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Shamoon Budhwani’s Legal Guides

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  • What Happens if I Refuse to take a breath or blood test during a DUI Stop?

    If a person is charged with a DUI, and they refused to take a breath or blood test after their arrest, they may face additional consequences if convicted. Note: this is different than the optional Preliminary Alcohol Screening Test given prior to the arrest. When a driver is issu...

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  • Can I get sent back to Jail Like Lindsay Lohan for Violating my DUI Probation?

    Actress Lindsay Lohan appeared in the Beverly Hills courthouse on September 24, 2010 and was ordered to be taken into custody with no bail. Ms. Lohan had spent two weeks in jail in this past August and several weeks at a Rehabilitation facility where she had made great strides in...

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  • Can I Hire an Attorney at Any Point During my Orange County DUI Case?

    When you have been arrested for a DUI charge, your case will go through several stages. First is when you get arrested. At that point, you have not been found guilty of a crime. At that point you have only allegedly committed a crime, and a court of law must find you guilty beyon...

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  • What is a Pre-Trial Conference in an Orange County DUI Case?

    Once you have entered a plea of not guilty at the arraignment case, the next appearance will be a Pre- Trial Conference. The Judge will schedule a Pre-Trial Conference between the Defense attorney and the Prosecution in order to allow both sides to come to a settlement regarding ...

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  • Can I be convicted of Murder or Manslaughter as a result of a DUI?

    The unfortunate answer is yes. A person found guilty of a DUI can be charged with second degree murder or vehicular manslaughter if they elected to drive while under the influence of alcohol and the driving was the cause of the death of another person. The person could be a passe...

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  • Did I make the Right Statements During My Orange County DUI Arrest?

    A lot of my clients ask me if they made the right statements during their DUI arrest. Any statement you make will go onto the arrest report and can be used against you when you appear before the judge. Arresting officers have a right to ask investigative questions. It is their jo...

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  • Can you “fool” the Ignition Interlock Device?

    The short answer is no. You cannot fool the Ignition Interlock Device. However, there are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the new Ignition Interlock Device now required by law in Los Angeles County for those convicted of a DUI. As with any new law, there remain many loo...

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  • Can you “fool” the Ignition Interlock Device now in Los Angeles County by DMV law?

    The short answer is no. You cannot fool the Ignition Interlock Device. However, there are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the new Ignition Interlock Device now required by law in Los Angeles County for those convicted of a DUI. As with any new law, there remain many loo...

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  • Can I be Charged with Driving Under The Influence of Drugs in Orange County?

    California Vehicle Code 23152(a) governs Driving under the Influence of drugs (DUID). Consequently, that section makes it unlawful to be driving under the influence of alcohol. Despite being charged under the same section, both types of cases invoke different arguments and defens...

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  • Do I have the Right to Change my Orange County California Defense Attorney?

    An individual always has the right to select who their attorney is. In California, attorneys are held to a high standard of ethics by the California State Bar. There are many rules in effect that are designed to protect a person and their legal rights. There are also guidelines a...

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