Saturday, August 14, 2010

Enjoying the Beach, Avoid coming on vacation and leaving on probation

With the summer here and temperatures soaring, many are visiting local beach communities but find themselves being arrested for a DUI. One Grover Beach DUI Attorney has warned that watch out for local police who ramp up the enforcement and DUI patrols when the temp warms up. Avoid being arrested by following these 3 basic rules: If you drink do not drive, If you have no one to drive for you take a cab home and If you are going out to party leave your car keys at the door. have fun this summer!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Can a Medical Marijuana Defense be Lodged Against a DUI Charge

With many in California getting a doctor's recommendation to smoke marijuana comes the frequent question of whether a prescription for pot use can be a defense to a DUI? The short answer to this question is no. California law proscribes a person from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Just as a person cannot go into Court and claim that they purchased alcohol legally or purchased pain killers legally, they cannot say that they can drive while under the influence of pot just because they had a prescription, period!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Is There a Crime of Parking While Drunk

More often nowadays attorneys are seeing cases involving individuals arrested for DUI that were not actually driving . The question many folks have is whether it is legal to arrest foe drunk driving when the suspect was actually parked. The officer is permitted under California law to arrest if he suspects that the person was driving when they were intoxicated even if they were not driving when the officer pulled up. Th bottom line is that there must be sufficient circumstantial evidence that shows a crime did occur, ie. that the person admitted to having too much to drink and driving or that the engine is running or that the car is blocking traffic, etc.