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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. 18+ years experience, call (877) 366-9440 for a free consultation.

10 Jun

Is DUI a Felony?

Posted by Amy Morell on Jun 10, 2013

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Most DUI's are not considered a felony. If you have been arrested for DUI, you can look on your citation or notice to appear to find out if you have been cited for a misdemeanor or felony DUI. If you see an “m” next to the charge listed, typically Vehicle Code Sections 23152(a) and 23152(b) - yo...

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20 May

Know Your Legal Rights When Arrested for DUI

Posted by Amy Morell on May 20, 2013

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Do not wait to contact a DUI/DWI attorney if you have been arrested for driving under the influence. It is important to know that if you have been pulled over and arrested for a DUI you know what to expect and do.  Once you are taken into custody, no statements can be used against you unless the...

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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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18 Mar

Morell Law Office: Exclusively DUI Defense

Posted by Amy Morell on Mar 18, 2013

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Amy Morell is a Board Member of the California DUI Lawyer's Association (CDLA), the oldest DUI Association in California and the United States. Ms. Morell has defended more than a thousand DUI cases, including conducting more than a thousand DMV (Department of Motor Vehicle) hearings. The CDLA wa...

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18 Mar

Can I Refuse To Take A Field Sobriety Test?

Posted by Amy Morell on Mar 18, 2013

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If you have been drinking, getting behind the wheel and driving home can have serious legal consequences. This video describes the repercussions of taking or not taking a field sobriety test if you are pulled over on suspicion of a DUI. While an officer may forcefully request that you submit to ...

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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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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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