WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I AM ACCUSED OF MINOR IN POSSESSION OF ALCOHOL? (MIP)

By: Wallin & Klarich

In a recent survey taken, nearly half of all high school students have reported that they have tried alcohol at one point or another in their lives. Although many underage teens and children drink, the legal age to drink and purchase alcohol in the state of California is 21. In some instances, people who are …

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Diversion of Drug Offenses Coupled with DUI

By: Wallin & Klarich

There is a misconception that almost all drug cases are eligible for diversion through Penal Code 1000 and Proposition 36. Although it is possible to divert these offenses by completing certain drug classes and by subjecting yourself to random testing by the probation department, you will not be eligible for diversion if the offense is …

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Maintaining Your Driving Privilege – Actions To Avoid

By: Wallin & Klarich

Many Californians are accustomed to driving their vehicles on a daily basis. Although it may appear that driving has become a right to all eligible citizens, the fact remains that a license to drive is a privilege granted by the state of California. Unfortunately, many people face this harsh realization after the state of California …

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DUI Arrest – Do you really NEED a lawyer?

By: Wallin & Klarich

Weaving your way through an arrest for a first time DUI can be daunting! Dealing with the DMV and the court system is intimidating, often confusing, and sometimes a very lengthy and frustrating process. As a California Criminal Defense Attorney, I get asked all the time by current and potential clients whether there is really …

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BUI: What You Need to Know about Biking Under the Influence

By: Wallin & Klarich

Anyone who rides a bicycle needs to be aware of their position with regards to the law. If you are riding your bicycle on any highway or street, you have all rights and are subject to all duties that are applicable to a motor vehicle. This includes a restriction on bicycling under the influence of …

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