Monthly Archives: June 2012

California’s Driving Requirement

Last month I wrote a post on the topic of out-of-state priors. I mentioned that in California, for someone to be charged with driving under the influence, the suspect must have actually and voluntarily driven a vehicle. Continue reading

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Senate Approves Bill Reducing DUI Sentences

Roger Hernandez, a month before his own DUI arrest, introduced a bill that would allow misdemeanor offenders, including DUI offenders, who are sentenced to jail to receive work release credit for participating in educational, vocational, drug treatment, or other programs instead of jail time.
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Helmandollar Case Saves Licenses

The case of Helmandollar v. Department of Motor Vehicles essentially allows the court, with the agreement of the judge, prosecutor and defense attorneys, to conduct a quasi-trial for the sole purpose of obtaining an acquittal on the 23152(b) charge so that defendant’s licenses may be reinstated. Continue reading

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The DMV Administrative Per Se Hearing

Any one arrested on suspicion of drunk driving is required to schedule, either themselves or through their lawyer, an administrative per se hearing (A.P.S.) with the California DMV. Continue reading

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DUI Sentencing Held in High School Gymnasium

Jennifer Stone, 22, pled guilty to and was sentenced for driving under the influence, child endangerment, and hit and run in a Willows, California high school gymnasium late last month. Continue reading

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