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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

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, […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. 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 […]

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 […]

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 8/12/12

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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 […]

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 […]