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

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 alternatives for designated drivers and to absorb any [...]

2019-05-03T20:43:33+00:00

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 particular case. You should always consult an attorney if you have been arrested for [...]

2019-05-03T20:44:02+00:00

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 States, agencies commonly use what is known as the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST). The [...]

2019-05-03T20:50:18+00:00

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 weekend. From 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 24 through midnight on Monday, May 27 [...]

2019-05-03T20:52:24+00:00

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 prosecution's case against you and subject to the full penalties under the law. Many people [...]

2019-05-03T20:52:49+00:00

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 coordination and ability to a balance. HGN testing is different. The term "nystagmus" refers to an involuntary jerking [...]

2019-05-03T20:53:49+00:00
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