New Year’s Resolution for DUI Defense: Refresh, Reflect, Recalibrate

Like most DUI attorneys, this specialized area of law seduced me because it provided immediate access to the courtroom. Going to law school at the same time Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden squared off against Johnnie Cochran, Robert Shapiro, F. Lee Bailey, and Barry Scheck aka the Dream Team in ...
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Mental Health Diversion Granted in Orange County California For DUI

The Law Office of Richard Wagner successfully persuaded a judge in Orange County to grant pretrial Mental Health Diversion for a client arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs. However, as shown below the law has changed and Mental Health Diversion is longer available fo...
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Sentencing For Misdemeanor DUI (With No Aggravating Facts)

California Misdemeanor DUI Most first, second, and third DUI arrests, for alcohol, drugs, or a combination of alcohol and drugs are charged as misdemeanors in California. (VC 23152). Other states refer to DUI (Driving Under the Influence) as DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), DWAI (Driving While Your ...
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What Is Bail?

What is Bail? In more serious misdemeanor and felony cases, you have to post bail or stay in jail pending the outcome of your case. However, in the most serious cases, the court can deny you bail. These are capital crimes or those cases where the judge determines your release would result in great b...
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