Monthly Archives: February 2011

Can a DUI Justify Revoking a Teacher’s License?

The Court of Appeals says they can according to the decision in Broney vs. California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  The Court found that even if the teacher is a great educator, by all accounts her teaching or students had not … Continue reading

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I am a Registered Nurse and was Arrested for a DUI, What Impact Will this have on my License?

The California Board of Registered Nursing, as construed by a Nursing Practice Act statute,  often considers DUI an act of unprofessional conduct, saying that it involves the dangerous use of alcohol and a crime involving consumption of alcohol.   However,   in California a criminal conviction … Continue reading

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Why Can’t the Los Angeles Superior Court have a Better On-Line Information Resource?

Here’s the problem.  When a defendant or his attorney needs to get information about a case pending in the Courts of LA he or she has two options 1) they can call the court clerk and have them check the … Continue reading

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Four Manhattan Beach Cops Fired for Concealing an Alleged Hit and Run

According to reliable sources, 4 seasoned Manhattan Beach cops  will be fired for their roles in the alleged concealment of  a hit and run involving an off-duty policeman.  Informants said the MBPD officers – Richard William Hatten, Kristopher Thompson, Eric Eccles and Bryan … Continue reading

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Manhattan Beach and El Segundo to Collaborate on DUI Enforcement

Their geographic proximity makes it almost a necessity, but the two cities have announced an increased focus on the detection and interdiction of driving under the influence offenders that traverse their collective municipalities.  Presumably, we will see a greater presence … Continue reading

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Juveniles Not Afforded Same Constitutional Protections as Adults

The right to a jury trial, it is an age-old protection handed down to us from our forefathers who created the constitution as a means of protection from the abuses of the government, at the time the crown of English rule.  Nowadays … Continue reading

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What Can A Criminal Defense Lawyer Do For Me

Thousands of citizens are taken into custody every day in the state California alone.  The state law allows the police to arrest an individual if the law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe a violation of a criminal law has occurred.  In … Continue reading

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