Category Archives: Court Proceedings

Does PC 1001.95 Apply to Misdemeanor DUIs?


Prosecutors say no but the plain language of the new misdemeanor judicial diversion statute PC 1001.95 clearly states that it applies to all misdemeanors except those specifically excluded. DUI offenses are not specifically excluded in the language of the statute. The … Continue reading

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Drunk Driver Released Only 23 Days After Serving DUI Sentence


In March of 2019, a mother tragically lost her son after he was struck by a drunk driver while crossing the street. Her son, Kyle McNeley, had been crossing in a wheelchair across an intersection in Long Beach when Jesus … Continue reading

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Possible Evidence of Racial Discrimination Prompts Court to Reconsider DUI Convictions


Dontrell Collins, a Black man, was sentenced to over three decades to life in prison for a fatal DUI-related crash that claimed the life of two women. On August 29, 2014, Collins drove a green Ford Crown Victoria at over … Continue reading

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Criminal DUI Case Against Teen Driver Dropped Following New Evidence


Eighteen-year-old Jaques Clarke pleaded not guilty to DUI and vehicular manslaughter charges in a crash that killed a woman in December 2019. Now, almost a year later, the charges have actually been dropped. According to the Monterey County District Attorney’s … Continue reading

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What Happens if a Non-U.S. Citizen Gets a DUI Charge?


In the United States, driving while under the influence is an offense that comes with serious consequences. It can potentially lead to bodily harm, jail time, monetary fees, and a variety of issues. The situation therefore becomes more overwhelming when … Continue reading

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