Common Mistakes People Make After Being Pulled Over by the Police

Don't make these traffic stop mistakes.

Being pulled over by the police can be a scary experience. Recent news stories do not help how the public perceives traffic stops. For instance, there was that one recent story in New Jersey where police pulled over a young man and performed a cavity search for marijuana. Most traffic stops are not this eventful. […]

Should I Take the Field Sobriety Test?

We answer questions about California DUIs.

Last month’s blog discussed how marijuana legalization could change DUI stops in California. Field sobriety tests are a method law enforcement may use to determine if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. More can be said about the standardized field sobriety test (SFST) and its weaknesses. Three consecutive tests, which are sanctioned […]

How Could California Marijuana Legalization Change DUI Stops?

Please use a designated driver for Halloween

As you already know, recreational marijuana was recently legalized in California. Law enforcement agencies have expressed concern that legalization will lead to more instances of impaired driving. However, there is no state law that defines what qualifies as “impaired” for a marijuana DUI. In California and other states, you must have a blood alcohol concentration […]

Murder vs Manslaughter

While murder and manslaughter are different charges, some people may not understand what exactly makes them different from one another. In addition, murder charges are usually defined as first or second-degree depending on the severity of the crime. Manslaughter, on the other hand, can be voluntary or involuntary. The main difference between these two charges […]

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Court Fails to Abstract DUI to DMV

Here’s a weird glitch that has been coming up lately that people should be aware of. It comes up in the context of a DUI conviction following an Ad Min Per Se suspension of the client’s California Driver’s License. Assume a routine, garden variety DUI and a timely request for an APS hearing. Following the […]

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