Friday, September 27, 2013

Lamar makes the "smart play" and hires top California DUI Attorney Richard Hutton

Any California DUI Lawyer who has seen Richard Hutton in a courtroom knows he is a go-to guy when it comes to serious drunk driving defense in Southern California, attorneys know.   Lamar Odom wisely ponied up and hired this tenacious California DUI Attorney for his defense.

Mr. Hutton is a legend in Orange and Los Angeles Counties.  Few California DUI lawyers have tried or won as many DUI cases as Richard.   Word on the street among elite California DUI attorneys is that they would hire Richard if they got popped.

Lamar can still fix his problems and get back to helping an NBA team.  California DUI Lawyer Hutton is the first step.

California DUI Attorney Hutton already appeared in Van Nuys to let that court know the tide is turning.  October 10th is the next California DUI court date.

Khloe's support through this stage of Odom's life is critical as well.  Between the Kardashinan and Hutton families, Lamar will come out smelling like flowers.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Can a California driver be "drunk" or test high on DUI tests without alcohol because of a yeast overgrowth in one's gut fermented-food-make-alcohol, San Diego DUI attorneys ask?

California DUI lawyers know about possible blood test defenses and breath test defenses in drunk driving cases.  The San Diego County DUI Law Center's attorney Rick Mueller lists both BLOOD and BREATH issues in drunk driving cases.  Here's an article reported by CNN yesterday on the "Auto-Brewery syndrome" or "gut fermentation syndrome".
  • Texas man was inexplicably drunk without ingesting alcohol, case study says.
  • His wife started giving him breathalyzer tests; he would register as high as .40%.
  • Observation by doctors showed that a yeast overgrowth in his gut fermented food, made alcohol.
  • The condition is called gut fermentation syndrome.
Most beer guts are the result of consuming fermented brew, but a new case study describes a rare syndrome that had one man's gut fermenting brew, not consuming it.
It's called gut fermentation syndrome or auto-brewery syndrome, and it's "a relatively unknown phenomenon in Western medicine" according to a study published in July's International Journal of Clinical Medicine. "Only a few cases have been reported in the last three decades" according to Dr. Barbara Cordell, the dean of nursing at Panola College in Carthage, Texas, and Dr. Justin McCarthy, a Lubbock gastroenterologist, the study's authors.
The most current case comes courtesy of an unnamed 61-year-old Texas man who for five years seemed to be drunk -- all of the time.
His wife, a nurse, began to give him breathalyzer tests. Even when he hadn't been drinking at all, his blood alcohol content was as high 0.40 -- five times the legal driving limit -- according to the study.
But the medical community was largely unaware of Gut Fermentation Syndrome then, so the patient wasn't always believed. In 2009 he was admitted into an emergency room on a day he hadn't had a sip of alcohol and blew a 0.37.
"The physicians were not aware of any way that a person could be intoxicated without ingesting alcohol and therefore believed he must be a "closet drinker," the paper says.
Finally, after a 24-hour observation period at a gastroenterology practice in 2010 -- one in which he saw no visitors and underwent a battery of tests -- doctors figured out what was ailing him: His stomach was turning food into booze.
"The underlying mechanism is thought to be an overgrowth of yeast in the gut whereby the yeast ferments carbohydrates into ethanol."
After a regimen of antifungal medication, his yeast was in check, and he was registering zeroes on the breathalyzer.
The authors conclude their paper by imploring their colleagues in the field to take gut fermentation syndrome seriously.
"This is a rare syndrome but should be recognized because of the social implications such as loss of job, relationship difficulties, stigma, and even possible arrest and incarceration," the authors write.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Press Release for San Diego California DUI News, Checkpoints, LeBron James' Wedding, Pacific Beach and San Diego Chargers

As the summer ends, California DUI attorneys reflect on developments in San Diego drunk driving situations. DUI lawyers in San Diego California remind people to not drink & drive, to not text & drive and to avoid the regular drunk driving roadblock locations found at this free updated site.

While last night's LeBron James' wedding at Grand Del Mar drew much San Diego California's people-watchers, the Pacific Beach Gestapo DUI police patrols licked their chops as revelers dropped cocktails in the #1 drunk driving area of San Diego.

One drunk bicyclist in PB suffered injuries, reminding riders to be safe and wear a helmet. If you've consumed alcohol and drive, slow down for cyclists.

Today's NFL games are keeping many San Diego Chargers' fans inside their homes and area bars.  A beautiful weather day in Southern California means lots of outdoor activities.   Sunday is a relatively high alcohol use day so everyone needs to remember to have a designated driver and to not drink and drive to the point that it affects your ability to drive or puts you at or over California's .08% DUI limit.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

California DUI checkpoints sprouted up all over this post-Labor Day Weekend in San Diego, DUI lawyers report as random, secret drunk driving roadblocks clogged travel throughout San Diego county, California DUI attorneys report.

September 8, 2013 San Diego California DUI attorney checkpoint news flash alert!

California DUI checkpoints sprouted up all over this post-Labor Day Weekend in San Diego, DUI lawyers report.  A gambit of random, secret drunk driving roadblocks flagged travel throughout San Diego county, California DUI attorneys report.

It all started with an idiotic Escondido area California DUI checkpoint during friday rush hour, San Diego California DUI lawyers heard complaints of.   Then California DUI checkpoints shot up in Encinitas, then southern San Diego and San Marcos.  The San Marcos DUI checkpoint took up 8 hours beginning shortly after friday night rush hour through half past 2 a.m.

The San Marcos Sheriff's Station Traffic Division is conducting the checkpoint to reduce the number of drunken drivers on the road -- elvissa/Flickr
The San Marcos Sheriff’s Station Traffic Division is conducting the checkpoint to reduce the number of California DUI drivers on the road.
California DUI checkpoints are set up in San Diego county to reportedly "deter drivers from getting behind the wheel in a drunken state in order to reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes," according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department DUI checkpoint website blurb.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Lamar Odom hires Robert Shapiro as his California Criminal Defense Lawyer to handle the DUI, attorneys hear

Lamar Odom could hire a California DUI Lawyers Association Specialist to fight his DUI - refusal, attorneys know.  But instead, he is digging deep into his pockets to throw up a white flag and plead no contest or guilty to DUI charges, by hiring Robert Shapiro, California lawyers found out today.

Lamar's even giving up on his refusal, facing a one year license suspension.   Not sure how many DMV hearings Robert Shapiro has done in between getting OJ "off" on murder charges and his other celebrity sightings, but competitive NBA fans are probably saying "wow" now.

He's back with Khloe Kardashian but that's another story and another addiction battle.

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian
Kim Kardashian celebrates her birthday at Marquee Nightclub at Cosmopolitan
Las Vegas, Nevada

Sunday, September 1, 2013

San Diego DUI roadblocks in Pacific Beach & Encinitas Labor Day weekend, report California DUI lawyers

San Diego DUI police put up a roadblock in Pacific Beach on Grand Ave last night, essentially blocking every car heading east towards the California I-5, San Diego DUI lawyers reporting these locations say.  

California Highway Patrol drunk driving cops busted 34 folks in San Diego County compared to 46 in 2012 for the same friday 6 pm to sunday 6 am period.  1 person died in a San Diego California DUI arrest this Labor Day weekend, say San Diego DUI attorneys.

In Northern Coastal San Diego, Encinitas' San Diego Sheriff's Dept. drug goons trapped motorists friday from 8 to saturday 1:20 at 1200 South Coast Highway California DUI roadblock.  Over 600 vehicles were forced to go through it, resulting in 3 California Drunk Driving arrests.

These California DUI checkpoints in San Diego county are funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety.

Throughout California there were 60 less DUI arrests than last year, up to 892 for friday 6 pm to sunday 6 a.m.