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    California's Statutes, What Happens After a DUI Arrest, and the Criminal Court Process

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Driving under the influence is a serious charge, one that you need to be educated about. If you’d like more information pertaining to the criminal court process, what happens after a DUI arrest and more, browse through the following resources:

    Call Todd A. Landgren at (888) 738-0143 today for DUI legal representation in Orange County and surrounding areas. Attorney Landgren is a skilled DUI defense attorney who can provide the expert legal assistance you need.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney. 

    Blood Alcohol Testing, Extreme DUI's and more

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Driving under the influence is a serious charge, one that you need to be educated about. If you’d like more information about the topics discussed in recent blogs, from blood alcohol testing to extreme DUIs, take a look at these additional resources.

    If you need DUI representation in Orange County, Irvine, or Newport Beach, call Todd A. Landgren DUI Attorney at (888) 738-0143. Attorney Landgren is a seasoned DUI defense attorney who can provide the expert legal assistance you need.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney. 

    How to Get Car Insurance After a DUI Conviction

    Last updated 1 year ago

    If you are arrested for DUI, you will feel repercussions in many areas of your life, including your car insurance coverage. For more information about the ways in which a DUI arrest may affect your auto insurance, watch this video.

    When your insurance company discovers you have a DUI on your record, they may cancel your policy, leaving you with the task of finding a new insurance company. Your arrest marks you as a high-risk client, and you may need to seek out an insurance provider that deals specifically with unique clients.

    For more help regarding how to proceed after a DUI arrest, call DUI defense attorney Todd A. Landgren at (888) 738-0143 today. Our office can help you secure the best possible outcome for your DUI case. 

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney. 

    What is An Extreme DUI?

    Last updated 2 years ago

    California’s penalties for driving under the influence are severe, including jail time, fines, probation, and alcohol awareness classes. Beyond that, penalties are subject to “enhancements” if one of several aggravating factors is present, such as high blood alcohol content, or extreme DUI. Read on to learn more about how this offense is punished in California’s legal system.

    • Extreme DUI

    For purposes of sentencing enhancement, high blood alcohol content is defined as at least 0.15%—almost twice the state’s legal limit of 0.08%. At this level of intoxication, drivers may be visibly impaired. However, problems can arise when attempting to measure blood alcohol content: Breathalyzers can be inaccurate, and the driver’s blood alcohol level may increase between the time of his arrest and the time he completes a blood or urine test. In short, receiving a test result of 0.15% may not guarantee that this measurement was the driver’s blood alcohol level when he was driving; however, it is almost impossible to predict and calculate this change, and many drivers are arrested regardless.

    • Penalties

    To reach a blood alcohol content of 0.15%, a 160-pound man would need to have six to seven drinks in about two hours. Because of the large amount of alcohol that must be consumed, judges and prosecutors generally believe that drivers arrested for extreme DUI are victims of alcohol abuse or addiction, not just occasional poor judgment. Regardless of whether this is true, the penalty enhancements incurred by high blood alcohol content reflect this assumption. The mandatory enhancement is an extended alcohol awareness class, and judges will sometimes require regular attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings as well. When combined with another enhancement at the judge’s discretion, often delivered if the driver has multiple DUI offenses, penalties could become even more severe.

    You need experienced legal representation if you are facing DUI charges, especially if they are combined with an enhancement like blood alcohol content above 0.15%. Contact Attorney Todd A. Landgren today at (888) 738-0143 to start building your defense case.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney. 

    About Drunk Driving Checkpoints

    Last updated 2 years ago

    In recent years, drunk driving checkpoints have become a common tool for minimizing alcohol-related accidents. For a look at the legalities of these checkpoints, watch this informative video.

    At a drunk driving checkpoint, drivers are stopped and screened for signs of intoxication. If police officers detect any such signs, the driver is asked to perform a field sobriety test. Though some have argued that this amounts to an unreasonable search and seizure, the Supreme Court has upheld these checkpoints as an effective way to decrease accidents caused by intoxication.

    If you’re arrested for drunk driving in the Orange County or Newport Beach area, call Todd A. Landgren DUI Attorney today at (888) 738-0143. Attorney Landgren offers the legal representation you need to possibly be acquitted of charges.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney. 

     

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