When is a DUI a Felony in California?

In California, most charges related to driving under the influence are misdemeanor offenses. However, certain circumstances can lead to felony DUI charges. If convicted of a felony offense, the motorist...

A 74-Year-Old Newport Beach Man Killed in a DUI Hit and Run

On Saturday, April 17, at around 4 pm, a tragic sequence of events unfolded at the intersection of Newport Boulevard and 17th Street. A Costa Mesa man, Stewart Leacky Waithanji,...

Driver in Custody After Hitting Eight Pedestrians in San Diego

San Diego resident Craig Voss, 71, has been booked into jail on three counts of vehicular manslaughter, five counts of causing great bodily injury while committing a felony, and one...

Claiming Self-Defense in a Domestic Violence Case

False accusations of domestic violence are a fairly common occurrence. In some cases, a victim acting in self-defense is arrested and charged with a domestic violence-related offense. This often happens...

California DUI Policies for Out-of-State Drivers

It is estimated that over 42 million people visit California each year. With an abundance of tourist attractions, trendy bars, and world-famous restaurants, it is not uncommon for out-of-state drivers...

Ten Defenses to Help Win a DMV Hearing

In California, there are two ways to lose your driving privileges following a DUI arrest. The first is to be convicted of a DUI charge in court. The second can...

Defenses to a California Carrying a Concealed Weapon Charge

Under California Penal Code 25400 PC, it is a crime to carry a concealed weapon. Prohibited acts under this law are carrying a concealed firearm within a vehicle under your...

What Happens at a DUI Arraignment?

If you have recently been arrested and charged with a driving under the influence, you are likely frightened, overwhelmed, and unsure about what happens next. When you are arrested for...

What Are Your Miranda Rights?

Most of us have heard of our “Miranda Rights” or “Miranda Warnings.” We may even be able to recite some if not all of them, thanks to our countless hours...

California’s Clean Slate Act Provides New Criminal Record Relief

On October 8, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 1076, known as California’s Clean Slate Act. This legislation aims to reduce or even eliminate the harsh impact of...
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