Recent Posts in DUI

  • 12-Sep-2016

    DUI Arrests With a BAC Under the Legal Limit

    One drink won’t put you over the legal alcohol limit, but it doesn’t have to in order for California law enforcement officers to arrest you for driving under the influence. One drink or many drinks, if officers believe you are driving ...
  • 9-Sep-2016

    Old DUI Warrants Can Come Back To Haunt You

    When you have an outstanding warrant for an old DUI case hanging over your head, it can be very difficult to feel like you can move forward. Your warrant may be from failing to pay the fines ordered in the case or simply failing to return to court to ...
  • 7-Sep-2016

    California Charges Of Drugged Driving

    Driving under the influence of drugs is something almost everyone has done at some time in their lives. Known as drugged driving, the offense involves driving while under the influence of both illegal and legal drugs, which can include certain ...
  • 5-Sep-2016

    When Passengers Are Charged With DUI In California

    Like all other states in the U.S., California has laws criminalizing driving while under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or inhalants and chemicals. Some states provide that it is a punishable offense under their laws to sit in the ...
  • 2-Sep-2016

    Choosing To Use A Designated Driver

    When you plan to go out on the town and have a few drinks, you should plan to have a designated driver. It is a good idea to choose your designated driver before you go out. Many people believe they are still okay to drive when they've had a few ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 29-Jul-2016

    Anyone Can be Guilty of DUI

    Driving under the influence can take many forms. You might have just woken up from a deep, Ambien sleep, and you're driving to work when a police officer pulls you over. A few too many drinks clouds your judgement when you decide to drive home at ...
  • 27-Jul-2016

    Marijuana Use and Its Association With DUI Charges

    When you renew your vehicle's registration or visit the DMW, you will almost always see a chart on blood alcohol content. The state of California has strict rules about this substance being in your bloodstream as you drive around town. However, ...
  • 25-Jul-2016

    DUID in California

    DUID in California Like driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs is illegal in the state of California. However, there is no straightforward measurement for determining the degree of a person's impairment under ...
  • 22-Jul-2016

    The Impact of the RIBS Act

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a person dies every 52 minutes in an alcohol-related traffic collision. That translates to over 10,000 deaths per year. However, a new California law aims to provide bartenders ...
  • 20-Jul-2016

    How Ambien Use Can Lead to DUI Charges

    How Ambien Use Can Lead to DUI Charges There is no legal defense in the state of California that protects you from a driving-under-the-influence charge associated with prescription-drug use. In fact, Ambien or sleeping pills is one of the top reasons ...
  • 18-Jul-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 ...
  • 11-Jul-2016

    DUID in California

    Like driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs is illegal in the state of California. However, there is no straightforward measurement for determining the degree of a person's impairment under the influence of ...
  • 7-Jul-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 ...
  • 5-Jul-2016

    Can Minors Get Restricted Licenses Following a DUI Charge?

    When you are under the age of 21 and you have been arrested and charged for allegedly driving under the influence, you might wonder if you will be allowed to get a restricted driver's license in order to drive to your job or your school. ...
  • 5-Aug-2015

    UNC at Chapel Hill Student Charged with Murder in Fatal DUI Crash

    Chandler Michael Kania, 20, has been charged with murder after a fatal DUI crash that killed 3 people including a 6-year-old. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student states that he borrowed the ID of a fraternity brother who had ...
  • 16-Jul-2015

    DUI Checkpoint Video Goes Viral

    21-year-old college student, Chris Kalbaugh, taped his July 4, 2013 encounter at a Tennessee DUI Checkpoint. The results have gone viral with over 5 million views. With a range of public opinion, the video sparks a great debate about the legitimacy ...
  • 7-Jul-2015

    Uber Passenger killed in Suspected DUI Crash

    A 29-year-old woman was killed in Costa Mesa on July 7 after a collision allegedly caused by a drunk driver. The woman was one of two passengers in the Uber vehicle. The Uber driver and the other passenger were treated for injuries related to the ...
  • 21-Nov-2014

    Another Award for DUI Attorney Scott Henry Top 40 Under 40 NTLA

    Another Award for DUI Attorney Scott Henry Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyers The DUI Defense Law Offices of Scott Henry is pleased to announce DUI attorney Scott Henry has just been awarded the honor of being selected by The National Trial Lawyers as one ...
  • 19-Sep-2014

    DUI Attorney Scott Henry awarded excellent rating by AVVO

    DUI Attorney Scott Henry awarded excellent rating by AVVO. Law Offices of Scott Henry could not be prouder of their Senior Associte Scott Henry for his dedicated work on behalf of all our DUI clients. Mr. Henry has worked hard to increase his ...
  • 18-Sep-2014

    Thomas Wallin selected as OC Metro's Top DUI Attorney

    Thomas Wallin selected as OC Metro's Top DUI Attorney DUI Defense Lawyer Thomas Wallin was selected for OC Metro's top DUI attorney for 2014. This is a great honor and The Law Offices of Scott Henry really appreciate the reconition from OC ...
  • 11-Mar-2014

    Former DA Convicted of Multiple DUIs Faces License Suspension

    Marc Anthony Guillory, a former District Attorney with San Bernardino and San Francisco faces suspension of his bar license after receiving multiple DUI convictions over his lifetime. In 1999, Guillory was the driver in a tragic crash that resulted ...
  • 7-Mar-2014

    Contra Costa Deputy Sheriff Sentenced to Prison in DUI Conspiracy

    Stephen Tanabe, a former Contra Costa County Sheriff's Deputy was convicted of conspiracy, wire fraud and extortion. The strange conspiracy began with former private investigator Christopher Butler who helped to arrange the DUI arrests of three ...
  • 5-Mar-2014

    Kennedy Found Not Guilty in DUI Trial

    Kerry Kennedy was acquitted of driving under the influence in New York. Kerry Kennedy is the daughter of Senator Robert F. Kennedy who was killed in his bid for presidency. Ms. Kennedy was arrested in July 2012 after a morning collision. Officers ...
  • 17-Feb-2014

    Arrested For a Felony DUI?

    Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can be charged as a felony in certain circumstances. If you are arrested for a 4 th or subsequent DUI within ten years or if you injure or kill someone while driving under the influence, the DUI charges can be ...
  • 10-Feb-2014

    Former 'SNL' Actor Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

    Chris Kattan formerly of Saturday Night Live was arrested in Encino on suspicion of DUI early this morning after crashing into a state vehicle. Caltrans was working on a guardrail of the 101 Freeway when Kattan allegedly collided with one of the ...
  • 30-Jan-2014

    Avoid a DUI on Super Bowl Sunday

    As Super Bowl Sunday approaches, the Law Offices of Scott Henry would like to remind everyone to be safe and always designate a sober driver. Arresting agencies have received significant grants to fund checkpoints and saturation patrols nearly every ...
  • 23-Jan-2014

    Justin Bieber Arrested for DUI

    Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami early this morning after allegedly street racing. He was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and driving without a valid license. To make matters worse, Bieber was also arrested for resisting arrest ...
  • 22-Jan-2014

    Pedestrian Killed in National City DUI Crash

    Shortly before 9:00 am Monday, an 89-year old man was struck and killed by Kevin Earl Moore of San Diego. Officers believe that Moore was under the influence of a narcotic at the time of the accident which left the pedestrian dead at the scene. Mr. ...
  • 20-Jan-2014

    David Cassidy Arrested for Third DUI

    David Cassidy was arrested for his 3 rd DUI arrest after making an illegal turn in Los Angeles on January 10, 2014. Mr. Cassidy blew a.19% according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP arrested Mr. Cassidy after he allegedly made a right turn ...
  • 12-Dec-2013

    How an Expungement Can Save Your Professional License

    If you hold a professional license such as being a Registered Nurse and are arrested for a DUI, your career can be greatly affected. A conviction for a DUI is sent to the Board of Registered Nursing enforcement unit and sanctions can be issued ...
  • 4-Dec-2013

    Pasadena Police Department Awarded $130,000 for Anti-DUI Campaign

    Pasadena is the latest city to receive a safety grant for anti-DUI efforts. The Pasadena Police Department was awarded $136,370 to thwart drunk drivers. The city is already planning DUI Saturation Patrols on December 13, 2013, followed by a DUI ...
  • 14-Nov-2013

    5 DUI Myths Debunked

    If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI in Southern California then you have likely been overwhelmed by the amount of information out there. We hope to debunk some of the most common myths about drunk driving cases. While we hope that this ...
  • 20-Sep-2013

    DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols Scheduled for Friday, September 20

    The following DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols are scheduled for Friday, September 20: Orange County: Dana Point – 6:00 pm to 2:00 am – undisclosed location Irvine – 8:00 pm to 2:00 am – Culver Drive and Walnut Avenue ...
  • 13-Sep-2013

    Scheduled DUI Checkpoints & Saturation Patrols for Friday, September 13

    Law enforcement agencies throughout the Southland will be conducting DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols on Friday, September 13. Los Angeles: Santa Clarita – 6:00 pm to 2:00 am – within the city limits Whittier – 7:30 pm to 3:00 ...
  • 14-Aug-2013

    MADD & IIDs

    On June 14, 2013, Tennessee became the 18 th state to require Ignition Interlock Device (IID). The requirement for such installation is for a person to (a) to be convicted with a DUI and (b) with a blood alcohol level of.08% or more. Tennessee will ...
  • 8-Aug-2013

    Our of State DUIs in Riverside

    What happens when you are on vacation in another state and party a bit too much? Perhaps you've had one drink too many at a family gathering, didn't wait long enough after your last drink, or simply fell victim to a momentary lapse of ...
  • 2-Aug-2013

    DUI Checkpoints & Saturation Patrols

    Law enforcement officers in the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, and other communities throughout Southern California will be conducting DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols this weekend. The following are scheduled to take place on Friday August, 2: ...
  • 30-Jul-2013

    Under 21 PAS Tests & Your Rights

    The preliminary alcohol-screening (PAS) test is a hand held breath device used to measure blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels in a person's system. It is one of the most commonly used method for testing BAC levels in motorists who are ...
  • 26-Jul-2013

    DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols This Weekend

    Law enforcement officers with the LAPD and other agencies will be conducting several DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols this weekend. Officers will be screening drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment and will be checking driver's ...
  • 26-Jul-2013

    Are Field Sobriety Tests Optional?

    When law enforcement officers suspect that a driver may be under the influence or alcohol or drugs, they will typically ask the driver to perform a series of fiend sobriety tests. In Riverside, California, and many jurisdictions throughout the United ...
  • 17-Jul-2013

    More Than 200 Drivers Arrested During Fourth of July DUI Crackdown

    Fourth of July has become one of the most dangerous – and most deadly – times of year on American roads and highways. During the holiday, rates of impaired and intoxicated drivers rise dramatically and in states throughout the country, ...
  • 10-Jul-2013

    Court-Ordered DUI Classes

    Individuals who are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs face numerous, profound, and sometimes life altering consequences. From large fines and ongoing costs to possible terms of imprisonment and driver's license ...
  • 2-Jul-2013

    Understanding the DMV 10-Day Rule

    Anyone who is arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs will face driver's license penalties. While the precise penalties and terms of suspension will vary depending on the nature of the charge and a ...
  • 19-Jun-2013

    Riverside Police Officer Involved in Crash Had BAC Nearly Twice the Legal Limit

    New reports surfacing after a Riverside police lieutenant was involved in a DUI accident in early February reveal that the officer had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level nearly twice the legal limit. According to the criminal complaint filed ...
  • 11-Jun-2013

    202 Arrested for DUI on Memorial Day Weekend in Riverside County

    As part of national effort to reduce the prevalence of impaired driving, law enforcement officers in Riverside County teamed up to arrest 202 people on suspicion of driving under the influence ( DUI )of drugs or alcohol over the course of a three day ...
  • 7-Jun-2013

    National Transportation Safety Board Recommends Lowering Legal BAC Limit

    Last month, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a national recommendation for states to lower their legal blood alcohol content threshold for drinking and operating motor vehicles. In an attempt to reduce drunk driving in the United ...
  • 29-May-2013

    What other fees are involved with a DUI charge?

    If you have been accused of a DUI, you have probably heard about why it is important to seek protection from a skilled DUI defense attorney. Without the strong representation of an experienced trial attorney, you may be defenseless against the ...
  • 10-May-2013

    A Closer Look at Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus

    The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) Test is a standardized field sobriety test used to help law enforcement determine whether or not an individual is under the influence of alcohol. Most field sobriety tests are designed to test the suspect's ...
  • 3-May-2013

    Southern California Police Prepare for Cinco de Mayo DUIs

    Local police will increase sobriety checkpoints for Cinco de Mayo this weekend throughout the Los Angeles area. While Cinco de Mayo is a time of celebration for many, local law enforcement predicts an increased number of drunk drivers on the road as ...
  • 15-Mar-2013

    Missed Your Out of State Prior in Court

    What happens when you go to court and find out the DA missed your out of state prior? This is a complex question. It's common that courts in California will miss your out of state prior when you first go to court. This happens for several ...
  • 15-Mar-2013

    Out of State Prior DUI For California

    Arrested in California for DUI and wondering if your out of state prior DUI will show up? Practicing DUI defense in southern California for the last 15 years, our firm has come across this question on a regular basis. The short answer is it ...
  • 14-Mar-2013

    DUI in San Bernardino

    DUI in San Bernardino County? If you've been arrested for DUI in San Bernardino County you will most likely be required to appear in one of the following courts, downtown San Bernardino (my personal favorite court), Rancho Cucamonga, Victorville, ...
  • 11-Mar-2013

    2nd Offense DUI in Riverside County

    2nd Offense DUI In Riverside County Getting arrested for DUI for a 2nd offense in Riverside County can be a scary and traumatic time in one's life. The most common questions after an arrest for a 2nd offense DUI In Riverside include: 1. Will I ...
  • 10-Mar-2013

    Is a DUI a Felony

    Is a DUI in California a Felony? This is a question our DUI lawyers get quite often and the answer depends.... In most cases, a DUI in California, including the counties of Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego, is NOT ...
  • 8-Mar-2013

    Best DUI Attorney in Riverside

    Best DUI Attorney in Riverside County Hiring an attorney for a Riverside DUI can be a very confusing and scary process. We are fortunate to have been practicing DUI defense for over 15 years in and around Riverside. When considering the best DUI ...
  • 8-Mar-2013

    LAPD Checkpoints for 3-8-13 weekend

    LAPD will be conducting checkpoints this weekend.... Here is a list of what they have set to go this weekend. Please remember to be safe and if you've had anything to drink, get a DD. Los Angeles Police Department has planned: Sobriety & ...
  • 25-May-2012

    Do I Have to Undergo a Field Sobriety Test?

    One of the most common questions when people call the Law Offices of Thomas Wallin is whether they have to complete field sobriety tests. The answer to that is no. You are not required by law or statute to complete any field sobriety tests. The only ...
  • 25-Nov-2011

    Orange County DUI Checkpoints 11/25 - 11/27

    Before going out and drinking, please make sure to have a designated driver or hire a taxi to avoid having to drive while under the influence and potentially have to go through a DUI sobriety checkpoint. Most arresting officials announce the ...