Archives for August 2013

DUI Checkpoints and Your Fourth Amendment Rights

DUI Checkpoints and my fourth amendment rights? In this blog we have previously discussed how evidence obtained in violation of a defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights may be suppressed under the exclusionary rule as “fruit of the poisonous tree,” in order to deter law enforcement … [Read more...]

How the Motion to Suppress Can Help Your DUI Case

The motion to suppress is a useful tool for a DUI defendant in Lake, Mendocino and/or Sonoma County. Originating from the “fruit of the poisonous tree” doctrine, the motion to suppress is designed to deter law enforcement officials from violating the constitutional rights of … [Read more...]

An Overview of How DUI Charges Can Affect Your Driver’s License

There are a number of ways DUI charges can lead to a suspension of your driver's license in Sonoma County Mendocino County and Lake County California.  Most people are familiar with the fact that the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) must immediately suspend a person’s privilege … [Read more...]

Police Officer Accepts Reckless Driving No Contest Plea

Recently, a Sonoma County police officer pleaded no contest to an alcohol related reckless driving charge that occurred when Officer Ryan McGreevy crashed a motor scooter on the fairway at a Petaluma Police Department sponsored golf tournament at the Rooster Run Golf Club on … [Read more...]


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