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Effective DUI Defense – Ventura County I secured the dismissal of another Driving Under the Influence (DUI) case in the Ventura County Superior Court today. My client was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. He was understandably overjoyed by the outcome. I have developed an effective and aggressive system for handling DUI cases. As…

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DMV Hearing Victories We have recorded multiple DMV hearing victories for clients in recent weeks.   Upon receiving the latest ruling today, one of our clients was spared a one-year hard suspension of his license.  An adverse ruling would have been personally and professionally devastating to him. Investigation: I conduct a thorough investigation before defending…

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Another DUI Hearing Victory, by Bill Haney – Ventura County Criminal Defense Attorney Last week, I successfully defended another license at a DMV hearing.  In this matter, we obtained calibration records for the breath testing device and convinced the hearing officer that the client’s blood alcohol level was likely below .08 at the time of…

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Another DMV Hearing Victory, by Bill Haney, Ventura County Criminal Defense Attorney Several days ago, I received written notification of another DMV hearing victory for one of my DUI clients. My client was elated since his arresting officer reported that he allegedly refused to take the required chemical test. Under California law, a sustained refusal…

DUI-Related DMV Victory

Another DMV Victory in a DUI Case – by Bill Haney, Ventura County Criminal Defense Attorney I received a joyful email  yesterday from a client who opened a letter from the DMV and learned that his license will NOT be suspended for driving under the influence of alcohol.   The client was arrested months ago when officers found…

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Can you receive a DUI for riding an electric bicycle while under the influence of alcohol?  Yes! Vehicle Code Section 670 defines a “vehicle” as a device that can propel any person or property down a highway. The Code specifically excludes devices that are exclusively human powered, however. Accordingly, you can receive a DUI if you ride…

DMV Hearing Victory

One of my clients received notice in the mail today that we successfully defended her license at the DMV last week.  In the last three business days, I have conducted three in-person DMV hearings.   Many attorneys claiming to be “DUI lawyers” rarely go through the trouble of showing up at the DMV to fight…

California Drunk Driving Defense is the premier DUI defense guide for California attorneys.  The book written by Lawrence Taylor and Robert Tayac address the DUI administrative hearing and the criminal case.

Lawrence Taylor and Robert Tayac have written the premier DUI Defense Book, entitled California Drunk Driving Defense.   The book addresses both the Administrative License Suspension Hearing conducted by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and the criminal case that most DUI arrestees are certain to face in court. I am a former Supervising Prosecutor in…

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I defend DUI Ambien (Zolpidem) cases in Ventura County. Users of the sleep aid Ambien (Zolpidem) are increasingly coming under law enforcement scrutiny for illegally driving under the influence of the drug.  If you are charged with Driving Under the Influence of Ambien in Ventura County, there may be help for you.  In some cases,…

DUI Ventura County

DUI cases are aggressively pursued by Ventura County law enforcement agencies and prosecutors.  If you are facing a DUI Alcohol or Drug case in Ventura County, you should always enlist the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. There are essentially two phases to a DUI case – the DMV hearing and the criminal case….