Tuesday, February 25, 2014

San Diego Police Department takes the cake for drunk cops, sex scandals and MADD DUI arrest records, local California DUI attorneys share

San Diego Police Department DUI cases continue in California news, as lawyers learned today yet another San Diego Police Department detective, "Karen Almos," was arrested for drunk driving after serving 16 years on the force.

She was discovered asleep in a parked vehicle at 2000 Pan American Plaza mid-Saturday afternoon, according to San Diego California DUI attorneys who can argue in their sleep that "sleeping is NOT driving."  

While this latest San Diego Police Department officer accused of drunk driving may have been passed out and perhaps even drunk in public per Penal Code Section 647(f), this case appears to be defensible as she waits on administrative leave pending the conclusion of yet another SDPD Cop DUI arrest.

In other local San Diego Police Department "Sex for No DUI" news, notes were revealed after“Jane Doe” complained that San Diego Police Department Officer Anthony Arevalos had her take off her remove her panties and display her breasts in a 7-11 bathroom in exchange for not charging her with drunken driving.  The notes do not say he touched her genitals, a key act which was a basis for the sexual battery charge leading to a heavy 8 year prison sentence for the cop which was just overturned.  

There's already been at least around $800,000 in settlements over these Sex for No DUI cases.

Another San Diego Police Department detective recently got 25 days of public work service for hitting a utility box.  He's the same SDPD detective who mysteriously was involved in what started out as an alleged "cover-up" that San Diego PD DUI case.

Don't forget MADD Prince Deuce Hound Dog Jim Zirpolo, a San Diego Police Department Officer who had a record 205 DUI arrests in 2013.

The stories seem endless.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Poway to trap DUI Drivers in San Diego County next weekend, San Diego DUI lawyers announce

San Diego DUI attorney Rick Mueller is not a big fan of police roadblocks.  He does not think cops should be able to set up California DUI checkpoints that prevent people from driving around the checkpoint.

There are two ways to drive around California DUI checkpoints, San Diego DUI lawyers say.

1)  Once you see the California DUI checkpoint, take a way to avoid it.
2)  Check this location resource for California DUI roadblocks and don't go that way.

Next Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 7:00 PM to Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 3:00 AM, San Diego California DUI deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Poway Station will be conducting a DUI sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint in the City of Poway. The San Diego California DUI checkpoint will consist of DUI trained deputies who will be evaluating drivers' abilities to safely operate motor vehicles, lawyers are told.

This San Diego California DUI checkpoint is funded by a seemingly unlimited grant through the California Office of Traffic Safety, San Diego DUI attorneys are reminded.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is well aware of the community's concern for persons Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is taking a major countermeasure by implementing a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint. The primary intent of this San Diego California DUI checkpoint is to educate the public of the dangers associated with drinking and driving. Cops claim this San Diego California DUI checkpoint will serve as a deterrent to potentially impaired drivers.

Finally, this San Diego California DUI checkpoint provides an important governmental service by promoting public safety. The focus of the San Diego California DUI operation will be the apprehension of suspects who are determined to be operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and/or under the influence of drugs or driving while unlicensed/suspended. This San Diego California DUI checkpoint is funded through the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Wet Reckless for Super Bowl Champ Lynch, reduced from California DUI, lawyers announce

Super Bowl Champion Marshawn Lynch's DUI was reduced to a wet-reckless, San Diego California DUI lawyers report today.  A wet reckless is California Vehicle Code 23103 per 23103.5, reckless driving, alcohol-related, San Diego DUI attorneys explain.

That wet reckless charge was reduced from California drunk driving charges brought in Northern California.  Sometimes San Diego DUI attorneys can get that reduction which includes classes and a fine.

The court hearing this Seattle Seahawk DUI reduction was located in Oakland, California attorneys say.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What? "Badging" won't work? A California DUI attorney prosecutor losing his license to practice law after 3 drunk driving convictions?

One California State Bar judge wants a 2-year suspension of a former San Francisco California DUI attorney prosecutor's law license after 3 California DUI convictions plus use of his badge to try to avoid arrest for drunk driving, San Diego DUI lawyers report today.

Marc Guillory, a San Francisco and San Bernardino County deputy district attorney, prosecuted at least 15 to 20 California DUI cases and settled 100 California drunk driving cases, San Diego DUI attorneys learned today.
Ouch. While a San Francisco deputy district attorney, Guillory was convicted 3 times of California DUI during 2008, 2010 & 2012.
"Badges?  We don't need no stinking badges!"

The attorney allegedly showed the arresting California DUI officer his deputy district attorney’s badge when asked for his driver’s license in each drunk driving case.  This egregious “badging,” a request for special treatment, did not work in any of the 3 California dui cases.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Guillory had another conviction in 1999 for misdemeanor reckless driving with alcohol in his system. In that incident, according to the ruling, Guillory, after leaving a party where he drank beer, hit a disabled bus that was stopped with its lights flashing on the side of a street. His cousin, who was a passenger in his car, was killed.
Upon being granted a law license, Guillory purportedly told a State Bar examiner that he would never drink and drive again, according to McElroy’s decision.
“Respondent’s repeated alcohol-related criminal conduct, which has spanned a period of 12 years or more, shows a wanton disregard for the safety of the public and abnegation by respondent of the duties that he owes to his fellow man.” [California State Bar Judge McElroy]
“As a former DA who prosecuted DUIs, respondent is well aware of the wide swath of death, pain, grief, and untold physical and emotional injury that the drunk driver cuts across the roads of California and the rest of this country."

Monday, February 17, 2014

16 San Diego California DUI arrests at 1400 G Street drunk driving checkpoint, lawyers alert

California drunk driving roadblocks spring up HERE on weekends, San Diego DUI attorneys remind.  Last Valentine's Day weekend in downtown San Diego was no exception for DUI checkpoints, California lawyers warned. 16 people were arrested Saturday night / Sunday morning at the San Diego Police’s DUI checkpoint in downtown's East Village.

San Diego California Police Department DUI Officers trapped motorists when they cordoned off two lanes near 1400 G Street from 10:50 p.m. to 3 a.m. to easily examine and pop drivers who had been drinking, say San Diego California DUI lawyers.

1,988 vehicles passed through the San Diego California Police Department DUI checkpoint, and 793 were screened, San Diego California Police Department drunk driving police told local attorneys.

25 were asked to perform San Diego California Police Department DUI  field sobriety tests, and officers claimed sixteen drivers were too drunk to drive. 

3 were on California DUI probation for previous San Diego or California DUI offenses so they were taken to San Diego Jail and charged with Penal Code Section 166 - violation of court order.  They face multiple year license suspensions unless their attorney can help with early reinstatement procedures.

San Diego California Police Department impounded 18 vehicles during the San Diego California Police Department DUI checkpoint operation, which was paid for by the California Office of Traffic Safety’s DUI unlimited money tree.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ruin your Valentine's Day with a San Diego California DUI, that's what Encinitas DUI cops want, announce local attorneys

San Diego County DUI Law Center posts DUI checkpoints say California drunk driving attorney Rick Mueller.  If you want your Valentine's Day ruined, take your sweetheart to beautiful Encinitas for a night out on the town, California DUI lawyers suggest.

Then roll into their secret California DUI roadblock and start doing gymnastics and acrobatics for the local San Diego Sheriff's Department DUI cops.

San Diego California DUI Deputies from the Sheriff's Encinitas station will be conducting a Driving Under the Influence/Driver License Checkpoint on Friday, February 14, 2014 in the City of Encinitas.

The San Diego California DUI checkpoint will be held between the hours of 7:30 p.m., February 14, 2014, through 1:00 a.m., February 15, 2014.

A San Diego California DUI grant from the Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will be used to fund this San Diego California DUI checkpoint.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Four San Diego California DUI arrests made after Saturday night Supercross Motorcycle at Qualcomm, Lawyers report

San Diego DUI Law Center helps the community in San Diego avoid California drunk driving arrests / California DUI convictions.  Every weekend it is a challenge to alert folks as to the dangers of aggressive California DUI cops, San Diego attorneys say.

Saturday, February 8th, was the Supercross Motorcycle Event at Qualcomm Stadium. San Diego California DUI County Avoid the Sixteen Coalition from Chula Vista Police Department,  San Diego California County Probation Department, Escondido Police Department, La Mesa Police Department, San Diego Police Department, San Diego Harbor Police Department, and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department were deployed in the Mission Valley area and conducted roving  San Diego California DUI Saturation Patrols from 7:00 pm, Saturday, February 8th to 3:00 am, Sunday, February 9th.

11 San Diego California DUI saturation patrols conducted 112 traffic stops, 24 drivers were evaluated for driving under the influence, 4 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, 1 driver was arrested for driving under the influence of a combination of an alcoholic beverage and drugs, and she was also in possession of cocaine, 1 person was arrested for a warrant for being under the influence of dangerous drugs, 3 drivers were cited for driving on a suspended driver's license, 2 drivers were cited for driving without a driver's license, 13 drivers were cited for various traffic violations, and 6 vehicles were impounded,  San Diego California DUI lawyers are told.

Avoid the 16 DUI Task Force funding is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, say San Diego California DUI attorneys.