Monthly Archives: September 2015

Guilty vs. No Contest Plea in California DUI Cases


Most California DUI cases end in a plea deal. This means that the defendant is willing to accept the prosecution’s offered sentence in exchange for a guilty or no contest plea. Few people, however, actually know the difference between pleading … Continue reading

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California’s DUI Child Endangerment Enhancements


Earlier this month, Jennifer Karkosky, 26, of Indiana was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence with eight, yes eight, children in her vehicle. Karkosky’s 2000 GMC Jimmy had slid off of the road and partially down an embankment … Continue reading

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Stopped for a California DUI? If So, New App Calls Lawyer on the Spot


Every so often I post on the DUI-related smartphone apps being developed. “Duey Dialer” is the newest of such phone apps and it’s causing somewhat of a stir with law enforcement and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). When downloaded to … Continue reading

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California’s Driving While Addicted Law


Most people are, at the very minimum, vaguely familiar with California’s DUI laws. They know that you cannot drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and they know that they cannot drive with a 0.08 percent blood alcohol … Continue reading

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How Many People have Driven Drunk Last Month?


A new study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found that two percent of American adults have admitted to driving drunk at least once over the prior month. This amounts to about 4.2 million people. The study, … Continue reading

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