Lawrence Eric Taylor’s Answers

Lawrence Eric Taylor

Long Beach DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Should I fight a DUI charge in which an officer arrested me after my car was broke down and I drank while waiting for the tow?

    Answered 26 days ago.

    1. Jay Scott Finnecy
    2. David S. Kestenbaum
    3. Mark A. Broughton
    4. Ara Saroian
    5. Lawrence Eric Taylor
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    7 lawyer answers

    Yes, you should fight the charge. Although there is evidence of intoxication there does not appear to be any evidence -- witnesses or circumstantial -- that you actually drove the vehicle. If you can't afford an attorney, get a deputy public defender appointed to represent you.

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  2. Must I complete my dui program to get my CDL back? or can I just ride out my 3 year informal probation and pay a reissue fee

    Answered 26 days ago.

    1. Shaun Anderson Sullivan
    2. Michael Jon Fremont
    3. Greg Thomas Hill
    4. Lawrence Eric Taylor
    4 lawyer answers

    You are legally required to complete your DUI driver education program before your California driver's license will be reinstated.

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  3. The officers who pulled me over went through my car while field sobriety tests

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Lawrence Eric Taylor
    3. Cindy Bassett
    3 lawyer answers

    If I understand the facts, the officer cannot legally search your car -- other than objects in plain sight -- without an arrest. The purpose of field sobriety tests is exactly that: to help determine whether probable cause exists....As for swerving, this "observation" is widely abused by the police, as all cars swerve within lanes to some degree, and often more pronounces swerving is due to "black-and-white fever" -- taking your eyes off the road while watching the police car in the rear view...

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  4. DUI fails to appear in court

    Answered 26 days ago.

    1. Michael Thomas Myzia
    2. Harold L. Wallin
    3. Steven Michael Dioneda
    4. Thomas F. McGuire
    5. Lawrence Eric Taylor
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    6 lawyer answers

    A bench warrant will be issued for your arrest. You should see a qualified attorney as soon as possible and have him appear in the issuing court, probably accompanied by yourself, and request that the warrant be recalled and the arraignment rescheduled.

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  5. What are the requirements for the prosecution to successfully obtain a guilty verdict in a dui drugs?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Lawrence Eric Taylor
    3. Robert Louis Miller
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with attorney John Kaman... The primary difficulties in prosecuting a case of DUI drugs is proving (1) the drugs were actively present in the system, (2) the amount was sufficient to impair driving, (3 the driver was in fact impaired -- to the degree he was unable to operate a vehicle safely. These are problems primarily because it is generally very difficult to determine what levels of the many different drugs are necessary to achieve impairment, as well as whether the driver was,...

  6. Drunk driver hits me and gets away with no charges.

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Lawrence Eric Taylor
    1 lawyer answer

    It's highly unlikely that you have a law suit against the city or county for many reasons. First, it's difficult to establish negligence in the performance of investigative duties. Second, most jurisdictions exempt discretionary functions to civil liability. Third, this is a discretionary decision to arrest someone else; discretionary governmental decisions are rarely subject to civil liability. Fourth, you are not the party directly affected; you are only indirectly affected by the...

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