Price played major role in rejection of AB282 Bill

I can honestly say it is the most rewarding part of my job. I also know that my family and friends are safer than before. The CDLA’s president lobbied before the Senate Public Safety Committee to help defeat an Assembly Bill that would have denied eligibility for Judicial Diversion for DUI offenses. San Diego DUI attorney and CDLA 2021 President Joshua J. Price helped to defeat the bill before it could go up for a vote in the State Senate. Mr. Price was the main opposition witness to testify against the bill befor[...]

There is still no accepted method for accurately determining a Marijuana DUI

California has commissioned the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at UC San Diego to develop a reliable detection method In 2016, two decades after the approval of Proposition 215, California voters approved Proposition 64, the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA). As of January 1st, 2018, it is now legal in the state of California for an adult to smoke Marijuana. They may do so without fear of punishment or fines from State authorities. Marijuana remains illegal under Federal law, however, creating some legal uncertainty for California residents and businesses w[...]

How Can We Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse among Teens?

The Key to Preventing Addiction in Adults? Start When They’re Young. The chemistry of addiction is simple. The causes are myriad, and complex. But there is one predictor of addiction that stands above all others: early substance use as youth. In order to prevent the devastating consequences of addiction in adults, it is imperative to understand the risk factors that contribute to drug and alcohol use in children, and find ways to mitigate those risks. Know What to Look For, and How to Prevent Youth Substance Use The Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation has just published a concise and[...]

Vista DUI Checkpoint this Friday and Saturday Night

Tomorrow evening, the Vista Sheriff station plans to set up a DUI checkpoint in Vista. The California Highway Patrol will assist them. According to the press release, which you can read below, the checkpoint will last from 7 pm Friday evening to 2 am Saturday morning. If you find yourself caught in the snare after a night of drinking, be sure to read up on Stops and Checkpoints tips here. The tips contained in that article are as valid today as the day I wrote it. The full text of the press release is below. Please don't hesitate to contact my law office if you require to speak with a[...]

A new study shows there has been a substantial increase in alcohol abuse since 2001

We need to educate the public, policymakers, and law enforcement about the scope of the problem According to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry, increases in alcohol use, high-risk drinking, and DSM-IV AUD in the US population and among subgroups, especially women, older adults, racial/ethnic minorities, and the socioeconomically disadvantaged, constitute a public health crisis. Taken together, these findings portend a public health crisis. “Prevalence of 12-Month Alcohol Use, High-Risk Drinking, and DSM-IV Alcohol Use Disorder in the United States, 2001-2002 to 2012-2013&rdq[...]