dui felony

Drunk driving is a pervasive problem in California. Despite all of the warnings and public awareness, people still get behind the wheel of their vehicles while intoxicated. They may not think of the possible dangers that come with this decision. Drinking while driving increases your risk of being involved in a car accident and, in […]

About three weeks ago, a teenage driver from Compton made the poor decision to drive a car while heavily intoxicated, resulting in the death of his passenger.  On July 18th at approximately 2 a.m., Jorge Angel Perez, 19, was traveling northbound in a 2007 Ford Mustang at a dangerously high speed. As he approached the […]

A family is mourning the loss of their 12-year-old daughter and sister Yarely Jasso-Gomez after an accident on Sunday, July 19, 2020. She was tragically killed in an alleged DUI hit-and-run in Modesto, California.  The accident happened approximately at 7 p.m. when Yarely and her family of four were struck by a vehicle that sped […]

On Saturday June 27th, a 25-year-old man died after he was ejected from his car following an alleged DUI hit-and-run. The driver, identified as Jesus Gonzalez, had four other passengers in his vehicle—three minors and one young adult.  According to the authorities’ investigation, Gonzalez was speeding down a curve before he lost control of his […]

DUI aggravating factors

Typically a first time DUI in Los Angeles is booked as a misdemeanor criminal charge.  However, in distinct situations where the DUI is in some way “aggravated,” under the law, the prosector has the ability to increase the charge to a felony.  Aggravating circumstances include excessive speeding, accident, damage to property or persons, injury to […]