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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.


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.  


Unreliability of Field Sobriety Tests in California

Mar 3, 2014 — by Myles L. Berman | Comments (0)
Tags: Field Sobriety Testing Drunk Driving Drugged Driving

Are California drivers who are suspected of driving under the influence required to perform field sobriety tests or are those tests voluntary?  To find out the answer, click "read more" below.


Mothers Against Drunk Driving Toughening California Drunk Driving Laws

Feb 20, 2014 — by Myles L. Berman | Comments (0)
Tags: Drunk Driving Arrests Drunk Driving Drugged Driving

Drunk driving makes Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) 'mad'.   Click "read more" below to learn about how MADD is increasing their agenda and calling on legislatures for new state drunk driving laws.


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, DUI Defense Attorney, Launches New Website

Sep 9, 2013 — by Myles L. Berman | Comments (0)
Tags: Topgundui Website Drunk Driving Drugged Driving

Myles L. Berman, esteemed DUI defense attorney serving all of Southern California, has launched a new website at www.topgundui.com.


Myles L. Berman DUI / Drunk Driving Case Of The Week #2

May 10, 2013 — by Myles L. Berman | Comments (0)
Tags: Drugged Driving Drunk Driving Blood Draw Testing

Client was reported driving at slow speeds, weaving onto shoulder as a possible DUI driver. Officer observed client also weaving onto the shoulder and drifting from lane and again onto shoulder 2 more times. Client spoke slowly and appeared lethargic. Client fumbled through purse for 3 minutes to get license, fell against car door, was unsteady on feet, smelled of alcohol, had red/watery eyes and droopy eyelids. Client denied drinking but admitted to taking pain pills. Client failed 3 field sobriety tests and blew a .032/.031 on portable breath test. Client was then arrested for DUI driving under combined influence of alcohol and drugs. After arrest, client blew a .01/.01 and then had a blood draw. Blood tested positive for opiates and possibly oxycodone. In fighting the case, we wanted to test blood with our expert but there wasn't enough blood left to be tested. As a result, the prosecutor dismissed DUI driving under combined influence of alcohol and drugs.


DUI / Drunk Driving Conviction-$15,000+

Mar 21, 2013 — by Myles L. Berman | Comments (0)
Tags: Drunk Driving California Dui Laws Drugged Driving

According to the Auto Club of Southern California, the cost for a first offense misdemeanor DUI / Drunk Driving conviction can be as much as $15,649. This is an increase of 29% from 2011. In some cases where the convicted driver is under 21, the cost could be $22,492. With the increase in fines, installation of ignition interlock devices, alcohol programs, increase or even cancellation of auto insurance and other costs, plus a conviction that stays on a driving record for 10 years, it is extremely important to have proper defense counsel if arrested for DUI / Drunk Driving.