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BAC Tests and Your Privacy

Posted by John Campanella | Mar 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Because driving under the influence (DUI) is a crime in California, DUI-defense attorneys are technically criminal defense attorneys who focus their practice on a small niche. However, just because DUI-defense attorneys only defend one particular crime does not mean they cant use the legal defen...

The Overlooked Ineffectiveness of Sobriety Checkpoints

Posted by John Campanella | Mar 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Police have lots of ways of enforcing Californias laws against driving under the influence (DUI). Some of them are better at detecting or deterring drunk drivers than others. Sobriety checkpoints, to the surprise of many, are among the worst. Further, they infringe on the privacy of hundreds, if...

3 Ways to Avoid a Pretextual Traffic Stop

Posted by John Campanella | Feb 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

If a police officer in California suspects you of driving under the influence (DUI), their best friend is a pretextual traffic stop. These stops are not technically for DUI; theyre for another road violation. However, once they have you on the side of the road, the cop is in a prime position to ...

What Happens When A DUI Suspect Flees Law Enforcement?

Posted by John Campanella | Nov 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

California is known for many things, from sandy beaches to Hollywood movies to beautiful weather nearly year-round. It is also known for police pursuits, the most infamous of which is likely the 1994 slow-speed chase involving O.J. Simpson. Car chases occur frequently in Southern California, with...

Is a warrant required for a DUI blood alcohol test?

Posted by John Campanella | Aug 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

In June of 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling about warrantless blood draws and breath tests during DUI investigations cited as Birchfield v. North Dakota. The Court ruled that imposing a criminal penalty on a DUI suspect who refuses to take a blood test is unconstitutional. The Co...

Drunk Driving - Legal limits around the globe

Posted by John Campanella | Jul 05, 2014 | 0 Comments

At one time the legal limit for driving under the influence in California was .15, then it was reduce to .10 and now it resides at .08.  Clearly the human body has not changed in it's reaction to alcohol so is there any agreement amongst nations?  Not really, only Swaziland set their limit at .10...

Sacramento's DUI Bail Policies

Posted by John Campanella | Jul 03, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sacramento court's DUI bail policies surprise you with bail at your first appearance. You have a right to 48 hours notice before you are required to answer. It is generally a bad idea to enter a plea at your first court appearance before an experienced DUI lawyer has thoroughly reviewed all the facts of your case.

Don’t Photoshop Yourself Into Criminal Charges

Posted by John Campanella | Jun 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Eire Police are looking for this man after finding images of him on the Erie PD Facebook page alongside the caption, “Erie PD at their finest”.   The man is not a member of the EPD.   The police suspect that the image could be Photoshoped but are not certain so they continue to investigate. Th...

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