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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.

Oakland DUI on Halloween

Posted by Lynn Gorelick | Oct 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

Halloween activity is expected to return to more regular levels in the East Bay. This will mean more kids and teenagers out and about after dark on the streets and sidewalks of our neighborhoods. For drivers, there may also be a higher risk of injury accidents. If the driver has had too many, the...

4th of July and DUI Enforcement

Posted by Lynn Gorelick | Jun 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Many people are treating life as back to normal after a couple of tough years dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. This summer, people in the East Bay are looking forward to enjoying summertime activities, like outdoor festivals, backyard barbecues, and road trips across the state. One of the firs...

California Gun Ownership After a Domestic Abuse Arrest

Posted by Lynn Gorelick | May 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

A conviction for domestic violence in California can have more serious penalties than a conviction for battery against a stranger. Domestic violence involves violence between people in a close personal relationship. Additional penalties for a DV conviction in California may include restrictions o...

Increasing DUI Accidents in California

Posted by Lynn Gorelick | May 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, drunk driving accidents dried up when most people had no need to get in their cars except for necessities. The early COVID days also saw increased alcohol consumption in many communities. However, as the world begins to reopen, the combination of mor...

SWAP Alternative to Jail in Alameda County

Posted by Lynn Gorelick | Apr 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

Serving time in jail can be very disruptive to your life. Even a short jail sentence may cause problems with your employment, education, and family life. With a jail sentence, you may be unable to earn an income, which can compound the problems and make it more difficult to get back to a normal l...

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