The California Supreme Court heard a case last week that may have granted some exceptions to the sex offender residential restrictions put in place with Proposition 83, or “Jessica’s Law”. However, they sided with the restrictions, maintaining that anyone released from prison after the enactment of the law are still subject to them. [Read more…]
The 2003 law that limited the amount of medical marijuana possessed by any one person at a time was struck down by the California Supreme Court last week. The legislation had set limits at no more than 8 ounces or 6 mature plants. The court determined this law violated the original medical marijuana legislation passed in 1996. [Read more…]
The high court of California ruled this week that people charged with DUI can challenge evidence from breathalyzer tests. Because many DUI cases are built on the evidence from these often unreliable machines, this is great news, and presents important new opportunities in court, and giving DUI defendants a fair shake.
When building a DUI defense, a defense attorney looks at all of the aspects of your arrest. Often the prosecution’s entire case is built on the results of a breath test. While field sobriety tests and your driving behavior can also come into play, the breath test result can be a “nail in the coffin” for a DUI case. But now, that evidence and the supposed infallibility of this magic number can be challenged. [Read more…]