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Archives - March 2008

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Mar

SAN DIEGO DUI DEFENSE: TRIAL COURT SHOULD NOT HAVE ADMITTED EVIDENCE IN DUI RE-TRIAL

in a well-reasoned, but unexpected move by the California Fourth District Court of APpeal, DIvision One, the Court reversed a DUI conviction because the trial court let in “evidence” that it should not have. In a DUI case where the jury in the first trial acquitted defendant for a “per se DUI” (driving with BAC …

30
Mar

SHAKEN BABY SYDROME DEBUNKED BY US RESEARCHERS

Shaken Baby Syndrome – A Flawed Theory? New medical evidence highlighted in a BBC television programme could clear childminder Keran Henderson, who is serving a three-year prison sentence after being convicted of shaking an 11-month-old girl to death. A mother-of-two and a former Scout leader, Keran, 43, has always insisted she did not harm Maeve …

28
Mar

CALIFORNIA SENTENCING LAW NEWS: PROBATIONER DOES NOT GET CUSTODY CREDITS ON NEW CHARGED UNTIL PROBATION IS FORMALLY REVOKED

Where a probationer is arrested and jailed for conduct that ultimately led to a revocation of probation, he/she is not entitled to pre-sentence custody credit pursuant to Penal Code section 2900.5(b) for the time spent in jail on the new criminal charges after the arrest but prior to the summary revocation of probation. People v. …

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