Criminal Defense in Orange County

Blog Posts in June, 2012

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  • Was the Horizontal Nystagmus Test Administered Correctly?
    Was the Horizontal Nystagmus Test Administered Correctly?

    One of the primary tools used by officers in a DUI arrest is field sobriety tests such as the horizontal gaze nystagmus. The horizontal gaze nystagmus test is one of the few field sobriety tests ...

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  • The Community Caretaker Doctrine
    The Community Caretaker Doctrine

    Although detaining individuals without a warrant is usually illegal, there is an exception in the law known as the "community caretaker" doctrine that allows the police, in certain cases, to act in ...

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  • Fighting Charges from DUI Roadblocks
    Fighting Charges from DUI Roadblocks

    One of the most common tactics used by law enforcements to catch possibly drunk drivers is a DUI roadblock or sobriety checkpoint. However, as any criminal defense lawyer in Orange County will tell ...

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  • Identified Informants & DUI Arrests
    Identified Informants & DUI Arrests

    The use of informants in drunk driving arrests is by no means a settled legal issue. If you have been arrested due to information from a tipster, you should tell your Orange County DUI defense ...

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  • The DUI Suppression Hearing: Was the Checkpoint Constitutional?
    The DUI Suppression Hearing: Was the Checkpoint Constitutional?

    It is often a good tactic for your criminal defense lawyer to attempt to suppress evidence by attacking the reasons you were detained by law enforcement. There are particular rules and constitutional ...

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