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DUI

  • 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…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…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…Read More

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: May 29, 2020
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 to verify whether or not that person has…Read More

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: May 25, 2020
DUI arrests have gone down due to COVID-19. There are a lot less people out on the street. I don't think law enforcement really wants to deal with people right now because they themselves are susceptible to getting the virus. Unless you're really making it clear that you're driving under the influence by speeding really fast, getting in an accident,…Read More

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: May 4, 2020
A lot of people who are arrested for DUI's are obviously worried about what's going to happen to them, so they start seeking answers on the internet.  The standard resolution in Los Angeles county across the 38 courts for anybody who is arrested for a DUI is 3 years of probation, a $395 fine, plus a penalty assessment which is…Read More

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: April 15, 2020
What is the Likelihood the Los Angeles Prosecutor Will Dismiss My DUI Case? This is a big question that I've got from clients over the last 26 years of representing thousands of people charged with DUI's and the question is one that makes sense if you don't really know anything about the criminal justice system. Realize that if you were…Read More

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: April 14, 2020
I get asked this question a lot.  I think the reason I get asked this question is because people want to get out of the criminal system as fast as possible.  They don't want to be charged with a DUI in the first place.  They begin by telling me they have a clean driving record.  They never had any problems…Read More

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: April 14, 2020
What Determines How Prosecutors Will Deal With a DUI in the Los Angeles Criminal Courts? There are 38 courts in Los Angeles county as I write this post and not all of them handle DUI's, but most of them do -- the main courts in the Valley -- San Fernando and Van Nuys; downtown is the Metro court.  The west side…Read More

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: April 13, 2020
Can You Be Charged with a DUI in Los Angeles if You Only Have Your Prescribed Medication in Your System? This question comes up all the time where people are driving around and either get in an accident or the police pull them over and they've only got their prescribed medication in their system -- no alcohol, no other illegal…Read More