Under California Vehicle Code 23153 VC, a DUI resulting in injury is defined as an act of driving under the influence which directly causes bodily injury to another. A violation of California's DUI laws can include driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or having a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher.
If you are pulled over and the police ask to search your car, can you refuse? If they do not have probable cause, the answer is yes, you can absolutely refuse the search.
On May 4th, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed a group of bills that will raise the smoking age in California from 18 to 21 and significantly limit the use of e-cigarettes in public places. This further cements California's stand against big tobacco. The new legislation reclassifies vapor products as tobacco products meaning smokers will no longer be permitted to smoke in places cigarettes are banned like movie theaters, workplaces, and restaurants.
In 2010, California law makers passed Assembly Bill 91 which provided judges with the option of requiring first-time DUI offenders to install ignition interlock devices (IID) into their cars in four California countries. Since then, the program has been associated with the decline of drunk driving re-offense rates. With the pilot program expiring in January, lawmakers are considering expanding the program to the whole state of California.
You may have seen Law & Order, CSI and NCIS but the truth is, many Americans don't know their rights when encountering the police. If you've never been arrested, it's imperative you understand your rights before you encounter the police. Our Fresno criminal defense attorneys have designed an easy-to-ready guide on what not to do if you're arrested.
Theft crimes are some of the broadest crimes. From shoplifting to grand theft auto, the charges and penalties can vary greatly. It can be helpful to understand the differences between these crimes, especially if you or a loved one have been accused of committing a similar type of theft crime.
Have you been arrested for drunk driving? Are you unsure of what penalties or consequences you may be facing? It is crucial that you understand what will happen after an arrest for DUI and how you can protect your rights.
The Fresno Bee recently reported a case in which a Fresno criminal defense lawyer from our firm helped reach a "packaged plea deal" that allows defendants to get felony probation instead of years in state prison. Attorney Michael J. Aed provided defense for a 21-year-old man who was one of four defendants in the case,according to the Fresno Bee article . The defendants, most of whom were identified as gang members, were facing serious felony charges after an alleged assault outside a nightclub that left two other men severely beaten. The defendants were also charged with drug crimes and weapons-related crimes.
Anyone who has been arrested and convicted for more than one DUI is will be treated as a repeat offender. There are heavy penalties for a DUI charge, in Fresno and throughout the state of California,
White collar crimes are those crimes which are generally considered to be nonviolent in nature, yet they involve financially-motivated criminal activities committed for the purpose of monetary gain.