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A DUI trial: picking a jury for DUI case in Los Angeles

June 21, 2020

In this article, Los Angeles DUI Defense Lawyer discusses all things relevant to picking a jury for a DUI trial. Click on the links below to go directly to your topic of interest. Can a Judge Punish A Defendant For Taking His DUI Case To a Trial? DUI Trial: Scientific Argument Expert Witnesses at a DUI trial in Los Angeles Can a DUI Case be dismissed when the courts are congested with other cases? Bias In Juries It is not easy to pick a good jury for a DUI trial in Los Angeles. We all as a society consider DUI drivers to be a scourge of modern society. It seems unfair that because of some decision to engage in drinking – […]

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Winning Domestic Violence Cases in Los Angeles

May 6, 2020

Being arrested for domestic violence is one of the most terrifying experiences a person can have. Domestic violence charges can create many problems and even destroy your family. You must contact a domestic violence attorney Los Angeles as soon as possible to win your case. Call our office to talk to a domestic violence attorney Los Angeles any time. If you were arrested for domestic violence, you will have to deal with the following: Police will take you to jail (sometimes directly from your home). LAPD and LASD will almost always classify any domestic violence arrest as a felony. Your record (rap) will be affected because of that felony arrest. Upon arrest, the police will notify the California Department of […]

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FIGHT YOUR DUI AND CRIMINAL CASE WITH A DEMURRER

April 13, 2020

ENTER POLICE – DO ARREST – HOW DO YOU FIGHT IT? – ATTACK THE PLEADINGS! One way you can fight your case is to demure to the prosecutor’s case. For example, refusal allegations for a DUI can be demured to based on constitutional rights to refuse a chemical test. Another example is when the police file resisting arrest charges, commonly known as Penal Code section 148(a). The problem is that PC 148 commonly filed not only on the resisting arrest but on any disobedience of a police officer. In our opinion, this kind of filings is not described in the statute. Penal Code section 148(a) reads: Every person who willfully resists, delays, or obstructs any public officer, peace officer, or […]

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Voir Dire: What Is It and How to Use It To Win At Trial

January 12, 2020

Voir Dire is a process to approve a juror or an expert witness for trial. If you don’t think an expert witness knows information that is relevant for your trial, you can question the witness to see if he is not knowledgeable enough and will not confuse or mislead the judge or jury. Voir Dire for jurors is used primarily to see pick the best jurors for the trial. Someone who will be friendly to your case or your client and is not influenced by bias. As part of the process of selection of jurors, you can exclude up to 6 jurors in misdemeanor cases and 10 jurors in felony cases. During voir dire attorneys will ask the jurors about […]

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WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A CALIFORNIA DUI ARREST

December 17, 2019

In California, after a DUI case, the arresting officer prepares a police report and submits it to the prosecutor, who then drafts a complaint and files it with the Superior Court.  Although some agencies do direct filing, most will rely on the prosecutor to review and file the criminal case against an individual suspected of a DUI.  Usually, the arrested person is not given the police report until the day he is scheduled to come to court.  On the day of the arrest, the arresting officer will also hand you a citation, commonly known as “a ticket”, with a day of the appearance in the Superior Court and the location of the Courthouse. The prosecutor who files the criminal DUI complaint […]

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Convert Arrest Into Detention: Not filed Los Angeles DUI Cases or Los Angeles Criminal Cases.

May 14, 2019

Los Angeles DUI attorney can help you convert an arrest into a detention for cases that are not filed in Los Angeles.  If you are arrested for a crime or for a DUI, your record, if requested for the Department of Justice, will have a record of the arrest. Sometimes a job application or an application for benefits or a permit or a license will ask you if you were arrested.  This is different then asking if you have any convictions, which are findings of guilt proven beyond a reasonable doubt!  Instead, an applications can asks for arrests, which require much less evidence then convictions.  The arrest decisions are made by a police officer who can be biased against you.  […]

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How to Know If You Are Too Drunk to Drive?

October 12, 2018

So, you have been hanging out with your friends, or just had a meeting with some colleagues, or were called to a local bar for a chat and a glass of wine. People around you kept saying that you had already had too much to drink, but you still long for another. You needed to get home and your car is parked right outside. You want to know how impaired are you and if it is safe to drive. Let’s look at some ways to help you figure out if you are too drunk to drive. If you are wondering how drunk you may be or whether you need to call a cab instead of driving yourself; you already have the […]

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How long does a DUI stay on your record in California?

April 19, 2018

In California, a DUI will stay on your driving and a criminal record for 10 years.  The 10 years are counted from an offense date to an offense date and not from conviction date to conviction date.  A prior DUI, when charged by the prosecutor, is deemed a “prior”.  The “priors” or “priorability” is legal terminology for a type of offense that carries a more severe punishment for repeat crimes. For example, a second DUI arrest within 10 years of a first DUI arrest will be filed as a second DUI and will carry mandatory jail time.  Instead, if there are more than ten years between your first and second DUI cases, the DUI will be only a “first” DUI even when […]

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Pre-Booking Jail, Sentencing Credit And Calculation, Penal Code 4019

March 19, 2018

Jail Sentence and Booking in Jail If you are facing a criminal offense, the punishment can include jail. The punishment for a criminal case is referred to as sentencing and is carried out by a judge. Not all cases include jail time, but when a person is sentenced for jail time, the judge can order defendant to either be taken into custody in court or the judge can order the person to report to jail for serving his sentence. In many places, there are too many people in jails, and many people are kicked out of jail before they complete their sentence. A decision to let a person go before the completion of his jail sentence is done by the […]

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