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DUI Lawyer Amy Morell in Bay Area

DUI/DWI Attorney, Amy Morell, top criminal traffic defense lawyer in California, serving San Francisco Bay Area.

Read the latest in California state DUI, drunk driving or under the influence, DMV, department of licensing and criminal traffic law issues, processes and questions. Former DUI Prosecutor with 19+ years experience, call (877) 366-9440 for a free consultation.

14 May

DUI Checkpoints: What You Should Know

Posted by Amy Morell on May 14, 2013

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So, you're driving down the road minding your own business when suddenly you see a sign up ahead “DUI CHECKPOINT.”  What can you do?   Well, if you do not want to go through the checkpoint you may lawfully avoid the checkpoint by make a lawful U-turn or turn.  If you are stopped for lawfully a...

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15 Feb

Drinking and Driving video captioned from California DMV

Posted by Amy Morell on Feb 15, 2013

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This video, presented by the California DMV, describes the laws which apply to impaired and intoxicated driving. Since reaction time is impaired when under the influence, driving while intoxicated is very dangerous, especially for younger drivers who are less experienced. As such, the penalties ...

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15 Feb

Avoid a DUI. 4 Tips for a Responsible Night Out!

Posted by Amy Morell on Feb 15, 2013

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Laws against drinking and driving are becoming progressively stricter, and the penalties for those who get caught are incredibly steep. If you are planning on having a night out, then you should take some steps to ensure that you and your party safely get home. Here are some ways to prevent your ...

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15 Feb

How California Police Determine Your Level of Intoxication

Posted by Amy Morell on Feb 15, 2013

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As in other states, it is illegal in California for any individual to drive while under the influence of alcohol. Intoxication is defined as follows: For most drivers in California, the legal limit is defined as 0.08% of a person's blood by volume (that is, a person's blood alcohol content), as...

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26 Feb

Top 5 Things to Discuss with your DUI Lawyer

Posted by Amy Morell on Feb 26, 2013

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Many people facing a first offense DUI have never faced any criminal charges, and don't know much about consulting an attorney. Knowing what to ask your DUI lawyer helps you handle your case and reduce your stress during a hectic time. You should feel comfortable speaking with your attorney to e...

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26 Feb

Important Details that Factor into your DUI Case.

Posted by Amy Morell on Feb 26, 2013

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Being accused of drinking and driving is frightening, and its legal repercussions can be confusing. All states have different DUI laws, and most people aren't aware of all of them. If you have been arrested on a DUI charge, your first step should be to contact your attorney. You need someone to i...

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12 Mar

Why Do Police Stop Cars?

Posted by Amy Morell on Mar 12, 2013

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Have you ever been pulled over by the police?  It can be a nerve-wracking experience, even if you haven't done anything wrong.  There are a few behavioral tips you should know and understand before you deal with the situation. In this video, an officer discusses why officers pull vehicles over a...

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15 Mar

Stay Smart: What to Do When You Are Pulled Over for a DUI

Posted by Amy Morell on Mar 15, 2013

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Whether you're over the legal limit or not, seeing police lights in your rear view mirror is one of the more unsettling experiences we can go through as drivers. When you are over the legal limit, however, your freedom often depends on what happens in between the time the police lights flip on an...

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