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Archives - December 2009

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Dec

CALIFORNIA WILL WASTE $8 MILLION THIS YEAR BEEFING UP SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS: THIS SAN DIEGO DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY THINKS THIS IS A TOTAL WASTE OF VALUABLE RESOURCES

California traffic safety officials will pump $8 million this coming year into an aggressive drunken driving program with a controversial focus: sobriety checkpoints, according to the Sacramento Bee. Armed with federal grants, police in 150 California cities are launching what the state’s Office of Traffic Safety chief says may be the most extensive checkpoint program …

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Dec

SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL SUSPECTS RELEASED FROM JAIL BECAUSE OF FALSE TOXICOLOGY RESULTS

Some ten criminally charged suspects were released from the San Diego jail when it was learned that their tests re sults were fraudulent. Pacific Toxicology, who owns a contract with San Diego to do drug testing for law enfocement, is on the brink of disaster. This disaster falls right on the heels of the BioTox …

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Dec

CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL LAWYER MARY PREVOST: RESTITUTION FOR THE COSTS OF INVESTIGATION

RESTITUTION FOR THE COSTS OF INVESTIGATION There are some good cases on why courts can’t order restitution for the costs of investigation or prosecution. (Baker, 39 Cal.App.3d 550; Torres, 59 Cal.App.4th 1.) This California Court of Appeal throws this settled area into confusion, claiming that as part of the court’s power to devise probationary conditions, …

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