Amy Morell is a California Attorney who focuses her practice exclusively on DUI defense in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here she blogs about issues surrounding impaired driving law, process and science in California.
We've all been there before and gotten a parking ticket because our car tire was marked by chalk. Looks like that is an unlawful search! Who knew? https://www.npr.org/2019/04/23/716248823/court-says-using-chalk-on-tires-for-parking-enforcement-violates-constitution
Ignition Interlock Device
IID Law for DUI in California
Lowering the .08% blood alcohol level
New Law for Ignition Interlock Devices
Utah Lowers DUI Legal Limit
Oakland DUI Arrest If you have been arrested in Oakland for DUI, you may have some questions about what is going to happen to you. Being arrested is a scary and confusing time. Often times, one's mind goes to what are the worst possible penalties? On most first offense DUI's you may be look...
New Marijuana Laws for 2017
Ignition Interlock Device
Second Offense DUI and Jail
Is a wet reckless better than a DUI?
Arrested for a DUI Being arrested for a DUI is a traumatic event. One of the first things that people often do after being released from jail is to go home and start "googling." This can be a scary endeavor. Usually, there is a lot of misinformation about DUIs and what it means to be arrested...
Getting License Back After a DUI Conviction
DUI Checkpoints in the Bay Area July marks the start of law enforcement ramping up DUI enforcement. The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), has determined that most alcohol related accidents occur during the month of July. Federal grants have been issued to many police department...
Now that many states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational uses, DUI marijuana arrests and charges are more common than ever. In California, prosecutors are charging DUI marijuana cases under vehicle code section 23152(e) which states that driving under the influence of alcohol o...
Boating Under the Influence or BUI The summer is finally upon us. During the summer, many people will enjoy time with friends and family on the various lakes and bays. Unfortunately, some people will be arrested for boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Boating DUI is considered ...
The Oakland Superior Court has started a special court, DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Court to handle all DUI cases effective May 26, 2015. The goal of the DUI Court is to streamline DUI cases and reduce recidivism.
A new California law means good news for veterans. If you are charged with a misdemeanor DUI, it may mean that you are eligible for a diversion program.