Monthly Archives: December 2011

What to do when pulled over for DUI

My answer will be based on several things: California law (based on my experience as a cop, a prosecutor, a defense attorney and an instructor at a police academy), common sense and tidbits for thought. First – California law. There are two different charges for DUI – 23152(a) and 23152(b) of the Vehicle Code. The […]

If the officer doesn’t show for my DUI case, will it be dismissed?

In a traffic case, if it’s set for trial, the court issues a notice to appear for the officer. If they’re properly served and don’t show on the trial date, case dismissed. Not so in a DUI, however. There are several stages of a misdemeanor case such as a DUI. The first court appearance is […]