Law Office of Lance Dacre

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Challenging a DUI in California – Part Two

Under California law, you can be arrested and charged with driving under the influence if you take a blood test and it shows that you had a blood alcohol content of .08 (8 percent) or higher. As a general rule, police must have probable cause to arrest you and require a warrant to take a […]

Challenging a DUI in California – Part One

If you’ve had a few drinks and get behind the wheel, only to be pulled over for a broken tail light or a minor traffic infraction, you can still be charged with drinking and driving, even if it didn’t affect your ability to drive. If you blow .08 or higher, you can be charged under […]

Assault and Battery in California

If you are like most people, you have the mistaken perception that “assault and battery” is a single crime, similar to “drinking and driving.” In fact, the crimes of assault and battery are two distinct violations in California, as in most other states. Assault Under California law, an assault is essentially an attempt to cause […]

Is Drunk Driving a Misdemeanor or a Felony in California?

If you or someone you love has been stopped and arrested for drinking and driving, one of your first concerns will be about the severity and nature of the charge. How is drunk driving prosecuted in California? Is it a traffic offense, a misdemeanor or a felony? In short answer, a DUI in California may […]


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