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What is at Stake in a Los Angeles DUI Case?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Dec 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

I’ve handled thousands of DUI cases throughout the last nearly 30 years and there’s a lot of things at stake.  Your freedom is at stake depending on what happened. You could do typically up to a year in jail if it’s a misdemeanor case and up to three years in prison if it’s a felony case. If you cause great bodily injury...

DUI with Legal Drugs in California

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Dec 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

California Vehicle Code 23152(f) VC criminalizes driving under the influence of drugs (DUID), which means the driver of the vehicle can no longer drive like someone sober due to any type of drug, including legal prescription medications or marijuana. Vehicle Code 23152(g) makes it a crime to drive under...

Is Video Evidence Useful in DUI Cases?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Sep 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Every California DUI case is decided based on the strength of the evidence. Many defendants believe the evidence against them is solid, but in many cases, the DUI evidence is often weak. Prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were either over the legal limit...

When Does a DUI Turn into a Murder Case?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Sep 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

A Watson DUI murder in the state of California is the crime of implied malice murder while someone was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It’s a Penal Code 187 PC second-degree murder charge in cases where somebody was killed due to another person’s intoxicated driving of a vehicle... 

Out of State Drivers Who Get a DUI in California

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Nov 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

I get a lot of calls and especially over the internet from people who are visiting California and they end up with a DUI and they're trying to figure out what to do. Usually what happens is, they get pulled over, they're arrested, held in custody for a period of time and then they're given a tick...

Common Errors Made by Police in DUI Cases

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Aug 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

What are some of the most common errors that you find police make when it comes to DUI cases in Los Angeles? Sometimes, police illegally stop someone and then the issue becomes whether we are going to be able to prove that they illegally stopped them. A lot of times, we will try to get the dash c...

Is a DUI a Misdemeanor, Felony or an Infraction?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Aug 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is a good question.  People don't really know when their case might be filed as an infraction.  An infraction is really not a crime and is more of a public offense.  A DUI is typically going to be filed either as a misdemeanor or felony. You're never going to see a DUI filed as an infraction...

What Is The Interstate Driving License Compact?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The interstate Driver License Compact involves states cooperating with each other in exchanging information, such as, when someone has a DUI. For example, someone who gets a DUI in California who has a New York license could let New York know that they have a DUI. New York would have the ability ...

Implied Consent Laws in California

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

How are the Police Allowed to Arrest you for a Los Angeles DUI if they Don't Know What Your Blood Alcohol Level Is? This is an interesting question.  People get pulled over all the time and they get arrested by the police and if the police don't have your blood alcohol level in a DUI case, then w...

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