Criminal Defense in Orange County

Blog Posts in March, 2012

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  • What Constitutes Reasonable Suspicion of DUI?
    What Constitutes Reasonable Suspicion of DUI?

    Before a police officer may stop a motorist, the officer must have "reasonable suspicion" of unlawful conduct. In 1979, the United States Supreme Court held that the Fourth Amendment prohibits an ...

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  • The Reliability of the One-Leg-Stand Test
    The Reliability of the One-Leg-Stand Test

    The one-leg stand test is one of three tests that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) deems to be accurate in evaluating driver impairment . The one-leg stand test evaluates ...

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  • How Prosecutors Respond to Attacks on Field Sobriety Testing
    How Prosecutors Respond to Attacks on Field Sobriety Testing

    If a law enforcement officer alleges that you have failed one or more of the field sobriety tests to which you were subjected during your stop, then your Orange County DUI defense lawyer may try to ...

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  • Tactics Used By Experienced DUI Attorneys: Hypotheticals
    Tactics Used By Experienced DUI Attorneys: Hypotheticals

    While the specifics of each DUI trial will differ, there is a good chance that your attorney will at some point have to challenge the state's field sobriety test . There are a variety of ways that an ...

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  • How to Educate Jurors on Problems with Chemical Testing
    How to Educate Jurors on Problems with Chemical Testing

    Voir dire is the examination whereby the opposing attorneys, and sometimes the judge, ask the panel of potential jurors questions. Although the primary purpose is to select an unbiased jury acceptable ...

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  • How to Overcome a Negative Starting Position in Your DUI Trial
    How to Overcome a Negative Starting Position in Your DUI Trial

    If you have been arrested for driving under the influence , you may be wondering what your chances of getting acquitted are if you proceed to trial rather than pleading guilty. An Orange County ...

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