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Monthly Archives: December, 2013

People v. Freidt: probation with restitution good news

Appellate court ends abuse of “Probation revoked” Dec. 12, 2013 – In yesterday’s People v. Freidt decision, a California Court of Appeals ruled that the original trial court could not keep the defendant on “probation revoked” status indefinitely because of unpaid restitution debt. Why is that good news for DUI restitution cases?  First, we have…Read More

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Breath test “unreliable,” but evidence “inadmissable”

CA Supreme Court was wrong in DUI case People v. Vangelder I recently blogged about a CA Supreme Court DUI case, People v. Vangelder, saying that the court’s decision effectively removed a DUI Attorney’s right to challenge the accuracy of DUI breath test results based on individual physiological differences that the machine does not recognize….Read More

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