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Matthew Ruff
Criminal Defense Attorney in Torrance
Criminal Defense Attorney in Torrance

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DRE Use in Marijuana DUI Cases Called Into Question
The use of Drug Recognition Experts in Marijuana DUI investigations is on the rise.  Indeed, the numbers of officers with the enhanced training have proliferated over the last few years, influenced heavily by the changes in the laws related to recreational ...

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The Defense Of Officer Induced Confusion in a DUI Case
In a DUI case it is not uncommon to see a driver arrested and refuse to submit to a chemical test.  When this happens the attorney will look for a defense to the refusal in order to get around the suspension and revocation the DMV seeks to impose.  One poss...

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Entering Canada With A DUI, What You Need To Know
Canada h as some of the toughest restrictions on travelers entering the Country in the World.  If you have a conviction for any criminal offense in California or anywhere else in the United States, here is what you need to know: Canada is a major destinatio...

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How Does The California DMV Define a Refusal
A refusal to take a test following a DUI arrest carries the harshest penalty under law.  The state can revoke your driving privileges for up to 3 years.  How does California define a refusal in legal terms? Before the DMV may suspend a driver's license for ...

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There is a lot of stress and worry that follows a DUI arrest, knowing what to do and what not to do is important.  Here are the most common mistakes people make: 1. Forget to demand a DMV hearing. This is THE MOST important thing to do because if you fail t...

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What Does DMV Hearing Decision "Under Submission" Mean?
In California a DMV hearing is presided over by a state employee called a hearing officer.  This hearing officer listens to the evidence and arguments made by the attorney and decides whether the DMV has met their burden of proof with respect to a DUI arres...

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Understanding The Terms Of Probation On Your California DUI
Congratulations on the resolution of your DUI case.  You can begin to move on with your life and begin the process of putting this situation behind you.  This article is intended to help you understand the terms of your probation and obligations to the Cour...

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California Revamped Texting While Driving Laws In 2017
You may ask what texting while driving has to do with DUI.  In my 20 years of practicing drunk driving law I have seen a significant number of my clients stopped for sing a cell phone while driving which then leads to a full blown DWI investigation.  Theref...

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Is a Retrograde Extrapolation in DUI Cases Reliable?
Any DUI attorney in California worth his salt knows that prosecutors will pull out a bag of tricks in order to get a conviction.  One of the most common arguments used by the DA is that of Retrograde Extrapolation. In many DUI trials the district attorney w...

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Refusing To Submit To A Chemical Test For DUI Is Not A Violation Of PC 148
Many officers believe if a dui suspect refuses to take a breath or blood test during a drunk driving investigation then they are guilty of delaying an officer under PC 148.  Not so under California law according to People vs. Valencia  240 Cal.App.4 th Supp...
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