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  • San Diego County Charge: Out of county resident charged with felony assault and battery involving multiple victims and great bodily and serious injuries Result: Verdict, Not Guilty on All 7 counts of Assault and Battery with Great Bodily Injury and Multiple Strikes.San Diego County Charge: 69 year old man driving under the influence of methamphetamine onto oncoming traffic Result: Hung Jury and District Attorney Dismissed DUI San Diego County Charge: Mother of two evading police in hit and run charge with serious bodily injury Result: District Attorney Dismissed after Successful Line-Up Motion San Diego County Charge: Juvenile charged with running over her ex boyfriend at high school Result: Court Dismissed case after Argument Made In Mitigation San Diego County Charge: Spouse arrested for domestic violence after 911 calls and pictures of serious bodily injury Result: District Attorney Dismissed at Trial San Diego County Charge: Military member arrested for assault and battery Result: Court Dismissed after successful argument for Military Diversion San Diego Federal Charge: 19-year-old student charged with Alien Smuggling Result: Case Dismissed after negotiations with US Attorney
                    
    San Diego County Charge: Out of county resident charged with felony assault and battery involving multiple victims and great bodily and serious injuries Result: Verdict, Not Guilty on All 7 counts of Assault and Battery with Great Bodily Injury and Multiple Strikes.San Diego County Charge: 69 year old man driving under the influence of methamphetamine onto oncoming traffic Result: Hung Jury and District Attorney Dismissed DUI San Diego County Charge: Mother of two evading police in hit and run charge with serious bodily injury Result: District Attorney Dismissed after Successful Line-Up Motion San Diego County Charge: Juvenile charged with running over her ex boyfriend at high school Result: Court Dismissed case after Argument Made In Mitigation San Diego County Charge: Spouse arrested for domestic violence after 911 calls and pictures of serious bodily injury Result: District Attorney Dismissed at Trial San Diego County Charge: Military member arrested for assault and battery Result: Court Dismissed after successful argument for Military Diversion San Diego Federal Charge: 19-year-old student charged with Alien Smuggling Result: Case Dismissed after negotiations with US Attorney
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Prior Criminal Conviction Evidence in San Diego Criminal Trials

Published: March 14, 2013

There are couple rules of evidence that can exclude prior convictions. These rules were enacted because the legislators do not want the defendant prior convictions to be on trial. The court wants the jury to focus on the alleged crime the defendant is charged at trial. These rules are FRE...

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What is an Invalid Warrant

Published: March 13, 2013

The Warrant Clause of the Fourth Amendment categorically prohibits the issuance of any warrant except one particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized. Maryland v. Garrison, 480 U.S. 79,84 (1987). If the scope of the search goes beyond what was permitted by...

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The Ambient Defense

Published: March 11, 2013

Imagine this… You were suffering from insomnia, so you decided to take an ambien pill. You thought it would relieve your ailment. Unfortunately, it did more than that. When you woke up, you were sleeping on a hard cement floor in the local jail. Little did you know, you were...

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Published: December 8, 2012

There are different standards of proof depending on the type of trial. The standards have different definitions and different levels of difficulty. For example, in criminal trials, the prosecution has the burden of proving the defendant committed the crime “beyond a reasonable doubt”. This is the highest burden of proof...

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Ways to Help your Attorney During Trial

Published: December 1, 2012

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime and is facing a trial, you are probably feeling overwhelmed. Despite the stress you may feel, it is time to think strategically, help your attorney, and to follow the well-intentioned advice of your attorney. Your attorney is working...

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Three-Strikes Sentencing

Published: November 27, 2012

Now that the three-strikes law has been changed to require that a third conviction be serious or violent in order to be sentenced 25 years-to-life in prison, it’s estimated that about 3,000 inmates could qualify for re-sentencing. Prosecutors, defense lawyers, and the San Diego Superior Court officials are preparing for...

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Sex Offenders In San Diego

Published: November 26, 2012

Proposition 35, called the “Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act” Initiative was passed on November 6th. The new law Increased prison terms from human traffickers. Requires convicted sex traffickers to register as sex offenders. Requires all registered sex offenders to disclose their internet accounts. Requires criminal fines from convicted human traffickers...

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Medical Marijuana is not Illegal

Published: November 23, 2012

On Election Day, November 6, 2012, the voters of Colorado and Washington State voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. People in Colorado are already looking to buy marijuana but under the new law, people cannot begin buying pot until next year. Colorado still needs to set up a regulatory...

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Proposition 34: The Death Penalty Remains in California

Published: November 16, 2012

On November 6th, California voters decided to keep the death penalty in place as a way to punish those convicted of the most egregious offenses. The death penalty question was placed on the ballot as Proposition 34. Proposition 34 was rejected by a margin of 52.8 percent to 47.2 percent....

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Amended Three Strikes Law

Published: November 13, 2012

On November 6th, 2012 the citizens of California voted in favor of changing the golden state’s Three Strikes Law. As it originally stood, California’s Three Strikes Law was enacted in order send a clear message to violators that repeating certain offenses will not be tolerated. Originally, anyone convicted of certain...

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