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January 2018 Archives

DUI Arrests seem to Increase Super Bowl Weekend

DUI arrests seem to increase on Super Bowl weekend, so beware.  Uber, Lyft, Taxi or have a designated driver for the festivities to avoid a DUI that could result in your arrest or an accident that could change your life and the lives of others.  Having done DUI and Criminal Defense for years, Super Bowl Weekend always seems to result in an increase in arrests for DUI.

Shoplifting and Petty Theft in Oceanside Is Serious

Shoplifting and petty theft in Oceanside and throughout California can be serious. They are misdemeanors if the value of the property stolen is $950 or less. Shoplifting is a petty theft if property is stolen from a commercial outlet. While the penalties carry up to 6 months custody and $1000 fine with additional assessments, few first offense cases result in actual Jail time other than a book and release. There could be probation, theft programs, fines, resitution if any loss and Cal Trans Public Work. The greatest consequence in these cases is how it may affect your future, jobs, vocational licenses and training, educational opportunities immigration, security clearances and future employment opportunities that would be denied as a result of a theft conviction.

Marijuana DUI Cases are Expected to Increase in North County

Marijuana DUI cases are expected to increase in North County based on the legalization of recreational Marijuana for sale as of January 2018. Law enforcement in Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista and throughout north county is gearing up for the challenge of prosecuting the projected increase in Drug DUI cases as a result of this. More officers are being trained as Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) to recognize impairment in drivers other than or in addition to alcohol.