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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.

Are You Prohibited From Owning Your Firearm?

Posted by Lynn Gorelick | Jul 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Despite the public concern over mass shootings in the United States, gun laws are slow to change, and gun sales have actually been on the rise. The recent shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Charleston, South Carolina have again raised concerns about the availability of guns, but only one sta...

The East Bay Holiday Weekend DUI and Crime Report

Posted by Lynn Gorelick | Jul 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

After a weekend of fireworks, barbecues and for some an extra day off of work, the statistics are in. Before the Independence Day holiday, we reported that cops would be on the lookout for East Bay 4th of July DUIs. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has been implementing a Maximum Enforcement P...

Future Crime in Oakland

Posted by Lynn Gorelick | Jul 07, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the 2002 film, Minority Report, a specialized police department would arrest criminals before any crime was committed based on psychic predictions. While we don't expect psychics to put an end to due process anytime soon, crime prediction technology is already here. The City of Oakland has eve...

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...

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