Should I Fight A Marijuana DUI?

A Marijuana DUI is very similar to the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Officers can arrest someone if they drive a motor vehicle while their mental abilities are impaired by marijuana, to the extent that they are unable to drive with the caution of a sober person using ordinary care. Even if […]

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If I Get Convicted of DUI, Will I Have to Get an Ignition Interlock Device?

If your case ultimately ends up in a guilty plea or conviction, you may have to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in your vehicle. What is an IID? An IID is a small machine which is connected to the steering column in your vehicle. Once it in installed, you must blow into it […]

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Is a Marijuana Breathalyzer On the Way in California?

Driving under the influence of marijuana to the extent you are impaired has always been illegal in California, prior to the invention of a new marijuana breathalyzer. California has yet to establish a standard measurable intoxication level for marijuana for law enforcement official use. With a new marijuana breathalyzer, that may be changing. California police […]

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All About the Bench Warrant

Most people have heard the term warrant at some point in their lives, usually in the form of an arrest or search warrant.  In California, there is another type of warrant that is quite common and could land you in jail: the bench warrant. A bench warrant is an arrest warrant issued by a judge […]

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Why You Should Never Talk to the Police

I am constantly asked how best to answer questions posed by the police. The answer is surprisingly simple, although the advice is rarely followed. Unless you absolutely have to answer a question, you should never talk to the police. Anything that you say in response to police questioning is likely to make your situation much […]

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The People vs. OJ Simpson: Closing Thoughts on “The Verdict”

The “Trial of the Century” started nine episodes ago, taking us back to the night of the killing of Ron Goldman and Nicole Simpson and then to the famous chase of the Ford Bronco through Los Angeles. Prosecutor Marcia Clark appeared to have an overwhelming case–a glove matching the one found near the victims surfaced on […]

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Ride Share Drivers: What You Need to Know About Insurance

Over the past few years, as ride sharing has become more and more prevalent, government regulation has sought to make it safer for the riders. . . but what about the Uber and Lyft drivers? What about their safety? What happens to ride share drivers when they get in an accident or are injured while […]

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Q&A with Attorney Jason Beahm About FX: The People v. O.J. Simpson

Attorney Jason Beahm answers your questions about FX: The People v. O.J. Simpson: What is your favorite scene to date? – Alan Dershowitz sending a fax from a Harvard Law classroom while he is teaching criminal defense. The fax is received in the courtroom in LA and utilized by Johnnie Cochran. I’ve spoken to many […]

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California Ride Sharing Just Got Safer

On January 1 of this year, a new California law (AB1422) went into effect to make ride sharing safer. The law makes ride sharing companies more accountable for their drivers. The new law requires the DMV to provide Transportation Network Companies (TNC) with current and prospective drivers’ records, AND the DMV is required to immediately […]

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HUI: Hoverboarding Under the Influence

Hold on to your hoverboards folks! California lawmakers have made it illegal to ride your hoverboards while intoxicated. While some might say that it is common logic that no one would even be able to hoverboard while drunk, the legislature, in a surprising twist, has kept up with the times. New legislation, AB604, that was […]

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