DUI Checkpoints and DUI Patrols This Weekend

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Don’t get arrested for a DUI this weekend! With warmer weather approaching and more people headed outdoors, the police are going to be patrolling for drunk drivers.

If you do get stopped, remember, you don’t have to answer any questions other than stating your name and handing the officer your paperwork.

If you do wind up getting arrested for a DUI, be sure to contact an experienced drunk driving defense attorney as soon as you can!

California

Newport Beach: DUI checkpoint on Friday, April 26 from 8:30 pm to 3 am on Jamboree Rd and Santa Barbara Drive.

Stockton: DUI saturation patrols to take place today, April 26 through Sunday, April 28 from noon to 10pm in places known for DUI accidents. This is in conjunction with the Asparagus Festival.

Pennsylvania

Lower Merion Township: Checkpoints and roving patrols to take place throughout township starting tonight through April 28.

South Carolina

York County: A new grant has been issued to the DUI enforcement team, so expect more patrols on both busy and side streets throughout the county.

Fullerton Police Using State Grants to Stop Drunk Driving

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Police in Fullerton, CA are using state grants to help fight against drunk driving. So far, in 2013, there have been 121 DUI arrests in Fullerton, and since 2009 there have been 14 motor-vehicle deaths, seven of those were alcohol related. The Police have admitted the city has a bar problem, and now they’re doing something to fight back against it.

The department will be using two grants, one for $146,222, the other for $50,000, to reduce the number of drunk driving incidents. The grants have allowed the department to implement 35 saturation patrols, where a pair of officers patrols the popular downtown destination for suspected drunk drivers. They have also staged one sobriety checkpoint, and four more are planned throughout the year.

They are also running undercover operations at court houses, where officers are following drivers with suspended licenses to the parking lot. Most of the drivers have had alternate transportation, but some unlucky residents have gotten into their cars and driven away, only to get pulled over and cited for driving without a license.

Drunk driving has been a problem in Fullerton, with the number of bars (47), and the close proximity of two college campuses. The grants will help fund different operations to help prevent drunk driving, as well as pay for overtime for the police officers.

Laguna Beach Star Pleads Guilty to CA DUI

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Laguna Beach DUI

Oh yeah! Laguna Beach was a show!

Talan Torriero, who starred on the reality show, pled guilty to drinking and driving in Orange County last week. Torriero will serve three years of probation. His probation includes fines as well as participation in a first-offenders DUI education program.

Read more: What exactly IS probation?

Torriero was arrested for a CA DUI this past September in Laguna Beach after police caught him making an illegal left turn.

The penalties for a DUI in California can include jail time, expensive fines and alcohol education classes.

DUI Suspect Makes U-Turn … on a Freeway

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In Temecula, California, Marlies Petersen was arrested for a DUI on Monday night.

A motorist had called police after witnessing Petersen driving erratically on a busy California freeway. She later attempted to make a U-turn on the freeway. However, Petersen ended up hitting the center median, not just once but twice.

When police arrived at the scene, they suspected Petersen to be under the influence and arrested her for a CA DUI.

Petersen will likely face jail time, expensive fees as well as paying for any property damage if she is convicted of a DUI.

Man Gets DUI on a Pocket-Bike

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Peter H. Clark, of Santa Cruz, CA, was arrested for a DUI on a pocket-bike. For us non-bikers out there, here’s what a pocket-bike looks like:

Minibike DUI

… Yeah.

No matter how small the vehicle, operating anything with wheels while intoxicated can get you arrested for a DUI if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time. Whether or not your DUI is local-news embarrassing, you need and deserve an experienced DUI defense attorney on your side. If you need to find a local lawyer, let 1 800 DUI Laws help you out!

Rapper Krayzie Bone Pleads Not Guilty to CA DUI

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Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s Krayzie Bone appeared in a Los Angeles Court today to plead not guilty to a California DUI.

The rapper was arrested recently for a DUI at a traffic stop where he failed a breathalyzer test.

If Krayzie Bone is found guilty of a DUI, the consequences he will likely face include expensive fines, license suspension, and possibly even jail.

If you have been arrested for a DUI, it is a good idea to plead not guilty and hire an experienced drunk driving defense lawyer. An experienced DUI attorney knows exactly how to get you out of this mess and help you move on with your life.

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Rick Springfield Pleads No Contest to DUI

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“Jessie’s Girl” rocker Rick Springfield managed to avoid jail time after his CA DUI arrest by pleading no contest to reckless driving.

Although he was able to avoid jail, Springfield must still serve 3 years probation and attend a 3-month alcohol education program.

With the help of an experienced CA DUI attorney, it may be possible for you to get your DUI charges reduced as well. Find a CA DUI attorney today!

Jessica Simpson’s Dad Arrested for DUI

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Jessica Simpson’s father, Joe Simpson, has been arrested for a DUI in Sherman Oaks, CA.

On August 4, the pop star’s father was pulled over by police and spent the night in jail after police concluded he was driving under the influence.

The consequences for a DUI include expensive fines, loss of driver’s license and the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock. If you have been arrested for a DUI in CA, it is important that you don’t head into court alone. Contact an experienced CA DUI attorney and get the results you need to move on from this terrible experience.

Guest Post: California DUI Attorney Fees

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The following post is written by the staff of Kapsack and Bair Law.  The team at Kapsack and Bair understand the hesitation you may feel about hiring an experienced DUI attorney due to how much money it will cost you. You are not alone. However, if you have been arrested for a DUI in California, you have many important aspects of your life at stake. You could lose employment opportunities or not get approved for a bank loan. Daniel explains why it is necessary to hire an attorney and where your money goes to ensure that a skilled attorney gets you the best possible results.

California DUI Attorney Fees

By Hudson Bair

Just last year we wrote an article that stated defendants can find California DUI attorneys as low as $750 to as high as $30,000. With the continuing low state of the economy and reduced DUI arrest rates, the bottom of this range has actually declined even further. Today there are California attorneys in major metro areas advertising DUI representation for as low $595.

Unfortunately, though, this bottom tier of pricing provides even less service then it did last year. It seems that some of these lawyers are only offering to save defendants a trip down to the court house — not much of a bargain at any price.

Getting the best possible outcomes for defendants often requires multiple court appearances, hiring expert witnesses, extensive evidence review, going to trial and other expensive activities. In addition, court actions are just one aspect of DUI representation. A full-service DUI law firm can also assist with DMV Hearings, license reinstatement, and satisfying penalty requirements.

Kapsack and Bair remain committed to full-service California DUI representation. Our main Oakland DUI office is fully staffed to assist with all aspects of DUI representation, and we also able to meet with clients in San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento.

Judges in Lindsay Lohan DUI Trial in Trouble

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The judges who presided over Lindsay Lohan’s DUI trial have landed in hot water with the California Commission on Judicial Performance.

During her trial, Judge Marsha Revel apparently met with an attorney who wanted to become Lohan’s new defense attorney. This was noted in documents that were obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

Additionally, Judge Elden Fox made an error by denying Lohan bail for a minor charge and not hearing her attorney’s arguments.

The California Commission on Judicial Performance issued these two judges advisory letters.

If you have been arrested for a DUI in California, the consequences can be quite severe. You need an attorney to fight your charges. Find a DUI attorney in CA today!