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Trial Begins for Suspected DUI Driver That Killed 3 Teens


Bani Duarte, 28, of San Clemente has pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder in a March 29 crash in Huntington Beach that killed three Las Vegas teenagers and injured a fourth. An Orange County judge ruled that there … Continue reading

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What types of “Field Sobriety Tests” exist?


Building on our last discussion pertaining to Field Sobriety Tests, and their potentially fatal inherent flaws, let us focus our gaze more specifically on what types of tests are actually performed.

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DUI Roadblocks: Field Sobriety Tests


Almost everyone is familiar with some level of the standard “Field Sobriety Test,” or FST’s.  They are performed at almost every DUI stop, and the consequences of not understanding what law enforcement is looking for in these tests could result … Continue reading

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Probable Cause in DUI Cases


California State Finance Director, Ana Matosantos, provides us with a platform to discuss a very common issue in many DUI cases: Probable Cause.  According to the Sacramento Daily Journal, she was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of … Continue reading

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Latest News on California DMV Hearings Regarding Discovery


In Southern California, the DMV has decided to toughen up on their policy regarding copies of discovery (e.g. police reports, chemical test results, DS 367, etc.) and their distribution as it relates to APS (or DUI DMV) hearings.

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