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Attorney Kirk Tarman Answers If The DUI Laws Have Recently Changed Along With The Drug Sentencing Laws

Attorney Kirk Tarman Answers If The DUI Laws Have Recently Changed Along With The Drug Sentencing Laws

Ray Hrdlicka – Host – Attorneys.Media

“Hi, today we’re sitting with Kirk Tarman, criminal defense attorney in San Bernardino, California, and satellite offices in Riverside and Los Angeles county. And we’re going to be talking about a number of criminal issues that I’m sure you’re going to be interested. So, Kirk let’s jump right into it. Let’s begin with DUI. And a question that I have is that the past many years in California there’s been a sea change in terms of drug laws lessening, the final resolution, the conviction rate, what you’re going to get arrested for. Has that happened with DUI too, or is it remained the same?”

Kirk Tarman– Criminal Defense Attorney – San Bernardino County, CA

“It’s actually gotten worse. And it’s an interesting differentiation between the way that California, and I think the rest of the United States, deals with drug and alcohol abuse. All of the drug cases are going in that diversionary avenue now, except for alcohol, which is interesting. A couple of aspects of it, like judicial diversion, which is, again, the judge says, if you do this stuff, the case is dismissed. The ones that aren’t allowed… domestic violence’s, things where you have sex registration, and DUI’s. For some reason, these are the ones that they’ve chiseled out.

Ray Hrdlicka – Host – Attorneys.Media

“Hi, today we’re sitting with Kirk Tarman, criminal defense attorney in San Bernardino, California, and satellite offices in Riverside and Los Angeles county. And we’re going to be talking about a number of criminal issues that I’m sure you’re going to be interested. So, Kirk let’s jump right into it. Let’s begin with DUI. And a question that I have is that the past many years in California there’s been a sea change in terms of drug laws lessening, the final resolution, the conviction rate, what you’re going to get arrested for. Has that happened with DUI too, or is it remained the same?”

Kirk Tarman– Criminal Defense Attorney – San Bernardino County, CA

“It’s actually gotten worse. And it’s an interesting differentiation between the way that California, and I think the rest of the United States, deals with drug and alcohol abuse. All of the drug cases are going in that diversionary avenue now, except for alcohol, which is interesting. A couple of aspects of it, like judicial diversion, which is, again, the judge says, if you do this stuff, the case is dismissed. The ones that aren’t allowed… domestic violence’s, things where you have sex registration, and DUI’s. For some reason, these are the ones that they’ve chiseled out.

I look at the Sesame Street pattern. A bit of domestic violence. You get it that’s bad. It’s violence against a partner, something where there’s sex registration, that’s a terrible crime usually, you know. But then this one thing that has, is clearly an addiction-based problem. DUI, and that’s the one that they specifically have excluded…strange.”

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