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Published by Irvine and Orange County, California DUI Lawyer — William Weinberg



Last Build Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:05:22 PST

 



DUI Schools In California

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:05:22 PST

DUI School When a driver is convicted on a DUI, his or her term of probation will include a requirement to complete a DUI program. On a typical first-time conviction, the driver will be required to complete a 3- to 4-month, 30-hour program. In some instances, the court may order a shorter program of 12 […]



YOUNG FOOTHILL RANCH WOMAN CHARGED WITH MURDER ON SECOND DUI

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:15:08 PST

A Foothill Ranch woman faces a murder charge under Penal Code section 187(a). It is alleged that on October 1, 2016, this woman, only 24 years old at the time, “with malice aforethought” killed another human being. Why am I writing about this on a DUI blog? Well, this young woman faces murder charges because […]



DUI Suspect “Arrested” by Police Dog in Orange County California

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:01:28 PST

A while back, I wrote a piece on my criminal website blog about donkeys serving time in jail. Now, we have a dog arresting a DUI suspect…. Well, sort of. Last week, police attempted to stop a suspected DUI driver in Orange County. The police had been alerted because they received reports that the driver […]



California DUI And Self Driving Vehicles

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:16:22 PST

IT WAS MY CAR’S FAULT It was sure to come soon. A San Francisco driver was arrested for DUI last week after he was found sleeping behind the wheel of his stalled Tesla smack dab in the middle of the Bay Bridge. The driver pleaded his innocence to the officers on the basis that his […]



Alarming Rise In DUI’s In California Over The Holiday Season

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:24:11 PST

THE HOLIDAY SEASON SAW AN ALARMING INCREASE IN DUIs While promising trends suggest a declining number of drivers are getting behind the wheel while under the influence, statistics from this past holiday season may be cause for concern. The holiday season of 2017 saw a substantial increase in the number of drivers arrested by the […]



NEW LAW ALLOWS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS TO OFFER FREE OR DISCOUNTED SOBER RIDES

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 17:15:23 PST

Under California law, an alcohol beverage manufacturer is prohibited from offering premiums, gifts, or free goods in connection with the sale or distribution of alcohol. This is a long-standing public policy that prohibits manufacturers of alcoholic beverages from giving something of value to their retailers or consumers. Beginning this year, the law has been relaxed […]



DUI SATURATION PATROLS IN ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:32:13 PST

Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant DUI Saturation Patrol, now that’s a mouthful. STEP grants are awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to programs across the state that serve to achieve the STEP grant goal of reducing the number of deaths and injuries on our roads and highways. The OTS campaign includes […]



California Vehicle Code Section 23153, DUI With Injury

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:38:00 PST

DUI with Injury Plea Vacated After Court Finds Violation of Victim’s Rights When a driver, who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, causes injury to another person, the driver will almost always be charged with violation of Vehicle Code section 23153, also known as DUI with injury. This violation can be charged against […]



DUI DRIVER DRIVES STRAIGHT INTO A PASADENA BEDROOM

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:38:13 PST

Yesterday morning at around 6:30 a.m., three people inside the bedroom of their Pasadena home—probably still sleeping although news reports don’t tell us—suddenly found their bedroom decorated with a pickup truck. Fortunately, none of the residents was seriously injured but the structural damage to the home rendered the house being designated by authorities as uninhabitable. […]



DECLARING THAT DRIVERS UNDER THE INFLUENCE PRESENT A DANGER ON THE ROAD

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:19:00 PST

LIES, DAMNED LIES, AND STATISTICS In 1989, declaring that drivers under the influence present a danger on the roads and in an effort to deter and punish driving under the influence, the California Legislature passed a bill that ordered the California DMV to establish and maintain data on driving under the influence violations. The purpose […]