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  Last year saw a new law passed that will require most DUI offenders to install an ignition interlock (IID) device on their vehicle, even first-time DUI offenders. The law is scheduled to go into effect in 2019 and it is anticipated that it will decrease the number of drunk drivers on the road. The […]

NEW LAW WILL REQUIRE IGNITION INTERLOCKING DEVICES FOR MOST DUI OFFENSES A new law, scheduled to go into effect across the state on January 1, 2019, will put ignition interlock devices (IID) in almost every vehicle driven by someone who was convicted of drunk driving. IIDs are akin to a breathalyzer installed in a vehicle. […]

An Ignition Interlock Device, or IID, is an option/sentence alternative, for people who have been convicted of driving under the influence. The IID is a small device, similar to a Breathalyzer that attaches to the steering column of a car. The purpose of the device is to measure whether or not a person has been […]

According to a study done in Massachusetts, drivers who are forced to use an ignition interlock device on their car following their second DUI conviction are far less likely to suffer rearrest. Typically, DUI drivers who are on probation must blow into the device in order to start their car. The device registers any measurable […]

What is a “Per Se” DUI? What does a DUI “per se” actually mean? “Per se” is a Latin term meaning “by and of itself.” Under California law, a blood alcohol level (BAC) of 0.08% is by and of itself considered driving under the influence. (For some drivers such as those with commerciallicenses, the per […]

  It’s 2019 and we are on the heels of the next decade in this young millennium, a decade that promises to bring technological changes worthy of a sci-fi novel. This will likely be the decade that sees a spectacular rise in artificial intelligence, including self-driving vehicles and law enforcement that takes the film “Minority […]

  According to the European Transport Safety Council, the European Union populous consumes more alcohol than any other region of the world. It is estimated that around 25% of all traffic fatalities in the EU are alcohol related.  This is actually lower than the estimated percentage of drunk driving related fatal accidents in North America, but the […]

  Typically, a first-time DUI will result in a 3-year informal probation (also called summary probation) term. The probation, while informal (meaning you do not have to report to a probation officer), requires that the probationer comply with the probation terms or face a revocation of the probation.  In a first-time DUI, the terms will […]

  There is no question that a lot of people are killed by drunk drivers. If we took all drunk drivers off the road, there would be around 1,000 people who wouldn’t have died last year alone on California roads according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics. While California has some of the […]

  In what must be a record—I have certainly never seen this in my almost 25-year career defending DUIs—an Orange County man was recently arrested for DUI, his ninth in six years! Several news outlets even reported that it was actually his tenth DUI arrest in six years. This driver is (or was) a successful […]