Blog Posts in August, 2016

  • 31-Aug-2016

    Avoid Getting Pulled Over By The Cops

    Getting charged with a traffic offense of any sort, including DUIs, requires that a police officer first stops you. It makes sense to prevent yourself from being stopped in the first place, and you can help to avoid being pulled over by taking some ...
  • 29-Aug-2016

    What to Expect During a DUI Traffic Stop

    California’s Vehicle Code 23152 stipulates that before a police officer can pull you over on suspicion of driving under the influence, he or she must have a specific reason for doing so or “probable cause.” Probable cause in a legal ...
  • 26-Aug-2016

    Police Stops: What To Do

    It can be very disconcerting when a police officer turns on his lights behind you or pulls alongside your vehicle and motions you to pull over. How you handle being stopped by the police in Riverside, San Bernadino and Orange County can sometimes ...
  • 24-Aug-2016

    The Trouble with Using Phone GPS

    It is now fairly common knowledge that texting and driving can get you pulled over pretty quickly in the state of California. That is why using the GPS function on your phone to navigate can cause you to wind up in a sticky situation with the law. If ...
  • 22-Aug-2016

    Mandatory Alcohol Education Programs Following DUI Convictions

    Following a conviction for driving under the influence in California, you can expect to face a range of penalties that can be very restrictive and costly. You may be ordered to pay fines and court costs. You might also have to serve a jail sentence ...
  • 19-Aug-2016

    The Importance Of Following Your Lawyer's Advice About Testifying

    When you are charged with a DUI, whether it is a first-time offense or a subsequent one, it is important that you get help from a criminal defense lawyer who has experience with defending against drunk driving charges. Throughout your case, your ...
  • 17-Aug-2016

    Second-Degree Murder Charge Possible For Felony DUI Cases

    Prior to 1981, people who caused fatal accidents because they were driving while intoxicated faced charges of vehicular manslaughter. On Nov. 30, 1981, the Supreme Court of California handed down its ruling in People v. Watson, a case that changed ...
  • 15-Aug-2016

    Enhanced DUI Charges Mean Tougher Penalties

    You were pulled over by a cop who suspected you were driving under the influence. You disagreed but still ended up in handcuffs and charged with driving under the influence. Now you find out that if convicted, your sentence may include enhancements. ...
  • 12-Aug-2016

    Tips for DUI Repeat Offenders

    Every person is different, and not everyone can learn their lesson on the first try. In fact, drivers might repeatedly take off down the road while they're under the influence. These repeat offenders face many challenges ahead of them. It's ...
  • 10-Aug-2016

    Second-Time Offenders and California's DUI Penalties

    Your first DUI offense may have been an accident, but being caught a second time is considered much worse in the eyes of the law. If you've been charged with a second-time offense, it's critical to contact an experienced criminal defense ...
  • 8-Aug-2016

    Taking Care Of Out-Of-State DUI Charges

    If you are accused of drunk driving in California, the experience may seem overwhelming. It may be even more so if you are a California driver who is charged with doing so in another state. When you are visiting in other states, you are required to ...
  • 5-Aug-2016

    Ignition Interlock Devices Following DUI Convictions

    If you are convicted of driving under the influence, among the many potential penalties you will face is a requirement for you to install an ignition interlock device, or IID, in every vehicle that is registered to you. These devices are types of ...
  • 3-Aug-2016

    Exemptions To The Ignition Interlock Device Requirement

    If you are convicted of a DUI in California, you will potentially face a number of different penalties. You are likely to be ordered to pay fines, have your driver's license suspended, be mandated to attend alcohol education classes and alcohol ...
  • 1-Aug-2016

    Two DUIs Equal Harsher Consequences

    Driving under the influence is a serious charge, and it normally requires the experience of a criminal defense attorney. Scott D. Henry is a leading lawyer in the Southern California area so you have a chance at an acquittal almost immediately ...