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Sep

SAN DIEGO DUI DEFENSE: WILL COPS BE ABLE TO TAKE YOUR BLOOD AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD?

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — When Officer Darryll Dowell of the Nampa Police Department is on patrol, he will pull up at a stoplight and start casing the vehicle next to him. Nowadays, his eyes will also focus on the driver’s arms, searching for a plump, bouncy vein. “I was looking at people’s arms and hands, …

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Sep

FOURTH MELENDEZ-DIAZ CASE: WE WIN AND WE LOSE THIS ONE

This is the fourth California Court of Appeal case applying Melendez-Diaz (129 S.Ct. 2527). And this Court of Appeal splits the baby in half. Melendez-Diaz held that use of affidavits from criminalists violated the 6th Amendment. Even the DAs agreed that Melendez-Diaz wiped out Geier (41 Cal.4th 555), the case from the California Supremes which …

12
Aug

SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE: GETTING THE EXPERTS YOU NEED

YOUR RIGHT TO GET EXPERTS This isn’t rocket science. But I have been denied the right for funding to get necessary experts in cases before. Bring this opinion with you next time you think you are going to be denied a righteous request for expert funding. The Ninth Circuit here reverses for ineffective assistance of …

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