Thomas Victor Wallin’s Guides

Thomas Victor Wallin

Irvine DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Do You Let Your Passengers Drink in Your Car? A Look at California's Open Container Law

    Written by attorney Thomas Wallin, about 3 years ago.

    Most California drivers are aware that it is illegal to drink alcohol while driving, but do you know that it is also against the law to allow your passengers to have open containers of alcohol? Below is the California law (California VC 23223) regarding open containers of alcohol...

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  2. My Friends Has Been Arrested for California DUI, Now What?

    Written by attorney Thomas Wallin, about 3 years ago.

    Discovering that a friend or family member has been arrested for driving under the influence in California can be a stressful experience for everyone involved. Not surprisingly, most people don't know what to do or who to call. Individuals who have been arrested for a California ...

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  3. California DUI FAQ: Can You Talk Your Way Out of a California DUI?

    Written by attorney Thomas Wallin, about 3 years ago.

    In most cases, you will not be able to talk you way out of a California DUI arrest. In fact, you may do more harm than good. That's because anything you say to the police officer can later be used against you in a subsequent California DUI trial, including whether the officer s...

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  4. Understanding the Implications of California's Implied Consent Laws

    Written by attorney Thomas Wallin, about 3 years ago.

    Like most other states, California has an "implied consent" law that requires drivers to submit to chemical testing and/or perform field sobriety tests if a law enforcement officer suspects they are driving impaired. Many California drivers aren't aware that when you apply for a ...

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  5. What are the top 10 mistakes clients make in DUI cases?

    Written by attorney Thomas Wallin, over 3 years ago.

    If you have been arrested on charges of driving under the influence, don't make the same mistakes that so many others have: Not taking the matter seriously. This is a charge that will follow you for the rest of your life, if you are convicted. The Department of Motor Vehicles wil...

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  6. Are Robotic Cars the Answer to California DUI?

    Written by attorney Thomas Wallin, over 3 years ago.

    While robotic cars may not be coming to California quite yet, neighboring Nevada is taking significant steps to pave the way for self-driving cars. The state recently passed legislation that would allow the state's Department of Transportation to setup rules and safety standards ...

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  7. Tips On How To Avoid A DUI for the 4th of July Weekend

    Written by attorney Thomas Wallin, over 3 years ago.

    Our California DUI Defense Law Firm has put out the following press release proving tips on how to have a safe and DUI-free Fourth of July Weekend. If you are arrested during this holiday weekend or at any point in time, contact our CA DUI Lawyers as soon as possible. Tips o...

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  8. Could Your GPS Be Helping the Police?

    Written by attorney Thomas Wallin, over 3 years ago.

    We all rely on our GPS devices to help us navigate around the streets of California, and some may even use their devices to alert them of California sobriety checkpoints. But is our technology being used against us? According to PC Magazine, in the case of TomTom GPS owners, th...

    1 person found this Legal Guide helpful

  9. Guidelines for an OC DUI Checkpoint

    Written by attorney Thomas Wallin, over 3 years ago.

    There are strict and legal guidelines that authorities must follow when conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Orange County. These guidelines must be performed in a neutral, mathematical formula so that each check point is conducted lawfully. Before conducting the checkpoint, guide...

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  10. What To Expect at an OC DUI Checkpoint

    Written by attorney Thomas Wallin, over 3 years ago.

    DUI checkpoints are intended to protect both drivers and the public. However, if you do not know what to expect, it can be a very frustrating and stressful time. Our Orange County DUI Lawyers have provided this information so that you know what to expect the next time that you ...

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