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DUI

  • 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

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: March 24, 2020
At a check point, the police map out an area where they think a lot of DUI drivers will be driving through. They set up their machines to test drivers’ breath and assign people to take blood because drivers have a choice of breath or blood testing. They set up a perimeter and have law enforcement officers hiding. When people…Read More

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: March 2, 2020
Typically, all of the courts in Los Angeles county, and there's a lot of them, will negotiate deals other than DUI's if you actually blew on the legal limit and the reason for that is because the machine that they're using -- usually the breath machine -- has an error rate of .02 either way. So, there's an argument even…Read More

  • By: Ron Hedding
  • Published: January 3, 2020
If someone's driving under the influence of alcohol or prescription medication or a combination of both or marijuana, any type of narcotic or substance that impacts your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and you kill somebody and it looks like it's your fault, you're looking at potentially being charged with murder. It used to be that you would…Read More