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Monthly Archives: August 2012

DUI Crackdowns and the Rising Blood Alcohol Defense

This past weekend, a countywide crackdown on drunken and drug – impaired drivers resulted in 550 arrests. The California Highway Patrol’s “Maximum Enforcement Period” takes place Labor Day weekend. During this period 80 percent of CHP officers will be on the street looking to nab drunk drivers. In the coming days, extra DUI checkpoints andContinue Reading

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Plea Bargaining?

When someone is arrested and charged with a crime, often, their first (and best) move is to call a lawyer.  Many defendants believe they need a lawyer to help defend them at trial and avoid a conviction, and that is certainly one of a defense attorney’s greatest duties. But a good defense lawyer can provideContinue Reading

How to Get Your Criminal Threats Charges Dismissed in California

Criminal threats is a crime codified as Penal Code (PC) section 422.  It is a very serious crime that must be taken seriously by everyone involved: you, your attorney, the judge, and the prosecutors. A couple weeks ago the Monterey County District Attorney’s office dismissed charges of Criminal Threats against a fellow who went onContinue Reading

UIM Coverage

California drivers are required to purchase auto insurance. In addition to the California mandated liability coverage, insurance companies are also required by law to include Uninsured Motorist Bodily Injury coverage (UIM coverage) unless you specifically decline this coverage in writing. UIM coverage will protect you and also passengers in your car when involved in anContinue Reading

LA Traffic Court: 3 Steps To Getting Your License Back

If you have a case in LA traffic court and you got an LA Failure to Appear, try not to sweat bullets over it. I know it’s a pain in the ass, but at least I can teach you how to get your driver’s license back NOW. To make things easy, I’ve broken it down into 3Continue Reading