Traffic Ticket and Criminal Defense Attorney Blog



How DUI charges can become felonies
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Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious crime, no matter what the situation. However, what normally may be a misdemeanor can become a much more serious crime requiring the skills of a DUI criminal defense lawyer when the charge is elevated to a felony. When this happens, it is....


More than just a driver may be at fault in a commercial truck accident
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When a commercial vehicle of any kind is involved in a traffic accident, a different and more complicated set of circumstances kicks in for anyone who may be a victim. This is the case whether a commercial trucker is at fault, or a taxi, limo, bus, delivery van or a shuttle is part of the....


Strategies for fighting a traffic ticket
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Like it or not, many of us have been stopped and given a traffic ticket at some point in our driving lives. While it’s not the end of the world, a conviction can cost you hundreds of dollars in fines, and even more in increased insurance premiums. But rather than just roll over and accept guilt....

Traffic tickets in California could be decriminalized
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Traffic ticket attorneys are closely monitoring proposed legislation being drafted by the California legislature that would make traffic violations civil offenses. Under the new legislation, drivers would be protected from arrests and fines for not showing up on the court appearance date when they....

Passage of SB 1046 expands DUI Ignition Interlock Device pilot program
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In September 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 1046 which expanded a pilot program affecting DUI offenders statewide. The pilot program extended the use Ignition Interlock Devices (IID) in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Alameda and Tulare counties for DUI offenders in order to get a....

Tips for finding the best criminal defense lawyer to represent you
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If you’re in trouble with the law, the last thing you want to do is make matters worse for yourself by hiring inferior legal representation. Getting the best possible lawyer to represent you is a high stakes decision that could impact your pocketbook and your freedom. There are many talented....

New commercial driver laws take effect
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In accordance with federal law, effective on May 10, 2017, a new law went into effect where the California Department of Motor Vehicles requires all new and existing commercial driver license applicants to provide the DMV with proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency and proof of....

How to lessen the impact of a speeding ticket
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In California, when you get a speeding ticket, investing in an experienced speeding ticket attorney can make great sense, since the state has some of the highest penalties in the nation for speeding and other minor traffic violations. Because of automatic surcharges, fines and penalties can easily....

CDL holders may have an option when it comes to dealing with traffic tickets
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A few years ago, the California Legislature passed AB 1888. The bill gave commercial drivers who got traffic tickets an alternative to fighting those tickets in court by allowing them to attend traffic school if they got an off-duty citation. The passage of AB 1888 was significant for many....