If You Are Stopped by the Police, Will You Know Your Legal Rights?

Notice to officer at roadside stop As required by law, I am herewith tendering my driver's license and proof of insurance. They are in proper order and I have committed no crime or traffic violation. I therefore hereby request that all my documents (including my license) be returned to me and that I be permitted to leave immediately. If you have any doubt about my ability to operate my vehicle, I will be glad to leave my car here and have a cab pick me up. Unless you return these items to me and advise me that I can leave with my license and other documents and in my vehicle, I must assume [...]

Amnesty Program for Traffic Tickets and Infractions

On June 24, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law an amnesty program for unpaid traffic and non-traffic infraction tickets that will last for a period of 18 months. The program will begin on October 1, 2015 and will end on March 31, 2017.The law applies to certain individuals who have fallen behind on their payments. If certain terms are met, they can have their debt reduced and their driver's license reinstated.To learn more about the eligibility requirements please take a look at this link.LINK TO ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS[...]

Imperial Beach DUI Checkpoint Alert

According to a press release issues by the San Diego County Sherriff's Department, The City of Imperial Beach will be deploying deputies from the Imperial Beach Sheriff’s Station on saturation patrols and DUI/driver's license checkpoints on two dates. A checkpoint is scheduled for: Friday August 28, 2015 between 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Friday September 4, 2015 between 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. The checkpoints will be conducted within the city of Imperial Beach. They will be looking for drivers with a suspended license or who appear impaired. If you want to add this to y[...]

Should you proceed to trial or pursue a plea bargain for your DUI case

California has some of the stiffest penalties in the nation for DUI offenses. Because of this, you may be considering a plea bargain with the prosecutor when facing these charges. Before you make a hasty decision though, there are a number of different things that you should consider. In order to help you make the best decision possible for your case – whether or not you should accept the bargain or go to trail – I thought that I would discuss what you should be thinking about.What to Consider if You’re Leaning Toward a Plea BargainMake no mistake, a trail for a DUI case – as with any [...]

DMV Employees in Salinas Plead Guilty for Accepting Bribes

From San Diego to Salinas, it seems like employees at the Department of Motor Vehicles are accepting bribes. In the latest case, employees at the Salinas DMV have pleaded guilty for accepting bribes up to $5000 for granting truck driving licenses illegally and for committing identity fraud. At least two have been arrested so far. All the local news outlets have covered the story on their web sites. Here's the San Diego Tribune link: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-feds-say-california-dmv-employees-traded-cash-for-2015aug11-story.html[...]