November 2016

As we prepare for the holiday season, the California Highway Patrol will be preparing a series of checkpoints now through the end of the year. Their first series of checkpoints started early Wednesday of Thanksgiving week on major streets and intersections spread out over several counties. Los Angeles County, Orange County, and the Inland Empire […]

Pilot Arrested for DUI

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An Indiana man was recently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. It was later discovered that he was on his way to the Indianapolis airport. The man, identified as Robert Harris III, is a commercial pilot. According to police, Harris’ eyes were bloodshot, his speech was slurred, and he had trouble with coordination. […]

AA Meetings for a California DUI

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There are several penalties that a person might receive following a California DUI conviction, some of which are mandatory under California law and some of which are discretionary. For a first-time California DUI, a person can expect at a minimum a three-month DUI program called AB 541, $390 in fines and fees plus court penalties […]

The West Virginia Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s decision and ruled that people can be arrested and convicted of driving under the influence even if it occurred on private property and have their licenses revoked. The case stems from an incident in 2012 when a man by the name of Joshua Beckett crashed an […]

I hear a lot of people ask why they can’t just cooperate with police to prove that they are “okay” to drive. By “cooperate,” I mean submitting to what the police who have stopped you are requesting of you. Having said that, there are some things for which you must “cooperate” and some things for […]