WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WHEN I’M STOPPED FOR A D.U.I?

If you are stopped for a driving under the influence investigation what are your rights and how should you proceed? These are questions I am frequently asked by clients. Let’s start with the initial stop. According to the California Highway Patrol the number one reason why traffic stops are made leading to D.U.I investigations is […]

FIVE WAYS AN ATTORNEY CAN HELP YOU WITH WARRANTS OUT OF MULTIPLE COURTS

Have you ever felt like you are in a legal black hole that you can’t get out of because of numerous warrants out of various courts for traffic tickets and misdemeanors?  Typically when you’ve gotten to this stage, it involves one or more tickets for driving with a suspended license. Because it is almost impossible to get around […]

WHY THE KATE STEINLE MURDER TRIAL VERDICT WAS THE CORRECT ONE

As I watched the reactions from pundits on T.V., I was perplexed by the reactions of disbelief and disgust at the verdict of “not guilty” by many of the so called “experts”.  Some of the commentators seemed incredulous that a California jury didn’t convict an illegal immigrant with prior convictions and prior deportations and who discharged a firearm […]

How does the criminal system work when I have been arrested or given a citation to appear in court for a misdemeanor?

The criminal justice system can be confusing for a first time accused and without training or experience in the court system, it is intimidating and stressful.  Here is a brief synopsis of how the process works when you are faced with criminal charges. If you are arrested for a misdemeanor, chances are you were released […]

What to do if you get stopped for a driving under influence (DUI)

Being arrested for a DUI or driving under the influence in California is covered by the Vehicle Code statutes 23152(a) through(f).  VC23152(a) states: “It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle.”  This means that if you have any amount of alcohol in your system […]

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