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Labor Day Weekend Brings Increased DUI Patrols

Posted by Robert Berglund | Aug 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dozens of law enforcement agencies throughout the Southland will step up DUI patrols and DUI checkpoints this Labor Day weekend.  The unofficial end of summer frequently means the beach, pool parties, and lots of BBQ.  These events frequently include alcohol consumption.  Alcohol related incident...

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...

DUI Cases at the Burbank Courthouse

Posted by Robert Berglund | Jul 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Burbank Courthouse is located at 300 East Olive Avenue in the city of Burbank.  Berglund Law Office, P.C. has represented many individuals arrested for DUI in the city of Burbank.  A good Burbank DUI lawyer is a must if DUI charges have been filed against you.  The Burbank Courthouse handles ...

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...

Right to DMV Hearing After DUI Arrest

Posted by Robert Berglund | May 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you are arrested for DUI involving alcohol and the officers have confirmed that you have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher (remember in some situations you can be arrested for DUI even if your BAC is under .08), or they suspect that you will be a .08 or higher (waiting on return o...

DUI Cases at the Metropolitan Courthouse

Posted by Robert Berglund | Apr 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Metropolitan Courthouse, commonly known around Los Angeles as simply Metro, located at 1945 S. Hill Street in Los Angeles, is where the Los Angeles City Attorney prosecutes misdemeanor DUI cases where the arrests occurred in Central Los Angeles, including downtown Los Angeles, Chinatown, Ec...

Los Angeles DUI Checkpoints

Posted by Robert Berglund | Apr 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Los Angeles Police Department announced that its officers will be targeting impaired drivers with DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols this evening, Saturday, April 14, 2018.  LAPD will hold checkpoints at the following locations: Alameda and 6th Streets in downtown Los Angeles betwe...

What to do After You Are Arrested for DUI

Posted by Robert Berglund | Apr 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many people that are arrested for DUI are often confused, overwhelmed, and, sometimes, scared.  What happens next? and What should I do now? are two questions that we are frequently asked.  To make matters worse, there is frequently a substantial amount of time that may pass from the date of ...

DUI Cases at the Van Nuys Courthouse

Posted by Robert Berglund | Feb 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases are filed at the Van Nuys Courthouse, located at 14400 Erwin Street in Van Nuys.  This is due to the large jurisdictional area of the Van Nuys Court, which covers a large geographical area of San Fernando Valley.  DUI arrests which occur in Sherman Oak...

Bail in DUI Cases

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

Following a persons arrest for DUI, he or she may be released on their own recognizance (OR) by the law enforcement agency.  This means the person is released from custody after promising to appear in court.  The person is usually asked to sign a written promise to appear which provide the cou...

New 2018 Laws

Posted by Robert Berglund | Dec 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are several new California laws beginning on January 1, 2018.  The biggest one taking effect is that recreational marijuana will be legal to buy and sell in California.  The regulatory framework is still being worked out in many cities.  Los Angeles and San Francisco are among those that wo...

Thanksgiving Weekend DUI Arrests and Deaths

Posted by Robert Berglund | Nov 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Law enforcement officers were on maximum enforcement for DUI drivers over this past holiday weekend.  The numbers are still being reported but it appears DUI arrests were up from last year, at least in some parts of the state.  The California Highway Patrol reported that in San Diego County there...

Burbank Police Arrest 'Shameless' Actor for DUI

Posted by Robert Berglund | Nov 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Burbank police officers recently arrested Shameless actor Ethan Cutkosky for Driving Under the Influence.  TMZ.com reported that officers smelled marijuana coming from Ethans vehicle after they stopped him for straddling traffic lanes.  Ethan reportedly did not perform well on the field sobrie...

DUI Cases at the Airport Courthouse

Posted by Robert Berglund | Nov 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases are filed at the Airport Courthouse.  This is due to the Airport Courts jurisdiction encompassing a large geographical area.  DUI arrests which occur in Westchester, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Century City, Brentwood, Venice, Mar Vista, Marina del R...

DUI Laws for Commercial Drivers

Posted by Robert Berglund | Oct 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

A commercial drivers license is required to operate commercial or heavy vehicles. A commercial vehicle is any type of motor vehicle used for transporting goods or paid paid passengers.  California DUI laws for commercial drivers are strict.  The legal limit for a driver operating a commercial ve...

Weaving as Basis for Traffic Stop

Posted by Robert Berglund | Oct 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

As we have discussed previously on our blog, law enforcement officers need reasonable suspicion to initiate a traffic stop upon a vehicle.  A driver who was speeding, weaving between lanes, rolling through a stop light or sign, driving with expired registration, talking on a cell phone, or textin...

Dashcam and Body Camera Video in DUI Cases

Posted by Robert Berglund | Sep 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Technology is beginning to play an important part in DUI investigations.  Many law enforcement officers have dashcam videos in their patrol vehicles.  The California Highway Patrol calls them MVARS, short for Mobile Video Audio Recording System.  The Los Angeles Police Department refers to them...

DUI Probation Terms

Posted by Robert Berglund | Sep 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you are convicted of Driving Under the Influence you will will likely be placed on probation.  If it is a misdemeanor offense it will be informal, or summary probation.  This means that you do not have to report to a probation officer or the Los Angeles County Probation Department.  If you wer...

What Happens at the DMV Hearing?

Posted by Robert Berglund | Aug 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

As discussed on our DMV Hearings page, if you are arrested for DUI the officers are required by California law to serve a notice of driving privilege suspension/revocation order if the arrested driver does any of the following: 1) submits to a breath test with the results showing .08 or higher ...

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