Lawrence Eric Taylor’s Answers

Lawrence Eric Taylor

Long Beach DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 9
  1. The officers who pulled me over went through my car while field sobriety tests

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Lawrence Eric Taylor
    3. Cindy Bassett
    3 lawyer answers

    If I understand the facts, the officer cannot legally search your car -- other than objects in plain sight -- without an arrest. The purpose of field sobriety tests is exactly that: to help determine whether probable cause exists....As for swerving, this "observation" is widely abused by the police, as all cars swerve within lanes to some degree, and often more pronounces swerving is due to "black-and-white fever" -- taking your eyes off the road while watching the police car in the rear view...

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  2. What are the requirements for the prosecution to successfully obtain a guilty verdict in a dui drugs?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Lawrence Eric Taylor
    3. Robert Louis Miller
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with attorney John Kaman... The primary difficulties in prosecuting a case of DUI drugs is proving (1) the drugs were actively present in the system, (2) the amount was sufficient to impair driving, (3 the driver was in fact impaired -- to the degree he was unable to operate a vehicle safely. These are problems primarily because it is generally very difficult to determine what levels of the many different drugs are necessary to achieve impairment, as well as whether the driver was,...

  3. Drunk driver hits me and gets away with no charges.

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Lawrence Eric Taylor
    1 lawyer answer

    It's highly unlikely that you have a law suit against the city or county for many reasons. First, it's difficult to establish negligence in the performance of investigative duties. Second, most jurisdictions exempt discretionary functions to civil liability. Third, this is a discretionary decision to arrest someone else; discretionary governmental decisions are rarely subject to civil liability. Fourth, you are not the party directly affected; you are only indirectly affected by the...

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