Search and Seizure – Your Rights

By Byron Roope

I spoke with Seniors at a local high school recently.  They had studied the protections against unlawful search and seizure in the Constitution and their teacher asked me to review their personal rights during a traffic or suspected DUI stop. Of course, these rights apply to everyone and can be a good reminder for each…

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Uber/Lyft Instead of a DUI

By Byron Roope

Getting a DUI can be incredibly expensive, without even considering the possible property damage and long-lasting injury to self and others.  It is estimated that a standard 1st DUI (with no accident) will cost $10,000, before increased insurance costs.  (For a more detailed list of the costs and consequences of a DUI, click here.) But…

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Cost of a First DUI

By Byron Roope

One of the first questions out of every client’s mouth is, “What is this DUI arrest going to cost me.”  A DUI conviction can be very expensive, depending on the facts of your case.  Below is a break down of the typical costs of a first DUI. Costs of a standard 1st DUI with no…

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What to do at a DUI Checkpoint

By Byron Roope

Under state and federal constitution law, California law enforcement perform 2,500 + DUI checkpoints annually. Officers are stationed to check drivers for signs of intoxication and impairment. The likelihood that you will be stopped in a California DUI checkpoint is high. Being prepared to handle the situation will allow you to maintain your rights and…

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First Time DUI Offenders, What to Expect

By Byron Roope

Experiencing a DUI arrest for the first time can be confusing and it can be hard to understand what rights you still have. Knowing the basics of California DUI law and proceedings can be helpful in the outcome of your case and freedoms. Here is some help. Being Pulled Over As soon as you are…

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DUI in California

By Byron Roope

When a person is arrested for a DUI in California, they are generally charged with two offenses: California Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) and California Vehicle Code Section 23152(b).  Although both are typically charged (when alcohol is used), they are both separate offenses. California Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) states: “It is unlawful for any person who…

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Driving With a Suspended License

By Byron Roope

In California, your privilege to drive may be taken away under many different circumstances.  If taken away, and then caught driving, you can be convicted of driving with a suspended license.  You can be arrested, and face the possibility of jail time. The severity of these penalties will depend on the reason your license was…

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Uber/Lyft Instead of a DUI

By Byron Roope
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Getting a DUI can be incredibly expensive, without even considering the possible property damage and long-lasting injury to self and others.  It is estimated that a standard 1st DUI (with no accident) will cost $10,000, before increased insurance costs.  (For a more detailed list of the costs and consequences of…

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Cost of a First DUI

By Byron Roope
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One of the first questions out of every client’s mouth is, “What is this DUI arrest going to cost me.”  A DUI conviction can be very expensive, depending on the facts of your case.  Below is a break down of the typical costs of a first DUI. Costs of a…

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First Time DUI Offenders, What to Expect

By Byron Roope
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Experiencing a DUI arrest for the first time can be confusing and it can be hard to understand what rights you still have. Knowing the basics of California DUI law and proceedings can be helpful in the outcome of your case and freedoms. Here is some help. Being Pulled Over…

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DUI in California

By Byron Roope
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When a person is arrested for a DUI in California, they are generally charged with two offenses: California Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) and California Vehicle Code Section 23152(b).  Although both are typically charged (when alcohol is used), they are both separate offenses. California Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) states: “It is…

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Driving With a Suspended License

By Byron Roope
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In California, your privilege to drive may be taken away under many different circumstances.  If taken away, and then caught driving, you can be convicted of driving with a suspended license.  You can be arrested, and face the possibility of jail time. The severity of these penalties will depend on…

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