San Diego Criminal Defense Blog
Driving under the influence is a very serious crime in California, and one that comes with serious penalties. For out-of-state drivers, it can be even worse. So what happens when an out-of-state driver gets arrested for drunk driving in San Diego?
The number of people injured or killed annually by drunk drivers in California is lower than the national average; but still, thousands of people are hurt by drunk drivers every year. And when they are, they and their families sometimes seek compensation from the responsible parties in civil lawsuits. Did you know that the bar that served the drunk driver might also be held liable?
There are many reasons a person may want to take alcohol across state lines. Perhaps you are moving and want to bring your impressive wine collection with you. Or you may want to drink while staying at hotels, but also want to save some cash while doing so. Maybe you are bringing the beer for an out-of-state family reunion. Whatever the reason, the legalities of carrying alcohol across state lines can be confusing.
California allows many people to own and carry guns, a right that is protected under the Second Amendment to the Constitution. But along with this right comes many responsibilities, including knowing how to properly carry a gun in a vehicle. So, what happens if you get pulled over while a gun is in the car?
There is nothing like the start of football season to remind us that fall is definitely here.
Along with watching the game, many fans will be taking part in some good ol’ tailgating. While celebrating with all that good food (and of course, drink) is part of America’s pastime, tailgaters need to pay attention to personal safety.
Right now, there is one more controversial bill being considered in California. Bill 384 would make it legal for certain bars and businesses to stay open to 4 a.m., some being allowed to remain open until 6 a.m. What safety implications would this have?
Proponents have shown that passing this bill could actually make late-night streets safer in California.
While California was the first to make medicinal marijuana legal back in 1996, it was the fifth state in the country to legalize recreational pot. Now, those who just want to smoke every now and then can, as they might have a glass of wine. But when the vote came in on Proposition 64 in November 2016, there were still some questions left.
One of those was how much marijuana a person can legally possess in California.
When a video of a Utah nurse being arrested for refusing to give a blood sample of an unconscious patient to the police went viral in August, it sparked conversations around the country. Many hoped that nurses in their state would be just as committed to the law as the nurse in Salt Lake City.
What are the laws in southern California on drawing blood from a DUI suspect?
The biggest deterrent to drinking and driving should be that you could hurt or kill yourself or others on the road. But still, many people find it far too easy to have one or two more drinks than they should and get behind the wheel. In the best-case accident scenarios, the ones where everyone walks away safely, the actual financial costs to you can be huge.
Vehicular manslaughter is the act of killing another person while driving, and it is a serious crime in the State of California. When the driver who killed another person was intoxicated at the time of the accident, it can be punished more severely.