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Sobriety Checkpoint Do's and Don'ts

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After being pulled over at a sobriety checkpoint, police will likely ask for your driver's license, proof of insurance, and your registration, all of which you are required by law to show. It is highly advisable for you to provide short and courteous answers to any questions you are asked by police. Do not give any direct answers to questions regarding whether you have been drinking. Refrain from admitting guilt to anything, while remaining truthful to the officer.

Know Your Rights

The 4th amendment to the Constitution protects you as a citizen from illegal searches and seizures of your property. The 5th amendment protects you from self-incrimination and allows you the right to remain silent. Finally, the 6th amendment gives you the right to have an attorney present when you are being asked questions by police in their custody.

You are within your rights to refuse taking a field sobriety test if the officer asks you to perform one. These test only serves to give officers the chance to gather more information to use against you. If you are asked to take a chemical test to determine your blood alcohol level either in your car or down at the police state, you can refuse, but know that a refusal will automatically result in a year-long suspension of your license.

If you are being questioned by police after an arrest, you are within your rights to ask to have an attorney present before you answer their questions. You should retain an Orange County DUI attorney with the experience and know-how on challenging police stops to speak on your behalf.

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    MISDEMEANOR SETTLEMENT

    MISDEMEANOR SETTLEMENT

    2ND DUI

    Misdemeanor on completion of community service - Felony 2nd DUI, under 21 with injury.

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    case dismissed

    CASE REJECTED

    ATTEMPTED MURDER OF POLICE OFFICER

    Los Angeles Arrest Pre-filing representation on Attempted murder of police officer, assault with a deadly weapon upon a police officer.

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    CASE
    REJECTED

    CASE REJECTED

    ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

    Strike felonies including assault with a deadly weapon - car with great bodily injury.

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CAR ACCIDENT

    Car accident, no license, speeding (filed by Anaheim City Attorney).

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CHILD ENDANGERMENT / CRUELTY

    Penal Code 273a(b) Child endangerment/cruelty.

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CHILD MOLESTATION

    Child molestation: Felony.

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    PROBATION TERMINATED EARLY

    PROBATION TERMINATED EARLY

    COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

    Commercial burglary probation violation: dismissed, no violation found.

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CONTEMPT OF COURT ORDER

    Contempt of court order by a gang member.

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    Case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CSA CASE

    CSA case dismissed.

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