Archives for Driving Offenses

Traffic Stop Rights

A police search can be a frightening and unsettling experience, even to an innocent person fully aware of their rights.  When an individual is not informed of their rights, the experience can escalate from unsettling to catastrophic.  It is difficult to remain cool-headed enough to assert one’s rights in any police encounter, but in the case of persons stopped on the street and frisked, few people have a clear and detailed understanding of their rights. In a trend spearheaded by the NYPD under former Mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg, the controversial practice of “stop-and-frisk” has become increasingly popular in recent years
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Vehicular Manslaughter in California

Drag racing is not just something you see in a movie; it still goes on regularly in real life, including in San Diego. Just this past weekend we saw a serious accident result from a drag race in Los Angeles, in which three people were killed and four more critically injured. The crash occurred when one of the racing drivers tried to pass a slower-moving vehicle, and the driver of the car being passed slammed on the brakes and hit a big rig. There were only two cars racing; the driver of one car was not apprehended, and the driver
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Will Suge Knight Be Convicted of Murder?

Suge Knight’s legal problems continue to grow as he is arrested and now charged with murder after a fatal hit-and-run incident and facing life in prison. Marion “Suge” Knight has been charged with one count of murder, one count of attempted murder, and two counts of a hit-and-run for allegedly running over two men with his car in the parking lot of Tam’s Burgers in Compton, California. One of the men, Terry Carter, died. The morning after the incident, Suge and his attorney went to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department where detectives were waiting to question him. Suge is
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