Penalties for Driving Without IID

Posted by Robert Berglund | Jan 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

A person convicted of DUI may be ordered by either the Court or the DMV to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in any vehicle that they own or operate.  In fact, for repeat DUI offenders or first time offenders with a case involving an injury, an IID will be required by DMV before they wil...

New 2020 California Traffic Laws

Posted by Robert Berglund | Jan 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

As with almost every new calendar year, new laws take effect on January 1.  This year is no exception.  There are a handful of new traffic laws that went into effect effective January 1, 2020, including the following: Vehicle Code section 27151, which prohibits a person from "modifying" an exh...

Do I Have To Take Field Sobriety Tests?

Posted by Robert Berglund | Jan 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

I am frequently asked whether or not a person is required to take field sobriety tests (aka FST's) if a police officer asks them to do so.  The answer to that questions is no, however if the person is already on probation for a previous DUI conviction that may be in violation of probation if they...

Can Sober Drivers Be Arrested for DUI?

Posted by Robert Berglund | Dec 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

A scandal of sorts is taking place in Phoenix, Arizona, regarding several recent DUI arrests.  Local media is reporting that a Phoenix Police Department officer, who is also a DUI Drug Recognition Examiner (DRE), has made 56 DUI arrests since April, 2018.  However, 9 of those drivers had their ca...

Prosecutors Warn of Increased DUI Drug Enforcement

Posted by Robert Berglund | Dec 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles County law enforcement officials, along with head prosecutors, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, issued a warning to motorists that they will be arrested and prosecuted if stopped for driving under the influence of drugs.  The ...

Lawsuit Alleges LAPD Issued Illegal Speeding Tickets

Posted by Robert Berglund | Oct 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A recent lawsuit has been filed against the Los Angeles Police Department alleging its officers issued speeding tickets on streets without there being valid speed limits.  The lawsuit is seeking to prevent the LAPD from ticketing on any street without a valid speed limit, and expunge the records ...

DUI Enforcement This Labor Day Weekend

Posted by Robert Berglund | Aug 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dozens of law enforcement agencies throughout southern California will be on the lookout for impaired drivers this Labor Day weekend.  Expect numerous DUI checkpoints throughout the Los Angeles area as well.  The unofficial end of summer frequently means the beach, pool parties, BBQ's, and other ...

Are Ignition Interlock Devices Safe?

Posted by Robert Berglund | Jun 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

All repeat DUI offenders in California, as well as some first time offenders, must install an ignition interlock device (IID) in any vehicle they own or operate before they can get their driver's license re-issued.  How long the IID must remain installed depends on the particular driving record o...

Super Bowl Weekend DUI Patrols

Posted by Robert Berglund | Jan 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Rams are playing the Patriots in the Super Bowl this upcoming Sunday, February 3.  The game is the most watched sporting event of the year.  Fans all over the country get together in bars and homes to watch the game together.  Alcohol is frequently consumed at these Super Bowl watch parties. ...

Children in Car During DUI

Posted by Robert Berglund | Jan 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are arrested for DUI and there was a child in your vehicle with you at the time, you are subject to additional criminal penalties.  Vehicle Code Section 23572 allows prosecutors to seek enhanced penalties if the child was under the age of 14.  Prosecutors may charge you under this section ...

Actor Arrested for DUI and Child Abuse

Posted by Robert Berglund | Oct 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Marion "Pooch" Hall, who stars on the Showtime series "Ray Donovan," has been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol with his 2-year-old son on his lap and crashing his Chrysler sedan into a parked car.  The alleged incident occurred in Burbank on October 3.  Hall was charged with one ...

DUI Accident in West Hollywood Outside Whiskey A Go Go

Posted by Robert Berglund | Oct 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

The world famous Whiskey A Go Go is one of the anchors of the Sunset Strip.  The club is part of the heart and soul of the Sunset Strip's rock scene where visitors from around the world visit.  Unfortunately, four people were injured on the night of October 2 when a suspected drunk driver in a Vo...

LAPD Targets Drunk Drivers This Weekend

Posted by Robert Berglund | Jul 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Los Angeles Police Department held two DUI checkpoints last night.  One checkpoint was at the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Maxella Avenue near Marina del Rey. The other was at the intersection of Vernon Avenue and Avalon Boulevard in South Los Angeles.  Both checkpoints began operati...

Vince Vaughn Arrested for DUI in Manhattan Beach

Posted by Robert Berglund | Jun 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Actor Vince Vaughn was arrested on suspicion of DUI this past weekend, according to multiple media reports.  Vaughn was stopped at a DUI checkpoint in Manhattan Beach around 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning.  Vaughn was subsequently arrested for DUI and for resisting, delaying, and obstructing officers....

Memorial Day Weekend DUI Enforcement

Posted by Robert Berglund | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Holiday weekends provide a time for a lot of people to relax and unwind with family and friends.  Alcohol is involved in many BBQ's, parties, and gatherings throughout the weekend.  As a result, DUI arrests and DUI accidents always increase during this time.  Law enforcement is well aware of this...

Street Racing Crackdowns

Posted by Robert Berglund | May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Law enforcement officers throughout Los Angeles will be on heightened alert for street racing and other reckless driving behaviors.  The increased enforcement is likely due to several recent tragic accidents involving suspected street racing.  Earlier this month in Los Angeles' Pico Rivera neighb...

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