Coachella and Stagecoach updates approved

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Last night, the City of Indio approved some great new things for both Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festivals!  First, they have agreed to allow Goldenvoice to sell more tickets.  Coachella Music Festival will go from 99,000 tickets to 125,000 tickets.  Stagecoach will go from 75,000 tickets to 85,000 tickets.  To accommodate the increase, they have […]

In the news

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Stephanie M. Arrache was interviewed by all the local news outlets (KESQ, KMIR, Univision and the Desert Sun) regarding one of her murder cases in Indio at the Larson Justice Center.  The case stems from an alleged speed contest on Highway 111 from Cathedral City through Rancho Mirage. Criminal defense attorney Stephanie M. Arrache and […]

Coachella 2016 Uber helicopter ride

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For Coachella 2016, Uber and a company called Blade have teamed up to offer helicopter rides from Los Angeles to Coachella.  For just over $4100 6 people ($695 per person) can fly from Van Nuys airport to Coachella.  The helicopter lands about 5 minutes from the Coachella festival, allowing the riders to avoid heavy desert […]

Fall Coachella Music Festivals

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It has recently come about that Goldenvoice has been approved for 2 more festivals, which means there soon could be two Fall Coachella music festivals.  Goldenvoice, the promoter behind Coachella Music and Arts Festival and Stageoach Music festival, has been working with the city of Indio to increase the number of festivals brought to the […]

Indio jail construction

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If you have a loved one in Indio jail, then no doubt you have noticed the immense construction going on there.  The county is in the midst of constructing a much newer, bigger and supposedly better facility, set to be done by December 2017. The new Indio jail will be able to house 1600 inmates […]

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Traffic Tickets

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Traffic cops show up together in numbers to fight traffic tickets.  It used to be that traffic cops didn’t want to waste their time in court and would just not show up.  These days, your odds of that happening are slim.  They show up ready to testify in a court trial.  They’re prepared, knowledgeable and […]

Coachella 2015 Weekend 2 Arrests

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The arrests were up during Coachella 2015 weekend 2.  During Coachella 2015, weekend 1, only 93 arrests were made.  However, during Coachella 2015 weekend 2, there were 133 people arrested.  That means 40 more people were arrested during weekend 2 than weekend 1 at Coachella 2015. Arrest records from Coachella 2015 weekend 2: 20 arrests […]

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Indio Drug Court (IROC)

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Today I had the honor of attending the graduation ceremony for Indio Drug Court (IROC).  For those who don’t know, drug court (or IROC as it’s called in the court system) is a program for drug offenders which, upon successful completion, will get the person’s case completely dismissed from their record. Indio drug court (IROC) […]

Coachella 2015 Weekend 1 Arrests

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The Riverside County Sheriff released the Coachella 2015 weekend 1 arrest statistics report.  Coachella weekend 1 saw a record low number of arrests with only 93 people being arrested. Another interesting fact was the split of the arrests at Coachella 2015 weekend 1: 13 arrests were made for drunk in public 56 arrests were related […]

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Coachella 2015 kick-off

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Coachella 2015 kicks off this weekend.  Campgrounds opened today.  Hundreds of cars are pouring into the desert headed to the Empire Polo Grounds for Coachella 2015.  The sun is shining with not a cloud in the sky (which could be bad with no shade for Coachella goers!). Law Enforcement is also ready for Coachella 2015.  […]

Coachella bans selfie sticks

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Goldenvoice, the promoter of Coachella Music and Arts Festival has banned the use of selfie sticks at this year’s festival.  The ban can be found on the website Info & FAQ page, in a rather nondescript manner, rather than as some large announcement by Coachella promoters.  The ban has been common amongst large venues and […]

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Avalon Superior Court

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Avalon Superior Court on Catalina Island is open every other Friday.  In this morning’s session, I had a conversation with the local detective who files all of the criminal cases.  He told me that while they had a slow Winter season arrest-wise, he’s already filed many cases since their Spring season began. As the weather […]

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Coachella Do LaB

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The line-up for Coachella Do LaB has just been announced.  This year, the Lucent Dossier Experience will again headline both weekends of Coachella Festival.  Other bands from all over the world, including Germany, England and Australia, will play either weekend.  A Tribe Called Red, Pomo, Dirt Wire, Mikhal and many more will be performing in […]

Gang Defense

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Throughout Southern California, the various prosecuting authorities tend to overcharge criminal defendants; specifically, if you have certain last names or live in certain areas, gang charges are likely to attach to your case.  The District Attorney attempts to charge as many people as they can with gang enhancements or with outright gang allegations. Gang cases […]

Scare Cab

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Safe driving can be fun this Halloween season, thanks to “Scare Cab”, 5 Yellow Cabs of the Desert decorated in true Halloween spirit.  The Scare Cabs are decorated inside and out in fun and haunting fashion.  And the drivers even dress in costumes on the weekends!  According to Yellow Cab’s press release, fun music is […]

Arrested for DUI: Huge DUI WIN!

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I constantly receive calls from people who were arrested for DUI and seem like fighting it is a lost cause.  I always try to reassure them that DUI charges are very fightable and winnable.  A person who was arrested for DUI does not need to simply plead guilty.  Rather, hiring a good attorney can make […]

Coachella misdemeanor charges

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The Indio’s District Attorney’s office has officially started filing the Coachella misdemeanor charges.  The Coachella misdemeanor charges are mostly minors in possession of fake IDs and minors in possession of alcohol. This past April, there were hundreds of arrests which led to Coachella misdemeanor charges.  The penalties for the Coachella misdemeanor charges are fines, community […]

High School prank = vandalism

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Each year, outgoing high school seniors are inspired to create a senior prank that is even better than years prior.  They want to create a high school prank that will go down in the history books at their school.  Something to be remembered by.  Soon to be separating friends get together at all hours to […]

4th of July DUI arrests

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The 4th of July DUI arrests report in Riverside County is in: 159 arrests were made by various city and county law enforcement agencies.  And not all cities have submitted their numbers, meaning the count could go higher. The 4th of July DUI arrests covered a period from Thursday, July 3 to Sunday, July 6.  […]

Fireworks on the 4th of July

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We want to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July, free from arrests for fireworks use or possession. In California, many fireworks are illegal to sell, possess, transport and use.  These include bottle rockets, firecrackers, roman candles and all others that move in an uncontrollable fashion on the ground or in the sky […]

New Office Location

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The Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache has a brand new office location in Palm Desert, California.  Conveniently located on the corner of Cook and Hovley, our office is available for free consultations 7 days a week.  Call to schedule an appointment for a free consultation!

Larson Justice Center Jaywalking Crackdown

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There is a jaywalking crackdown in the city of Indio, CA at the Larson Justice Center.  The crackdown began this week after officials shut down a parking lot to construct a multilevel structure.  The entire court and public service building facility is undergoing a major renovation: a new county building to house the Law Office […]

Stagecoach Arrests

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Stagecoach arrests were up in 2014, as police arrested 177 people over the three days.  2013 saw 22 less Stagecoach arrests.  A majority of the Stagecoach arrests were for alcohol related offenses.  And of those alcohol related Stagecoach arrests, a majority were minors in possession of alcohol or fake IDs. When a minor is arrested […]

Coachella Arrests from Weekend 1

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The Indio police department is reporting this morning that there were 79 arrests from Coachella weekend 1.  This number is down significantly from previous years.  There were 23 arrests on Friday, 29 on Saturday and 27 on Sunday.  A majority of these were alcohol or drug related. Minor in possession of fake ID or minor […]

Sentencing leniency for vets with PTSD

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On Monday, April 7, 2014, a bill passed through the California Assembly which would allow judges to consider PTSD when sentencing military veterans.  The bill was brought to the state Legislature by Marc Levine of San Rafael after statistics show that one in five soldiers return from a war zone with PTSD.  It a very […]

FDA approves heroin anti-overdose

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The FDA has approved an over-the-counter heroin anti-overdose medication, called Evzio.  This anti-overdose medication comes in the form of a syringe pen, similar to the EpiPen, which is used to treat serious allergic reactions.  It will be available for people to inject into a person who is overdosing on heroin and other opioids. The medication, […]

“Oh Crap App”

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There is a new app for smartphones which is designed to help you protect your rights if you are pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI).  This new app is called the “Oh Crap App” and was designed by a law firm in Iowa with an aim to help protect the rights […]

DMV hearing WIN!

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Last week, Stephanie M. Arrache successfully defended a client in a DMV Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing relating to an alleged DUI for a 20 year old driver.  Stephanie M. Arrache was able to prove that there was no probable cause for the arrest and her client was able to keep his license. A loss […]

St. Patrick’s Day DUI Patrol

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Even though St. Patty’s falls on a Monday this year, there will be an increase in St. Patrick’s Day DUI Patrol all weekend.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has announced that on 3/14, 3/15, 3/16 and 3/17 it will be expanding it’s St. Patrick’s Day DUI Patrol in an effort to crack down on drunk […]

Portable Drug Test

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LAPD Portable Drug Test Use The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is launching a new program to crack down on driving under the influence of drugs through a portable drug test.  With this new portable drug test, drivers who are stopped at DUI checkpoints will be asked to voluntarily consent to a swab of their […]

Christmas party DUI arrest

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    Christmas party DUI arrest We all know the situation: your work is sponsoring a Christmas party with free drinks or you’re attending a party (ugly sweater party anyone?) thrown by family or friends and have a few beers. Your intention is correct in that you want to celebrate the holiday spirit with your […]

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  Christmas party DUI arrest We all know the situation: your work is sponsoring a Christmas party with free drinks or you’re attending a party (ugly sweater party anyone?) thrown by family or friends and have a few beers.  Your intention is correct in that you want to celebrate the holiday spirit with your friends, […]

“Holiday Boozers Beware”

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Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has started a program called “Holiday Boozers Beware” which targets drunk drivers.  Between Friday, December 13, 2013 (Friday the 13th!!) and January 1, 2014, the Sheriff’s Department will be increasing their saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints.  They vow to make lots of stops during this time.  What this means is that […]

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California Prostitution PC 647(b)

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California Prostitution Sting Operation in Riverside On November 19, the Riverside Police Department Vice Unit conducted an undercover sting operation targeting alleged prostitution.  This was a joint operation with the California Alcohol Beverage and University of California, Riverside police.  The operation targeted the corners of University and Cranford Ave as well as University and Comer […]

American Heat Biker Weekend

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American Heat Biker Weekend October 25-27, 2013 Every year, thousands of bikers ride into Palm Springs for American Heat biker weekend.  It’s actually the American Heat Palm Springs Motorcycle Weekend and a place where people can not only show off their own bikes, but learn about new trends, products and merchandise.  Downtown Palm Canyon, from […]

Palm Springs Splash house

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Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley are quickly becoming a haven for music festivals and music lovers alike.  The newest festival to land in our valley is Palm Springs Splash House: a two day festival taking place in three different hotels (The Saguaro, Caliente Tropics, and The Curve) in Palm Springs featuring thirty different DJs […]

4th of July 2013 DUI safety information

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California law enforcement is ramping up it’s drunk driving enforcement over the 4th of July weekend.  Starting today and going through Sunday, police will be out in large numbers looking to make arrests.  Police officers are trained to look for relatively minor vehicle code violations (such as texting, not wearing a seat belt, etc.) to […]

Coachella and StageCoach arrests

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If you were arrested at StageCoach or Coachella in 2013, you may be experiencing a common problem: your case isn’t getting filed on time.  You may have wasted your time showing up at court to discover that no case has been filed.  Do not let this get you into thinking that your case won’t be […]

Click It or Ticket

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There is a national campaign put forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) called “Click It or Ticket”.  Between May 20 and June 2, local law enforcement will be on the look out for drivers not wearing their seat belts.  They are trained to look for what they commonly refer to as the […]

DUI checkpoints 5/25/13

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The following are the published DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols for Saturday 5/25/13 in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County and San Diego Counties:   Blythe undisclosed location 7pm to 2am Chula Vista undisclosed location 6pm to 3am Hermosa Beach eastbound lanes of Artesia at Prospect 9pm to 3am Pomona undisclosed location 9pm to […]

DUI checkpoints 5/24/13

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The following are the published DUI checkpoints for Friday 5/24/13 in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County and San Diego Counties:   Lake Elsinore undisclosed location 8pm to 3am Los Angeles (Downtown) Figueroa and 9th undisclosed time Malibu undisclosed location 7:30pm to 3:30am Moreno Valley undisclosed location, 8:30pm to 2:30am Ontario undisclosed location and […]

Coachella 2013 Weekend 1

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Arrests were down this year at Coachella Music and Arts festival in Indio.  Over the three day period, there were less than 100 arrests.  Festival goers were being more aware and cautious.  The down turn in arrests was not due to lack of trying on the part of law enforcement. A majority of the arrests […]

Coachella Festival On-Site Camping

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Of course the best way to not get arrested for DUI is to stay on-site.  Camping at the Empire Polo Grounds is a great option for those festival attendees who want to just stay on-site all weekend.  The Coachella Fesitval website has some information available. http://www.coachella.com/travel-lodging/on-site-camping Some pertinent information: *Each camper must be 18 years […]

Coachella Festival 2013 Map

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The Empire Polo Grounds, where Coachella Music and Arts Festival is held in Indio, California, is a huge facility!  It is easy to become separated from your friends and lost.  I’ve attached a map so friends can plan ahead to know where they’re going, where they can meet up if separated, where the bands are […]

Dinah Shore Weekend

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Palm Springs is known to be very “gay-friendly”.  It is a desert oasis where people come to play in the sun.  Every year, it is host to one of the largest lesbian parties in the nation: The Dinah Shore Weekend.  Thousands upon thousands of lesbians flock to our streets to spend the weekend dancing, drinking […]

Palm Springs White Party

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Palm Springs is known to be very “gay-friendly”.  It is a desert oasis where people come to play in the sun.  Every year, it is host to one of the largest gay dance parties in the nation: The White Party.  Thousands upon thousands of gay men flock to our streets to spend the weekend dancing, […]

New mobile site launched

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The Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache is proud to announce that a new mobile site has been launched. You can access the easy to use site from your smartphone at m.stephaniearrache.com The site contains a blood alcohol chart which will allow you to get a rough estimate of your blood alcohol level based on […]

PC 134: Falsifying Court Documents

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Sometimes certain charges have judges ordering defendants to do certain things as a condition of the release while criminal proceedings are going on.  For example, a person who is charged with drug crimes may be ordered to attend NA (Narcotics Anonymous) meetings each week.  Or, a person charged with DUI can be ordered to attend […]

Have a Safe and Happy Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is a holiday that you either love or hate.  Many women are emotionally addicted to Valentine’s Day and require flowers, chocolates, jewelry, or something equally thoughtful from their significant other.  Many also require a nice dinner.  What often happens at a nice dinner?  A bottle of wine is ordered.  Drinks are had.  Diners […]

Coachella 2013 Transportation

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With Coachella Fest 2013 right around the corner, it is never too early to start planning for a safe trip.  The lineup has been released.  Your tickets have been purchased.  You’ve planned with your friends.  Make sure that safe and responsible transportation has been included in the planning phase.  Riverside Sheriffs have joined forces with […]

Super Bowl Sunday DUI Saturation Patrols

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This weekend is the Super Bowl XLVII, taking place in New Orleans at the Superdome.  Baltimore Ravens versus San Francisco 49ers.  Over 100 million people will be tuning in.  The Super Bowl is arguably the most heavily watched sporting event of the American year.  People gather together at bars and parties to watch the big […]

Southern California Cab Numbers

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The Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache wants everyone to have a safe and happy holiday season.  As always, we would rather people be safe than get new clients.  The following are some helpful numbers and links to ensure that people do not drink and drive:   Riverside County All Riverside County- Yellow Cab Co.- […]

Arrested while on vacation

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Some people have the unfortunate experience of being arrested while on vacation.  Southern California is a vacation destination for people from all over the world.  It’s a new and unfamiliar place.  Some people drink a bit too much and find themselves lost.  Before they know it, they’re arrested for being drunk in public.  To some […]

DUI Checkpoints 9/7/12

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The following are the published DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols for Friday 9/7/12 in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County and San Diego Counties: Perris- undisclosed location, 6pm-2am Santa Ana- Warner, east of Flower- 7:30pm-1:30am Whittier- undisclosed location, 7pm-3am   Contact the Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache, a criminal defense firm, if you […]

9/1/12 DUI Checkpoints

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A California joint task force “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign started August 17, and is ending Labor Day on Sept. 3. This will create more DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols. Remember that it is always safer, wiser and cheaper to have a designated driver, or call a cab. We at the Law Office […]

8/31/12 DUI Checkpoints

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A California joint task force “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign started August 17, and is ending Labor Day on Sept. 3. This will create more DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols. Remember that it is always safer, wiser and cheaper to have a designated driver, or call a cab. We at the Law Office […]

Fake ID at Coachella Fest or Stagecoach

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Coachella Fest and StageCoach Music Festival are two highlight events in the Coachella Valley.  Both events are weekend long music festivals which present many different musical artists to thousands of concertgoers.  Coachella Fest was expanded this year into two weekend events with identical lineups.  The two events brings in thousands of music loving people of […]

California AB 472

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AB472 California State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D- San Francisco) introduced a bill on February 15, 2011 regarding drug overdose.  As it currently stands in California, a high rate of drug overdose deaths occur because people are afraid of police and medical involvement.  The rationale is that calling an ambulance or taking a friend to a […]

DUI Checkpoints 8/25/12

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A California joint task force “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign started August 17, and is ending Labor Day on Sept. 3. This will create more DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols. Remember that it is always safer, wiser and cheaper to have a designated driver, or call a cab. We at the Law Office […]

DUI checkpoints 8/24/12

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A California joint task force “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign started August 17, and is ending Labor Day on Sept. 3. This will create more DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols. Remember that it is always safer, wiser and cheaper to have a designated driver, or call a cab. We at the Law Office […]

DUI Checkpoints 8/17/12

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A California joint task force “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is starting  today, August 17, and ending Labor Day on Sept. 3.  This will create more DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols.  Remember that it is always safer, wiser and cheaper to have a designated driver, or call a cab.  We at the Law […]

DUI Checkpoints 8/12/12

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The following are the published DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols for Sunday 8/12/12 in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County, San Diego and Long Beach Counties: Los Angeles- saturation patrol in 77th Street area between 12pm-8pm Contact the Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache, a criminal defense firm, if you have any questions about […]

DUI Checkpoints 8/11/12

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The following are the published DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols for Saturday 8/11/12 in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County, San Diego and Long Beach Counties: Encinitas- at an undisclosed location, between 7:30pm-2am Long Beach- at an undisclosed location, between 7pm-3am Los Angeles- on Van Nuys Blvd, between Chase St. and Roscoe Blvd, between […]

DUI Checkpoints 8/10/12

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The following are the published DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols for Friday 8/10/12 in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County, San Diego and Long Beach Counties: Escondido- at an undisclosed location, between 6pm-3am Los Angeles- at Broadway, between Daly and Griffen, between 8pm-2am Oceanside- at an undisclosed location, between 8pm-3am Palm Springs- at an […]

Eyewitness Identification (ID)

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Criminal cases are won or lost daily based on eyewitness ID.  People are incarcerated unfairly based on wrong eyewitness ID.  People waste time in jail for crimes they did not commit based on eyewitness ID.  Identification plays a significant role in the criminal justice system.  Suppose a person sees someone with a gun running out […]

New Office

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The Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache has moved into a new office, effective immediately.  The new location is on the corner of Vista Chino and Palm Canyon.  The address is 1701 N. Palm Canyon, Suite 8, Palm Springs, CA 92262.  There is ample free parking.  We are across Palm Canyon from the Shell Gas […]

RIP Mark J. Sullivan

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Many attorneys feel like they are bigger than life.  There are very few who can actually claim that they are; Mark J. Sullivan was one of those rightful few.  Mark, was a great man.  He was a larger than life man.  He was the kind of person who filled up a room with his mere […]

DUI Checkpoint June 29, 2012

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The following are the published DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols for Friday 6/29/12 in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County, San Diego and Long Beach Counties: Escondido- checkpoint at undisclosed location between 6:00pm and 12:00am; roving saturation patrol until 3am Fountain Valley- undisclosed location, between 9:00pm and 3:00am Modesto- undisclosed location, between 10:00pm and […]

DUI checkpoint 6/9/12

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The following are the published DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols for Saturday 6/9/12 in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County, San Diego and Long Beach Counties:   Azusa at an undisclosed location between 6pm and 2am Inglewood at an undisclosed location from 8pm to 3am Pacoima on Glen Oaks Blvd between Pierce and Gain […]