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Hallum Law 2020 YEAR IN REVIEW

“2020 marks our 15th year anniversary helping clients navigate the  legal system.  I  want to thank our loyal clients for their trust and support, I’m looking forward to many more years of serving you.” -Ken Dear Friends, With 2021 (thankfully) around the corner, I wanted to take this opportunity to review some of the highlights of the…

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How to Get a Red Light Ticket Dismissed

How to Get a Red Light Ticket Dismissed Getting a red light ticket in California can be very stressful. Imagine checking your mailbox to collect your mail only to find out that you have been cited for a red light ticket. All of a sudden, you find yourself in a tight financial spot for potential…

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Do Speeding Tickets Affect Insurance?

Getting two or more speeding tickets within a three-year period is a surefire way to increase your insurance rate. However, the good news is that you may not even receive an increase if you just commit one violation within three years. Typically, those who receive a rate adjustment after a speeding violation pay an average…

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TRUCK DRIVERS: Traffic Lawyer Explains Speeding Tickets For Logistics Trucker Drivers

Speeding penalties for different types of vehicles greatly vary. Typically, the bigger the vehicle, the bigger the fine. Here in California, speeding truck drivers face graver penalties compared to non-commercial vehicle drivers. Truck drivers are held to a higher standard than other drivers on the road. Driving a truck, especially on freeways, not only requires…

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DMV Point System Demystified by Traffic Lawyer Kenneth M. Hallum

Are you familiar with the DMV point system in California? California’s DMV point system was established to safely monitor driving behaviors using a simple and quantitative format. This system rates each traffic violation or accident report and assigns a corresponding value to your DMV driver’s record. Most traffic tickets can carry one point, while serious…

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Ignition Interlock Devices are Not Fail-Proof

One of the most common requirements following a DUI citation is the installation of an ignition interlock device, or IID. An ignition interlock device is a built-in car breathalyzer connected to a vehicle’s ignition that detects a driver’s blood alcohol content before allowing the driver to start their vehicle. The vehicle will not start unless…