Category Archives: General

Zero Tolerance Driving

Starting tomorrow the state of California will begin its zero tolerance program whereby they will be looking for and going after driving who text, talk or use their cellphone while driving.  Studies have shown the drivers are more likely to … Continue reading

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Accident & DUI

If you get in a accident and charge with a DUI then you will suffer an extra 1 point penalty on your record.  The accident can be in the form of you crashing into a tree to actually hitting someone.  … Continue reading

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Check Point Notices

The State of California was once required by courts to publicize notices of sobriety checkpoints, law enforcement agencies continue to do so as a public service today. A 1987 California Supreme Court ruling had made advance publication of the checkpoints … Continue reading

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Jan 28 Checkpoints

The Police will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint from 7:30 tonight to 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the eastbound lanes of El Segundo Boulevard at Halldale Avenue in the Gardena area. Deputies will also be conducting a sobriety and … Continue reading

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Right to appear through counsel

A misdemeanor defendant may appear by counsel “unless the circumstances of an individual case  justify the ordering of their appearance.  Recently an amendment to PC Section 977 read, in pertinent parts, “If the accused is charged with a misdemeanor offense … Continue reading

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Jaime Pressly DUI?

Jamie Pressly, the star of “My Name is Earl” was alleged stopped for a traffic violation and booked on suspicion of DUI after a field sobriety test was performed according to TMZ.  Pressly was taken into custody by Santa Monica … Continue reading

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Govt Code 6253.9

Govt. Code 6253.9. (a)   Unless otherwise prohibited by law, any agency that has information that constitutes an identifiable public record not exempt from disclosure pursuant to this chapter that is in an electronic format shall make that information available in … Continue reading

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Avoid the 100

Los Angeles law enforcement’s avoid the 100 driving under the influence task force announce that its anti dui crackdown has netted a significant number of arrests. From December 17 to December 26, 1,260 people were arrested for driving under the … Continue reading

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What constitute driving

Both of the drunk driving offense statutes (CVC §§23152 and 23153), require that the defendant “drive” a motor vehicle. But what acts constitute driving? Where the defendant was seen operating a moving automobile on a highway there is almost never … Continue reading

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Judge admonished for DUI

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge who was charged with drunk driving and who pleaded no contest to reckless driving was admonished by the department that monitors the conducts of judges. The Judge was arrested in the early morning of … Continue reading

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