DUI

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. Enhancements is a nice word, but not when it comes to drunk driving [...]

2019-05-03T20:20:52+00:00

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 following your charges. If this DUI is your second charge, however, our law firm's [...]

2019-05-03T20:22:10+00:00

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 night. The police are involved in the community to [...]

2019-05-03T20:22:40+00:00

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, this rule doesn't translate to marijuana intoxication. In fact, it's much harder for a [...]

2019-05-03T20:27:55+00:00

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 with training that would help them determine when to stop serving a potentially intoxicated patron. WHAT IS THE [...]

2019-05-03T20:28:09+00:00

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 why motorists are charged with intoxication today. In the eyes of the law, Ambien is just as hazardous as alcohol when it's [...]

2019-05-03T20:28:25+00:00

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 follow all of the traffic laws of the state [...]

2019-05-03T20:29:17+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

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. Understanding restricted licenses and the rules that apply to them [...]

2019-05-03T20:30:41+00:00

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 recently graduated. He then drank at two local establishments before colliding with another vehicle. The [...]

2019-05-03T20:31:04+00:00