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Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of California or Court of Appeals of California where the terms dui, dwi, drunk driving, or driving under the influence has been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily criminal cases and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions drunk driving related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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People v. Drake - 9/30/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Tran - 9/30/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Oranje - 9/30/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Muhammad - 9/30/2005
INTRODUCTION On December 17, 2000, 69-year-old Alejandro Escareno (Escareno) was robbed of his pocket change and beaten to death by a group of teenagers, as he stood in front of a neighborhood market and waited for a bus. All...

People v. Long - 9/30/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Cingcon - 9/29/2005
This case involves the admission of evidence of a prior offense to prove that Ikoy Cingcon (defendant) sold cocaine base to an undercover agent in a park. Two primary pieces of evidence were offered to show that defendant was the...

People v. Smith - 9/29/2005
CERTIFIED FOR PUBLICATION Confronting a "perfect storm" of prejudicial legal error, we face, yet again, the consequences of the inexplicable reluctance of a prosecutor to request, and a trial court to give, a unanimity...

People v. Poole - 9/29/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule 977(b). This opinion has...

Clark v. Superior Court of Kern County - 9/28/2005
When a plea agreement is reached and a no contest plea accepted prior to a preliminary hearing, can the sentencing court reject the plea at the time of sentencing? Under the circumstances of this case, we hold that it can....

People v. Rawl - 9/28/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Monarrez - 9/28/2005
While driving under the influence of alcohol, defendant Ezequiel Eloy Monarrez struck two cars, killing Jerry Kirk Anders, the driver of one of the cars. Defendant was charged by information with six offenses, including second degree...

People v. Gifford - 9/28/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule 977(b). This opinion has...

People v. Mouton - 9/28/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

In re Lowman - 9/27/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Dovales - 9/27/2005
THE COURT Appellant, Charles Raymond Dovales, challenges his conviction for driving under the influence on the ground that the cross-examination of the defense witness exceeded the scope of the direct examination. According to...

People v. Shumard - 9/27/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Huerta - 9/27/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule 977(b). This opinion has...

People v. Baker - 9/26/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule 977(b). This opinion has...

In re Tiffany A. - 9/26/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Norbert - 9/23/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

Raul G. v. Superior Court of Kings County - 9/23/2005
THE COURT Petitioner seeks an extraordinary writ (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 38) from the juvenile court's orders issued at a contested six-month review hearing terminating reunification services and setting a Welfare and...

In re Bautista - 9/22/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Muruato - 9/21/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Franklin - 9/21/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Boone - 9/21/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Jones - 9/19/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Grijalva - 9/19/2005
THE COURT On August 27, 2004, appellant Raul John Grijalva, Jr. admitted two separate counts that he was driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level in excess of .08 percent in violation of Vehicle Code section...

People v. Joseph - 9/16/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. King - 9/15/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

In re R.F. - 9/15/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule 977(b). This opinion has...

People v. Yost - 9/15/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule 977(b). This opinion has...

People v. Drury - 9/14/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Wyatt - 9/14/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule 977(b). This opinion has...

People v. Parada - 9/13/2005
After causing an automobile accident resulting in a death, defendant was found guilty of second degree murder (Pen. Code, § 187, subd. (a)); gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated (§ 191.5, subd. (a)); two counts of driving...

In re Mina S. - 9/13/2005
Mina and Alexis S. were made juvenile court dependents pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code section 300 petitions filed and sustained at a time when the girls resided with their mother and their father's whereabouts were...

In re A. Z. - 9/13/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Rodriguez - 9/13/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Williams - 9/12/2005
INTRODUCTION A jury convicted defendant of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) (Veh. Code, § 23152, subd. (a); count 1) and of driving while having a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more (§ 23152, subd. (b);...

People v. Sanchez - 9/9/2005
THE COURT A jury convicted appellant Mark Sanchez of felony possession of methamphetamine (Health & Saf. Code, § 11377, subd. (a)) and two misdemeanors: being under the influence of methamphetamine (Health & Saf. Code,...

People v. Rogers - 9/9/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Clavano - 9/8/2005
INTRODUCTION Two brothers, defendants Amando Clavano and Oliver Clavano, were tried before the same jury and were convicted of the first degree murder of James Townsend. (Pen. Code, § 187, subd. (a).) The jury also found that...

People v. Stordhal - 9/7/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Welch - 9/7/2005
THE COURT Appellant, Patrick Leon Welch, pled no contest to causing injury to another while driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher (Veh. Code, § 23153, subd. (b)), and admitted allegations that in...

People v. Bush - 9/7/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule 977(b). This opinion has...

People v. Wright - 9/2/2005
Opinion on remand from Supreme Court NOT TO BE PUBLISHED California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as...

People v. Perez - 9/2/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Turner - 9/1/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Hernandez - 9/1/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Alberson - 9/1/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Lucatero - 8/29/2005
A jury convicted defendant and appellant Sergio M. Lucatero (defendant) of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer under Penal Code section 245, subdivision c (counts 1 and 2); resisting arrest with force and violence under...

In re Eric M. - 8/29/2005
THE COURT Delia G. appeals from an order terminating her parental rights (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 366.26) to her six-year-old son Eric. She contends the court abused its discretion because it did not order a bonding study or...

In re Dakota H. - 8/26/2005
CERTIFIED FOR PUBLICATION Christina N. appeals a judgment terminating her parental rights to her minor son Dakota H. under Welfare and Institutions Code section 366.26. Christina contends her due process rights to maintain her...

People v. Ford - 8/25/2005
1. Introduction Defendant Larry William Ford appeals from a judgment convicting him of attempted murder. On appeal, defendant claims his trial counsel provided ineffective assistance both in stipulating to the admission of...

People v. Cervantes - 8/24/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Harbour - 8/24/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Giordano - 8/24/2005
1. Introduction Defendant Charles Giordano pleaded guilty to Penal Code section 192, subdivision (c)(3), driving under the influence resulting in the death of another individual. He was sentenced to four years in prison,...

People v. Donaldson - 8/23/2005
THE COURT Pursuant to a plea agreement covering Kings County Superior Court case Nos. 04CM0794 (case No. 1), 04CM1890 (case No. 2), 04CM1898 (case No. 3), and 04CM2420 (case No. 4), appellant Cory Donaldson pled guilty as...

Ronald D. v. Superior Court of the County of San Bernardino - 8/23/2005
Under California Rules of Court, rule 38.1, petitioner Ronald D. seeks review of the juvenile court's order setting a hearing pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code section 366.26, to establish a permanent plan for the minors,...

People v. Blanco - 8/23/2005
THE COURT A jury found Alfredo Reyes Blanco guilty of transportation of a controlled substance. (Health & Saf. Code, § 11379, subd. (a).) Blanco appeals contending the evidence did not support the verdict. We affirm the...

People v. Magarrell - 8/23/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Millar - 8/22/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule 977(b). This opinion has...

In re Samantha J. - 8/22/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Duran - 8/22/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. DeLeon - 8/19/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule 977(b). This opinion has...

People v. Burnell - 8/19/2005
CERTIFIED FOR PARTIAL PUBLICATION Opinion ordered partially published, except the first three introductory paragraphs, the facts section, the sections of the discussion titled “Attempted Murder, Robbery, Vehicle Theft, Receiving...

People v. Wilkins - 8/18/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Rodgers - 8/18/2005
I. INTRODUCTION Defendant was convicted by a jury of assault with a firearm (Pen. Code, § 245, subd. (a)(2); count 1), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (§ 12021, subd. (a)(1); count 2), possession of ammunition by a...

People v. Camacho - 8/18/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Moore - 8/18/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Cubbage - 8/18/2005
Defendant and appellant Theodore Orlando Cubbage pled guilty to one count of selling cocaine base (Health & Saf. Code, § 11352, subd. (a), count 1) and one count of conspiring to sell cocaine base. (Pen. Code, § 182, subd....

People v. Gonzalez - 8/16/2005
On June 14, 2004, the Riverside County District Attorney filed an amended information, which charged Jose Jesus Olvera Gonzalez (defendant) with the following: Count 1, murder (Pen. Code, § 187, subd. (a)); count 2, gross vehicular...

People v. Chambers - 8/16/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule 977(b). This opinion has...

People v. Deleon - 8/16/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

People v. Carter - 8/15/2005
Following the guilt phase of the trial, a Los Angeles County jury found defendant Dean Phillip Carter guilty of the forcible rape (Pen. Code, § 261) and first degree murder of Jillette Mills (§§ 187, subd. (a), 189), and found true the...

People v. Sarver - 8/11/2005
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OFFICIAL REPORTS California Rules of Court, rule 977(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule...

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