DUI Defense

Were you arrested and charged with VC 23152(a) or VC23152 (b) and you don’t understand the difference? Both of these charges are a California Vehicle Code and a violation of either can amount to what’s commonly referred to as a DUI or driving under the influence.

Vehicle Code 23152(a): Driving a Vehicle while Impaired by Alcohol or Drugs.

Vehicle Code 23152(b): Driving over the legal limit of 0.08 or greater blood alcohol content.

For more information on either code section, please watch our informational video by our supervising attorney, Daniel M. Smith.


Consequences of an Underage DUI
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Underage DUI’s can affect the possibility of getting into the college of your choice, keeping your scholarship, receiving the internship you want or eventually the job you hope to get. An underag[...]

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Ignition Interlock Problems
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Ignition Interlock Problems With California just passing a law requiring ignition interlock devices for all DUI convictions, it might be useful to look at what problems have arisen around the Coun[...]

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MADD is A Non-Profit Scam
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No one is going to argue that drunk driving is not dangerous and a very poor and irresponsible choice. But, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) should not be exploiting the tragedies that c[...]

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Even Prosecutors Get DUIs

Even Prosecutors Get DUIs It was in the news this week.  A San Diego County Deputy District Attorney was arrested for DUI.  According to the California Highway Patrol, this prosecutor crashed i[...]

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New Laws in 2015

New Laws in 2015 Another New Year brings a host of new laws going into effect.  Several of them affect criminal law or are closely related to it. Now, registered sex offenders who fail [...]

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Holiday DUI Checkpoints

Holiday DUI Checkpoints Every year during the Holiday Season, police departments have DUI checkpoints popping up all over the place.  They are most common in Downtown San Diego, near Ocean B[...]

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Celebrities Getting DUI’s

Celebrities Getting DUI’s In the news today were the stories of Michael Phelps and State Senator Ben Hueso both pleading guilty to a DUI’s.  Phelps pled guilty in his home State of Marylan[...]

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What Happens at my DUI Arraignment?

Your arraignment is the first court appearance you will have in your DUI criminal proceedings. The arraignment provides you with your first opportunity to plead guilty, not guilty, or “no contest[...]

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How Do DUI’s at the Border Work?

One of the realities of life in San Diego is that we sit alongside Mexico and a border that has more people crossing it each day than any other in the country.  Whether people are entering the United[...]

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Ignition Interlock Devices (IID’s)

Watch out if you get arrested in the City of San Diego for a DUI.  The City Attorney’s Office is the prosecutor of misdemeanors in San Diego.  Starting a couple months ago, the City Attorney’s O[...]

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DUI Stops and Talking with Police

DUI Stops and Talking with PolicQuestion from Someone Arrested for DUI- Last weekend, I was stopped by a police officer up near Pacific Beach. Long story short, he arrested me for DUI. I don’t thin[...]

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BAC Breathalyzer

Manufacture: The Intoxilyzer 8000 (on the right) is used in San Diego DUI cases and in various cities/states. The intoxilyzer 8000 uses the principle of infrared light absorption that attempts to e[...]

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DUI Enhancements By Daniel Smith

DUI enhancements There are several charges that can lead to an enhancement of your DUI charges that can result in additional jail time and fines. A list of the enhancements can be found below: -[...]

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DUI Consequences By Daniel Smith

DUI Consequences The consequences you face if you have been arrested for a DUI vary depending on the situation. Each new DUI within ten years makes the punishment worse, with mandatory custody for[...]

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Wobbler DUI By Daniel Smith

Certain felony DUIs are tried as wobbler DUI (also known as gross misdemeanors). It can be viewed as something not quite as serious a felony but more than a regular misdemeanor. This can result in les[...]

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