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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...

How Can You Avoid Jail Time If Arrested for A DUI?

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

One thing that constantly flashes in people’s minds when police pull them over and ultimately arrest them for a DUI is whether or not they may do any jail time? Other people don’t even realize that a DUI is a misdemeanor crime, and a first offense could get you up to six months in jail, and a second...

Top DUI Defense Attorney in Los Angeles County

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Mar 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

When you’re looking for the best, look no further.  I’ve been doing this for 30 years, representing those charged with DUIs in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. The two main courts in the Valley are Van Nuys and San Fernando, and there are hundreds of DUIs prosecuted every month there...

Do You Keep Your Driver’s License If You Get a DUI?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Feb 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

DUIs in California, and in particular, Los Angeles, have become more and more prevalent and severe. Today, we cannot afford to lose our driver’s licenses. We’ve got to work. We have a family.  We have jobs and bills.  My law firm certainly understands that.  So, when somebody comes in and has a DUI and...

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... 

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