Should You Refuse a Breathalyzer?

December 3, 2019
Most people should refuse the roadside breathalyzer test. If you are stopped by the police on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), you will likely feel intimidated. This isn’t surprising — after all, the law enforcement officer has the power in this situation, and you will be pretty scared of being arrested or going…
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How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Record in California?

November 20, 2019
A DUI conviction will go on both your driving record and your criminal record. If you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in California, then two of your “records” will be impacted: your driving record and your criminal record. This can have significant consequences for your life, often in unexpected ways. First, when…
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Can I Refuse a DUI Checkpoint?

November 17, 2019
While you cannot refuse a DUI checkpoint once in it, you can avoid the checkpoint entirely. Although it may seem counterintuitive, driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoints are legal in California. These checkpoints are an exception to the general rule that the police need probable cause to stop a person who they suspect may be…
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Do DUI Checkpoints Check Everyone in the Car?

November 14, 2019
DUI checkpoints generally only apply to the driver. Checkpoints for driving under the influence (DUI) are fairly common in California and across the United States. They are set up as a way to stop drunk drivers and hopefully to prevent others from driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol — knowing that there is…
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