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Is it legal to drink and drive?
Is it legal to drink and drive?

Yes… and no. Yes - as long as you are at least 21, under a .08, and/or your driving is not impaired. You are legally presumed to be impaired if you are .08 or more. No - it is never legal to literally drink and drive, i.e. open container. MYTH: I cannot be arrested for DUI ...

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Blog Posts in 2013

  • When did stealing cigarettes become a felony?

    Scenario A: I go into a liquor store to buy cigarettes but I notice the clerk is in the back so I just take them and leave. Scenario B: I go into the ...

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  • What Affects a PAS Test (Breath Test)?

    Breath tests are the most common chemical test administered for DUI investigations because they can be used roadside and the results are ...

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  • Can I Get a DUI on Private Property

    One of the questions I get asked quite often is simply: "Can I get a DUI on private property?" The short answer is "Yes." California Vehicle Code ...

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  • One DUI and Two Cases?

    Yes, it is true. If you are caught driving under the influence of alcohol, you have two cases. One is with the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the ...

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  • Holiday Checkpoints

    As we near the holidays, there is often an increase in the number of people arrested for Driving Under the Influence. Many of these arrests come from ...

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  • CA Penal Code § 484: Charges for Petty Theft

    A violation of Penal Code Section 484, also known as a "Petty Theft," is a significant criminal offense for many reasons. First and foremost, it can ...

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  • I Am Facing Criminal Charges for the First Time...Am I Going To Jail?

    In just about every consultation related to a criminal arrest, I get asked "Am I going to jail for this?" This is usually followed by "How long will I ...

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  • How to Get Rid of a Criminal Conviction in Ventura County

    You deserve a fresh start and it's the perfect time to give it to yourself… In Ventura County, there are literally hundreds of misdemeanor and felony ...

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  • What are my Miranda Rights in a DUI Arrest?

    One of the most common questions posed to me during an initial DUI consultation revolves around the lack of Miranda warnings being issued prior to the ...

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