It’s a big question: how do officers know you’ve been drinking and driving? And it’s not so obvious.
Leading DUI network and blog DUI Attorney Helper highlights exactly how police officers act prior to a DUI arrest, informing readers on not only the dangers and consequences, but also the process.
What happens in a DUI arrest? How do officers know you’ve been drinking just by your driving? While this is not big news, how you should act during an arrest bears repeating. A recent blog post on the network points out how the BAC level for drivers is the same in all states, 0.08 percent. But what happens before that? Continue reading
Alcohol on one’s breath has no effect on impairment. Alcohol in the blood is what causes impairment. So if a California DUI attorney prosecutor tries to offer a California DUI breath test to claim a person drove under the influence of alcohol, that breath test may not accurately represent the person’s impairment because breath does not indicate BAC.
Last year, California Drunk Driving Criminal Defense Lawyer Rick Mueller recently wrote in Avvo.com on “Using the Variableness of the 2100 to 1 Partition Ratio to Attack Breath Tests.”
California DUI criminal defense attorneys have been suggesting partition ratio and regression studies for years.
This July, a new law will go into affect in California that will require DUI offenders to install an ignition interlock device. While it is only being tested in a few counties ( Alameda , Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Tulare ) chances are this law will be statewide very soon. You may have guessed the big supporters of this law – folks in the MADD organization and other similar organizations. However, this law is also supported by many who have been convicted of DUI and, under this new law, will be able to continue to drive to work, childcare and other responsibilities.
This law is going to affect a lot of California drivers in their day-to-day lives. Many drivers who use an interlock complain of the hassle. You have to blow into it every time you start your car, plus many interlocks require rolling retests while you’re on the road. You have to take your car in to have them recalibrated and you have to teach anyone who drives your car how to use the device. It’s definitely more of an inconvenience than it was before the device. However, at least you are still driving! Continue reading
We all make mistakes in our lives, but sometimes these mistakes are at the expense of other people. Because our ego got in the way, we make stupid mistakes that can cause a great deal of hurt, pain, and sorrow.
Take, for instance, the story of Lance Cpl. Elijah Leigh Ferguson, a Camp Pendleton Marine who was sentenced last Friday to 15 years to life in prison for killing an innocent person and injuring his wife. Continue reading