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  • How to breakdown a DUI investigation

    It is vital to know how to break down a DUI investigation. Facts from the investigation will flow within a particular phase. The easiest way to break it down is to take it from the officers perspect

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  • What to say when stopped at a DUI checkpoint

    I have been asked time and time again what to say when entering a DUI checkpoint. At a DUI checkpoint, the officer immediately asks about the amount of drinks you had that evening. An individual is n

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  • Steps to get off probation and expunge your case after a DUI in California

    Getting a DUI off their record is one of the most common questions I receive. Most of my DUI clients have never have been in trouble before. Getting off probation and ultimately getting the DUI expu

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  • 101 DUI on Saturation Patrols- What are they?

    So what exactly is a DUI Saturation Patrol? Definition:Saturation patrols involve law enforcement deploying additional police officers to targeted roadways during select time periods to detect and apprehend impaired drivers. Law Enforcement Perspective-Primary MIssion of DUI Satu...

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  • What is an interlock ignition device (IID)

    A breath alcohol ignition interlock (IID) is a device that is installed in the dashboard of a persons vehicle who has been required by the courts to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle as a condition of having their license reinstated in order to drive. Y...

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  • Disabled Person Placard Violations in California

    Football season is here. This is also the time that handicap placard violations spike. For any driver that has ever pulled into a handicap spot without a placard or permit and been caught by a law enforcement officer, you know just how seriously California takes these laws. San D...

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  • Prostitution 101

    As a former prosecutor I really enjoyed these cases. I enjoyed them for a number of reasons. This includes: - Usually two witness max jury trials, with the main witness usually an exprienced detective. - Realtively quick trial (2-3 days max). - Content kept jurors interested. ...

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  • Checkpoints and DUIs

    As a prosecutor over the years I recognized more and more DUIs were a result of DUI checkpoints. The utilization of DUI or sobriety checkpoints has proliferated in the last few years due in large part to huge amounts of State grant money flowing into local city coffers from DUI f...

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  • The DUI Process for San Diego and California...

    I hope I can help summarize a very complex process. One that is traumatic to most. I will focus on San Diego (the city I love), though the process is similar throughout California. There are two branches to a San Diego DUI, including the DMV hearing as well as the criminal cour...

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  • Choosing the right Criminal defense Attorney for your case....maybe you have a DUI ?

    When I was a prosecutor I was asked by several people who would I choose as an attorney. Sometimes the ones that are marketing out there were not the ones giving me fits in court. I have started my own firm but I still know the question is asked by potential clients. Here is soe thoughts:

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