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DUI & blood alcohol levels – Orange County DUI defense lawyer

Intoximeter, the company that manufactures the blood alcohol meters used by many law enforcement departments, has an on-line blood alcohol measurement program, the “Drink Wheel” (it got its name from the cardboard novelty models with a rotating wheel in the center that you used to line up the number of drinks to determine your blood […]

Theft & Shoplifting – FAQ (Orange County theft defense)

I have spoken with several people who have asked what the differences between petty theft, shoplifting and burglary are.  While all these theft crimes are related, how they’re charged, what the prosecution must prove and the consequences vary, depending on the charge. Petty Theft (Penal Code section 484 or 488) This is a “basic” theft […]

I was arrested in Orange County – do I need a defense attorney?

The short answer is yes.  Think about all that’s working against you already.  If the police think they had enough evidence to arrest you, your case is more than likely going to be referred to the District Attorney’s office for prosecution. So what should you do in the time period between when you were arrested […]

To prove DUI, they must prove… driving

It may go without saying, but in order for the prosecution to prove a case of DUI against you, they have to be able to prove you were driving. I’ve talked before about problems with the blood alcohol results and the defenses you may have against a DUI charge.  But aside from those defenses, what […]

Illegal searches – Search warrants

The Fourth Amendment is your Constitutional protection against illegal searches by the police.  It is based on the principle that you have a right to privacy and before the government (the police) can search, they must have legal justification.  You are not absolutely protected against all searches by the police.  The Fourth Amendment protects against […]