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  • Criminal Defense

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    • Driving Behavior Tied to Vehicular Manslaughter

      There are a variety of claims behind a vehicular manslaughter charge, all of which concern a driver’s reasonable judgment on the road. In today’s blog, we discuss the different driving behaviors tied to vehicular manslaughter charges, from negligence to reckless driving to DUI. Keep reading to learn more about the most common claims behind a vehicular manslaughter lawsuit. Negligent Driving A ...
    • Penalties and Sentencing: Vehicular Manslaughter

      Vehicular manslaughter carries a variety of penalties at the misdemeanor or felony level, depending on your case. To learn more about specific sentencing for vehicular manslaughter cases, keep reading our blog where we will discuss potential jail time, fines, and even defenses against specific elements of your charge that could reduce your penalties. Misdemeanors and Felonies In California, ...
    • Distracted Driving and Car Accidents

      Distracted driving is one of the primary causes of car accidents throughout the country. California has specific laws around mobile device use by drivers, which is a common form of distracted driving due to the increasing use of ridesharing apps like Lyft and Uber. In today’s blog, we will discuss the elements of distracted driving and the penalties for such behavior. What Is Distracted Driving? ...

    DUI

    The latest posts for DUI are listed below.
    • Driving Behavior Tied to Vehicular Manslaughter

      There are a variety of claims behind a vehicular manslaughter charge, all of which concern a driver’s reasonable judgment on the road. In today’s blog, we discuss the different driving behaviors tied to vehicular manslaughter charges, from negligence to reckless driving to DUI. Keep reading to learn more about the most common claims behind a vehicular manslaughter lawsuit. Negligent Driving A ...
    • Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated

      Vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony in California, depending on the severity of your case. In today’s blog, we discuss the elements of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and the potential penalties for such an act, as well as possible ways you might defend against such a charge. What Is Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated? Under ...
    • Penalties for Under-21 DUI

      In California, the legal drinking age is 21, which means consumption of alcohol by anyone under 21 years old is illegal – except if the underage drinker is calling to report a medical emergency affecting another underage drinker. Since underage drinkers are responsible for a high amount of alcohol-related vehicle fatalities, the standards and penalties are more severe for those under 21. The ...

    Firm News

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    • Attorneys Richard Hutton and Robert Wilson Honored by Super Lawyers

      Hutton & Wilson is proud to announce that both our founding attorneys, Richard Hutton and Robert Wilson, have been included in the 2016 California Super Lawyers list. This is Attorney Hutton's thirteenth consecutive year on the list, and Attorney's Wilson's eighth. Super Lawyers is one of the industry's most trusted and widely recognized legal directories. Their annual lists have become a hallmark ...

    News Category

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    • California Prop 64 Passes, Now What?

      On November 8 th , California voters passed Proposition 64, meaning adults aged 21 or over will have the right to purchase, consume and even cultivate small amounts of marijuana for recreational purposes. For those who have been advocating for legalization of the substance, this is a monumental victory. However, one of the big arguments against the proposition was that the law did not have a ...
    • LA Residents Prepare for Prop 64 Vote

      Californian voters will have an opportunity on November 8 th to decide whether or not to legalize the possession and recreational use of a small amount of marijuana. Predictably, this measure has been met both with great enthusiasm and stiff resistance. Perhaps the biggest resisting force comes from law enforcement, who claim they are not yet prepared to handle drivers on the road who are ...
    • Five Hilarious DUI Arrests

      Alcohol can make people do some strange things. When this is the case, the police are often notified, and in some cases the ensuing story is one that can be weird, odd, and sometimes downright hilarious. While you should always take a DUI charge seriously and retain legal representation from a Los Angeles DUI attorney as soon as possible, it’s perfectly okay to learn from the mistakes of others, ...

    Theft Crimes

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    • Teen in DUI Accident Sentenced to Probation after Pleading “Affluenza” Defense

      A 16-year-old boy, who was involved in a fatal drunk driving accident that killed four people, will not have to spend time in prison after all. Ethan Couch was sentenced to 10 years probation in the accident. At the time of the accident, his blood-alcohol level was measured at .24, which is three times the limit for an adult. Prosecutors had asked that he serve 20 years in prison. However, Couch's ...

    Underage Drinking

    The latest posts for Underage Drinking are listed below.
    • Five Hilarious DUI Arrests

      Alcohol can make people do some strange things. When this is the case, the police are often notified, and in some cases the ensuing story is one that can be weird, odd, and sometimes downright hilarious. While you should always take a DUI charge seriously and retain legal representation from a Los Angeles DUI attorney as soon as possible, it’s perfectly okay to learn from the mistakes of others, ...
    • Preventing Prom DUI

      It prom season, and unfortunately as DUI lawyers see, it is also high season for underage DUI. It is one of the most memorable times in a teen's life. Unfortunately for many teenagers, it also leads to a DUI conviction, and possibly involvement in a drunk driving accident. For teens across California, prom is one of the most momentous times. The entire year, high school girls and boys plan for ...
    • Teenagers Most Susceptible to Alcohol-Related Blackouts

      Destructive drinking practices by teenage drivers can not only increase the risk of being involved in an accident, but could also lead to a DUI arrest. According to a new study, teenagers between 15 and 19 are much more likely to suffer a blackout after binging on alcohol. The results of the study were published recently in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research . The ...
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