Hayward CA Criminal Defense Law Blog

Man arrested for DUI after passenger killed in car crash

A man has been taken into custody in California after reportedly causing a drunk driving accident. The accident occurred early in the morning on a recent Monday. Another man passed away in the alleged DUI accident.

Police said at around 2 a.m., a car hit a concrete wall on a street. The collision destroyed the car's engine and caused the passenger, who was not wearing a safety belt, to suffer fatal injuries. The deceased victim was 22 years old when he died.

Man faces cocaine-related drug charges following traffic stop

A man in California was recently taken into custody for a drug crime. His arrest followed a traffic stop that occurred on a Monday night. The man currently facing drug charges is 26 years old.

Police said they stopped the man on a highway at around 11 p.m. because the driver was weaving. The man reportedly did not have any identification on him. As a result, police decided to search his car.

Man charged with DUI following fatal bicycle accident

A man in California currently faces a charge of drunk driving following a fatal bicycle accident that police said he caused. The incident occurred on a recent Tuesday in a rural hillside. The man facing a DUI charge is 27 years old.  

Police said the man's vehicle struck another man who was riding a bicycle, and the driver then fled the accident scene before emergency responders arrived. Authorities later found and arrested him. A bond of $145,000 was set for the man.

Mother faces drug charges after reportedly giving drugs to teens

A woman in California has been arrested for reportedly supplying drugs to students in high school. According to authorities, she ran a network featuring teenaged dealers. The woman facing drug charges is 48 years old.

Police said the woman's home, valued at $1.3 million, had a reputation for being a party location at which teenagers could obtain pills, marijuana, cigarettes and beer. She ended up being taken into custody in late September and has been charged with hiring a minor to carry or sell marijuana, child abuse and providing marijuana to a child older than 14. Her other charges include stealing by using false impersonation, and giving a minor both Alprazolam, Xanax and/or Suboxone. She faces 37 counts in all.

Officer enters no contest plea to DUI

A patrol officer in California recently pleaded no contest on a Tuesday to driving while he was drunk. As a result, the officer will spend time behind bars for DUI. However, he will stay on duty pending an administrative review.

The man, who had been working with the California Highway Patrol for 15 years and received a salary of $150,000 last year, was taken into custody after reporting for work while appearing to be intoxicated. Authorities said his blood alcohol content was 0.14 at the time -- almost two times California's legal limit. After entering a plea of no contest, he was sentenced to two days behind bars.

Man faces several drug charges following police search

Police in California recently seized a large quantity of drugs and made an arrest in connection with it. The man whom police took into custody on drug charges is 39 years old. His arrest took place after police served a search warranty at a residence on a Friday.

Police said that as they approached the home, they came into contact with the man, who was sitting in a car at the time. They searched him after serving the search warrant, and they reportedly found in his pocket a little more than one ounce of a substance they suspected was methamphetamine. The man also allegedly had over $1,400 on him. The police then searched two nearby homes that were included in their search warrant.

Man faces DUI charge following fatal accident involving teen

A man in California was recently arrested and taken into custody after being accused of causing a fatal car accident due to drinking and driving. The collision took place on a Friday afternoon. The man facing a DUI charge is 31 years old.

According to police, the man was driving under the influence and suddenly crashed into a car in which a high school senior was riding. The senior was apparently slated to play in a football later that day. The crash occurred at a little past 2 p.m. at a street intersection.

Son of Nicolas Cage enters no contest plea following DUI arrest

The son of movie star Nicolas Cage recently pleaded no contest to driving under the influence in California. His 26-year-old son, Weston Cage, reportedly drove with a blood alcohol level of at least .08. The DUI incident took place in February of this year.

During the incident that led to the arrest, Weston reportedly led police on an automobile chase. The chase apparently occurred throughout the San Fernando Valley. Ultimately, his vehicle crashed into a tree as well as another car. He was initially charged with DUI along with hit and run (two counts) after he reportedly tried to flee the scene. His blood alcohol content was said to be .15, or almost two times the legal limit.

California apparently lenient in area of drunk driving

Research shows that the state of California ranks number 21 in strictness with intoxicated drivers when compared with the other 49 states in the United States. Thus, California is considered one of the more easygoing states with regard to drunk drivers. However, the state has received high marks for the preventative efforts it takes to curb drunk driving.

California is considered more lenient than many other states in the area of drunk driving, as its mandatory jail time minimums for both first and second DUI offenses are much lower compared with other states. Someone who is arrested on his or her first DUI will face at least four days behind bars in the state. If they are convicted of DUI once again, they will serve 10 days in jail.

14 face federal drug trafficking charges in California

A total of 14 individuals were arrested recently in California after being accused of operating seven sham medical clinics. They now face federal drug trafficking charges. According to authorities, the 14 who were arrested diverted a minimum of two million prescription pills to the streets, including addictive narcotics, such as oxycodone.

According to two indictments that a federal grand jury returned in late July in Los Angeles, those who took part in the conspiracy were able to profit from illegal prescriptions that were given out for no legitimate medical purposes. This was reportedly done through several clinics that opened and closed periodically. The alleged clinics were essentially pop-up style clinics.


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