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Driving to a Chargers Game? Be Careful How Hard You Tailgate

By Criminal Defense Attorney on September 26, 2017

There is nothing like the start of football season to remind us that fall is definitely here.

Along with watching the game, many fans will be taking part in some good ol’ tailgating. While celebrating with all that good food (and of course, drink) is part of America’s pastime, tailgaters need to pay attention to personal safety.

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Would There Be More Crime If California Let Bars Close at 4AM?

By Criminal Defense Attorney on September 18, 2017

Right now, there is one more controversial bill being considered in California. Bill 384 would make it legal for certain bars and businesses to stay open to 4 a.m., some being allowed to remain open until 6 a.m. What safety implications would this have?

Proponents have shown that passing this bill could actually make late-night streets safer in California.

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How Much Marijuana Can One Possess Legally in CA?

By Criminal Defense Attorney on September 12, 2017

While California was the first to make medicinal marijuana legal back in 1996, it was the fifth state in the country to legalize recreational pot. Now, those who just want to smoke every now and then can, as they might have a glass of wine. But when the vote came in on Proposition 64 in November 2016, there were still some questions left.

One of those was how much marijuana a person can legally possess in California.

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Posted in: Drug Possession

Are Police Allowed to Draw Blood from an Accident Suspect?

By Criminal Defense Attorney on September 6, 2017

When a video of a Utah nurse being arrested for refusing to give a blood sample of an unconscious patient to the police went viral in August, it sparked conversations around the country. Many hoped that nurses in their state would be just as committed to the law as the nurse in Salt Lake City.

What are the laws in southern California on drawing blood from a DUI suspect?

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The Real Cost of a SoCal DUI

By Criminal Defense Attorney on August 29, 2017

The biggest deterrent to drinking and driving should be that you could hurt or kill yourself or others on the road. But still, many people find it far too easy to have one or two more drinks than they should and get behind the wheel. In the best-case accident scenarios, the ones where everyone walks away safely, the actual financial costs to you can be huge.

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Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated in California

By Criminal Defense Attorney on August 24, 2017

Vehicular manslaughter is the act of killing another person while driving, and it is a serious crime in the State of California. When the driver who killed another person was intoxicated at the time of the accident, it can be punished more severely.

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Nine Ways a DUI Can Destroy Your Career

By Criminal Defense Attorney on August 22, 2017

There is no doubt that being arrested for a DUI can ruin your life.

While losing your career is just one potential consequence, it is a very real possibility. Here are nine ways being charged with a DUI can destroy your career.

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Long-Term DUI Consequences

By Criminal Defense Attorney on August 15, 2017

Fees, fines, increased insurance premiums, and possibly even jail time—these are the consequences often associated with a DUI. But the long-term repercussions can be even harder to live with. Here are just a few of the long-term consequences you could face after being convicted of a DUI:

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What Laws Are Involved in Smuggling Drugs Across the Border?

By Criminal Defense Attorney on July 31, 2017

In the United States, smuggling is the act of transporting illegal goods over a U.S. border. People do this with many different items, for two main reasons. Sometimes they do not want to pay the exchange that would be required. But in the case of drugs, they want to escape the notice and punishment from authorities. Smuggling is a very complicated crime in the United States, involving many different agencies and holding different consequences. No matter what is being smuggled, or how, it is considered a federal crime.

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Posted in: Illegal Trafficking

What Is the Punishment for Speeding in California?

By Criminal Defense Attorney on July 20, 2017

Like every other state, if you are caught speeding in California, you will be fined. But what is different in the Golden State is just how expensive speeding tickets can be. So why the high cost? What makes speeding in California so much expensive than in any other state?

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