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 […]

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 8/17/12

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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 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: 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: 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: 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 […]

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 […]