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 […]

DUI Checkpoint 6/8/12

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The following are the published DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols for Friday 6/8/12 in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County, San Diego and Long Beach Counties: Altadena at an undisclosed time and location Hollywood at Highland Ave between Sunset and DeLongpre from 7pm to 3am Moreno Valley at an undisclosed location from 8:30pm to […]

Criminal defense: Stagecoach Festival 2012 legal survival guide

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LEGAL GUIDE TO SURVIVING STAGECOACH 2012 Stagecoach Festival is country music’s answer to Coachella Fest.  Stagecoach follows Coachella Fest every year, and brings in just as many fun-loving, music-appreciating, rowdy fans as its rival Coachella Fest.  The cowboys and cowgirls who attend prove that they are just as rowdy and thrill-seeking as their rock music […]

Criminal Defense: Sentencing Alternative- Home confinement

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Criminal Defense: Sentencing Alternative- Home Confinement Sentencing Alternatives in general The California prisons have been grossly overcrowded.  The courts had been sentencing too many people to prisons, and there just wasn’t enough room to accommodate them.  Because of the budget and money issues in the state, the prisons were forced to close facilities and unable […]

Criminal Defense: DUI Checkpoints 4/13/12

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The following are the published DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols for Friday 4/13/12 (Friday the 13th!!)  in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County, San Diego and Long Beach Counties: *Costa Mesa- at an undisclosed location, from 8:00pm to 2:00am *Fontana- at an undisclosed location, from 6:00pm to 2:00am *Glendale- at an undisclosed location, from […]

Criminal defense: DUI checkpoint sample results

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DUI Checkpoint sample results People know that checkpoints are something to be avoided.  Even if you’re sober, it’s intimidating to drive through one.  Nerves can make you act strangely.  But, does anyone ever really pay attention to what kinds of arrests, detentions, investigations, etc. occur at checkpoints?  Riverside county releases statistics from every checkpoint after […]

Criminal Defense: Expanded Diversion Program in Riverside County

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Riverside County Explores Expanded Diversion Program This week Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerback announced his plan to expand the Diversion program.  This would mean that people charged with certain misdemeanors could engage in classes, instead of jail time.  Upon successful completion of these classes, and upon the payment of all fines within 90 days, […]

Criminal Defense: Coachella Fest 2012 road closures, delays and recommended routes

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COACHELLA FEST 2012 DRIVING ROUTES AND ROAD CLOSURES The following are road closures, expected delays and recommended routes for the two weekends during Coachella fest 2012 (April 13-15 and April 20-22).  There are 200,000 people expected both weekends, which means driving in the area will be treacherous at best.  Be careful and aware while driving.  […]

Criminal Defense: Veteran’s Court

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The California Superior Court has begun a program aimed at helping US Veterans, called Veteran’s Court.  These courts are a mixture of criminal courts, mental health court and drug courts, where the person will get help focused on rehabilitation, rather than straight retribution.  According to the Court website, “[t]hey promote sobriety, recovery and stability through […]

Criminal Defense: DUI Checkpoints 4/7/12

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The following are the published DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols for Friday 4/7/12  in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County, San Diego and Long Beach Counties: Anaheim- Ball Rd, 8pm to 3am Escondido- undisclosed location, 6pm to midnight North Hollywood- Victory Blvd at Bellingham, 6pm to 2am Vista- undisclosed location, 7:30pm to 3:00am Contact […]

Criminal Defense: DUI Checkpoints Cesar Chavez Day 3/30/12

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The following are the published DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols for Friday 3/30/12 (Cesar Chavez Day) in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County, San Diego and Long Beach Counties: Carson- 7pm to 3am undisclosed location Glendale- undisclosed location, 8pm to 2am Redondo Beach- undisclosed location, 8pm to 2am Palmdale- undisclosed location, 6pm to 2am […]

Criminal Defense: DUI Charges

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Criminal Defense: DUI Charges  1st DUI A standard 1st DUI is what most people charged with DUI receive.  It means that the person was found driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher.  The person must request a DMV hearing within 10 days of the arrest, or else they will lose their license.  […]

Criminal Defense: California’s Three Strikes Victory in Riverside County

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Criminal Defense: California’s Three Strikes Victory in Riverside County California’s Three Strikes Rule The Three Strikes Rule was enacted in California in 1994 to make violent offenders accountable for their crimes. (For more, see here.)  The rationale was that certain violent crimes were deemed to be worse offenses than others, and part of the conviction […]

DUI Checkpoints 3/16/12

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The following are the published DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols for Saturday 3/16/12 in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County and Long Beach Counties: Mission Viejo- undisclosed location, 6pm to 2am Roving patrols at “hot spots” in Orange County Los Angeles- Figueroa St. between 8th and 9th Streets, 8pm to 2am Pasadena- undisclosed location, […]

What is Arraignment?

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Criminal Defense: What Is Arraignment? What is Arraignment- General Arraignment is the first time you will appear in front of a judge and will plead either guilty or not guilty. If you have not hired an attorney, the court will advise you of your right to hire one, or to have one appointed if you […]

Criminal Defense: Marijuana Arrest Records

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Criminal Defense: Marijuana Arrest Records Marijuana Arrests California is becoming more lenient in their rules against possession of marijuana.  When a person is caught with less than one ounce (28.5 grams), they are charged with an infraction.  The penalty for this is only $100 and no jail time.  Possession of more than one ounce carries […]

Criminal Defense: HS 11550

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Health and Safety Code 11550 What is HS 11550 Health and Safety code section 11550 is a statute regulating personal drug use.  It covers the willful and intentional use of certain drugs described in this article, Substances covered under HS 11550 The substances covered under HS 11550 include both legal and illegal substances. Opiates. Opium […]

Criminal Defense: DUI Checkpoints for Friday 3/2/12

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The following are the published DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols for Friday 3/2/12 in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County and Long Beach Counties: Coachella– undisclosed location, between 6pm and 2am Marina del Rey– Lincoln at Maxella, between 8pm and 2am Moreno Valley–  undisclosed location, between 9pm and 3am Pasadena– undisclosed location, between 7pm […]

Criminal Defense: Riverside County gun possession: firearms including shotgun and rifle

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Riverside County Gun Law: firearms, including shotgun and rifle While the State of California may have certain gun laws, a local government may legally enforce rules that are stricter.  Riverside County has Ordinance No. 514.10 which pertains to the use of firearms within Riverside County.  The ordinance breaks down the law into “firearm” and “loaded […]

Criminal Defense: DUI checkpoints Sunday 2/26/12

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The following are the published DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols for Sunday 2/26/12 in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County and Long Beach Counties: Los Angeles– The DUI Saturation Patrol will be throughout LAPD’s Hollenbeck Area, 12pm-8pm Contact the Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache, a criminal defense firm, if you have any questions […]

Criminal Defense: DUI checkpoints for Saturday 2/25/12

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The following are the published DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols for Saturday 2/25/12 in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County and Long Beach Counties: Los Angeles– Florence Avenue between Main St and Broadway St, 8pm-2am Chula Vista– undisclosed location, 6pm-2am Contact the Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache, a criminal defense firm, if you […]

Criminal Defense: DUI Checkpoints Friday 2/24/12

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The following are the published DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols for Friday 2/24/12 in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County and Long Beach Counties: Laguna Woods– undisclosed location, 6:30pm- 2:30am Santa Ana– 3000 W. Edinger Ave, 7:30pm-1:30am Studio City– Cahuenga Boulevard between Broadlawn Dr and Fredonia Dr, 8pm-2am Pasadena– South Fair Oaks Ave, near […]

Criminal Defense: Manufacturing Methamphetamine resulting in great bodily injury or death of another

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Manufacturing methamphetamine that results in great bodily injury to or death of another   Manufacturing methamphetamine Charges A charge of manufacturing methamphetamine carries a very hefty punishment.  The term of imprisonment if 3, 5 or 7 years, and a fine of up to $50,000.  The courts tend to treat this charge more harshly than other […]