Monthly Archives: January 2012
Are Sobriety Checkpoints legal?
This is a great question. We talk all the time about our 4th Amendment right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure without probable cause, yet with a checkpoint we’re basically forced down a path which inherently leads to … Continue reading
Biking Under the Influence
For cases involving cycling under the influence in California, for example, there are special laws that govern bicyclists. The California Vehicle Code created an exception for devices moved exclusively by human power, meaning that a bicycle is not a “vehicle” for purposes … Continue reading
Witnesses can be worth there weight in gold
Although having people in your car when you have been drinking is a sure way to create unnecessary distrcations, the silver lining is that these passengers are present during the initial DUI investigation and can therefore testify with personal knowledge … Continue reading
I wasn’t read my Miranda Warning!
Something that I hear in almost every client consultation I conduct after an arrest for DUI, is “I wasn’t read my Miranda Rights, can we get my case dismissed.” Despite the fact that I would love to say YES, it’s … Continue reading
Mel Gibson DUI related video
I think I’ll let this article by TMZ do most of the talking A videotape of a raging and drunk Mel Gibson in a jail cell immediately after he wasarrested in 2006 for DUI has become a huge bone of contention in … Continue reading