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How long will I lose my license for refusing a chemical test?

If a law enforcement official accuses you of driving under the influence and asks you to take a chemical test, such as a breath or blood test, you may face a number of consequences if you refuse. In Encino, and communities throughout California, you may lose your driving privileges if you find yourself in this position. However, there are a number of factors that will have an impact on the amount of time your license will be revoked.

Auto-brewery syndrome may be to blame for your DUI

For drivers in California, flashing red lights in the rearview mirror is one of the least welcome sights, especially for those who have been drinking. DUI citations can lead to a loss of privileges, opportunities and income, and are a big incentive for motorists to avoid driving drunk. While most people refrain from drinking too much alcohol to avoid the consequences of intoxication, there are some who find this unavoidable and have been cited for multiple DUIs. CNN reports that new studies are shedding light on a condition called auto-brewery syndrome, in which a person’s gut acts as an internal brewery and can cause a raised blood alcohol level simply from the foods that have been eaten.

Fight your DUI with one of these 3 defensive options

You're young, and your friends love to head out to clubs throughout L.A. County. While most of the time you are the designated driver, last time you opted to have a drink or two while you were out. You felt fine when you got into your car, but after you had to slow down quickly for a hidden stop sign, a police officer pulled you over thinking you were intoxicated. The breath test came up as .08, but there's no way you could have been that intoxicated. What can you do?

How can I avoid speeding tickets?

As a driver in Encino, you are most likely aware of the damage a speeding ticket can incur. While speeding is typically considered a traffic violation, driving at excessive rates of speed is a misdemeanor in California and can result in many serious consequences. In addition to always obeying posted signage relating to road speeds, you can also avoid a costly speeding ticket by keeping the following tips in mind.  

What to do when your driver’s license is suspended

There are certain situations where you may have your driver’s license revoked or suspended under California law. This can make it nearly impossible to travel to work, school or anywhere else that you need to go. At the Law Offices of Amir Soleimanian & Associates, we know that having your driver’s license taken away can be a major inconvenience. It is crucial that you understand why your license was revoked, as well as what you can do in order to retain possession of your driver's license.

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