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  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: January 27, 2021

Learn Whether You Will be Taken to Jail When You Appear in Court for DUI Charges Under California Vehicle Code 23152 This is a good question and I get a lot of people who are obviously concerned that although the police may have let them go or they posted a bail, they will be taken to jail when appearing in court. They're afraid that the judge is going to take them into custody because they're being charged with a DUI or whatever other charges come along with that DUI under California Vehicle Code 23152. The answer to the question is,…Read More

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: January 22, 2021

Will the Great Bodily Injury Allegation under California Penal Code 12022.7 PC Apply to a DUI in Los Angeles County? The new head prosecutor in Los Angeles has struck all special allegations.  Meaning, he has instructed his filing deputies not to file those allegations.  So, the answer to the question is, no. The great bodily injury allegation should not apply to a felony DUI under California Vehicle Code 23153 VC in Los Angeles.  The other surrounding counties still file that great bodily injury allegation.  The reason that is so important is that that is a 3-year allegation. Meaning, if: you…Read More

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: December 9, 2020

I Don’t Think the Police Officers Read My Miranda Rights When I Was Arrested For DUI In Los Angeles County. Does That Mean They Have To Drop the Charges Against Me? A common misconception that most people have is that the officers have to read or recite the Miranda Rights when they are arresting an individual. The truth is that police officers don’t have to read the Miranda Rights in a DUI or criminal case. Most of the time, the police do not read the Miranda Rights as they are arresting a person and taking them into custody. However, the…Read More

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: November 30, 2020

Learn Whether You Will Go To Jail If Arrested for a DUI Under California Vehicle Code 23152 in Los Angeles If you were arrested and the police took you to the police station, you've already been to jail and it's just a matter of how long they held you for. Sometimes they'll hold you for a number of hours.  Sometimes they'll let you go relatively quickly depending on how high your blood alcohol level was and also, with the Coronavirus now, they've got limited space in jail to be able to space people out so they're not adding to the…Read More

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: November 27, 2020

I have a lot of people contacting me who are pretty much thrown into a tizzy and don't know what to do because they've been arrested for a DUI under California Vehicle Code 23152. They've been given a ticket by the police and they have a court date coming up and are not really sure what to do. A lot of times they're talking about the fact that they have no record.  Their driving record is good.  They have no points.  They have a good job; a good family and they're hoping that the prosecutors will not file a criminal…Read More

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: November 23, 2020

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 ticket with a date to appear in court.  They don't live in the county, so now they have the problem of having to deal with it. Misdemeanor DUI Charges in Los Angeles We handle these types of cases all the time.  I've been doing…Read More

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: August 25, 2020

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 cameras from their vehicles, if they have them. The next issue is going to be whether or not they have probable cause to arrest the person. Police decide whether to arrest someone based on a host of different factors. How is the person…Read More

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: August 22, 2020

In California, marijuana is now legal. In turn, that has caused a flood of DUI related marijuana arrests.  However, the bottom line is that the law has always been the same. For instance, if you ingest a substance, such as marijuana, and it affects your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, you can be charged with a DUI under California Vehicle Code 23152(f). And so, just because marijuana is legal, it doesn’t mean that you can smoke it and drive if it’s going to affect your ability to drive. Prescription pills are legalized. For example, Ativan is legal, but…Read More

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: August 20, 2020

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.  However, you could be arrested for a DUI and if the prosecutors don't feel there's enough evidence to support a DUI charge, could file the case as an infraction. Your attorney could even negotiate a deal where you end up with an infraction…Read More

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: August 19, 2020

How Do You Stop Automatic Suspension of Your Driver's License if You Got a DUI in Los Angeles? This is a good question.  Obviously, all of us need to commute.  We need to move around in Los Angeles, and once you get arrested for a DUI typically the police are going to take your driver's license away from you. They will send it to the DMV along with notification that you were arrested for a DUI and then they'll send their police report and everything to the DMV in preparation for the DMV attempting to suspend your driver's license based…Read More

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