Infographic: The Real Effects of Drinking and Driving

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DUI Attorney Helper Blog Explains How Officers Make Drinking and Driving Arrests

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

A likely different Partition Ratio means that a person’s reported California DUI breath test “BAC” may be falsely elevated and unreliable because the person may have a different ratio instead of the assumed 2100 to 1 that the machine estimates. This phenomenon was reported by California DUI criminal defense lawyers last year.

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 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.

Thank goodness for the McNeal case. California Supreme Court Justice Corrigan wrote:
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California’s New Ignition Interlock Law

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 AngelesSacramento, 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

Learning From Elijah Ferguson’s Mistake

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

Drunk Driving Campaigns Are Not Working

The latest news reports released after the New Year celebrations reveal something that disturbs me.  They’re saying that fatal crashes due to drunk driving have increased
So, although DUI arrests increased from last year (1,252 DUI arrests during the New Year’s period compared to 986 last year), which is supposed to be a good thing, I think.  I don’t mean to sound cynical, but to me these numbers indicate that people are NOT paying attention to public service announcements or TV campaigns warning them of the consequences of drunk driving.

What Do I Do If I’m Pulled Over For Drunk Driving?

Most people who go out to drink don’t really think about the consequences of driving drunk.  Oh, I won’t get pulled over…is probably what they’re thinking.  I know because I’ve had that same thought back in my younger days of drinking and partying.  I wouldn’t have known what to do if I was pulled over by the police.
Do you know what to do if you’ve been pulled over after you’ve been drinking? 
In the video below, Michigan DUI attorney Patrick Barone shares his tips on what to do if law enforcement pulls you over for suspected drunk driving…

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