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Arizona DUI Conviction Can’t Be Used as a Prior Conviction in California

In California the DUI penalties go up severely if you have a prior DUI conviction. One way to avoid these penalties is to strike the prior conviction. A California Court of Appeal recently held that a DUI from Arizona didn’t qualify as a prior conviction. In People v. Self, the defendant was facing his fourth … READ MORE Arizona DUI Conviction Can’t Be Used as a Prior Conviction in California

How To Win a San Diego DUI Checkpoint Case

DUI checkpoints are being used more and more by San Diego police agencies, especially in Pacific Beach and downtown San Diego. Despite what you may think, DUI checkpoint cases are very winnable. All evidence obtained following a stop at a DUI Checkpoint can be suppressed if the police don’t follow certain procedures. This means that … READ MORE How To Win a San Diego DUI Checkpoint Case

What To Do If You Get Pulled Over for a DUI in California

The best way to avoid a DUI conviction is obviously not to drive if you are impaired. With the availability of public transportation and taxi cabs driving while impaired should never be an option (give LYFT or UBER a try). However, it is not illegal to drink and drive in California. It is perfectly legal … READ MORE What To Do If You Get Pulled Over for a DUI in California

What is my personal injury case worth?

It’s a frequent question. The answer takes in many factors. These factors include the nature of the injury and how it impacted the life of the injured person. The question of what a case is worth can’t even be approximated until thorough review of many factors. Some, but by no means all of these factors … READ MORE What is my personal injury case worth?

Why Police Lie Under Oath

Why Police Lie Under Oath By MICHELLE ALEXANDER New York Times Feb. 2, 2013 THOUSANDS of people plead guilty to crimes every year in the United States because they know that the odds of a jury’s believing their word over a police officer’s are slim to none. As a juror, whom are you likely to … READ MORE Why Police Lie Under Oath

STATES URGED TO CUT LEGAL LIMIT ON ALCOHOL FOR DRIVERS TO .05 BAC

[By MATTHEW L. WALD (NY Times)]— WASHINGTON: Thousands of people are killed or injured every year by drivers who have not reached the legal standard for being drunk but who have a reduced ability to see, make decisions or operate a vehicle, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday, and it recommended that the … READ MORE STATES URGED TO CUT LEGAL LIMIT ON ALCOHOL FOR DRIVERS TO .05 BAC

Police Can Now Take DNA From Individuals Upon Arrest

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a major victory for law enforcement agencies, a divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled that police can take a DNA sample from someone who has been arrested and charged but not convicted of a serious crime. On a narrow 5-4 vote the court reversed a decision last April by Maryland’s highest … READ MORE Police Can Now Take DNA From Individuals Upon Arrest

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