DUI Involving Death & Proving Intoxication

Posted by Phillip CrawfordJun 28, 20230 Comments

To convict a driver of Vehicular Homicide while Intoxicated, one of the things the prosecutor needs to prove is that the driver was intoxicated.  There are two ways to prove intoxication: By proving that the driver had a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher at the time of driving. By provin...

California's Implied Consent Law

Posted by Phillip CrawfordOct 26, 20220 Comments

California's implied consent law is set forth in Vehicle Code Section 23612.  It states that if you driving a motor vehicle in California you are deemed to have given your consent to a chemical test of your blood or breath if you have been legally arrested for a DUI. But, the officer must advise...

How do Bail Bonds Work?

Posted by Phillip CrawfordAug 15, 20220 Comments

            In California, bail refers to a sum of money that is deposited with the court to ensure that a criminal defendant appears at future court dates. Bail is given as an alternative to keeping a criminal defendant in jail while their case is pending.             Usually, when someone ...

What Does BAC Stand For?

Posted by Phillip CrawfordAug 05, 20220 Comments

What does "BAC" mean? In defending a DUI case, one of the most important elements is the BAC. BAC stands for “Blood Alcohol Concentration,” and is a measurement of how much alcohol is in a person’s blood.

Police Need Warrant to Enter Home for DUI Investigation

Posted by Phillip CrawfordOct 29, 20210 Comments

US Supreme Court Rules Police Must Have Warrant to Enter Home for DUI Investigation. Police cannot simply enter your home because they believe you committed a misdemeanor in their presence. Unless there is an emergency, police must first obtain a warrant before continuing their investigation or placing you under arrest in the privacy of your home.