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How Much Jail Time for a Hit and Run Conviction?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Nov 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

We are often asked how much jail time someone faces if involved in a hit and run. If you leave the scene of an accident, you could be charged with hit and run and face huge fines and jail time. In California, there are two primary types of hit-and-run charges. Vehicle Code 20002 VC defines a misdemeanor...

Taking a Plea Bargain Versus Fighting Your DUI Case

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Oct 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

You're probably scared when you’ve been arrested for a California Vehicle Code 23152 VC DUI.  You’ve lost control, you’re worried about going to jail, and you can’t decide how to handle a case.  Most people don’t want the case and start thinking of ways to escape it.  One way to get out of a DUI is to...

How Does Your Blood Alcohol Level Impact Your DUI Case?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Oct 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

I’ve handled thousands of California DUI cases over the years, and your blood alcohol level is crucial.  The reason it’s vital is that it tells the prosecutors and judges how dangerous you are to the public. Most people familiar with driving under the influence in California recognize a blood alcohol...

What Can a Lawyer Do for You in a California DUI Case?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Oct 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

I get many questions like this where people ask, do I need an attorney?  What can an attorney do for me? Each California Vehicle Code 23152 VC DUI case is different, and you must look at the facts of the case. Such as what happened; how the arrest was made; what the blood alcohol level was, and a host...

What to Expect at Your First DUI Court Appearance?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Oct 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

After you were arrested for driving under the influence in Los Angeles, the arraignment hearing is the next legal step to deal with in the California Vehicle Code 23152 VC DUI court process. You should hire a lawyer before your arraignment. Many people will go to their arraignment believing they can...

How Does the DMV Play into a DUI Case?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Oct 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

he California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearings and getting arrested for driving under the influence under Vehicle Code 23152 VC are closely related because they have the authority to suspend someone’s driver’s license. Once you are arrested for DUI and have your license taken, you...

What Can an Illegal Stop Get You in a DUI Situation?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Sep 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

This is a big question for many people because they feel like the police pull them over for no reason.  When somebody is driving their car on the street in California and not doing anything unlawful, the police can’t legally pull them over during a traffic stop. Police are required to have “probable cause”...

What Happens in Hit and Run Cases that Caused a Death?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Sep 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

These cases are more and more prevalent, especially in busy areas where individuals are not seeing people on the road, are intoxicated, they’re hitting them and killing them, and then they either leave the scene of the accident with their car, or if their vehicle is damaged too severely, they end up just...

What Happens If You Kill a Pedestrian with Your Car?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Sep 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

There are a lot of death-related accidents throughout many counties in California, especially those with more populations like Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino, and people are being arrested at record numbers for killing bicyclists and pedestrians. So, if you or a loved one is charged with a...

How Much Jail Time for Pleading Guilty to a Felony DUI?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Aug 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

California Vehicle Code 23152 VC driving under the influence is typically charged as a misdemeanor offense. However, some could be filed as a felony if certain conditions are met. If convicted of a felony DUI, the legal penalties are harsh. They could impact your future opportunities for many years as you...

What Are Some Possible Lower Charges in DUI Cases?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Aug 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

Many people who are charged with driving under the influence or DUI are worried about getting a California Vehicle Code 23152 VC DUI on their record, and they should be because it’s a misdemeanor. It will affect your driving privileges and a whole host of other things that a criminal court can do...

How Can You Get a Wet Reckless Instead of a DUI?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jul 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

This is one of the primary requests I receive. Someone wants a wet reckless instead of a first-time DUI. The difference between the two is not overly significant. A wet reckless means driving recklessly on the road with alcohol in your system. Whereas in a DUI, you are driving in an unsafe manner and...

What Are the Best Legal Defenses for DUI Cases?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jul 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

One thing you have to realize right off the top if you have a DUI and you’re looking for answers is that every defense and idea will not apply to your case.  Each case is different, and you have to look at the facts of the case – what happened; how the arrest was made; what the blood alcohol level was...

How Do Prosecutors Prove a Marijuana DUI?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jul 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

I see now more and more, with the legalization of marijuana, that police are pulling people over for marijuana-related DUIs at a record number. The way they prove a marijuana DUI is first, obviously, by getting your blood so they can measure your THC level, and they can do that now, depending on what...

How Are DUIs Dealt with in the Van Nuys Criminal Court?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | May 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you’ve been arrested anywhere in the San Fernando Valley, you’re typically going to get an appearance slip to appear in the Van Nuys criminal court.  If you’re charged with a misdemeanor DUI, they’ll have you appearing in Division 103. You want to get an attorney before you go in there.  Let the attorney...

What to Consider When Hiring the Best DUI Attorney?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | May 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

Prosecutors in California use two primary DUI laws to file charges against somebody for driving under the Influence.  Vehicle Code 23152(a) VC makes it a crime to drive under the influence of alcohol. Vehicle Code 23152(b) VC makes it a crime to drive with a BAC of .08% or higher. Most people are...

Anatomy of a Police DUI Pullover

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Apr 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

I’ve been doing this for 30 years, defending people for California Vehicle Code 23152 VC DUI cases in Los Angeles and surrounding cities. I thought it would be nice to give you a breakdown of what is supposed to happen if you were pulled over for a DUI. I do this knowing that most people will be coming...

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