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

THE TROUBLE WITH USING PHONE GPS

It is now fairly common knowledge that texting and driving can get you pulled over pretty quickly in the state of California. That is why using the GPS function on your phone to navigate can cause you to wind up in a sticky situation with the law. If you have been out and had a [...]

2019-05-03T12:44:22+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

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

TIPS FOR DUI REPEAT OFFENDERS

Every person is different, and not everyone can learn their lesson on the first try. In fact, drivers might repeatedly take off down the road while they're under the influence. These repeat offenders face many challenges ahead of them. It's possible for citizens to have several punishments leveled on them, such as: No driver's license [...]

2019-05-03T20:21:16+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