Agencies Offer Free Rides on New Year’s Eve
December 30, 2011 – The “Avoid the 100,” anti DUI campaign is currently in full force to remove drunk drivers from the road and making drivers think twice before getting behind the wheel after a few cocktails. This campaign started on December 16, 2011 and will remain in effect until January 1, 2012. During this time period the task force has planned to conduct 32 DUI/driver’s license checkpoints and have 202 DUI patrols roaming the streets. CHP is also in maximum enforcement during this 2 week period on all the state highways, freeways and unincorporated roads. (more…)
CHP Reported No Fatal Accidents DUI Related in Orange County during the Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement
Eighty two individuals are facing DUI charges in Orange County after being arrested by California Highway Patrol this past Thanksgiving holiday. In Orange County the holiday maximum enforcement period began 6 PM on November 23, 2011 and continued through 11:59 PM on November 27, 2011. There were no fatal accidents reported by CHP during this Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period. Statewide, the CHP arrested 1,475 people on suspicion of DUI, which was a decrease from last year’s 1,546 DUI arrests. (more…)
AB 91 – Is it Working?
Many California motorists are unaware of a pilot program, AB 91, which went into effect July 1, 2010 that forces first-time DUI offenders convicted in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Alameda and Tulare counties to install ignition interlock devices (IIDs) in their vehicles for a five month period. (more…)
Apple Jumps on Bandwagon to Limit Applications that Inform Users of DUI Checkpoints
More than two months after four United States Senators sent a letter pleading with Google, RIM, and Apple to remove DUI Checkpoint applications, Apple has decided to succumb to the pressure and comply. RIM, the maker of Blackberry, responded almost immediately to these senators’ request by banning these applications back in March 2011. Apple; however, just updated its guidelines on June 6, 2011, under Section 22: Legal Requirements with a subitem that reads as follows: “applications which contain DUI Checkpoints that are not published by law enforcement agencies or encourage and enable drunk driving will be rejected.” (more…)
7 Costly Errors of Not Hiring A DUI Lawyer
1. Failure to hire an experienced DUI defense lawyer:
DUI laws are complex and hiring a lawyer not experienced in the field of DUI can be costly to your defense. You need to hire a fierce DUI lawyer who is skilled in handling DUI cases, is qualified to administer field sobriety tests, and knows how to challenge blood alcohol content results. A competent drunk driving lawyer who focuses solely on DUI related crimes can make the difference in the outcome of your case. Call the Parker Law Center today for a free consultation.
California DUI Checkpoints: What You Need to Know
California DUI checkpoints have stringent guidelines that they are required to adhere to set forth by the California Supreme Court in Igersoll vs. Palmer. If the police do not follow the guidelines set forth in Ingersoll vs. Palmer, the checkpoint is deemed unlawful. In other words, any evidence gathered prior to your DUI arrest at an unlawful checkpoint could be found not admissible in Court and at the DMV hearing.
New Car Manufacturers May Provide Standard Alcohol Detection
A new law under consideration called “The Roads Safe Act” would allow an alcohol detector to be put in every car standard like airbags and a radio. The device would allow six violations before stalling the car. The device would be calibrated to 0.03 percent and at this level would trigger a violation. As of now, ignition interlock device systems are only installed into cars upon Court and/or DMV order.
Being convicted of a DUI can result in the following sentencing terms: jail time, work release, community service, electronic monitoring, alcohol monitoring, monetary fines, alcohol programs, license suspension, and probation. (more…)
One of the most notable penalties which accompany a DUI arrest is a license suspension. A license suspension is not only inconvenient, but can result in the interference of your livelihood. If you have been arrested for DUI it is imperative you contact the Parker Law Center to represent you to protect your driving privileges. (more…)
A DUI conviction is a serious offense that can continue to negatively impact your life even years after you have served your sentence and completed all terms of probation. One of the most challenging consequences is the impact of the conviction on a person’s ability to secure a job. (more…)