New California 2021 Laws – Traffic/Car

New California 2021 Laws – Traffic/Car Amidst all the unknown in the world today, there are few things we can be certain of. Coming into 2021, some of the things we can be certain about, are the new vehicle and traffic laws that came into effect in California on January 1st.   New California 2021 […]

Most Dangerous Time on the Road

Most Dangerous Time on the Road Historically the most dangerous time on the road; the holiday season is a time full of celebration and alcohol. With Christmas and New Year’s quickly approaching, the increased opportunities for a DUI are upon us. While Christmas and New Year’s may look a little different admits the COVID-19 global […]

A San Diego Halloween Amidst a Pandemic

A San Diego Halloween Amidst a Pandemic San Diego made the most of Halloween this year, despite the grave uncertainty of the current global pandemic. While still abiding by the San Diego County guidelines set in place specifically for Halloween, San Diego residents got creative and made the most of their Halloween.   DUI Checkpoints […]

What Counts as Reasonable Suspicion in a DUI Investigation?

What Counts as Reasonable Suspicion in a DUI Investigation? In order for San Diego law enforcement to stop you for driving under the influence (DUI), they must have reasonable suspicion you have committed such a crime. If an officer has reasonable suspicion, they can conduct a brief field investigation. If further evidence of a DUI […]

San Diego Supreme Court Covid-19 Updates

San Diego Supreme Court Covid-19 Updates Here are some San Diego Supreme Court Covid-19 updates: After a 10-week closure, the San Diego Superior Courthouse finally resumed activity on May 26th. While the courthouse has reopened, they did not do so without a strict set of guidelines and modifications. In order to comply with Covid-19 protocols, many necessary […]

How Can You Get a Wet Reckless When Only Wet?

Wet Reckless

How can you get a Wet Reckless when only wet? California Highway Patrol (CHP) DUI Officers This particular California Highway Patrolman (CHP) happens to be one of their DUI officers. CHP DUI officers are highly trained. They begin their training at the Academy in Sacramento. There they learn to operate breath tests, talk to jurors […]

How to Minimize Risk When Drinking Alcohol in Downtown San Diego?

How to minimize risk when drinking alcohol in downtown San Diego?      1. Rethink going out during the “reopening” period. A major risk that can easily be avoided is the regular DUI checkpoints that are expected to reconvene during this period. Not to mention the obvious, of having someone infect you with the Coronavirus/COVID-19.  Reclosing […]

Military Base DUI Court Case in San Diego

Military Base DUI Court Case Details A Fleet ASW base Expeditionary Strike Group, active military man, loves a good 10% IPA beer. It does not take much to get you 2x over the .08% BAC legal limit in California. This is measured by PL-33, PL-36 Intoxmeters Inc. EC/IR-II breath test machine, after an officer-claimed a 15 […]

Free Online AA, Smart Recovery or Self-Help Meetings

If you get arrested for a DUI, it is possible an alcohol problem could be the root of it. When your BAC is well over the .08% limit, and/or this is not your first DUI, there’s a strong indication that you need to make a change. One thing I have discovered practicing law since 1983 […]