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Thomas Victor Wallin

Thomas Wallin’s Legal Guides

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  • Understanding the Implications of California's Implied Consent Laws

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

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

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

    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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