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  • A True Story of 'Watson Murder' in OC
    A True Story of 'Watson Murder' in OC

    Ever wondered what happens to people who accidentally kill others in a drunk or drugged driving accident? Do they walk away, free of criminal charges? Do they get a slap on the wrist? Or, are they ...

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  • DUI & the Watson Advisement in California
    DUI & the Watson Advisement in California

    When someone is under the influence of alcohol and they cause a fatal accident, it can lead to severe consequences, even though the DUI defendant is a good person who made a huge mistake. While the ...

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  • Can DUI Lead to Murder Charges?
    Can DUI Lead to Murder Charges?

    Drunk and drugged driving carry serious penalties for offenders, such as license suspension, DUI probation, community service, DUI School, fines and jail time. Those consequences pale in comparison to ...

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  • Can a DUI Be Charged as Murder?
    Can a DUI Be Charged as Murder?

    Prior to 1981, killing someone in a DUI accident didn’t lead to murder charges, but that all changed with the People v. Watson . In that case, the drunk driver was charged with second-degree murder ...

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  • What is the Watson Advisement?
    What is the Watson Advisement?

    For California drivers, the future consequences of a DUI conviction can be made worse when a driver is made to sign the Watson Advisement following a DUI conviction. The Watson Advisement is the ...

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  • Huntington Beach Man Convicted of Murder in DUI Case
    Huntington Beach Man Convicted of Murder in DUI Case

    On Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, a Huntington Beach man was convicted of murder stemming from the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist that he struck and killed in Newport Beach, Calif. Just over a year ago, on ...

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