Category Archives: DUI Facts

What is a DUI Diversion?


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every year more than 10,000 people die in accidents where alcohol plays a primary factor. This accounts for roughly 30% of all driving deaths. At the same time, more than 15 … Continue reading

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What are DUI Pre-Trial Motions?


Pre-trial motions typically refer to written documents that are filed by a party requesting that the court take a certain action. For example, a defense attorney may file a pre-trial motion to exclude evidence that has been obtained inappropriately. These … Continue reading

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Can a Dismissed DUI Charge be Reopened?


Cases in California can be dismissed in one of two ways – with prejudice or without prejudice. Often the word “prejudice” is associated with unfair bias, which may lead to the assumption that when a case is dismissed “with prejudice” … Continue reading

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DUI Policies for Out-of-State Drivers


The Interstate Driver’s License Compact (IDLC) is an interstate agreement in the U.S. that allows for the exchange of information concerning license suspensions and traffic violations of non-residents. Under this agreement, states are able to forward the driving-related information to … Continue reading

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Open Container Laws in California


In California, it is prohibited by law to have an open container of alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle. This applies to both the driver and any passengers inside the vehicle. Generally, violation of an open container law is considered … Continue reading

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