Jones on Jul 15, 2019

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Being convicted of a DUI is not the only possible outcome following a DUI arrest.  Cases may go to trial and won with a not guilty verdict or they may be negotiated with the prosecutor and judge's approval.   Also, in some instances, a case may be dismissed if there are deficiencies or problems w...

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02 Jul

The 4th of July and DUIs

Posted by David Jones on Jul 02, 2019

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This week millions of people prepare to celebrate Independence Day with family, fireworks, BBQ, and fully stocked coolers of alcohol.  The Fourth of July is among the deadliest holidays for drunk driving every year due to the increased in both alcohol consumption and driving.  According to the U...

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01 Jul

Can I Get a DUI for Driving A Boat?

Posted by David Jones on Jul 01, 2019

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With summer in full swing and the 4th of July just around the corner, the opportunity of getting charged with a BUI is high.  A BUI or ‘Boating Under the Influence' is much like a DUI but involves operating watercrafts, such as boats, jet skis, or any other recreational crafts, while under the in...

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14 Dec

WHAT IS THE DMV 'ADMIN PER SE' SUSPENSION?

Posted by David Jones on Dec 14, 2017

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Arrested or given a citation for DUI? Were you arrested for DUI in Fresno, Madera, Kings or Tulare County? Did the officer take your drivers license and give you a pink sheet of paper (30-day temporary drivers license)? If thats the case, then 30 days after your arrest, your drivers license...

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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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