A DUI conviction does appear on criminal background checks in most cases. Related charges, such as impaired driving or refusing a breath test, can also show up. However, DUI arrests will not always show up. … Read More »
Does a DUI Show Up on Your Passport?
A DUI (Driving Under the Influence) offense carries significant consequences, impacting multiple areas of your life, such as your professional pursuits, interpersonal connections, and even your liberty. One question that often arises in the minds … Read More »
8 Ways a DUI Conviction Can Impact Your Career
If you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in California, there are a multitude of criminal penalties and collateral consequences you must be prepared for. The impact a guilty verdict will have on … Read More »
What Happens When You Plead Guilty to a DUI?
After you’ve been arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles, you will be presented with several chances to plead guilty. A prosecutor may approach you before your arraignment, promising you a sweetheart deal that is … Read More »
If I Have a DUI in Another State and Get a DUI in California, Is It Considered a Second Offense?
Like many other states, California has harsh punishments for drivers convicted of a single DUI, but even more serious penalties for repeat offenders. If you have a DUI from another state, whether it was your … Read More »
What if I was ordered to install an interlock device but I don’t have a car?
Prior to sentencing, many people don’t think of the ignition interlock device (IID) as being one of the “tougher” DUI penalties. For people that drive every day, however, it’s a huge burden—it’s expensive to install, … Read More »
How do I apply for a restricted license after a DUI?
One of the most dreaded penalties of a DUI conviction is having your driver’s license suspended. It’s almost impossible to get around the Los Angeles area without driving. We use our cars to go to … Read More »
Is it true that a DUI conviction might affect my ability to get scholarships or financial aid?
A DUI is not just a criminal offense. It also brings with it a variety of social penalties that can close the door to education opportunities. We’ve discussed in detail how a DUI conviction affects … Read More »
Can you appeal a DUI conviction?
Being convicted of DUI does not always mean you’re out of options. California has an appeal process where individuals convicted of a criminal offense can ask a higher court to review the decision. In some … Read More »
Can You Go to Canada with a DUI?
If you have a DUI on your record and you attempt to enter Canada, you will most likely be turned away at the border. It is possible to travel to Canada with a DUI, but … Read More »