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  • Types of Field Sobriety Tests

    What are Field Sobriety Tests? Field sobriety tests are commonly used by police officers in order to properly determine drunk driving cases. However, these tests are often subjective and unreliable. The main purpose for law enforcement to implement these tests is to gather evidence against you and prove you demonstrated impairment due to alcohol and/or drugs. Types of Field Sobriety Tests There ...
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  • Will The Judge Go Easy On Me For a First-Time DUI?

    Most people who are arrested for DUI do not have a prior DUI conviction, nor do they have a criminal record. As a result, these individuals often think that judges and prosecutors will “go easy” on them with lighter punishments, or a slap on the wrist. In reality this is rarely true, and even first time offenders will face some very serious consequences if convicted. Arrested for DUI? Call us ...
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  • Colorado Officials Finds Anomalies in DUI Blood Tests

    Many people assume that chemical BAC test results are always accurate, but these tests are actually prone to a wide range of potential issues that can impact the results. Although blood tests are considered to be the most accurate form of blood alcohol testing, Colorado state officials have discovered anomalies in dozens of test results. Fight back against DUI charges. Call our Los Angeles DUI ...
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  • 5 Questions To Ask Your Los Angeles DUI Lawyer

    Arrested for DUI? Our Los Angeles DUI attorneys are ready to fight tirelessly for you in court. Call today to schedule your free consultation . 1. Do You Focus Solely On DUI? There are a large number of law firms in L.A., many of whom will gladly take your DUI case. However, many of these lawyers are inexperienced with DUI, and many others focus their practice on other areas like divorce and ...
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  • When Does a DUI Become a Felony?

    When you’re arrested for DUI in Los Angeles, you will typically be facing misdemeanor charges. While these are still very serious offenses, they can be elevated to a felony charge depending on the unique circumstances of your case. If you’re facing felony DUI charges, you need aggressive, knowledgeable defense to protect your rights and freedom. At Hutton & Wilson, Los Angeles’ premier DUI defense ...
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  • Goldilocks & the Three Los Angeles DUI Lawyers

    In this blog, we take a lighthearted look at the factors you should consider when looking for a Los Angeles DUI defense attorney. To learn how we can help defend you against charges, call our firm today at (626) 587-2220. The year is 2015, and Goldilocks is several decades removed from her run-in with the infamous bears. After leaving a dinner with her coworkers at the porridge factory, Goldilocks ...
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  • Congresswoman's Office Embroiled in California DUI Case

    The office of Congresswoman Lois Capps (Democrat-California) is currently embroiled in a DUI case involving one of its employees. Investigators are probing claims that the Congresswoman’s office took some very suspicious steps after its employee was arrested in a fatal DUI hit-and-run accident. The accident took place last December when Raymond Victor Morua, an Iraq war veteran and an employee in ...
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  • Woman in Trouble after Facebook Post during Probation

    The perils of social media are far too many to count, especially if you have recently been arrested or charged with DUI . Far too many people make the mistake of engaging in indiscreet behaviors on social media that can get them into trouble. One young girl, who managed to pass a breathalyzer test during her probation but later admitted to drinking on Facebook, has learned this the hard way. The ...
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  • What to Do When You Are Arrested for Felony DUI

    A 22-year-old UCSD Graduate has been arrested for felony DUI after being involved in an accident. The man was arrested last week for driving under the influence. The arrest is related to a pedestrian accident that occurred in Santa Barbara. The accused was driving a car when he struck a man who was crossing the street. The man suffered life-threatening injuries, and had to be rushed to the ...
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  • DUI Case Gets Worse after Suspect Threatens Police Officer with Contract Kill

    One of the first pieces of advice than any Los Angeles DUI lawyer would offer a person who's pulled over by a police officer, and is being arrested for DUI , is to say as little as possible. This is one of those times when people panic and say a lot of things that ultimately don’t look very good in court. Something similar happened recently in Florida when police arrested a man for DUI, only to be ...
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  • Aggressive DUI Defense Team

    Getting a DUI can be one of the most frightening things you may ever face in your life. You may have a lot of unanswered questions and, without the appropriate answers, you could potentially face a much harsher sentence and penalties. A first time DUI carry penalties of jail time with a mandatory 48 hours in custody and a maximum 6 months in jail. Also, you can face a maximum of $1000 in fines, ...
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  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident: The Fast Lane to a Felony

    If you have been in a car accident, regardless of who was at fault, it is important to always stay at the scene until the authorities arrive to investigate. If you do leave the scene of an accident, you may face a variety of criminal charges. This is especially true if you were at fault in the accident and someone was injured. If it is determined that you fled the scene, you may be faced with ...
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  • DUI MURDER & RELATED ISSUES

    WATSON MURDER & IMPLIED MALICE The California Supreme Court in the landmark case of People v. Watson (1981) 30 Cal 3rd 290 judicially created the crime of second degree murder, based upon an implied malice theory when a death or deaths occur as a result of a person driving impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. The critical element that distinguishes this type of second degree murder from gross ...
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  • Letter from a Satisfied Client

    Below is a letter sent by the parents of a 2011 client. Dear Friends and Family, I am thankful to report the case against our son has been dropped! We thank each and every one of you for your support as we labored through this 2 ½ year ordeal. There were many lessons learned on this journey, one of which is the sustaining power of real friends and family willing to do whatever is necessary to ...
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