DUI And Employment Background Check

DUI And Employment Background Check Question:  My question is in regards to a DUI and employment background check. I was convicted of a DUI in San Fernando a few years ago.  I am now looking to change jobs and have some applications to fill out, hopefully followed by some interviews.  While I am filling out the...
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Beat Your Speeding Ticket

Speeding Tickets If you have been driving in Southern California for a while chances are you have picked up a speeding ticket or two (or three, or four…) over the years. Speeding tickets in Southern California are not only expensive fines owed to the court if convicted, but they can also do a number on...
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Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

VC 14601 Driving on a Suspended License; Driving on a Revoked License I. Overview California Vehicle Code 14601 is a violation of driving while your license is suspended or revoked. There are different variations of this offense depending on why your license is suspended or revoked. These offenses are normally charged as misdemeanors and can...
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Driving Without A License Vs. Driving On A Suspended License

I often get calls from people that are charged with driving without a license, or driving on a suspended license, that don’t understand the difference between the two charges, and understandably so.  When the officer cites someone for either of the charges, they often fail to explain to the driver the meaning behind the statute listed on...
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Driving Without a License

DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE; VC 12500 California law requires a person to hold a valid California drivers license if driving a motor vehicle upon a California highway. A violation of that law can bring a misdemeanor criminal charge, with a penalty that can include up to six months in jail, and a fine up to...
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DUI Consequences Of Refusal

Consequences Of Refusal Question: I was charged with refusing to submit to chemical tests during a Van Nuys DUI when in fact I did agree. Can I fight this charge? Answer:  Yes, you can fight this charge, a general rule of thumb in any criminal case is it is better to have a qualified attorney review...
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VC 23152 DUI Law Is Being Amended On January 1, 2014

DUI Statute 23152.  (a) It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for any person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood...
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