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VC 12500(a) Driving without a license in California

The Basics of VC 12500 California Vehicle Code Section 12500 or VC 12500(a) requires you to have a valid license to drive a car in California.  Seems simple enough right? You gotta have a license to drive, everyone knows that by the time they are old enough to drive.   No license? Pulled over? YouContinue Reading

Torrance DUI Checkpoints

Torrance police officers are in full force this holiday season.  They are especially on the lookout for suspected drunk drivers.  Many parts of Torrance, Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach are magnets for drunk drivers due to the high number of bars in the area.  Many officers that are on the DUI task force will waitContinue Reading

Adolescent Brain Development as a Defense

Can an adolescent’s brain development or lack thereof be a defense? Three general differences between juveniles under 18 and adults demonstrate that juvenile offenders cannot reliabl be classified among the worst offenders.  First, any parent knows…juveniles lack maturity and have an underdeveolped sense of responsibility much more so than adults.  Moreover, juveniles are overrepresented statisticallyContinue Reading

California AB 60 Passes, 2 Million Undocumented Immigrants Eligible for Drivers Licenses

Late last night the California State Legislature signed California AB 60 which will allow over 2 million undocumented immigrants to obtain a valid California Drivers License….sort of.    There appears to be an ongoing debate right now about whether California AB 60 will allow a drivers “license” or just a driving “privilege”.    Either way,Continue Reading

Metropolitan Courthouse DUI Attorney

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI and are ordered to appear in the Metropolitan Courthouse in downtown L.A., then you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible.  If arrested for a DUI you generally have 10 (TEN!) calendar days from the date of your arrest to requestContinue Reading