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When a Blood Alcohol Level of .10 After Driving Is Not a DUI

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As one of my clients would tell you, it is not illegal to have a .10 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) 30 minutes after driving.  What matters for a DUI is your BAC being below the California limit of .08 at the time of driving.    

Here’s how my client, whose blood alcohol level was .10 after driving, was able to avoid a DUI and maintain his driver’s license.

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When Can a Juvenile Be Tried as an Adult in California?

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As a criminal defense lawyer with more than 19 years of focus on juvenile delinquency, one of the questions I hear often is “Can children be tried as adults?”  The short answer is “yes”, but only when specific conditions are met. 

Teens can be tried as adults if:

They are 16 or 17 years old on the date the alleged crime is committed 

AND 

they are charged with one or more felony offenses

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Can a Juvenile be Questioned Without a Parent Present in California?

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Updated: January 2021

As a criminal defense lawyer with more than 19 years of experience in juvenile court, one of the questions I hear most frequently is, “Can a minor be questioned without a parent present?”  

There are two entities likely to question your child about involvement in a crime:  

  • police officers
  • school personnel

Let’s look at each.

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