Tuesday, July 31, 2012

San Diego victim's LDS family tells man facing Felony DUI / Manslaguther charges - by saying "that as he is held accountable for his actions he will use the experience to bring his life and choices more in harmony with Christ's gospel"

How often does this happen, California DUI attorneys ask? A San Diego county family expresses forgiveness for the driver of a vehicle which killed their loved one - who now faces Felony DUI / Manslaguther charges - by saying "that as he is held accountable for his actions he will use the experience to bring his life and choices more in harmony with Christ's gospel."

Going the wrong way on Interstate 15 in Escondido, San Diego county California, then killing the retired father of 5 children & 15 grandchildren about to serve an eighteen month mission with his wife for his LDS church, would ordinarily bring rage and fury, DUI lawyers know.

The poor victim was on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle before being hit head-on Saturday.

A not guilty plea is expected to be entered today by Brian Joseph Webb, a thirty-four year old from Murrieta California, who faces charges of fatal gross vehicular manslaughter, drunk driving causing bodily injury, DUI with a prior conviction, hit-and-run resulting in death and driving with a suspended license, San Diego criminal defense attorneys report.

The alleged drunk driving suspect drove his 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 when he entered northbound I-15 the wrong way from the northbound Del Lago offramp around 12:35 p.m. Right about then, neurophysiologist Robin Vaughan, 60, of Escondido was riding his 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle northbound in the same lane and was struck head-on by Webb's vehicle. Open containers were found in the DUI suspect's truck.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Canada has not only opened its doors to DUI offenders but has also authorized a one time discretionary waiver of the fees for a Temporary Residence Permit - the key is to make sure your California DUI attorney secures a deal requiring NO jail time. Lawyers must avoid any jail sentence for the drunk driving charge on the record.

If you received a California DUI recently and you want to go to Canada soon, don't forget to click on this link posted by the San Diego County DUI Law Center.

California Drunk Driving defense attorneys suggest this policy means a new approach by Canada, allowing multiple entries.

Basically, the Canadian Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism issued Operational Bulletin 389 in February of 2012 which means entry into Canada for first offense misdemeanor DUI folks with convictions that did not involve serving any custody in California.

Now, immigration officials at the border or at a visa office within the United States, may issue a Temporary Residence Permit to a foreign national who is inadmissible on criminality grounds under A36(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to enter and remain in Canada under Section 24(1) of that Act.

Canada has not only opened its doors to DUI offenders but has also authorized a one time discretionary waiver of the fees for a Temporary Residence Permit.

The key is to make sure your California DUI attorney secures an arrangement requiring NO custody time. Lawyers must avoid any jail sentence for the drunk driving charge on the record.

If you need to travel to Canada in the future, make sure your DUI lawyer can show the documents reflect either no jail or alternatives like community service prior to entry of any plea.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

California DUI Cops caught lying in court, charged with perjury and arrested after filing false Drunk Driving Report, San Diego Attorneys Report.

You've heard this story before. Someone you know encounters a cop who lies. Cop says something in his report but it can be true because it's impossible.

San Diego DUI lawyers deal with lying cops from time to time. California drunk driving attorneys point out a reporting of events which have not yet taken occurred can only be a “patent physical impossibility” which obviously fails to “reflect some relationship with the physical world we know” [Manning v. DMV (1998) 61 Cal.App.4th 273]

In Los Angeles California, there's today's story of a DUI cop and a ex-cop charged with perjury and filing a false report engaged in actions "entirely unacceptable" and were "extremely misguided," Los Angeles Police Dept. Chief Charlie Beck exclaims.

On copy was fired; the other will be.

Craig Allen, 39, and Phillip Walters, 56, face criminal charges and surrendered at the California Superior Court upon the issuance of arrest warrants, DUI lawyers and the Los Angeles County district attorney's office report today.

These 2 ex-motorcycle cops patrolled September 4, 2010, when they were sent to help another officer who had stopped a DUI suspect. The cops allegedly arrived at the scene 15 minutes later, but Allen stated in a written report that he had made the stop himself after witnessing the driver disregard two stop signs, the LA district attorney's office says.

Walters then allegedly testified months later at a hearing that he had been with Allen at the time of the traffic stop and had also observed the driver fail to stop.

California DUI criminal defense lawyer Craig Sturm caught the cops. He obtained the dispatch log and tape.

The accused driver said the 2 officers who claimed to have pulled her over didn't arrive until approximately fifteen minutes after initial single officer stopped her and was almost finished with the roadside acrobatics.

At the hearing, the officer testifies he had independent recollection of stop and driving, not just refreshed memory from report. Cop marked where he was and where the accused was when he observed driving on a Google map. Cop admitted his call tag and partner call tag for the night.

This brilliant California DUI defense attorney showed the cop the log which had him responding to stop after stop, but the cop initially denied it and said it was wrong.

The attorney then played the tape which he said he was on his way after stop; cop finally admitted it was his voice and he never actually observed driving. Then the prosecuting DUI attorney dismissed the case after that.

"I am truly saddened by the events that led to the perjury charges pending against two of my officers. I do not believe that their intent was evil, just extremely misguided, " says the Chief.

Thank goodness this has come to light

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Interesting DUI and crimes at Del Mar Race Track in San Diego California, as attorneys announce the stats for Opening Day and last weekend's Vista DUI Checkpoint

Del Mar Race Track in San Diego is in full swing. Remember to use TVG.com to get your bets in. You can bet the local DUI enforcement team will try to generate lots of money this year, San Diego DUI lawyers believe.

San Diego Sheriff's Drunk Driving Department hit revelers pretty hard in California on Opening Day, say attorneys. Here's the numbers:

Sheriff's Motor Strike Team:

(135) moving citations

(4) parking citations

(3) towed vehicles

(1) assist CHP with DUI

(2) non-injury collision investigations

(1) taxi driver cited and license confiscated, for following motor units who were escorting emergency vehicles to the race track

San Diego California DUI Saturation/AVOID*:



(28) traffic stops which resulted in:

(4) DUI arrests

(1) warrant arrest

(7) DUI evaluations

(8) citations for open containers at the Solana Beach Train Station as race patrons arrived.

City of Del Mar Directed Patrol:

(2) moving vehicle violation citations

(1) arrest for Under the Influence/Heroin

(1) report/theft of Domino's pizza delivery truck

(1) report of a rape that was unfounded; arrested for (drunk in public)



Del Mar Race Operations Opening Day (On Property):

(29) drunk in public arrests

(21) open container citations in the parking lot of the race track

(2) minor in possession of alcohol (citations)

(1) possession of marijuana (citation)

(1) misdemeanor domestic battery (report taken)

(1) arrest for possession of narcotics

(2) DUI arrest

(1) petty theft (report taken)

(2) traffic citations



San Diego California DUI lawyers continue to post DUI checkpoint locations here. County Sheriff's Department, Vista Station, conducted a Drunk Driving / License checkpoint at 1450 E. Vista Way, in the City of Vista. The checkpoint took place between 7:30 PM and 2:00 AM July 20th.

1,405 vehicles passed through the checkpoint with 703 of those drivers contacted. The results included the following: Six drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, one of whom was also charged with the possession of and intent to sell a controlled substance. All were booked into Vista Detention Facility. One juvenile driver was arrested for possession of alcohol under the age of 21 and possession of marijuana.

Seven Field Sobriety evaluations were conducted on drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. 12 vehicles were stored due to violations including driving with a suspended license, unlicensed drivers, or as a result of arrest. 33 citations were issued for various violations including: Unlicensed Drivers-16 and Suspended Driver's License-three.

Monday, July 23, 2012

"Should I hire an out of county (Los Angeles, Orange County, or Riverside County) DUI attorney to handle my San Diego drunk driving and DMV cases?"

You could.

And you should if you like paying extra.

That's right. Los Angeles and Orange County DUI lawyers add a nice $1,000 - 4,000 "tax" for going out of county, to defend a San Diego DUI court case or handle a San Diego DMV hearing.

Why?

Check the price of gas lately?

More importantly, an out of county California DUI attorney who has to TRAVEL in a vehicle spends additional hours just driving, trying to figure out directions, parking and local court procedures.

A local San Diego DUI criminal defense attorney already is there and knows all that stuff.

So why gamble? Because it's closer to you? Is THAT really a good reason to hire a California DUI lawyer?

Don't you really want a California DUI Lawyers Association Specialist?

There are just three located in San Diego. There are more such CDLA Specialists in LA, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Do you really not want to pay for their time in the car and/or lack of familiarity with local practices? Didn't think so.

Common Sense.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Yesterday, the Del Mar Track opening day resulted in cops stepping up DUI arrests and drunk driving enforcement. If you, your family member or a friend are a victim of this or need IMMEDIATE DUI and DMV License help today, do not hesitate to fill out this simple online EVALUATION FORM

The California economy gets hit again. As municipalities scramble to set up revenue-generating DUI roadblocks - some of which are unconstitutional San Diego drunk driving checkpoints - another city, Compton, is running out of money and may soon file bankruptcy, attorneys are told today.

Lawyers who defend DUI criminal and DMV actions are in a pinch, too. A number of prominent drunk driving attorneys in San Diego and California with high overhead and fancy offices are experiencing financial troubles, payroll lags and less new cases as the cops waste time eating donuts at checkpoints resulting in little or no DUI arrests instead of out chasing the DUI drivers on the roads of California.

Yesterday, the Del Mar Track opening day resulted in cops stepping up DUI arrests and drunk driving enforcement.

If you, your family member or a friend are a victim of this or need IMMEDIATE DUI and DMV License help today, do not hesitate to fill out this simple online EVALUATION FORM.

Then you will receive a fast and detailed response, all personally by attorney Rick Mueller of San Diego County DUI Law Center's professional law corporation.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Some day in California, it may be cheaper to smoke grass than drink booze. If that is the case, there will be more DUI - Drugs cases in California, lawyers say. There probably won't be more DUI - Marijuana cases than DUI - alcohol cases in California, though, San Diego attorneys believe

Some day in California, it may be cheaper to smoke grass than drink booze. If that is the case, there will be more DUI - Drugs cases in California, lawyers say. There probably won't be more DUI - Marijuana cases than DUI - alcohol cases in California, though, San Diego attorneys believe.

Alot depends on whether a state legalizes marijuana. One state legalizing grass may result in the reduction of the cost of marijuana throughout the United States. Opponents to legalization claim that would mean more folks may want to start smoking marijuana, a panel of experts said today at American Enterprise Institute events, DUI lawyers report.

Oregon last week is the 3rd state to vote in November on a ballot measure to legalize marijuana. Colorado and Washington are doing it, too.

“Legalization is unprecedented – not even the Netherlands has done it – it is entirely possible it will happen this year,” said Jonathan Caulkins, co-author of "Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know."



The Obama administration opposes legalizing marijuana. Obama's administration has tried to close a number of medical marijuana dispensaries in California & Colorado.

“The effects will be enormous,” said Caulkins, a professor at Carnegie Mellon. Caulkins claims 1 of the reasons for outlawing the drug is to make it riskier to produce and sell, driving up prices and curbing use. A price reduction after legalization in some states could undermine marijuana laws nationally.

Caulkins said Colorado’s proposition would allow residents to obtain a grower’s license fairly easily, making the state a good home for exporters of marijuana.

“They would be able to provide marijuana to New York state markets at one quarter of the current price,” he said, predicting similar price declines in other states.

Mark Kleiman, a professor of public policy at UCLA, said his advice to federal officials would be “to sit down with the governor of the state and say, 'Look, we can make your life completely miserable -- and we will - unless you figure out a way to avoid the exports.”

One option would be to impose strict limits on how much of the drug retailers could sell to each customer.

Washington’s proposal would present authorities with a different problem. The state is proposing to create a strong system of regulations with the aim of propping up prices. Caulkins said the federal government could strike down the regulations but would leave a free-for-all behind.

“The federal government will face some really difficult choices where actions are like double-edged swords,” Caulkins reminded.

Monday, July 16, 2012

The most famous California DUI probation case is in the news yet again - Lindsay Lohan's Judges get "wrist slaps" (advisory letters) for misconduct, announce attorneys & the LA Times

Lindsay Lohan knows how to act and get in the news. Sometimes she gets in the news and may not even know about it.

2 Los Angeles Superior Court judges face slap-on-the-hands discipline by the California Commission on Judicial Performance (CCJP) relating to the actress' 2010 DUI case.

According to the Los Angeles Times, CCJP agreed:

1. Judge Marsha Revel improperly met alone with a California criminal defense lawyer wishing to handle Lohan's DUI defense.

2. Judge Elden Fox acted inappropriately by denying Lohan bail on a misdemeanor charge and failed to listen to her DUI attorney's arguments.

Revel and Fox only received "advisory letters" for this misconduct in Beverly Hills, the lowest level of discipline, basically a "wrist slap," per San Diego DUI attorneys.

California's commission's crusade began a la a complaint filed a year and a half ago by former Los Angeles County court spokesman Allan Parachini soon after he was fired for allegedly leaking information to the media. He denied the leak and accused the court of discriminating against him because he suffers from severe depression.

In a letter, Parachini said he witnessed impropriety by Revel and Fox that he said was "due, in part, to the reality that many judges get caught up in celebrity litigation and part company with their experience and common sense." The commission responded in a letter that the agency had "taken an appropriate corrective action as to each judge named" in Parachini's complaint.

CCJP issues discipline only in rare cases. Of 1,138 complaints it received in 2011, 42 resulted in discipline. All but 6 judges were disciplined in private.

CCJP's annual report includes summaries of private discipline cases without naming the judges or parties involved. 2 case descriptions included in the 2011 report closely mirrored Revel and Fox's handling of Lohan's case, suggesting the judges received "advisory letters," the lowest level of discipline.

When she was 23 years old, the actress, on probation for DUI / drunk driving, failed to show up for a May progress report hearing in Revel's courtroom because, according to her attorney, she had lost her passport while at the Cannes Film Festival. Over the next few months, Lohan was hauled before Revel repeatedly for failing to attend court-mandated programs and when her alcohol-monitoring device went off.

In mid-July of that year, Revel sentenced Lohan to 90 days in jail, heightening media interest. Soon after, a reporter saw well-known criminal defense lawyer Robert Shapiro walk into Revel's chambers, leading to calls to the court's public information office, according to Parachini's complaint. Shapiro was reportedly seeking to represent Lohan and subsequently filed a notice with the court saying he was now her attorney. In the end, Shapiro never became Lohan's lawyer.

Even so, the meeting raised eyebrows because it can be improper for judges to meet with one side involved in a court case without the other side also present — known as "ex parte communications."

Deputy Dist. Atty. Danette Meyers, the prosecutor handling Lohan's case, complained to the judge about being left out of the meeting, and about other contacts made by Revel relating to the case, including with a drug treatment center, according to reports. In August, Revel recused herself from the case before prosecutors could file papers seeking her removal.

In the summary published in its annual report, the commission said it had issued an advisory letter to a judge who had "engaged in multiple ex parte communications with attorneys and others while presiding over a criminal case, which ultimately necessitated the judge's recusal from the case."

The case was transferred to Fox after Revel's recusal. In September, Lohan appeared before Fox on suspicion of violating her probation after failing a drug test.

In a move that surprised legal experts at the time, Fox denied the actress bail and ordered her jailed until the next court hearing — highly unusual for a misdemeanor probation violation. Shawn Chapman Holley, Lohan's attorney, appealed Fox's ruling.

Parachini wrote in his complaint that he received a barrage of questions from the media about Fox's decision to deny bail. In discussions among the court's leadership, Parachini wrote, it became "clear that Judge Fox's ruling had damaged the court's credibility." Judge Patricia Schnegg, supervising judge of the criminal courts, told Parachini she had "received numerous calls from other judicial officers concerned that Judge Fox had seriously overstepped his authority," according to Parachini's complaint.

Schnegg ultimately overruled Fox the same day, setting Lohan's bail at $300,000.

CCJP wrote that it had sent an advisory letter to a judge on a misdemeanor probation violation who had "refused the defendant's attorney's request to be heard on the issue of bail, denied the defendant bail and remanded the defendant in to custody."

According to the LA Times, Deborah Rhode, an expert in legal ethics and a professor at Stanford Law School, said the missteps cited in Parachini's complaint were basic errors that can affect whether a defendant feels treated fairly by the court system. Rhode said she was surprised at the errors because judges on celebrity cases are usually aware they are under the public eye.

"It doesn't seem like the litigant was unduly harmed, but it certainly makes the court look bad and puts its public credibility at risk," she said of Lohan's case.

Both judges were familiar with handling celebrity cases and dealing with the heavy tabloid attention they attract. Revel had previously overseen the criminal cases of Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Flesh-N-Bone, and Fox was the judge in actress Winona Ryder's 2002 shoplifting trial.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Must California DMV give a motorist his or her driver's license or privilege back after your attorney gets a NOT GUILTY in court, even after DMV suspended at its first APS hearing? (Yes!)

When a San Diego drunk driving defense attorney succeeds in having the Superior Court dismiss DUI charges in criminal court, the driver gets another change to get his or her license back. California DMV provides for another hearing even if DMV suspended at the first administrative per se hearing.

Better yet, when your San Diego California DUI lawyer obtains a court Acquittal or Not Guilty on the charge of driving with a certain BAC or more, e.g. .08% or more per California Vehicle Code section 23152(b), the Department of Motor Vehicles is required by law to reinstate driving privileges (give license back) without charge!

Read about how the California DMV DUI Hearing Manual explains this complicated process from the State's viewpoint.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Appeals of DMV Administrative License Suspension Hearings - San Diego Superior Court lawsuit filed by drunk driving defense attorney or California Departmental Review filed by DUI lawyer

When a person gets arrested for DUI, the cop takes the driver's license. It is incumbent upon DUI defense lawyers in San Diego to do everything necessary to get that privilege back.

One way for an attorney to keep someone driving is to prevail at the California DMV administrative hearing. Many strategies and approaches are available.

If DMV suspends, a person can see if she or he is eligible for a restricted driving privilege.

If not, California DMV refers to the 2 options for review of an adverse administrative per se hearing:

(1) Departmental Review to Sacramento, California (DMV Headquarters), and

(2) Superior Court lawsuit / petition for writ of mandamus vs. DMV.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Saturday Night, July 7, 2012 had 5 San Diego California DUI checkpoints - cops from San Diego County Avoid 14 Task Force trapped motorists coming over the bridge from San Diego to Coronado, plus PB & Chula Vista, local attorneys announce

Saturday Night, July 7, 2012 featured 5 DUI Checkpoints according to this free San Diego County DUI Law Center site locator. California DUI cops from San Diego County Avoid 14 Task Force trapped motorists coming over the bridge from San Diego to Coronado, lawyers are told today.

This DUI checkpoint was around 300 Pomona Avenue in the City of Coronado, California. Forty motorists sent into secondary Drunk Driving screening area. 9 California DUI field sobriety tests were administered to volunteering drivers. Zero DUI or Drunk Driving arrests were made.

Lots of military folks go to and from. So no surprise many are from out of state, resulting in 9 12500 VC Citations most of which will probably be dismissed by competent criminal defense attorneys. 1 14601 VC Citation was given. 1 vehicle was impounded at this San Diego California drunk driving / license checkpoint for suspended or revoked driver's license.

The purpose of this DUI checkpoint is to generate money but none will come from drunk driving defendants. Naturally MADD volunteers helped waste motorists' time by handing out unnecessary DUI information to all motorists none of whom were drunk!

More San Diego drunk driving cops staged 2 California DUI Checkpoints Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Chula Vista, California around Third Ave & G Street and Broadway, and E Streets.

There was a DUI Checkpoint Saturday July 7, 2012 in San Diego, California near Ingraham St - Pacific Beach.

Trapping motorists normally accustomed to escape route out of Pacific Beach San Diego California through La Jolla, SDPD set up a DUI checkpoint at Hornblend St. and Mission Blvd Saturday Night.

Friday, July 6, 2012

DMV must take no action against a California driver's privileges when San Diego DUI lawyers contend the test was not done within 3 hours of driving or it was not recorded until days after the analysis, according to DMV Manual

DMV defense attorneys in San Diego agree with these particular illustrations noted in California DMV's latest updated hearing officer Manual:

A. If the DUI blood or breath test was not done within three (3) hours of driving, the otherwise rebuttable presumption under California Vehicle Code Section 23152(b) does not apply.

DMV's then concedes that the subject blood or breath test result then does not show the driver's BAC (blood alcohol concentration) at time of driving. California DMV then mentions McKinney v. DMV in its Manual, page 12-79.

B. If the blood test report results were not recorded until days after the date of the analysis - thereby failing to meet the hearsay exception to the requirement “at or near the time of the event” per California Evidence Code Section 1280(b) - the DUI test record cannot be therefore relied upon.

DMV's Manual page 12-79 even points out the driver's lawyer can cite Glatman v. Valverde to support this contention.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

4th of July List of all San Diego California DUI checkpoint locations, please visit Attorney Rick Mueller's free San Diego County DUI Law Center's map of the DUI Sobriety Checkpoints specifically found in San Diego - check back often as this map is updated regularly

San Diego Drunk Driving Police staged two 4th of July Holiday DUI Roadblocks:

1. San Diego County California DUI Checkpoint on July 4, 2012 in Chula Vista, CA in the area of Rt 125 & San Miguel Rd.

2. San Diego California DUI Checkpoint on July 4, 2012 in San Diego, CA in the area of Mission Blvd & Grand Ave, Pacific Beach.

For a list of all San Diego California DUI checkpoint locations, please visit Attorney Rick Mueller's free San Diego County DUI Law Center's map of the DUI Sobriety Checkpoints specifically found in San Diego. You may check back often as this map is updated regularly.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

In San Diego California, you can be prosecuted for DUI even if there is no booze in your system. That's right, prescription and/or non-prescription drugs - if causing impaired driving - can land you shopping for the best DUI / drunk driving lawyer

In San Diego California, you can be prosecuted for DUI even if there is no booze in your system. That's right, prescription and/or non-prescription drugs - if causing impaired driving - can land you shopping for the best DUI / drunk driving attorney.

Former U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson, who drove after having Ambien in his system, will NOT be prosecuted by DUI prosecuting lawyers in Los Angeles as a result of 2 alleged hit-and-run crashes in the San Gabriel Valley, attorneys are told.

While prosecuting DUI attorney team members previously stated publicly no alcohol or illegal substances were found in Bryson’s system, Bryson did test positive for Ambien, the sleeping drug, announced now by the DA to be at the “low end of therapeutic levels”

Ironically, a "criminalist" - who normally testifies for California DUI DA Prosecuting Attorneys - would not say if it was a factor in the collisions.

“The district attorney’s office has declined to file a case against former Secretary of Commerce John Bryson,” the LA DA prosecuting attorneys' office announced in a statement. The arguably biased decision appears to end the case that captured national attention.

Bryson quit his job last month after the Commerce Department said the accidents were caused by seizures. California DUI Police have said they don’t believe Bryson was under the influence of alcohol, but were awaiting DUI blood test results before determining whether to file Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) [DUI] charges.

Doctors are continuing to evaluate the 68-year-old Bryson in connection with the June 9 incidents. Bryson’s neurologist initially diagnosed his condition as a “complex partial seizure,” U.S. Commerce Department officials claim. Bryson had a “limited recall of the events” surrounding the seizure, which was said to be Bryson’s first.

Bryson's Lexus went down South San Gabriel Boulevard shortly after 5 p.m. on June 9 when he allegedly rear-ended a Buick as it was waiting for a train to pass, lawyers are told.

He spoke to the 3 men inside the Buick. Then he allegedly left the location in the Lexus and then struck the Buick a second time, attorneys learned. The men followed Bryson’s car and called 911.

He allegedly continued to drive into Rosemead, which is patrolled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He allegedly crashed into a second vehicle with two people inside in that area.

DUI officers found him alone and unconscious behind the wheel of his Lexus. An investigation into the incident is still somehow ongoing.

Bryson, who has a home in the Los Angeles-area community of San Marino, was in Southern California on June 7 to give the commencement address at Polytechnic School in Pasadena. Students and parents at the school said Bryson, a polished public speaker, allegedly made mistakes and had lapses during his remarks. People told the Los Angeles Times that Bryson allegedly repeated himself and rambled at times. One parent claims he allegedly mangled words and did not appear to know he was doing that.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

California DMV Manual Instructs Hearing Officers to decide DUI & Refusal administrative license hearings & credibility issues like this

San Diego DUI lawyers work hard to save drivers' licenses at California DMV APS hearings in .08%, .01% and Refusal cases.

How does a California DMV Hearing Officer "decide"? Here's what the California DMV Manual instructs regarding decision-making and findings.

California Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers can tell clients DMV is trained to resolve credibility issues like this:

"...When a witness hesitates, stutters inconsistently (only to certain questions), gives evasive answers, or changes their testimony, you may list these actions as reasons for not believing that person’s testimony.

Ask yourself, why the officer or the driver sounds untruthful and state the reasons that lead to the credibility finding in the report. The weight of the evidence must go in one direction or the other.”

DMV APS Manual, Chapter, page 12-76

Monday, July 2, 2012

ABC out to stop San Diego California DUI & and underage drunk driving & drinking

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department a year ago today benefited from a $75,000 grant from California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to assist in efforts to stop DUI, drunk drunk driving by minors, underage drinking and other alcohol‐related crimes throughout San Diego County.

The grant fiscal year was from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. During this grant year, there were approximately 235 citations written and 5,945 arrests for alcohol-related crimes Department-wide.

In February of this year, the Sheriff's Department applied for another grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. We are proud to announce that the Department was awarded another grant for $100,000.



Starting July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, the grant will support a wide range of awareness and enforcement activities in communities patrolled by the Sheriff’s Department.

The message is zero tolerance with underage drinking and other alcohol-related crimes at ABC-licensed establishments.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Bar Leucadian loses liquor license for 45 days including 4th of July after San Diego ABC - Sheriff cocaine bust, California DUI attorneys announce today

California's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and the Encinitas Sheriff's Station will post a 45‐day suspension of the liquor license of the Bar Leucadian on Monday, July 2nd at 11:30 a.m. Bar Leucadian is located at 1542 N. Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas, San Diego County, lawyers are told.

Encinitas is notorious for its Sheriff's Department's DUI task force and drunk driving arrests, local criminal defense attorneys report. 4th of July means no booze there!

This action is the result of a 4‐month‐long, joint‐narcotics investigation involving the ABC and Sheriff's Department. During the investigation, undercover investigators allegedly purchased cocaine at the establishment on 4 occasions, and both employees and patrons were allegedly involved in the sales. The investigation started after the detectives at the Encinitas Sheriff's Station received a complaint. The investigation was funded through the ABC Grant Assistance Program.

The penalty for the violations is revocation of the liquor license, which was stayed for a 3‐year period and a 45‐day suspension. A license suspension means not being able to sell liquor at all during the period of the suspension. The owner also agreed to other conditions of the license restricting live entertainment and hours of operation.