November 2010

Another Vigilant “DUI SuperCop”

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I’ve posted repeatedly in the past about so-called "DUI Super Cops".  These are officers who rack up record numbers of drunk driving arrests — and are rewarded with MADD awards, departmental awards, promotions and astronomical overtime pay for court testimony. See, for example, Super Cops…and Super Cons, How To Be a DUI Super Cop, Another DUI […]

When an attorney is fortunate enough to become a judge, that attorney must first take an oath. Article 20 Section 3 of the California Constitution provides: “Members of the Legislature, and all public officers and employees, executive, legislative, and judicial, except such inferior officers and employees as may be by law exempted, shall, before they […]

New Police Tactic

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In today's news, the latest insanity from the front lines…. Huntington Beach Might Post DUI Arrests on Facebook Huntington Beach, CA.  Nov. 18 — Huntington Beach is considering a new tactic in its crusade against drunk driving: public shaming on Facebook. The city's Police Department is looking into posting the names of suspected drunk drivers on […]

People often mistakenly believe when a police officer questions you, he must first give you your Miranda rights.  If the above statement is what you believed, you can blame TV.   TV shows often teach bad law.

In the wake of their recent success in requiring mandatory ignition interlock devices (IIDs) in the cars of drivers who have been convicted of drunk driving, Mothers Against Drunk Driving has been planning the next push: requiring IIDs in all cars. In other words, no car could be sold in the U.S. without devices which would […]