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Determining Reasonable Suspicion in DUI Cases
Determining Reasonable Suspicion in DUI Cases

In a previous post, we discussed how police officers need probable cause to make a DUI arrest . But what lawful requirements must they meet to pull someone over in the first place? Law enforcement needs to establish “reasonable suspicion” to make a traffic stop and detain a ...

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Blog Posts in 2019

  • Can I Fly Out of LAX with Marijuana?

    As of January 2018, it is legal to possess and consume recreational marijuana in California. However, you may be wondering if it is legal to travel ...

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  • Can I Go to Jail for Missing Jury Duty in California?

    Once an American citizen living in California turns 18 years old, he/she becomes eligible for jury duty once every 12 months. While receiving a notice ...

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  • Governor Newson Signs 25 Criminal Justice Reform Bills

    On October 8, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newson signed more than two dozen criminal justice bills into law. The measures distance the state from ...

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  • Not Helping a Police Officer is No Longer a Crime in CA

    According to the California Posse Comitatus Act of 1872, a person at least 18 years of age will be charged with a misdemeanor if he/she refuses a ...

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  • Can the Victim Drop Domestic Violence Charges in CA?

    When a heated argument between spouses, unmarried couples, or relatives turn into a physical altercation and law enforcement gets involved, the ...

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  • Governor Newsom Signs Law to Deter Police Shootings in CA

    On August 19, 2019, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 392 into law, aiming to deter police shootings in the state. The new law will take effect ...

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  • Will the California Boat Fire Lead to Criminal Charges?

    On September 2, 2019, a fire broke out on the vessel called “the “Conception” directly off Santa Cruz Island in Santa Barbara County, killing 34 ...

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  • Possessing Recreational Cannabis in a Drug-Free Zone

    Since recreational use of cannabis in California became legal in 2016, adults who are 21 years of age can purchase, possess, and consume marijuana ...

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  • California Ignition Interlock Device Program Expands

    Effective as of January 1, 2019, SB 1046 requires repeat DUI offenders in California to install an ignition interlock device (IID) into each vehicle ...

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