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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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06 Dec

Common DUI Myths

Posted by David Jones on Dec 06, 2013

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Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths circulating around DUI-related crimes. There are stories that are told and many people buy into them without thinking twice. This can lead to unfortunate circumstances and considerable confusion. At Jones Law, we encourage our clients to get their answers s...

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22 Nov

DUI Checkpoint Fresno

Posted by David Jones on Nov 22, 2013

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Checkpoint Alert - Fresno Date: Friday November 22, 2013 Location: E Jensen Ave and S Chestnut Ave As we enter into the holiday season, we also enter the high season for DUI check points. Check with our blog every Friday and Saturday evening to get information on Fresno and Clovis DUI check p...

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22 Nov

DUI Checkpoint Fresno Clovis

Posted by David Jones on Nov 22, 2013

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Checkpoint Alert - Clovis Date: Friday November 22, 2013 Location: N Willow Ave and E Herdon Ave As we enter into the holiday season, we also enter the high season for DUI check points. Check with our blog every Friday and Saturday evening to get information on Fresno and Clovis DUI check p...

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29 Oct

Hiring an Attorney in a Criminal Case

Posted by David Jones on Oct 29, 2013

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In this blog I wanted to explain a few advantages of obtaining a private attorney of your choice to help you with your Fresno, Madera, Kings or Tulare county criminal case. 1. Chemistry is important in any good attorney-client relationship. If you don't get along with your attorney, you may not ...

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22 Oct

Fresno, Madera, Kings or Tulare County DUI Checkpoints

Posted by David Jones on Oct 22, 2013

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A DUI charge is a serious offense that needs an experienced attorney when it is time for a defense. A DUI lawyer understands the ins and outs of California DUI laws and the many intricacies involved that can undo a case a prosecutor has against you. When preparing your defense, he goes back to th...

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17 Oct

DUI and Your Miranda Rights

Posted by David Jones on Oct 17, 2013

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A violation of your Miranda rights might result in the dismissal of evidence against you, and the dismissal or reduction of the DUI charges.  In a situation when you have been placed in “custody” due to your detention or arrest, and the officer attempts to interrogate you while you are in custody...

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