California DUI - Only 3 Ways to be a Felony
Driving Under the Influenceis generally a misdemeanor offense throughout the state of California. One's blood alcohol level has no impact on whether or... more
BY JONATHAN BLECHER, Esq.
We should all be mindful of Floridas DUI (Driving Under the Influence) laws. We should all drink responsibly. Did you know that 3 Martinis in a 2 hour period will put a 180... more
Early removal of ignition interlock is only for first time offenders with aBAC below .170. Here is how the process works, according to the interlock department at the CO DMV: Respondent gets credit... more
Under People v. Harvey (1979) 25 Cal. 3d 754, a defendant who signs a plea bargain allowing a sentencing judge to consider the entire case, including dismissed and charges not filed, waives the... more
1) Who determines what punishment a convicted defendant receives?
Judges, not juries, almost always determine the punishment, even following jury trials. In fact, a common jury instruction warns... more
The Minnesota Supreme Court decided the case of State v. Tanksley on February 8, 2012. That ruling allows the State to continue using urine tests in DWI cases despite the significantly flawed nature... more
The majority of criminal cases are resolved with a disposition which places people on probation. If you are on probation, you should make every effort to get off of probation as soon as you can so... more
Jail visits are usually necessary in probation violation cases, because the offender will usually be arrested and placed on a no-bond hold. A no-bond hold means that the offender will remain in jail... more