Arrested at Desert Trip

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This year there were 77 people arrested at Desert Trip during both weekends. During the first weekend, twenty-eight people were arrested at Desert Trip, with five of those being for public intoxication and one possession of a controlled substance. Twenty-two people were arrested at Desert Trip during the first weekend (cited with a misdemeanor) for alcohol-related […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 8/11/12

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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 […]

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: 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: 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 […]

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: 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 […]