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Bay Area Criminal Defense Blog

Useful updates and observations by Attorney Lynn Gorelick from the trenches of the criminal courts in Alameda and Contra Costa County, California.

Cops On Alert for East Bay 4th of July DUIs

Posted by Lynn Gorelick | Jul 01, 2015 | 0 Comments

The July 4th holiday celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which declared independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. The holiday is often celebrated with picnics, barbecues, backyard parties, parades, and gathering at nightfall to watch fireworks light up the sky. With...

Car Thefts Down But East Bay Still a Hot Spot for GTA

Posted by Lynn Gorelick | Jun 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the number of vehicle thefts in California declined for the second year in a row. However, the Bay Area, including Oakland and Hayward, still ranks among the top spots for vehicle theft. The five Bay Area counties of Alameda, Marin, San Francisco,...

Beware of Driving To Court For A DUI

Posted by Lynn Gorelick | Jun 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the first things to happen after a DUI arrest here in the East Bay, is the police will take away your driver's license. In exchange, you'll get an Order of Suspension and Temporary License. While you may be tempted to put away the pink piece of paper, a careful reading will show that your ...

Will DUIs Soon Be A Thing Of The Past?

Posted by Lynn Gorelick | Jun 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over the years, advances in technology have made VHS tapes, 8-tracks, and floppy discs obsolete. Even things like compact discs, which were a huge leap forward in digital music technology, are becoming difficult to find outside of a library. Can technology eventually make driving under the influe...

A DUI Can Lead to Murder Charges

Posted by Lynn Gorelick | Jun 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Charges for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in California can lead to some pretty severe penalties. This includes thousands in fines and assessments, jail time, suspension of your California driver license, having your car impounded, and completion of a mandatory DUI alcohol treat...

Why Do California Lawmakers Get Free DUI Rides?

Posted by Lynn Gorelick | Jun 09, 2015 | 0 Comments

No profession is immune from the risk of getting arrested for driving under the influence. We've seen professional athletes, police officers, and politicians all involved in DUI arrests. Just last month, the CHP released video footage of California State Senator Ben Hueso's roadside stop, where h...

Highway Patrol DUI Lie or Honest Mistake?

Posted by Lynn Gorelick | Jun 02, 2015 | 0 Comments

Field sobriety tests are intended to be tools used by law enforcement to investigate whether a driver may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These tests were created with research supported from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These tests are nowhere near 100%...

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