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Monthly Archives: October 2013

DUI in California: Don’t Convict Yourself

DUI in California: Don’t Convict Yourself

Law enforcement agencies across California have been ramping up efforts to enforce drunk driving laws. As an attorney practicing in Indio, CA, I’m always amazed at the sheer number of DUI cases that come through the courthouse. Many people don’t realize how easy it is to reach a BAC of .08. Many more are unawareContinue Reading

They are Speaking In Code–What Kind of Motion or Waiver is That?

This article was original published in Crime Justice & America, Alameda County Edition, 2009. THEY ARE SPEAKING IN CODE–What Kind of Motion or Waiver is That?           By:     Andrew Dósa Do you remember getting a box of Cracker Jacks, that caramel covered popcorn with peanuts?  There was always some kind of “prize” inside.  The coolest hadContinue Reading

Fullerton Criminal Court What You Need to Know

Fullerton Criminal Court What You Need to Know The court of jurisdiction for the area of north Orange County is the Fullerton Criminal Court or the North Justice Center. This is the court available to the cities of Yorba Linda, Placentia, La Palma, La Habra, Cypress, Buena Park, Brea, and Fullerton. This is a secureContinue Reading

Social Media Law Lawmakers playing catchup with technology

Today’s guest post is from Eli Murphy with Abacus Law.   Eli discusses The Evolution of Social Media Law As technology continues to proliferate and social media monoliths like Twitter and Facebook reach an unprecedented number of users (500 million and 1.15 billion users respectively) more and more cases of teens and social media gone awryContinue Reading

Preparing for the Probation Officer Interview–What the Defendant Can Do

This article was first published in Crime Justice & America, 2009, by Andrew Dósa, and was written directly to defendants, to assist them as they prepared for the Pre-Sentence Probation Officer Interview. SPEAK FOR YOURSELF–HELP YOURSELF: BE PREPARED FOR THE PROBATION INTERVIEW You have been forced to be silent.  From the start of your case throughContinue Reading