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  • California's Diversion Programs
    California's Diversion Programs

    When it comes to criminal cases involving drugs and alcohol, the state of California takes a different stance when it comes to punishing the accused. Many times, these cases aren't a question of guilt ...

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  • When is a DUI a felony in Orange County?
    When is a DUI a felony in Orange County?

    Driving under the influence (DUI) has become one of the top priorities for law enforcement officers and prosecutors across the country. In their efforts to make roadways safer, authorities have become ...

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  • Refusing to Submit to a Chemical Test
    Refusing to Submit to a Chemical Test

    A number of states, including California, have what are known as implied consent laws. These laws basically say that a citizen impliedly consents to a chemical test when stopped/arrested for a DUI in ...

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  • Types of Drunken Driving Offenses
    Types of Drunken Driving Offenses

    People are surprised by the myriad of driving under the influence offenses and charges. Even in this day and age, clients will come into my office and tell me they have been arrested for a 502. This ...

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  • Errors at Orange County Crime Lab
    Errors at Orange County Crime Lab

    This installment of case of the month is not about any particular case but concerns all blood alcohol driving under the influence cases. Recently, the Orange County crime lab disclosed that an error ...

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  • OC Crime Lab Blood Test Errors
    OC Crime Lab Blood Test Errors

    A big news story made headlines today: 900 people accused of drunk driving were notified by Orange County's crime lab that a flawed test had churned out inaccurate blood-alcohol readings. According to ...

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