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December 2017 Archives

What those accused of Sacramento DUI/DWI should know

Maybe it was over a holiday weekend - you were out with your friends or family and enjoyed a drink or two. You were feeling festive, after all! However, the warm fuzzy holiday feelings faded when you saw the flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Even two drinks can bring a person's BAC over the legal limit of .08, which can land them with a DUI/DWI charge.

If arrested for drug crimes, what might be the specific charge?

Being accused of a drug crime can range in severity and impact depending on the situation. Some accusations of drug crimes are more mild, such as possession of paraphernalia or contraband, and some more serious, like intent to distribute.

Passenger fatality, CHP suspects driver was intoxicated

It's some of the worst news that a family can receive in their lifetime, that a loved one has died unexpectedly in a car accident. Car accidents happen everyday, some of them causing serious injuries of even proving fatal. Recently, a driver lost control of their vehicle and crashed, and the passenger was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

How a DUI conviction may keep you out of college in California

If you're preparing for SATs and otherwise starting to plan your future, you've likely heard your parents or other family members commenting on how quickly time has flown with regard to your age and state in life. You yourself might experience mixed emotions, from excitement and eager anticipation of your college days ahead to anxiety and worry about whether you've got what it takes to succeed. There are several factors that could impede your entrance into the California college of your choice, one of which is a DUI conviction.

Field sobriety tests in Sacramento

You may have seen the lights flashing in your rearview mirror, heard the sirens and been signaled by authorities to pull over to the side of the road. You may have been part of a routine traffic stop for speed or other minor traffic infraction. Or, you could have been pulled over on suspicion of intoxicated driving. Often, the officer may conduct specific procedures, one of which is the field sobriety test.

Under arrest? Be prepared by knowing your rights

Every California resident would be wise to be cognizant of his or her rights in case of an arrest. It is impossible to predict the future, and you may find yourself in a complex legal situation or under arrest. Regardless of your guilt or innocence, you have rights, and you would be wise to fight for full protection at all times.

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