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.
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.
Why was the Justin Beiber case not filed? There are many reasons why a DUI case may never be filed including test result problems, video evidence of no justification for a stop, etc. These same reasons for not filing a case can be used to defend a case that has been filed. In most DUI cases, pr...
Justin Bieber faces DUI (drunk driving charges), resisting arrest charges in Miami According to reports, Justin Beiber has been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (marijuana and antidepressants).
A lot of clients want to know how getting a DUI is going to impact their car insurance.There are TWO separate ways that additional car insurance may be required by theDMV in relation to a DUI. If convicted of a DUI, an SR-22 Form must be kept on file with the DMV for a minimum of 3 years. www....
If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor first offense DUI in California, you are sure to have questions. The question most often asked is: “Will I go to jail?” The answer is: “Most likely you will not.”
Restricted License: in California, you are eligible to get a restricted license after serving a minimum 30 day suspension on first time DUI offense where a chemical test was voluntarily obtained.