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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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19 Mar

What Happens If I Get a DUI? First Offense

Posted by David Jones on Mar 19, 2014

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What happens if I get a DUI? 1 st DUI Offense Penalties & Punishments Jail • 2 days to 6 months • Typically a good DUI attorney can get the jail time converted to some form of community service. Probation • 3 to 5 years of Court Probation • This means no probation officer to report to, bu...

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25 Feb

20 Ways to Beat Your California DUI Charges

Posted by David Jones on Feb 25, 2014

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There is no such thing as an open and shut California DUI case.  The prosecution could charge you with •  driving with a BAC of .08% or higher, •  causing an accident, and •  being so drunk that you could barely stand, let alone drive a car. And yet even assuming these facts are true, which t...

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20 Feb

What Happens at My DUI Arraignment?

Posted by David Jones on Feb 20, 2014

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Your arraignment is the first stage of your DUI criminal court proceedings. This is where you are read the charges against you and the District Attorney/prosecutor gives you your first “offer”. An “offer” is the sentence that the District Attorney/prosecutor recommends and agrees to in the event ...

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18 Feb

What to do if arrested for DUI

Posted by David Jones on Feb 18, 2014

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What to do if arrested for DUI in Fresno, Clovis, Madera, Hanford, Tulare, Visalia, Lemoore or Porterville. Take a breath. If you've been arrested for DUI, you're probably in shock, frightened, and ashamed. But take heart. Others have been in your situation and survived with their lives, careers...

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22 Jan

If I get stopped for a DUI which test should I choose?

Posted by David Jones on Jan 22, 2014

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Which test should I choose: Breath or Blood? A driver in California is required to take a breath or blood test if they have been arrested for DUI. This is because California is one of many states that follow an implied consent law. Generally, this law states that if you are lawfully arrested by ...

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09 Jan

Will I Lose My Job After a DUI Arrest?

Posted by David Jones on Jan 09, 2014

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Will You Lose Your Job After Your Fresno, Madera Tulare, Visalia, Hanford or Porterville DUI Arrest? Perhaps police pulled you over, after noticing a missing taillight, and arrested you for DUI. Or maybe you got snagged at a checkpoint.   In either case, you face a number of challenges. You're...

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18 Dec

I've just been arrested for DUI. What happens now?

Posted by David Jones on Dec 18, 2013

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The officer is required by law to immediately forward a copy of the completed notice of suspension or revocation form and any driver license taken into possession, with a sworn report to the DMV.  A pink copy is given to you. The DMV automatically conducts an administrative review that includes ...

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18 Dec

Do I need a lawyer if I am arrested for a DUI?

Posted by David Jones on Dec 18, 2013

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If you want to reduce the potential damage to your future and your life from a DUI conviction, it is strongly advised that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for assistance in defending you.  If you do not defend yourself and simply plead guilty, you are at the mercy of the cour...

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