Category: Vehicular Assault or Homicide

California Toughest on DUI Charges

California Toughest on DUI Charges

On behalf of Earl L. Jiang, Attorney at Law | posted in Felony DUI on Monday, August 15, 2017.

dui chargesAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and LA Weekly, a 3rd of traffic fatalities in California could be blamed on DUI.

According to WalletHub’ analysis, such disasters and tragedies result in strict DUI states such as California. The Bear Flag Republic ranks first in the country for average insurance rate increases for DUI drivers, fifth for jail time, and sixth for suspension of driver’s licenses.

Despite these already stringent regulations, advocacy groups are extremely active in the pursuit of more strict and punishing regulations.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Group  has suggested additional checkpoints and expanded reasons, writ, and actions in driver’s license revocations. In contrast to WalletHub’s relatively strong rating of California’s stance, Mothers Against Drunk Driving has given California only 3.5 out of 5 stars for its policies against drunk driving. Further suggestions provided by the group have been to support the mass adoption of ignition-interlocks and to make driving drunk with a child passenger a felony.

Source:, “Are California’s Strict Drunk Driving Laws Tough Enough?“, Accessed on August 15. 2017

Any California driver whose DUI charges have been elevated to a felony charge need to explore criminal defense options with an experienced DUI defense attorney. If you or a loved one is in need of help regarding DUI, we invite you to contact us today. We can help.

DUI tragedy on Highway 10

DUI tragedy on Highway 10

On behalf of Earl L. Jiang, Attorney at Law | Posted in Drunk Driving Charges on Sunday August 6, 2017

Authorities suspect that a crash that left three family members and a good Samaritan dead may have been caused by a drunk driver.

A mother of two was severely injured when a white Nissan rammed into her vehicle on August 5th.

She pulled over to the side of the road to account for an overheating Honda’s engine and received aid from a good samaritan in a pick up truck before the impact.

Impact threw the pickup truck across the highway, and “crushed the backseat” of the Honda, causing the deaths of two children in the backseat. The crash momentum also killed the good samaritan, and the mother of two’s mother who had gotten out to take a look at the engine.

The police told news agencies that they found open cans of beer in the Nissan, and that the Nissan’s driver had been taken to the hospital to await a toxicology report. He has refused to speak to police.

Source:, ““, Lisa Marie Segarra, August 5, 2017

In such tragedies, experienced legal counsel is needed for all parties to seek a fair, just, and equitable resolution.We can help.

Defending DWI Charge for Wrong-Way Driver

Defending DWI Charge for Wrong-Way Driver

A fatal wrong-way crash recently led to accusations of intoxicated driving. A 30-year-old California nurse’s assistant may be seeking legal counsel to help with defending a DWI charge after the accident. The driver is suspected of driving while impaired when he traveled west against traffic heading east in Fontana on the 10 Freeway.

A report issued by the California Highway Patrol indicates that the crash occurred in the early hours of a recent Sunday morning. Reportedly, the suspected drunk driver collided with an eastbound car, causing it to spin out of control into a vehicle in another lane. The driver of the second car apparently suffered critical injuries, and paramedics rushed her to a medical center; however, she later succumbed to her injuries. She was believed to have been a 38-year-old woman from Hemet.

The seriously injured wrong-way driver was also transported to a hospital. He was later arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of driving while impaired and vehicular manslaughter. Bail was set at $250,000, and he was released three days later. It is unclear whether bail was paid.

Source:, “Redlands man accused of DUI in fatal wrong-way crash on 10 Freeway in Fontana“, Beatriz Valenzuela, June 6, 2017

Being accused of vehicular manslaughter is a serious charge, and a conviction could have devastating consequences for the future of any person. However, until — and if — the prosecution can prove an accused individual’s guilt without a reasonable doubt, he or she will remain innocent. Defending a DWI charge with the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney may help one mitigate any potential penalties. A lawyer can investigate the charges and the evidence before devising a defense strategy to achieve the best possible outcome.