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 as they pass through the sobriety check. Drivers must also demonstrate that they [...]

2019-05-03T20:15:37+00:00

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 exception lies with those who are under 21 years of age or [...]

2019-05-03T20:16:48+00:00

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 medications even if they are prescribed to you. Some people may have been charged with [...]

2019-05-03T20:18:07+00:00

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 driver's seat while intoxicated when the keys are in the ignition even if the person [...]

2019-05-03T20:18:21+00:00

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 the law regarding people who cause fatalities when they are driving while impaired. The People [...]

2019-05-03T20:30:32+00:00

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 crash. Porfirio Sandoval, a 19-year-old man struck the Uber vehicle [...]

2019-05-03T20:32:32+00:00

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 are looking for may save your license and your freedom. In [...]

2019-05-03T20:32:43+00:00

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. It seems that a deal is trying to be worked out that [...]

2019-05-03T20:38:35+00:00
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