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Your driver license is in peril if you have been charged with an Orange County DUI. Court and DMV regulations involving your drivers license, become very convoluted when someone has been arrested for a Driving Under the Influence.

Drug DUI in California

Arrested for DUID?

Driving-DUIBeing charged with driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) can have serious and life-altering consequences. In the state of California it is a crime to drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. California law defines “drugs” as substances other than alcohol that have the ability to affect your nervous system, muscles, or brain. You could be charged for DUI drugs when you drive “under the influence” of a substance that impairs your ability to drive like a sober individual in a similar situation.

Can I get a DUI for driving on prescription medicine?

Yes. Driving under the influence of any drug is a crime and you can be prosecuted, regardless of whether the drugs are illicit (cocaine), prescription (codeine), or over the counter drugs such as Nyquil or Tylenol PM. Continue reading

Chemical Test Refusal

DUI Chemical Test

California DUI Chemical Tests

In the state of California, with cases involving driving under the influence(DUI), law enforcement officers administer what is known as implied consent. Implied consent, defined by the California Vehicle Code, means that any person who drives a motorized vehicle automatically gives their consent to chemical testing of their blood and/or breath IF arrested for DUI.

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Driving on a DUI suspended license

Sowers - Newport Beach Harbor Court

Newport Beach Courthouse Cites 4

On Aug. 3, Orange County Sheriff deputies cited 4 people for attempting to drive, without licenses, after their DUI hearings. Deputies staked out the Newport Beach courthouse looking for people who were going to drive after being explicitly told not to and after their licenses were suspended. The deputies followed 15 suspects from their hearings to the parking lot, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

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What is a Wet Reckless Charge?

California Wet Reckless

Wet Reckless Plea BargainIn California, a “wet reckless” is a plea bargain that is offered when your DUI case is not as strong as the prosecution would like. Law enforcement officers cannot arrest you for wet reckless driving, but it may be offered as an alternative in court to an actual DUI charge. As it is the goal of any DUI defense attorney to get their client’s charges dismissed or lessened, many DUI attorneys will attempt to negotiate for plea bargains such as wet reckless.

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Do I need legal representation after a DUI?

Orange County DUI Attorney

Being arrested for DUI can be a life changing event. The worst part is, once you are in police custody a lot of different things start happening simultaneously. You have a limited amount of time to prepare yourself, legally and emotionally, in order to prevent your driving privileges from being taken away completely.

Typically the criminal court case for DUI is weeks to months down the line from your arrest date, but the fight for your license begins right away!

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Will a DUI affect my career?

Can a DUI affect my employment?

DUI affect my career

A driving under the influence (DUI) conviction may have negative implications regarding a person’s current & future employment for multiple reasons. There are different laws depending on where you were arrested, what state you live in, and your blood alcohol content when arrested–each of these factors can have repercussions on your current employment and future employment opportunities.

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NFL Star is handed down punishment for recent DUI

Le’Veon Bell faces 3 game suspension for DUI

March 9th 2015- NFL running back and Pittsburgh Steelers player, Le’Veon Bell, was handed down his punishment last Thursday for his 2014 marijuana DUI arrest. Bell will be suspended for the first three games of the NFL season and fined an additional game check for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, as reported by an insider.

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Mother Arrested for DUI after striking pedestrian

Pedestrian Hurt in DUI accident, Woman Arrested

A Florida teen was hospitalized after 32-year-old Sally Quirk struck her while she was walking in the street Monday evening. Florida Highway Patrol troopers reported that the teen was walking in the middle of State Road when she was hit by Quirk’s SUV. Quirk then fled the scene, running a red light in the process, and eventually crashing into two other vehicles further down the road.

Sally-Quirk-180-1It was later reported that Quirk’s two children, aged 4 and 5, were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Both of Quirk’s children were taken to Cape Canaveral Hospital to be treated; with one being identified in serious condition. When given a field sobriety test at the scene of the second accident, Ms. Quick registered a .232 blood alcohol level, which is almost three times the legal limit.

Quirk was arrested and charged with DUI, leaving the scene of a crash, running a red light and child endangerment. Both of Quick’s children were placed in the custody of family members.

One neighbor, Jon Golden, said he wasn’t surprised she was charged with DUI.
“It’s not a surprise to us at all. I hope they get all the help in the world. I hope they’re okay. I realize what happened, they should have been left at home you know, but she took them with her.”


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If you or someone you know has been arrested for DUI it is important to contact an Orange County DUI attorney as soon as possible. Contact the Law Offices of Chad Maddox for a free consultation, (714) 695-1500.