Recent Posts in California DUI

  • Sep 7, 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 ...
  • Sep 5, 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 ...
  • Jul 7, 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 ...
  • Jul 7, 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 ...
  • Jul 1, 2015

    California DUI Checkpoint Requirements

    Summer brings warmth, long days and a heavy increase in DUI Checkpoints to the State of California. Driving through a checkpoint can be a terrifying incident, even if you are stone cold sober. Knowing how to act, what to expect and what the officers ...
  • May 7, 2015

    DUI Attorney Scott Henry Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel

    Scott Henry, of the Law Offices of Scott Henry, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards ...
  • Oct 29, 2014

    DUI Defense Attorney Scott Henry Accepted into National College for DUI Defense

    The Law Offices of Scott Henry is excited to share that DUI defense attorney Scott Henry is now a member of the National College of DUI Defense . NCDD is the recognized leader in continuing education of the country's top DUI Lawyers. Mr. Henry is ...
  • Jan 7, 2014

    Lawyers Try to Work Deal in Amanda Bynes' DUI Case

    Amanda Bynes was arrested on April 6, 2012 after allegedly hitting a Los Angeles County Sheriff's cruiser while under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs. Today, Ms. Bynes' attorneys were back in court. A new pre-trial date was set for February. ...
  • Jan 2, 2014

    Alcohol Monitoring and the "SCRAM" Bracelet

    SCRAM stands for Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor. When worn, the SCRAM bracelet monitors a person's alcohol consumption 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It samples the perspiration of the wearer every 30 seconds to ensure that no alcohol is ...
  • Dec 30, 2013

    LAPD to Use Portable Drug Test New Year's Eve

    Earlier this year we had reported the addition of a portable device that can detect marijuana and numerous other drugs. The Los Angeles Police Department will begin using a similar device at New Year's Checkpoints this year. The device works by ...
  • Dec 13, 2013

    Holidays Bring Numerous Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols Throughout California

    The annual crackdown on holiday drinking and driving has begun. This weekend kicks off a 3-week campaign to reduce the number of drunk driving incidents on the road. Arresting agencies throughout the state are teaming together to hold DUI Checkpoints ...
  • Dec 12, 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 ...
  • Dec 9, 2013

    Woman Who Caused Double Fatality in Alpine Pleads Guilty

    Sunny Hall, 31, was arrested on June 11, 2012 for DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Shortly before 3:00 am, 25 year-old Angela August lost control of her vehicle. She was pinned under the Toyota Yaris on Interstate 8 when Jimmy ...
  • Nov 20, 2013

    How to Avoid a Holiday Party DUI

    Whether you are attending a holiday party at a friend's house or hosting your work Christmas party, you need to be aware of the pitfalls that could lead to a DUI for you or your guests. If you are hosting be sure to serve plenty of alcohol ...
  • Nov 18, 2013

    Understanding Alcohol Programs in Southern California

    In most DUI cases, you will have to complete an alcohol program. Choosing the right alcohol program can be time consuming and confusing. We hope to clarify some of the issues surrounding alcohol programs and choosing the correct program for your ...
  • Nov 14, 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 ...
  • Nov 6, 2013

    Could Breathalyzers in the Future Detect Marijuana

    Breathalyzers are currently in the makings that detect marijuana. Many speculate that if California legalizes marijuana that they will begin using breathalyzers that detects marijuana. Part of the problem is establishing a legal limit. Developing a ...
  • Nov 4, 2013

    Seattle Seahawks Star Marshawn Lynch's DUI Trial Reset for December

    On the heels of the NFL announcing that Jaguars' Wide Receiver Justin Blackmon will be suspended for the rest of the season for Substance Abuse, Marshawn Lynch sees his California DUI trial continued until December 27. Lynch was arrested on July 14, ...
  • Oct 30, 2013

    Dodging a Bullet - How SB 755 Sought to Deny the Rights of Those Convicted of DUI

    Senate Bill 755 was introduced earlier this year by Senator Wolk. Principal Coauthor was Assembly Member Alejo and additional coauthors are listed as Senators De Leon, DeSaulnier , Hancock and Yee. The bill would have made it illegal to own, ...
  • Oct 28, 2013

    5 Quick Tips to Avoid Getting Pulled Over

    One of the most common questions that I get asked is how to avoid getting pulled over. As most of you know an officer must have reasonable suspicion to stop you, except in the case of a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint. In other words, an officer ...
  • Oct 25, 2013

    Cities Throughout California Receive State and Federal Grants for More DUI Checkpoints

    West Sacramento, Redlands and Whittier are just a few of the cities and police departments to receive grants for anti-DUI efforts. The success of campaigns like " Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over " and multi-agency task forces such as Avoid the 100 in ...
  • Sep 27, 2013

    DUI Checkpoints & Saturation Patrols Scheduled for Friday, September 27

    The following DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols are scheduled for Friday, September 27: Inland Empire: Coachella – 7:00 pm to 3:00 am – within the city limits Central & Northern California: Napa – 6:00 pm to 12:00 am – undisclosed location ...
  • Aug 30, 2013

    DUI Checkpoints & Saturation Patrols Scheduled for Friday, August 30

    As part of the Labor Day Weekend, law enforcement officers throughout Southern California will be increasing efforts to arrest motorists who drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Holiday weekends have historically high rates of DUI arrests, ...
  • Aug 27, 2013

    Penalties For a Third DUI in California

    When a person is pulled over for driving under the influence ( DUI ) in California and is later convicted of a third DUI offense within 10 years, there are hefty penalties involved. Persons who are considered "habitual" offenders, meaning that they ...
  • Aug 23, 2013

    Scheduled DUI Checkpoints & Saturation Patrols for Friday, August 23

    This weekend, law enforcement officers throughout the state will be conducting DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols. As part of the "Avoid the 100" task force, patrols will also be ramped up in various locations. Scheduled checkpoints and ...
  • Aug 16, 2013

    DUI Checkpoints & Saturation Patrols in Southern California This Weekend

    Law enforcement officers in Southern California are conducting a number of DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols this weekend. Officers will be on the lookout for motorists driving under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs and will also be ...
  • Jul 17, 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, the results ...
  • Jul 10, 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 suspensions, ...
  • Jun 27, 2013

    DUI Patrols & Checkpoints in San Bernardino This Weekend

    Tomorrow evening – Friday, June 28 – the San Bernardino police department will be increasing DUI patrols and holding a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the city. From the hours of 6:00 p.m. Friday to 2:00 a.m. Saturday, law ...
  • Jun 19, 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 ...
  • Apr 26, 2013

    Riverside Police Plan DUI Checkpoint Tonight

    Local news indicates that Riverside police will set up a DUI checkpoint somewhere in the city tonight between 6:00 pm and 12:00 am. The location of the checkpoint was not announced, but officers said they will check drivers for signs of intoxication ...
  • Mar 15, 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 reasons: 1. ...
  • Mar 15, 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 ...
  • Mar 14, 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, ...
  • Mar 11, 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 have ...
  • May 25, 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 ...