Tuesday, March 3, 2015

If you're in the California drug business, keep San Diego Sheriff's Dept. off your speed-dial, DUI attorneys suggest

Does San Diego Government care if medical marijuana is legal and the U.S Govt says driving with marijuana is not dangerous?  No, say San Diego California DUI lawyers.

They will still hound citizens, as shown by today's Alpine California MJ bust, San Diego DUI attorneys report.

 There is no evidence that marijuana use leads to higher risk of traffic accident, California DUI attorneys share!  That will not stop cops busting people for DUI - Marijuana.


Similarly, the San Diego California Sheriff's police crackdown on marijuana continues.  

At 11:30 pm on March 2, 2015, a Sheriff's Deputy was parked in his marked patrol unit in close proximity to a residence in Alpine. 

The occupants of the residence noticed the vehicle and one occupant accidentally dialed the Sheriff's Department on his cell phone. The cell phone had an open line and as the Sheriff's dispatcher tried to ascertain a need for assistance, the occupants continued a conversation discussing narcotics, items used to manufacture butane honey oil as well as a desire to harm the deputy. 

The call continued for a period of time and Sheriff's personnel were able to locate the residence where the call was originating. Sheriff's deputies went to the door of the residence where they contacted three men. 

A legal search was conducted of the residence and 93 marijuana plants were allegedly discovered to be growing there. Three men were arrested; M. Stuxx, 35 years, K. Kondxx, 32 years, and C. Feugexx 38 years. 

The California charges included cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of controlled substance, as well as probation violation. 

The San Diego County Integrated Narcotic Task Force responded and will handle the follow-up investigation.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

300 cars but only 1 San Diego DUI arrest at 7900 Broadway Lemon Grove Checkpoint, attorneys told

San Diego DUI checkpoint locations are featured for the benefit of motorists by the San Diego County DUI Law Center's attorney Rick Mueller, listing these Google Maps California drunk driving roadblocks at these addresses.

On February 20, 2015, from 7:59 pm until 2:31 a.m., San Diego DUI deputies from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department Lemon Grove Station conducted a San Diego DUI checkpoint in the area of 7900 Broadway, Lemon Grove, San Diego DUI lawyers report. The San Diego DUI checkpoint was staffed by 15 San Diego DUI trained Sheriff Deputies who ended up only evaluating about 10% of all trapped drivers and arresting only about .33% of all motorists, San Diego DUI attorneys report.

A total of 339 vehicle drivers were contacted during the San Diego DUI checkpoint. The San Diego DUI operation resulted in only one single California DUI arrest. Thirty-two (32) vehicles were directed into the secondary inspection area for further San Diego DUI evaluation. Twenty (20) citations were issued for suspended/revoked or no driver’s licenses and five (5) vehicles were impounded during the San Diego DUI operation.

The stated public purpose of the San Diego DUI checkpoint was to remove impaired and/or unlicensed drivers from the roadway, public education and deterrence thereby increasing the safety of all drivers and allowing for a safer driving environment. Funding for this San Diego DUI operation was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through NHTSA.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

San Diego Mardi Gras DUI Checkpoint operation stings sixteen, say lawyers

16 drivers were popped for San Diego DUI after Mardi Gras downtown, roadblock lawyers relate.

The dreaded 1400 G Street San Diego DUI checkpoint trapped motorists from 11 pm Fat Tuesday to Wedneday February 18th at 3 a.m., shortly after Snoop Dogg performed at the Mardi Gras Block Party in Gaslamp Quarter, attorneys believe.

Thousands of party people made it out safely.   The music was really Mardi-Gras style but the New Orleans parade was.   This celebration has seen better days.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cell phone privacy laws in process of being implemented, San Diego California DUI lawyers share

If you are stopped for a DUI, should police be allowed to search your cell phone, San Diego attorneys ask?

Courts have said no, California DUI cops cannot search cell phone without a warrant, remind California DUI lawyers who are familiar with law enforcement searches of digital information on a cell phone.

Bruce Jenner signed a release allowing police to see his phone records to check to see if he was texting at time of a fatal car crash in Malibu this past weekend.  He (she) says he (she) was not.

California cops should not even be allowed to touch one's phone after it was discovered California Highway Patrolmen were forwarding to each other personal photographs of stopped drivers. Games of sharing partially nude women or bikinis were subject to dismissal of DUI cases, San Diego drunk driving defense lawyers know.

To protect private emails, text messages and GPS data, now Sacramento has San Diego & San Francisco legislator proposing a state privacy law that law enforcement agents be required to obtain a warrant before searching someone's smartphone, laptop, or other electronic device or accessing information stored on remote servers or in cloud servers.

This proposed law codifies what Riley vs. California said:

The police generally may not, without a warrant, search digital
information on a cell phone seized from an individual who has been
arrested.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

San Diego County DUI Law Center reports actual locations of DUI roadblocks and Super bowl drunk driving checkpoints throughout the county, San Diego DUI attorney Rick Mueller sponsors.

On January 30, 2015 San Diego DUI deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department San Marcos Traffic Unit and officers of the California Highway Patrol, Carlsbad Police Department, Escondido Police Department, San Diego County Probation Department, Cal-State San Marcos Police Department, and Palomar College Police Department (A.V.O.I.D the 8 on SR-78) staged a San Diego DUI checkpoint in the 1300 block of West San Marcos Boulevard, San Diego DUI lawyers report.

San Diego DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for San Diego DUI Deputies and the public. San Diego DUI /Driver's License checkpoints lower San Diego DUI deaths and injuries by deterring those who might drive drunk or drugged, by bringing about more awareness, and by encouraging the use of sober designated drivers.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claims San Diego DUI checkpoints provide the most effective results of any D.U.I enforcement strategy and yielding cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.

Results of the San Diego DUI Checkpoint:
Total Cars through the San Diego DUI Checkpoint: 2737
Total Cars into the San Diego DUI Checkpoint: 1021
Cars Sent to Secondary for San Diego DUI Evaluation: 51
San Diego DUI Evaluations: 14
San Diego DUI Alcohol Arrests: 9
San Diego DUI Drug Arrests: 2

20 vehicles were impounded and 44 citations issued for violations including driving without a license, driving on a suspended license, allowing an unlicensed driver to drive, and possession of marijuana in a vehicle.
The San Diego DUI / Driver's license checkpoint was funded by a San Diego DUI grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1.