Santa Barbara’s DUI & Traffic Attorney
If you are facing a Santa Barbara DUI or traffic case, Kenneth M. Hallum is a Santa Barbara DUI and traffic attorney whose focus is exclusive on driving under the influence and traffic defense. As a former police officer, Ken has a unique perspective that gives his clients a powerful advantage.
Aggressive Santa Barbara
DUI & Traffic Attorney.

If you were pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving, you likely were given a field sobriety test, such as walking in a straight line or counting backwards. If the officer determined you were intoxicated, you would be arrested at that point. You may also given a breathalyzer test, which will measure your BAC exactly. If it measured over the legal limit of .08%, you would be charged with drunk driving. Refusing a BAC test can result in automatic suspension of your license in addition to increased penalties.

Because there are time limits that must be followed in order to properly defend your DUI arrest, it is best to contact Attorney Hallum as soon as possible after your arrest. You have 10 days to schedule a hearing, which will determine whether your license will be suspended at that time or not. If you fail to set up this hearing, you will automatically get your license suspended.

Attorney Kenneth Hallum

Ken is a Santa Barbara traffic law attorney admitted to the admitted to the California State Bar Association in 2004. As a former police officer,conflict public defender, and court appointed criminal defense attorney, Ken has a unique understanding of both sides of traffic law. For a Santa Barbara traffic law consultation call 805-564-3101

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What Are The Penalties for a DUI?

Getting a DUI is serious business. First-time offenders need to know what to expect before they go to court so that they can be prepared for what they are getting into. The most basic penalties for a DUI include fines, license suspension, probation, and jail time. Of course, first-time offenders aren’t always sent to jail but the new interest in ‘zero tolerance’ has created a lot more room for examples to be made of all offenders.

There is no guaranteed way to avoid DUI penalties when you are charged, but having a qualified DUI lawyer is definitely a good start.

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When it comes to getting a DUI, Santa Barbara is one city that is not afraid to hand them out. In Santa Barbara County, there are almost 3,000 arrests every year for drunk driving. Of those, about 80% are male drivers. If you are pulled over for a suspected DUI, Santa Barbara law enforcement will typically start by performing a field sobriety test, portable breath test, and asking questions to determine your level of intoxication. California has a zero tolerance policy on DUI of any kind, so don’t expect anyone to take it easy on you, whether you’ve had one drink or ten.Read More

How Do I Evaluate A SB Plea Bargain DUI?

Being charged with a DUI in Santa Barbara is not uncommon. There are almost 3,000 arrests made every single year in Santa Barbara County, which is home to more than 300,000 residents. While 10% might not seem like a lot of DUI arrests, it’s quite high compared to other areas of California. Santa Barbara has the pleasure of being right on the ocean and being notorious for good times and relaxation.Read More

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