DUI

DO I HAVE TO UNDERGO A FIELD SOBRIETY TEST?

One of the most common questions asked when people call the Law Offices of Scott Henry 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 [...]

2019-08-27T01:10:31+00:00

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 appear on the charges without ever [...]

2019-05-03T20:17:38+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

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 drinks, but their blood alcohol [...]

2019-05-03T20:18:44+00:00

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 proactive steps. Other than if your vehicle is stopped at a [...]

2019-05-03T20:19:00+00:00

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 context means that the officer charged with enforcing the law must have grounds for believing [...]

2019-05-03T20:19:19+00:00

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 determine whether you will be charged with a simple traffic offense or [...]

2019-05-03T20:19:41+00:00

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 and have your driver's license suspended for a specified amount [...]

2019-05-03T20:20:02+00:00

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 attorney will advise you concerning different actions you should take. If you end [...]

2019-05-03T20:20:23+00:00