Much to the dismay of various civil liberties advocates who have challenged the law, a five year old California law that permits the collection of DNA sample during a felony arrest is being upheld. The samples may be collected without a judge’s review over the matter and even if criminal charges are not pressed Continue reading “California DNA Collection Law For Felony Arrests Upheld”
A former Texas district attorney plead guilty to intentionally failing to disclose evidence. Ken Anderson, former district attorney for Williamson County will be serving 10 days in jail and is giving up his license to practice law. Anderson withheld information that led to the conviction of an innocent man, Michael Morton, Continue reading “Former Texas Prosecutor, Ken Anderson Convicted of Criminal Contempt”
In the United States, DUIs are the most frequently committed crimes. It is estimated that DUIs account for 32% of all fatal car accidents.
Because of the dangers of drunk driving, strict penalties have been put in place for DUI offenders. For a first time DUI you could face jail time, loose your driver’s license Continue reading “Costs of a first time DUI”
Drinking and driving is a very serious offense that can lead to serious injuries and may even lead to death. You should never drive under the influence of alcohol or any other mind altering substance. The information below is a guideline on what to do if you are pulled over for a DUI, and your Continue reading “What to do When You are Pulled Over for a DUI”
Under California law driving under the influence is usually a misdemeanor offense. Unlike in other states, in California blood alcohol level has no impact on how the offense is charged. There are only three factors that can make a DUI a felony instead of a misdemeanor.
4 or more subsequent DUIs within a period Continue reading “Felony DUI”