DUI Accidents Articles

What Are Your Rights if Stopped at a DUI Checkpoint on Halloween Night?

If you're out driving California streets and roads on Halloween night, about the only thing that might be scarier than running into a ghost or goblin is encountering the dreaded California DUI Checkpoint and the prospect of spending a night in jail if you've been celebrating the holiday with your favorite pumpkin brew. Are these things even legal? The one question Wallin & Klarich criminal defense attorneys are asked about…

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DUI When Under 21 (VC 23136)

In California, there are laws that make it illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These laws apply to everyone who drives while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, there are additional DUI laws that apply specifically to people who drive under the influence of alcohol when they are under the legal age of 21. So, what happens when you are accused of DUI when…

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California Police Agencies Testing Drug Breathalyzer Device

Almost everyone is aware of a Breathalyzer test. If you are pulled over on suspicion of DUI, you will likely have to take a breath test to measure your blood-alcohol content level. However, many DUI cases involve drugs, and there is not yet a way to accurately measure the amount of drugs in a person’s system in a quick way. That could soon change. California police agencies are currently testing…

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Can You Get a DUI if Your Car Keys Aren’t in the Car? (VC 23152)

You and your friends are going out to a bar. You know you are going to drink, but you do not want to take a chance on getting arrested for DUI. You decide to play it safe by giving your friend your car keys so that you will not be able to drive. As your night ends, you decide you don’t want to leave your car alone in a parking…

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The Consequences of an Out of State DUI in California

California is home to many amazing cities, beautiful beaches and exciting tourist attractions. For these reasons, many people from out of state and of the country visit California each year. Sometimes, out-of-state guests enjoy their California vacation so much that they make the mistake of drinking and driving. If you an out-of-state resident who is charged with DUI in California, you may think this won’t affect you at all in…

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Can I Get a DUI If I Wasn’t Actually Driving? (VC 23152)

Under California Vehicle Code Section 23152, it is illegal to drive a vehicle while having a blood-alcohol content level of .08% or higher. However, how VC 23152 defines “driving” a vehicle is not entirely straightforward. Under certain circumstances, you could face DUI charges even if you were not actually driving a vehicle. In past rulings, the California Supreme Court decided that driving is more than being in physical control of a…

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Bad Luck or Bad Reputation: Do the Police Target Repeat DUI Offenders?

If you have a prior conviction for driving under the influence (DUI), you probably cannot escape the feeling that you have a target on your back every time you get in your car. Thanks to a recently implemented program by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), you might be right to feel that way. In 2011, the DMV launched a pilot program with 15 law enforcement agencies aimed to keep…

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Everything You Need to Know About DUI School

  If you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) or wet reckless in California, you will likely be required to enroll in an alcohol class or DUI education program. DVM Hearing When you are arrested for DUI, you will be subject to a DMV administrative hearing as well as a criminal case. Following an arrest for DUI or wet reckless, you will receive a notice of suspension of…

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10 Most Common DUI Myths

Facing a DUI charge can be a very sobering affair. It could lead to consequences that will follow you around for the rest of your life. Many people think they can beat DUI charges with some sort of quick fix or technicality in the law. However, these solutions are simply not true. Below are a few myths about being charged with DUI that you should know are not facts. 1.…

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7 Things To Do When You Are Pulled Over For A DUI (Videos)

DUI and criminal law attorney Matt Wallin of Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation, gives 7 tips on what to do when being pulled over for a DUI in these informative videos. Tip #1. What Are You Required To Do When Pulled Over? You are only required to give your license and vehicle registration to an officer if pulled over for a DUI. Attorney Matt Wallin explains what do should…

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