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Monthly Archives: July 2013

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DUI Defense of Sleepdriving Caused by Alcohol and Ambien

By Beck Law P.C. |

Can alcohol and Ambien actually be a DUI defense? In a recent case titled People v. Mathson, the Court considered a fact pattern involving a DUI defendant who, under the influence of a prescription drug, Ambien (also known as zolpidem), engaged in a complex automatic behavior while asleep—sleepdriving. In the Mathson case, the trial… Read More »

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Man Convicted of 9 DUIs Receives Nine-Year Prison Term

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Nine DUIs gets nine years in prison. According to a news release from the Sonoma County District Attorney’s office every subsequent DUI conviction can increase your risk of suffering incarceration for a significant time period. The district attorney can add enhancements to the criminal complaint by alleging that you have prior convictions. This is… Read More »

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After Being Charged with DUI, What Happens When I’m Released from Jail?

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A local news article indicates that a woman was arrested and charged with DUI after crashing into a Santa Rosa house. The woman, Angela Marie Angerman, 33, also known as Angela Paetz, was released from jail at about 1 p.m. on Thursday June 20th. According to police, Angerman—who is on felony probation for a… Read More »

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