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Diversion Programs as an Alternative to DUI Prosecution Are Being Reduced.

Posted by Ronald Dinan | Mar 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

Diversion is a program created to offer an alternative to criminal court proceedings. If accepted into a division program, all criminal proceedings are terminated and an applicant begins a program of education. Once the program is successfully completed, all criminal records can be sealed meaning nobody can see anything about that particular case except perhaps law enforcement.

Drug DUI Consequences in California

Posted by Ronald Dinan | Mar 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

Normally, both the Criminal court and the DMV will try to suspend a driver's license in Santa Rosa, Napa, Ukiah and Lakeport. However, in a drug only DUI, a driver will not face a suspension process from DMV. This is because the DMV Administrative Per Se process is based on whether a driver was d...

Criminal Assault Lawyers Analyze the Defense of "transferred Self-defense" in Santa Rosa, Napa, Lakeport, and Ukiah to Beat an Assault Charge.

Posted by Ronald Dinan | Jan 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

The law of transferred self-defense applies where a person, who is accused of an assault, accidentally injures an innocent bystander while they are justifiably defending themself. As criminal assault lawyers in Santa Rosa, Napa, Lakeport and Ukiah point out, if the type of danger is imminent and ...

California's Prop 47: One Year Later

Posted by Ronald Dinan | Nov 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

It's been roughly one year since the implementation of California's controversial Proposition 47, a law that sought to bolster community and educational programs by reducing the state's prison populations. As San Diego 6 reports, depending on who you speak to, the law has either been a determent...

No Matter of Fact Defense for DUI Manslaughter

Posted by Ronald Dinan | Feb 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

DUI defense attorneys in Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Napa, Lakeport, Ukiah and Eureka explain recent court decision eliminating a mistake-of-fact defense in a DUI manslaughter case. In the case of People v. Givan, Fifth District Court of Appeal has ruled that a mistake-of-fact defense generally requ...

New Red Light Camera Photo Defense

Posted by Ronald Dinan | Feb 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Explained by California Criminal Attorney for Santa Rosa, Napa, San Rafael, Lakeport, Ukiah, and Eureka In a recent case, People v. Rekte, the Fourth District Court of Appeals on January 8, 2015, issued an order confirming that expert testimony can successfully rebut the presumption accuracy of t...

Leading DUI Lawyer Clarifies New Provisions of DUI Law, Vehicle Code §23152 for Santa Rosa, Napa, San Rafael, Lakeport, Ukiah and Eureka

Posted by Ronald Dinan | Feb 09, 2015 | 0 Comments

As of January 1, 2014, the California State Legislature changed Vehicle Code §23152 to include six specific versions of a DUI criminal charge prohibiting driving under various circumstances. (a) Involves the influence of alcohol only (b) Involves an .08 or higher alcohol content (c) While addicte...

Santa Rosa Criminal Attorney Explains the Unconstitutionality of Law Requiring a Person Arrested for a Felony to Provide a DNA Sample to the Police

Posted by Ronald Dinan | Jan 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the case of People v. Buza, Mr. Buza was arrested for setting a law enforcement vehicle on fire and, after his arrest, he refused, pursuant to Penal Code §296.1(a)(1)(A) and Penal Code §296(a)(2)(C), to provide a DNA sample to the police. He was convicted of both the arson charge and the refu...

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