What You Need to Know About First Offense DWI in California
California aggressively enforces DWI laws throughout the state. The penalties for a DWI conviction can be severe. If this is your first offense DWI in California, you need to know some very important details about drunk driving charges. A First Offense DWI Can Result in Severe Penalties Many people assume that if this is their… read moreRead More
How Often Do DUI Cases Go to Trial?
DUI cases are considered criminal charges in California. Therefore, each DUI case has the chance of going to trial. In reality, most DUI cases are resolved without going to trial. That does not necessarily mean that all DUI cases that do not go to trial end in a guilty verdict. If you have a strong… read moreRead More
What You Need to Know About DUI Cases
The California Vehicle Code §23152(a) states that it is unlawful for any person under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or the combined influence of alcohol and drugs, to drive a vehicle. If you are stopped, and the officer suspects you are under the influence, knowing what to do is crucial. What to Do if… read moreRead More
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 understand… 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