DUI & criminal defense blog

Posted by Al Menaster | Apr 04, 2024

Defense Attorneys Have the Right (and often the duty) to Interview Jurors to Investigate Potential Juror Misconduct 

The rules governing contact with jurors are very clear.  However, prosecutors often misstate or misunderstand those rules. There is a recent high-profile murder case where prosecutors sought sanctions against private defense counsel based on contact with jurors. The prosecutors misstated the rules and the media reported the motion for sanctions, restating the erroneous description of the rules. In […]

Posted by Lara Gressley | Mar 19, 2024

The defense may talk to jurors after a verdict

A defendant is entitled to have an investigator try to talk to jurors after a verdict, in accordance with the rules set forth in California Code of Civil Procedure section 206. In fact, after a verdict is rendered, the trial judge is required to inform the jurors about possible interviews by the parties. CCP section […]

Posted by Mike Donaldson | Jan 16, 2024

Recent DUI & Criminal Defense Case Results (January 2024)

Recent DUI defense and criminal defense case results. DUI dismissals, jury trials, motions to suppress evidence, unlawful DUI checkpoint, unlawful detention DUI.

Posted by Mike Donaldson | Sep 04, 2023

understanding the consequences of failing to comply with dUI program requirements in riverside county, california

The implications of failing to comply with the driving-under-the-influence (DUI) program requirements, specifically as outlined under California Vehicle Code section 13352.4, subdivision (f).

Posted by Lara Gressley | Aug 01, 2023

The Right to Counsel

The Sixth Amendment In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the […]

Posted by Mike Donaldson | May 04, 2023

Getting Firearms Back After Arrest

Getting firearms back from law enforcement after an arrest.

Posted by Lara Gressley | Jan 04, 2023

Speedy Trial Rights Before and After Covid

The pandemic has resulted in new case law with respect to statutory speedy trial rights.

Posted by Lara Gressley | Dec 21, 2022

Scientific Evidence in a Marijuana DUI Case

There are viable challenges to expert testimony offered by the prosecution in a marijuana DUI case.

Posted by Lara Gressley | Nov 21, 2022

The Exigent Circumstances Doctrine

Only a true emergency will justify warrantless police conduct under this doctrine.

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