When Is a DUI a Felony in California?
Are you wondering when a DUI is a felony in California? The knowledgeable lawyers at the Rodriguez Law Group are always happy to provide our friends and neighbors in Los Angeles with the information they require. Here’s what you need to know about drunk driving charges in LA. Driving Under the Influence – Understanding the… read moreRead More
How Long After an Accident Can I Be Charged With a DUI?
You’re driving home one night after having a few drinks with your friends in downtown Los Angeles. Before you know it, your car crashes into another. The police show up at the scene and ask some questions. Then, to your surprise, they complete a report and send you on your way. How long after that… read moreRead More
How Long Does Alcohol Stay On Your Breath?
You have a few drinks at the bar. Then you have a glass of water and some food. You want to make sure that you’re alert and able to drive home safely. You get into the car and begin your journey home. Then, not long after you begin to drive away, you see red and… read moreRead More
Is a DUI a Felony in California?
It’s illegal to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol in California. While most first-time DUI offenses will be charged as misdemeanors, it is possible for DUI to be a felony. Getting a felony DUI can be devastating. The consequences of a conviction can stay with you for life. It’s important to… read moreRead More
Avoid a DUI This Fourth of July Weekend
In California, drunk driving arrests tend to spike in the summer, particularly on and around certain holidays. The Fourth of July is no exception. In 2016, more than 1,110 drivers across the state were arrested on suspicion of DUI on the Fourth of July. That same night, at least 35 fatalities were tied to drunk… read moreRead More
Can You Get a DUI If Your BAC is Below the Legal Limit?
Do you have to have a certain amount of alcohol in your body to be convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in California? Contrary to popular belief, the answer is no. There are actually two ways you can get a DUI. The first is when your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) exceeds the legal limit…. read moreRead More
What is the Legal BAC in California?
In California, it’s against the law to drive if you’re under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol affects everyone differently, so how can police determine if you’re intoxicated in violation of the law? The state has drawn an arbitrary line which holds all drivers to the same standard. This standard relies on what is known as… read moreRead More
Driving After A California DUI Arrest Or Conviction
California is an implied consent state, meaning that by signing their licenses, all drivers consented to provide chemical specimens upon the lawful demand of a law enforcement officer. At the same time, no law enforcement officer has the right to force a person to provide a sample, unless the officer has a search warrant for… read moreRead More
First Time DUI Offenders in Los Angeles
Virtually everyone has done it at some point. You have briefly rationalized that you have “only” had two beers or that it is late at night and there are “never” police officers on your drive home anyway. It is a terrible mistake and error in judgment, but it happens to thousands of Californians each year…. read moreRead More
The Supreme Court Draws a Line on Sobriety Tests
Every June brings the most substantial Supreme Court decisions of the year, as the Court clears their docket of cases from the preceding term. The Court had a more eventful term than usual, with the sudden passing of Antonin Scalia in February, and the resulting 4-4 deadlock opinions. Still, the Court was able to render… read moreRead More