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?
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 […]
Chinese Students in United States Raise Immigration Visa Questions if Arrested for San Diego DUI
If you are from China attending the University of California at San Diego or another university in the area and try to come back after leaving the United States, you may unfortunately encounter the U.S. bar of reentry. You almost had to leave if you were here when ICE took the ridiculous position of mandating […]
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 […]
High BAC or Prior DUI Case in San Diego County – What to do?
What should be the first items of business when you are arrested with a high BAC, for a second DUI, or for a third DUI while being well over the legal limit? Obviously, the DUI prosecuting lawyer and the San Diego Superior Court will not be pleased when they see a high BAC and/or prior […]