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My Boyfriend Told me to Refuse the Test

/Criminal-Defense/Traffic-Offenses.aspx My Boyfriend told me to Refuse the Test I repeat client called me yesterday to tell me she was arrested for her third DUI last weekend. She was driving home ...
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Don't Plead Guilty at Arrignment

Don’t Plead Guilty at Arraignment I recently wrote a blog entitled: “Don’t Take Deferred Entry of Judgment at Arraignment”. It has received more views in the last year than any ...
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Winning Criminal Defense and DUI Cases

Winning Criminal Defense and DUI Cases Winning in criminal defense takes a variety of different forms. First, a dismissal of all of the charges is the best example of a “win”. I have had a ...
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What to do if you were Arrested for DUI Over the Holidays?

Arrested for DUI Over the Holidays? If you or someone close to you was one of the unlucky people who were arrested for DUI this holiday season, then you are in good company. The task forces were out ...
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Before you go out Drinking, Have a Plan

Before you go out Drinking, Have a Plan If you start the night off with a plan, you are more likely to end the night sleeping in your own bed instead of sleeping at the grey bar motel. Throughout the ...
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Drunken Boater Not Charged in Connection with Friend's Death

A Los Angeles man was sentenced to 36 months of probation in Sonoma County Superior Court on October 12 th, 2016 in connection with the death of his lifelong friend while wakeboarding out on Lake ...
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Valley Criminal and DUI Defense Lawyers Relocated

San Fernando Valley Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyers Jeffrey Vallens and Ross Erlich Have Relocated In the olden days I would have called up my printer and had formal announcements printed up which ...
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Mental Health Issues in DUI and Criminal Defense

Mental Health Issues in Criminal and DUI Defense I have often said that the majority of my cases involve substance abuse, financial pressures or relationship troubles. Many involve more than one of ...
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Twenty Years of Criminal and DUI Defense

Twenty Years of Criminal and DUI Defense Yesterday was my twenty year anniversary practicing law. May 28, 1996, I was sworn in as a lawyer, meaning that I was officially able to start ...
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Beware of the Habitual Deuce Offender (H2O) Unit

Beware of the Habitual Deuce Offender Unit (H2O) You likely didn’t notice several plain clothed cops hanging around outside of court in Van Nuys or San Fernando. They may have a cop radio hidden ...
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Innocent Unless and Until Proven Guilty Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

I have been working in and around the criminal justice system for well over 25 years. I started out working for a small state police agency, I worked for a local prosecutor, and I sat as a volunteer ...
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Avoiding the Stress of the Trifecta

It's hard to believe that summer is over, the kids are back in school and fall is upon us. Actually it's my favorite time of year because Halloween is approaching and shortly after that we ...
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Simple Advice When Searching for a Criminal or DUI Defense Attorney

Happy Labor Day, or Not Simple Advice When Searching for a Criminal Defense or DUI Lawyer I woke up this morning, happy to not to have to shave, put on a suit and drive to court somewhere in Southern ...
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Thousand Oaks DUI Checkpoint Tonight

DUI Checkpoint Tonight in Thousand Oaks The Ventura County Star reports today that officers from the Thousand Oaks Police Department (Ventura County Sheriff's Deputies) will be conducting a ...
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A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate

A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate When I graduated from law school about 20 years ago one of my friends thought they would be funny and bought me a new coffee mug that ...
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How Criminal and DUI Defense Lawyers in California Get Paid

The majority of lawyers in the country charge for their services on an hourly basis. The lawyer speaks to the client, discusses the case and takes a "retainer", or advance funds, and bills ...
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Alcohol and Drug Dependency Resources NCADD

Alcohol and Drug Dependency Resources To me the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (NCADD) has been nothing more than the liaison between the court and the court ordered alcohol ...
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Posting High Bail and Using the Public Defender

Kevin Hogrefe is Out on $500,00 Bail and Using the Public Defender Kevin Hogrefe posted bail of $500,000.00 and appeared at his arraignment out of custody yesterday in Ventura Superior Court. He was ...
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Do Good DUI Lawyers Take Payment Plans?

Do Good DUI Attorneys Take Payment Plans? Lots of lawyers take payment plans. I often joke about one lawyer who I still see in the Metropolitan traffic court who has bright orange stickers on his ...
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What I Like About Being a Criminal and DUI Defense Lawyer in Ventura

What I Like About Being a Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Lawyer in Ventura I was licensed to practice law in May of 1996. The day after I got licensed I made my first appearance in criminal court as ...
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Valley Traffic Officer In Critical Condition After Crash

A Los Angeles Police Valley Traffic Division motorcycle officer was critically injured in Sun Valley, California yesterday after an SUV failed to stop at a red light and plowed into the back of the ...
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Another DUI Checkpoint in Ventura County

Another pair of weekend DUI checkpoints were conducted starting last night and running through early this morning in Ventura County. Funded by a grant paid for by the National Highway Transportation ...
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Arrested for DUI Near LAX

The fact that David Cassidy was arrested for (his third) DUI does not really interest me. What does interest me and should interest many of my clients and potential clients' are the circumstances ...
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Room For Rent After Fatal Mission Viejo DUI Crash

A man was killed in his rented room early this morning as a suspected drunk driver appears to have lost control of his car and plowed into the home of two men on an otherwise quiet residential street ...
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Odom's DUI Arrest in Los Angeles Raises Interesting Issues

Lamar Odom was arrested two days ago for DUI. It's already old news so why am I writing about it now? The reason is because his arrest poses some interesting issues that frequently come up in DUI ...
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