Tag: DUI defense

DUI Interview With Mark Rosenfeld

DUI Interview With Mark Rosenfeld (Mr. DUILA) THE CHALLENGES OF DEFENDING SOMEONE ACCUSED OF DUI AND DOING IT RIGHT Here is the DUI interview I did with DUI attorney Mark Rosenfeld, Mr. DUI LA. It includes us talking about the challenges of DUI Defense and going through a recent DUI trial victory of mine. In the […]

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DUI Blood test or Breathalyzer in CA? Which Should I Take?

Blood Test or Breathalyzer: Which Test Makes It Easier To Fight Your DUI? I used to say that it didn’t matter which test you took because both of the tests were subject to attacks. These attacks are based on scientific problems with the tests themselves. As a result of the decision of the California Supreme […]

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DUI: The “D” Stands for Driving

The Prosecutor Must Prove Driving In Your DUI Case. In California, the “D” in Driving Under the Influence stands for driving. Some states allow conviction for DUI if you are operating or in control of the vehicle. In California, a DUI requires some ‘volitional movement of the vehicle’. Do the cops need to see you driving […]

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But Officer I Only Had One Or Two Beers

I Only Had One Or Two Beers Is Usually the Wrong Answer. You invariably tell the arresting officer that  you had “one or two beers” when asked. This is a mistake for two reasons. First, if you are pulled over you are under no obligation to assist the police officer in building a case against […]

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Brenner and the DMV DUI Hearing. How to fight a DUI!

Brenner and the DMV DUI Hearing I often refer to the DMV DUI hearing (Department of Morons and Villains h/t Ed Kuwatch) as a “Kangaroo Court” because the DMV Hearings Officer, often a person with no legal training, acts as the prosecutor, judge and jury. The defense bar recently got a little help keeping client’s licenses […]

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Breath Tests Are Inaccurate.

I have been saying this for years, as has anyone who works in the system. Now the NY Times has written an expose on the intrinsic problems, software and hardware, with breath testing machines. The full article is here.  The study was done in conjunction with the FX show The Weekly and was broadcast 11/3 […]

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Fermentation in CA DUI Blood Test Samples:

Problems With the CA DUI Blood Test: Fermentation and Contamination. Fermentation The first problem with blood testing for alcohol is that it’s impossible to tell how much alcohol was created by later fermentation of the sugars in blood by microorganisms. In other words, the microorganisms naturally present in the blood begin to produce alcohol in […]

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DUI Travel Restrictions: Can you go to Canada?

DUI Travel Restrictions: Canadian Entry Got a DUI and going to Canada?  Canadian entry can be denied because of DUI Travel Restrictions. Canada treats a DUI as a felony (in Canada, it’s a National Crime as opposed to a Misdemeanor) and will not allow you to enter by plane or apply for visa. Although, clients […]

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What Does A Plea to Wet Reckless Mean in California?

In California, you face a lesser punishment for pleading to Wet Reckless than to a DUI conviction. While a DUI carries a Mandatory 3 month Alcohol class, Wet Reckless a 12 hour class. There are usually lower fines for a Wet Reckless. It does not have the same insurance consequences. A Wet Reckless doesn’t result […]

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Quick Reminder of What To Do If You’re Pulled Over

With the holidays upon us and everyone enjoying themselves, you may find yourself in situation with flashing lights in your rearview mirror. First, don’t drink and drive. The inconvenience and cost of an Uber or Lyft is nothing compared to the inconvenience and cost of getting charged with DUI. Should you find yourself in a […]

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