DUI Defense

Library: Detailed Information about each Criminal Defense Practice Area we service

Our articles go in-depth into the often-asked questions about the different crimes you can be charged with in California. If you have watched our videos and read our articles but have a specific question, maybe because you are suspected or have been accused of a crime, shoot us an e-mail and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Attacking the Blood Test

It is widely believed that DUI blood testing is more reliable and scientifically accurate than breath testing for blood alcohol concentration. However, that is not necessarily true. In fact, DUI blood testing is fraught with all kinds of errors and, therefore, actually more amenable to being challenged successfully. Contamination of your blood sample, fermented blood...

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Attacking the Breath Test

There are a number of ways in which an experienced DUI attorney can attack chemical test results. Remember, the BAC Datamaster and the Intoximeter EC/IR, the primary evidentiary breath-analyzing devices used in the greater Los Angeles area, are just machines. As machines, breath alcohol testing devices have flaws, and their results should always be suspect....

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DMV DUI Hearing

The DMV will initiate action to suspend your California Driver's License for a minimum of 30 days. If you refused a chemical test under the "implied consent" law in California, the DMV may suspend your license for 1 year. If you were pulled over and arrested on suspicion of DUI, the police most probably confiscated...

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Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol | Vehicle Code 23152(a) & (b)

Over the years, penalties for DUI (Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs) have increased and become more stringent. Given the social policy behind DUI laws and a “zero tolerance” stance towards drunk driving, courts impose harsher penalties for DUI convictions and the DMV issues longer license suspensions. Prosecutors tend to pursue DUI cases...

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DUI – FAQs

I’ve been arrested for DUI. What happens to my Driver’s License?The DMV will initiate action to suspend your California Driver’s License for a minimum of 30 days. If you refused a chemical test under the “implied consent” law in California, the DMV may suspend your license for 1 year. If you were pulled over and...

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DUI Court Case

I've been arrested for DUI. What happens next? The law enforcement agency that arrested you will refer it's case to the prosecutor. In turn, the prosecutor will file a complaint against you in court. An "arraignment" will occur on the day indicated on your citation, or another day after that if your case is still...

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DUI Reduction: Dry Reckless

If you’ve been charged with Driving Under the Influence in the state of California, you’re looking at some serious penalties. However, with an experienced attorney by your side, some—maybe even all—of these penalties can be avoided. One method used is to bargain for reduced charges, such as a Dry Reckless. WHAT IS A ‘DRY RECKLESS’...

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DUI Reduction: Exhibition of Speed

If you’ve been charged with Driving Under the Influence in the state of California, you’re looking at some serious penalties. However, with an experienced attorney by your side, some—maybe even all—of these penalties can be avoided. One method used is to bargain for reduced charges, such as the California Vehicle Code §23109 charge of Exhibition...

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DUI Reduction: Wet Reckless

If you’ve been charged with Driving Under the Influence ("DUI") in the state of California, you could be looking at some serious penalties. However, with an experienced Torrance DUI attorney like Robert Ernenwein by your side, some (maybe even all) of the possible penalties can be avoided. One method used is to bargain for reduced...

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DUI Under 21

In California, a minor (20 or under) is not allowed to have any measurable amount of alcohol in his or her blood (that is, so much as even 0.01% under California Vehicle Section 23136). If (s)he is found guilty of violating this vehicle code section, the minor faces an automatic one-year suspension of his or...

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Manhattan Beach DUI Defense Attorney

FREE DUI CONSULTATIONS • Robert Ernenwein Knows DUI Law • Member of the California DUI Lawyers Association • Represented Over 1,000 DUI Cases Before the DMV • Represented Over Over 3,500 Clients in Court Need a Manhattan Beach DUI Attorney? Call Robert Ernenwein now at (310) 375-5858 to get a FREE Consultation. Contact Us NowDUI...

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No Driving Defense Library

Merely being found behind the wheel of a vehicle is not surefire proof that you were driving if the circumstances can show that you had pulled over to rest, your vehicle was off, you had been sleeping, or other facts indicating that you were in your car but had not been exercising “volitional movement of...

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Questions Asked After a DUI Arrest and the Answers to Them

The 10 Most Common Questions Asked After a DUI Arrest and the Answers to Them 1. My license was taken from me and I have been given a temporary license.  What do I need to do? Most importantly, you need to request a hearing within the first 10 days.  If you do not request a...

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Real DUI Success Stories

Real-Life Examples of Successful DUI Defenses from Our Torrance Defense Lawyers It is easy to feel a sense of doom and gloom when you are arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Los Angeles County. No matter if this is your first offense, second, or third, it can still be an unnerving experience....

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Social Media Could Hurt Your Los Angeles DUI Case

Social Media and a Los Angeles DUI - A Recipe for Disaster In a society where social media is at the very center of our lives, it is not uncommon to share details about our most recent outings. For example, maybe you went out for a night of partying with friends and posted pictures on...

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The ‘Rising Blood Alcohol’ Defense

Your blood alcohol content may not have been as high (at the time of your driving) as the prosecutor is alleging. Based on the circumstances of your case, Robert Ernenwein may be able to successfully argue that, at the time that you were driving, your blood alcohol was below the legal limit, and that the...

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Torrance DUI Defense Attorney

FREE DUI CONSULTATIONS • Robert Ernenwein Knows DUI Law • Member of the California DUI Lawyers Association • Represented Over 1,000 DUI Cases Before the DMV • Represented Over Over 3,500 Clients in Court Need a Torrance DUI Attorney? Call Robert Ernenwein now at (310) 375-5858 to get a FREE Consultation. Contact Us NowDUI Defense...

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What Happens When One or More Minor Children are Present in the Car When Arrested for DUI?

A DUI charge in California is often classified as a misdemeanor, but can have serious consequences that vary depending upon factors such as prior record and circumstances of the incident.  If there was a minor passenger present in the vehicle at the time, then the consequences can be more severe.  California Vehicle Code Section 23152...

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You May Not Have Been Drunk When You Were Arrested for DUI in L.A.

Three Other Reasons You May Have Been Arrested for DUI in Los Angeles Remember the story of the young actress Amanda Bynes? She became notorious, not just for her Hollywood DUI arrest following a collision with a police officer, but also for the action she took after. Apparently, she reached out to President Obama via...

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Robert Ernenwein, an expert and experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer, has over 30 years of experience defending persons accused of DUI. Mr. Ernenwein is a former Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys and is Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He has been named as a “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine and has appeared as a legal analyst on multiple cable news programs, including Fox News.

The experience and capabilities Robert Ernenwein will bring to your DUI Defense are unmatched.