CA Drivers Under 21 Face Zero Tolerance DUI Penalties

April 9, 2021
What Is California's "Zero Tolerance" Law for Underage DUIs? To crackdown on underage drinking, California enacted a “zero tolerance” law regarding minors and DUI. It is a crime for anyone under 21 to drive with any detectable amount of alcohol in their bloodstream. The penalties for this violation are harsh, so anyone arrested for an…
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Rising Blood Alcohol and DUI Arrests

April 5, 2021
Can I Use the "Rising Blood Alcohol" Defense To Fight My DUI Charge? Because the human body takes time to process alcohol, you may cite rising blood alcohol as a reason you were not driving under the influence. Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) can measure too high when tested, even if it was not above…
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Romberg Balance Test Procedures in California

April 1, 2021
Is the Romberg Balance Test Accurate? The Romberg Balance Test is a field sobriety test (FST) that California law enforcement might use during a traffic stop. An FST is a method that police officers use to evaluate whether a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Based on the officer’s observations during the…
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Refusing a Roadside Breathalyzer in California

March 17, 2021
Should I Take a Breathalyzer During a California Traffic Stop? One of the questions attorneys are most often asked is whether someone should submit a breathalyzer test when pulled over. A Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) test is the breathalyzer law enforcement attempts to get you to submit to while on the side of the road.…
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