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Orange County Juvenile Criminal Defense

If a Petition is filed against a minor under Welfare and Institutions Code section 602, the parents and minor will be notified by the Court through the mail. The case will be set for an initial ...
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Orange County DUI and Anonymous Tips of Drunk Drivers

Everyone has had that moment when they spot a police car and they begin to sit upright, place both hands on the wheels, and look as alert as possible. Most of the time, nothing happens. But, ...
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Orange County Marijuana DUI Symptoms

Orange County has been vigoriously prosecuting Marijuana DUIs. Many people ask me about the symptoms of a Marijuana DUI. When a person is under the influence of Marijuana or THC the following symptoms ...
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What is the Definition of Being Under the Influence in Orange County Courts?

"Under the Influence" is defined as Driving Ability Impaired to an Appreciable Degree. "Under the influence" is defined as when the alcohol has so far affected the nervous system, ...
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10 Questions to ask yourself before Hiring an Orange County DUI Lawyer

Following your initial meeting with an Orange County DUI Lawyer and before you make your decision to hire him or her, ask yourself: 1) Did this lawyer listen to me? 2) Did this lawyer carefully ...
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Orange County DUI - I was not Driving

Can the government prove that you were actually driving and that you were tested within three hours of driving? In a DUI case, the Orange County Prosecutors must prove that you had 0.08% or more ...
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Orange County DUI Checkpoint Lawyer

Guidelines for evaluating the intrusiveness of an Orange County DUI checkpoint stop: • Decisions to establish checkpoints and regarding site selection and procedures should be made by supervisors ...
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Orange County DUI Accident Lawyer

If you were involved in an Orange County DUI accident in which there was either personal injury or property damage, and you are found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs or both, you need an ...
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Orange County DUI Trial Lawyer

Jury Trial for DUI in Orange County, California The law establishes how much time should or should not elapse between arrest and trial in a criminal case. However, those time limits can be waived so ...
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What Happens at a Pretrial Hearing in Orange County?

Pretrial Hearings in Criminal Cases in Orange County Prior to trial, the prosecutor and the Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney will have an opportunity to exchange information. This process is ...
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What Happens At Arraignment in Orange County?

The arraignment is the first time you appear in Orange County Court. The judge will call your case and you will have to stand while the judge reads the charges filed against you and formally advises ...
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Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer

Driving Under the Influence Defense Lawyers Huntington Beach If you are arrested in Huntington Beach, California for DUI involving alcohol, you will most likely be charged with two counts, California ...
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Dont Plead Guilty to an Orange County DUI Without Being Able to Answer These 10 Questions

Before going to court and just pleading guilty to a DUI in Orange County, at a minimum, you or your lawyer, should be able to answer the following 10 questions: 1. What constitutes a DUI in ...
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Orange County Alcoholic Beverage Control Lawyer

Orange County ABC Attorney Alcoholic Beverage Control Attorney, Orange County The Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) regulates the sale of alcohol at businesses including liquor stores, convenience ...
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Orange County Shoplifting and Petty Theft Cases

Orange County Shoplifting Arrest Can Harm Your Record A shoplifting charge, though a "Petty Theft" in California, denotes a special class of crimes called "Crimes of Moral ...
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TAKING FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS IN ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA

Orange County Field Sobriety Tests California law mandates that a police officer may stop a car and ask the driver to step out if he suspects that the driver is operating the vehicle while his ability ...
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Should I take a breath test or a blood test In Orange County?

TESTING BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT: BLOOD TEST v. BREATH TEST If a California peace officer asks you to stop your car on a suspicion that you are driving under influence, he is likely to ask you if you ...
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DUI arrest & enhanced punishments for intoxicated adult driving children

Motor vehicle crashes are a major cause of death for ages 3 to 14. In 2009, 14 percent of the children age 14 and younger who were killed in motor vehicle crashes were killed by drivers who were ...
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Bicycling Under Influence of Alcohol or Drugs in Orange County

You may have a bad experience with a BUI road trap after party and a little too much "alcohol." The state police may stop you at a "highway" and question you if you are drunk. You ...
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What happens to your drivers license after an Orange County DUI?

Drivers must know that a DUI conviction can impose fines, penalties, and impact your driving privileges. If you are 21 or older and arrest you for a DUI, you may be charged primarily for driving under ...
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Underage DUI Arrests in Orange County

California's underage DUI laws are among the toughest in the nation. California has a zero tolerance law. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit is 0.01% for drivers under 21. This means ...
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Orange County DUI Drug Arrests for Anti Depressants, Pain Killers, And Allergy Medications

Arrests for DUI for using prescription drugs are on the rise, especially in California. Any substance or combination of substances, other than alcohol, which is capable of affecting the nervous ...
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Rising Blood Alcohol Defense to Orange County DUI Charges

Once ingested, alcohol is constantly absorbed into, and eliminated from, the body. Absorption takes place at a variable rate, depending on a numerous factors include: • The amount of food in the ...
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SB 914 PROTECTS YOUR CELL PHONE FROM ARBITRARY POLICE SEARCHES

We previously blogged the People v. Diaz case where the California Supreme Court ruled that the police, when arresting you, do not need to obtain a warrant to search the personal data contained on ...
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CALIFORNIA DEATH PENALTY REPEAL BILL PASSES ASSEMBLY PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

This week, bill SB 490 passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee. This bill would be the first step in changing the death penalty as we understand it in California, replacing the death penalty with ...
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