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Monthly Archives: January, 2011

Real Estate Broker Causes Injury Accident on PCH near Coral Canyon (.08% BAC)

Facts: Client strikes Sheriff’s vehicle, injures Sheriff’s Deputy, refuses prelim breath test. Charge: Felony DUI with injury to L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy. Risk: Serious jail or prison time. Strategy: Demonstrate less than .08% BAC, testimony inconsistent. Results: Reduced to Misdemeanor (no injury)—no jail time. Won back drivers license. Court: Malibu – LA Superior Court

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Single Mom Drives Erratically in Westlake Village (.16% BAC)

Facts: Third DUI offense.  Erratic driving reported by civilian, not seen by Officer. Risk: Serious jail time if convicted. Strategy: Kept client off stand, showed that client was not driver (via independent witness). Results: Client found Not Guilty, acquitted of all charges. Wins back drivers license. Court: Ventura Superior Court

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Movie Producer Causes Traffic Accident on PCH at 2:15 am (0.09% BAC)

Facts:        Client causes multi-car crash near Malibu Canyon. Police smell marijuana. Strategy: Show that driver could be .08% at time of arrest, no evidence he had smoked. Results: All DUI charges dismissed. DMV charge reduced to “Exhibition of Speed” (1 pt). Won back drivers license. Court: Malibu – LA Superior Court

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Airline Pilot Causes Traffic Accident in West Covina at 1:00 am (.24% BAC)

Facts: Client in solo accident, witnessed by civilian neighbor, 3x legal blood alcohol limit. Risk: Client could lose pilot’s license and career. Strategy: Keep client off stand, show that defendant was not driver, impeach (discredit) testimony of arresting officer. Results: Acquitted of all charges, 12-0. Won back drivers license and pilot’s license. Court: West Covina…Read More

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Top Civil Attorney Caught Driving 92 mph at 2:00 am (0.17% BAC)

Facts: Prominent attorney caught speeding (40 mph over the 55 mph limit). Risk: DUI conviction could affect attorney license, trigger discipline by State Bar. Strategy: Subpoenaed CHP officer to DMV hearing, used DMV tape to discredit Officer’s testimony at trial. Also attacked blood test results, kept client off stand. Results: All DUI charges dismissed. DMV…Read More

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Prominent Realtor Arrested for Driving Erratically (.26% BAC)

Facts: Realtor nearly strikes median, allegedly doesn’t pull over quickly. Risk: DUI conviction could impact real estate license and career. Strategy: Attack credibility of arresting officer over details, prove client was driving perfectly, prove BAC test results inaccurate. Results: Client acquitted of all charges, wins back drivers license. Case dismissed. Court: Ventura Superior Court

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HUGE California Traffic Tickets Fines Effective 01/06/2011

Please be extremely careful in your driving and car registration & insurance matters. State of California is broke and they are trying hard to squeeze all of us hard to collect money. Effective immediately, if you do not stop at the red light, be ready to pay $436 in fines or if you pass a…Read More

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Holiday DUI patrols nail thousands

It’s been a tough few weeks for drunks on the road. Statewide, more than 3,577 suspected drunken drivers were busted between Nov. 25 and Jan. 2, when police did a special emphasis looking for people who had too much at holiday Christmas parties, family functions, their work holiday party or on a regular night out….Read More

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Woman charged with DUI

Sunday January 9, 2011 DORSET — A 70-year-old Dorset woman was cited Thursday for a second driving under the influence of alcohol offense (DUI) after her car slid off Route 30. According to Vermont State Police, Harriette S. Luxner is scheduled to appear in Bennington Superior Court Criminal Division on Jan. 24 to answer the…Read More

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474 DUI arrests during holiday season

“We worked U.S. 41 and State Road 70, areas that are known for having DUI crashes,” Miller said. FHP did respond to 17 car accidents, issued 48 speeding tickets, 92 warnings, 34 seat-belt violations and helped 39 disabled motorists, Miller said. The Palmetto Police Department also didn’t make any DUI arrests from Dec. 31 to…Read More

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