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 statistically […]

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 unaware […]

Being Proactive with Domestic Violence Charges

THE PHONE CALL Being investigated for any domestic violence related offense can be very stressful.  A minor argument or verbal altercation in an already fragile marriage or relationship can lead to a felony case being filed.  Whether it is your romantic partner or a well-meaning neighbor, one phone call to the police about a domestic […]

DUI Lawyer: Can I Get a DUI Without My BAC Above .08

I received a phone call the other day from a frantic client who had just received their first DUI.  After discussing the facts of the case with the client, I was asked if we could prove that their Blood Alcohol Level (BAC) was under a 0.08%, if the case would be dismissed.  I said “no”.  […]