All criminal defendants in California, including those charged with DUI, have the right to remain silent when interrogated by police.
In Nevada, the crime of blackmail is known as extortion, NRS 205.320. In California, the crime of blackmail is known as extortion, California Penal Code 518 PC.
Reasonable suspicion--a slightly lesser standard than probable cause--is required for traffic stops, including stops for California DUI.
The United States Copyright Act generally prohibits the copying of other people's creative content, including photos. Violation can subject you to civil damages, an injunction, and even a criminal fine and a stint in federal prison. But you can protect yourself by using free photos or obtaining a license from the copyright holder. We tell you how.
A breathalyzer that can determine whether someone has consumed marijuana may be in use in California by 2017.
I was suffering from hypoglycemia when I was arrested for DUI in Nevada. Can I use this to fight the charges?
Hypoglycemia--which is common in people with diabetes--can be mistaken for drunkenness and lead to unfair DUI charges in Nevada.
A hiatal hernia can lead to a falsely high result on a DUI breath test.
A California blood split will not always help your DUI defense--but because you don't have to disclose the results of an independent blood test unless you use them at trial, it also can't hurt you.
My preliminary alcohol screening test result was lower than my DUI breath test result. Can this help my DUI defense?
A PAS test result that is lower than your DUI breath test result can be a sign of rising blood alcohol--which can be a viable DUI defense.
Chewing tobacco can cause "mouth alcohol," which in turn can lead to a falsely high reading on a DUI breath test.
I was arrested for California DUI with my child in the car. Will I be charged with child endangerment?
Most people arrested for California DUI with a child under 14 in the car receive s sentence enhancement under Vehicle Code 23572. In the most serious cases, prosecutors may also file Penal Code 273a child endangerment charges.
California currently requires IIDs for all DUI offenders in four counties--and may extend that requirement to the whole state.
Can you get convicted for a child pornography offense for videos and materials such as drawings, cartoons, or animation (such as manga or anime) which depict child sexual acts but do not involve any actual minors?
If you are pulled over by a Nevada police officer, they can order you to exit your car without violating your constitutional rights.
There is no guarantee that a judge will grant a request for an early termination of probation in Nevada, but there are certainly things you can do that can either hurt or increase your chances of a request being granted.
If you are charged with a crime in Las Vegas, you should think twice before putting your future in the hands of a Las Vegas public defender.
A restricted license permitting you to drive to work and DUI school is the best way to meet the DUI education program requirements after a DUI.
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Every year some 350 children under the age of five drown in backyard swimming pools across the U.S. Another 2,600 children are treated for near-drowning incidents in hospital emergency rooms. But whose responsibility is pool safety in the state of California? It depends on the case.
The US Supreme Court recently held that it is unconstitutional to force people to take DUI blood tests without a warrant---but this ruling does not apply to DUI breath tests.
Vehicle Code 23109(c) VC "exhibition of speed" or "speed ex" is generally seen as a very advantageous plea bargain from California DUI charges.
Street racing in Las Vegas is a serious crime that could result in jail time as well as the loss of your driving privileges, among other penalties.
A “Ponzi scheme” is a complex type of financial fraud that, when it collapses and is exposed, can lead to serious criminal charges and decades behind bars.
If you’re on probation after serving time behind bars in San Bernardino County, the last thing you want is to go back to jail. But that's exactly what could happen if you violate the terms of your probation.
If you let your anger and frustration get the best of you while behind the wheel and you get into a “road rage” incident with another driver in Los Angeles, you may find yourself cooling off behind bars.