December 2015

A California New Year’s is about resolutions, champagne popping, and Rose Bowl parade watching in this time of year again. New Year’s can be full of great times, but the California High Way Patrol will be on high alert this weekend. Not only does Thanksgiving and Christmas bring many people into receiving DUIs, but New […]

Are DUI Checkpoints Constitutional?

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As the New Year approaches, law enforcement efforts to halt drunk driving is more elevated than it has been all of 2015. Part of the anti-DUI efforts will inevitably include DUI checkpoints. When I warn friends and family of the DUI checkpoints, often I get the question: how are DUI checkpoints constitutional? Normally, if an […]

The California Department of Motor Vehicles released a list of approved Senate and Assembly bills that drivers can expect to see this coming year. Amongst the bills is SB 61. SB 61 extends California’s Ignition Interlock Device (IID) pilot program to July 1, 2017. Under the current pilot program, drivers convicted of a first-time California […]

If you haven’t already heard, it’s the holiday season. We have already finished carving the turkeys and stuffing our stockings, but the holiday partying never seems to end. When we say “partying”, we mean eating, drinking, and being merry. Although all of these things sound like the regular holiday traditions, the holidays can also create […]

On December 16, 2015, the Los Angeles Times published an editorial entitled “Sobriety tests and the Constitution.” The article can be found here: The editorial was partly in response to the United States Supreme Court’s decision to decide whether people can be criminally punished for refusing a post-DUI arrest chemical test absent a warrant. […]