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People v. Smith – Warrantless Entry – California Supreme Court Values the Right of Privacy

The California Supreme Court recently tackled an interesting case (People v. Smith) involving warrantless entry, related to the Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. Specifically, it provides that “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and…Read More

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Hiring an Attorney for Your 2nd DUI is a Smart Move

If you managed to get by without an attorney on your first DUI, you may think that the second time will be just as easy. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. States are on a mission to crack down on DUI, starting with repeat offenders. If you’ve been convicted of a DUI in…Read More

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Wrongfully Arrested for DUI? Read this Guide.

One of the main narratives behind technological change is that it makes our lives collectively easier, more convenient, and safer. For the most part, this is true. However, in the world of DUI, technology has actually blurred the lines between drunk driving and bad driving – causing thousands of Americans to be wrongfully arrested for…Read More

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What Happens When You Drink and Drive?

Did you know that nearly 30 people die in drunk-driving crashes in the U.S. every day? That’s more than one person each hour, according to data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Although drunk-driving fatalities have declined in recent years, the numbers are still staggering. In 2018 alone, 10,511 people died in…Read More

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5 Facts About California DUI Cases [You Probably Didn’t Know]

Below are 5 facts about DUI cases you probably didn’t know, and they can make or break your chances of beating a DUI accusation or reducing your sentence or penalties. 1. You Need an Attorney – Don’t Try to Get By Without One Do not try and get by without an attorney. First, you simply…Read More

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Los Angeles, California DUI: How is it Treated?

DUI can be treated as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances. In California, there are 7 misdemeanor DUI offenses you can be charged with depending on your offenses, in addition to administrative punishments such as revocation of your license. 1. Punishments & Consequences When you are charged with a DUI in California,…Read More

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California DUI Statistics To Motivate You To Not Drink and Drive

California is the largest and most populated state in the continental United States. As a result, it has some of the highest standards for laws that protect its citizens from harm. Unfortunately, with the Californian lifestyle comes a high propensity to drink and drive – something that can have terrible consequences for both drivers and…Read More

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What Are the Miranda Rights & Why Are They Important?

Your Miranda Rights refer to a set of warnings that officers have to provide you during an arrest. Officers have to give you a specific advice before they start questioning you. These rules were brought about by the US Supreme Court case of Miranda v Arizona. These include: Your right to remain silent The understanding…Read More

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Do Not Defend Yourself in Your DUI Case – Here’s Why

You may have heard that you can defend yourself in court. This is technically true, and while there are many more legal resources available today than ever before, it is not a good idea for a DUI case in California. Defense of a DUI charge is one of the more complicated legal defenses and it…Read More

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Do Not Choose A Public Defender for Your DUI

If you can afford to do so, it is always better to hire an experienced attorney to help with your DUI charge, and not rely on a public defender. You might think a public defender is an attractive solution because they are free, but this is not in your best interest. Why shouldn’t you use…Read More

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