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How Safe is Riding a Bicycle?

Aug 14, 2014 — by Myles L. Berman | Comments (0)
Tags: California Dui Laws Drunk Driving Law Enforcement Agency

In California, do bicycle riders on the roadway have to follow the same rules as other motorists? To find out the answer and learn more, click “read more” below, as we grab the handlebars on this issue.


WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR RIGHTS WHEN YOU DRIVE THROUGH A DUI CHECKPOINT?

Jul 10, 2014 — by Myles L. Berman | Comments (0)
Tags: Dui Checkpoints Constitution Amendment California Dui Laws

Check this out about checkpoints. Click “read more” below, as we get to the bottom of this issue.


Can I Sober Up In My Car To Avoid A DUI?

Jul 1, 2014 — by Myles L. Berman | Comments (0)
Tags: Drunk Driving Arrests Drugged Driving California Dui Laws

When it comes to a DUI, choosing to “sleep it off in your car” may not be enough to avoid a DUI arrest. For answers, click “read more” below, as we get to the bottom of this issue.


Miranda Rights...You Have the Right to a Correct Understanding

If arrested for drunk driving and not read your Miranda rights, can the charges against you be dismissed?  Click “read more” below to learn about Miranda rights and how they apply to DUI and California law.


DRUGGED DRIVERS S.O.L. (spit out of luck)?

California drivers who are pulled over might be asked to provide not only their license and registration…but also some saliva!  Law enforcement agencies across California and other cities nationwide are using oral swab testing as a new method for the testing of drug impairment.


DUI & Prescription Drugs

Mar 25, 2014 — by Myles L. Berman | Comments (0)
Tags: Drugged Driving Drunk Driving Arrests California Dui Laws

Do you or someone you know drive while taking prescription medications?  Although it is not illegal, it may not be safe and drivers who use prescription medications are not necessarily exempt from driving under the influence laws.  Click "read more" below to learn how many prescription medicines can affect one's ability to drive safely, even if taken as directed.  


Marijuana DUI Cases Increase with Medical Marijuana Use in California

Are California drivers who lawfully prescribe to and use medical marijuana exempt from DUI laws by reason of their medical status?  To find out the answer, click "read more" below.


2014 California Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Laws Change

Feb 7, 2014 — by Myles L. Berman | Comments (0)
Tags: California Dui Laws Drugged Driving Drunk Driving

While all states have drunk driving laws, only some have enacted laws to address drug impairment.  Click "read more" below to learn about California changes to drug impaired driving laws.


Myles L. Berman Awarded AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating for 3rd Consecutive Year

Oct 16, 2013 — by Myles L. Berman | Comments (0)
Tags: Myles Berman Awarded Av Preeminent Award California Dui Laws

I'm pleased to announce I have once again received the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® for 2013. This is the third year in a row receiving this national recognition. The rating is one of the highest possible in legal ability and ethical standards, and demonstrates my aptitude in the area of Criminal / DUI Defense. 


Another Problem With A California Crime Lab

Jun 4, 2013 — by Myles L. Berman | Comments (0)
Tags: State Crime Labs California Dui Laws Blood Draw Testing

A former crime lab forensic criminalist who worked at California's Central Valley Crime Lab in Ripon was accused of and plead guilty to stealing drugs from the crime lab. The crime lab does analysis for five counties which are San Joaquin, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Merced and Stanislaus. The criminalist was apparently stealing drugs at the same time he was testifying for the prosecution in cases involving drug analysis. Thousands of cases, including cases in which the criminalist either testified in court or did analysis on drugs were jeopardized. Crime labs need to be above reproach. This is especially true in DUI / Drunk Driving cases where state/county criminalists analyze alcohol and drugs and are often called to testify on behalf of the prosecution.