Berkeley Crime

Crime, law and justice, and police blotter near Berkeley, CA or anywhere in the US.

Recent Crime News

Berkeley Law

Last march I was arrested for drunk in public with resisting but it was dismissed. 7 years ago I was convicted of a OWIL in Michigan. I honestly would have said in any of the prior occasions that I did not think that I have a serious problem, but man this is not looking like it is the case. I am a pre-med student and single father. I am terrified of the consequences and am looking into support groups for harm reduction/ abstinence. Is there any hope?
You best hope is to get a criminal defense attorney who has practiced in your area for decades. The attorney will...
If I got 2 DUIs in 2003, and have paid all the fines, completed all the community service, and am now enrolled (6 months) in the 18-month DUI program, can I get my license back? Another group member with the same situation has gotten hers (after just 3 months of enrollment), but a MAU clerk told me I couldn't until I completed the year-and-a-half program. Is there a way I can get it back (the clerk also said I was not ordered to have an interlock device installed)?
DMV controls when and if you can get a temporary license or actual license. If there are unpaid traffic tickets, there...
I was recently arrested for a DUI, my breathalyzer results were .09 - Once arrested, my blood was drawn for further analysis. Do I need to be concerned about the blood test results? Or are breathalyzer results typically congruent with blood analysis?
It really depends on many scientific factors. Just a few to start with are whether your alcohol level was going up or...
I was pulled over for speeding. The CHP asked if I had been drinking and I said I had one drink. They did a sobriety test and breathalyzer and then arrested me. I was breathalyzed again at the station and it was .11. I spent the night in jail. The cops were extremely nice to me and said I might not get charged with a full DUI. They didn't give me a speeding ticket, just the DUI. I'm extremely nervous about my court date, but I can't afford a lawyer. I'm just not sure what to expect. Any info you have would be most appreciated!
You'll be fine. If you qualify for the public defender, enter a not guilty plea and let the public defender do his or...
I was arrested under suspicion of DUI last night and took a blood test. I have a court date in a month and would like to find out my results before I go to see what legal actions I need to take. Also, I would like to visit my family before then, but I wasn't sure if I'm allowed to leave the state before my court date. I'll be back for my court date though.
Sometimes DMV will give your attorney your blood results, but they are usually not ready for a number of weeks. If...
September 2010: Wet Reckless. November 2010: DUI (original Wet Reckless from September then turned into a DUI) May 2011: Driving with a suspended driver's license Completed all of my court-ordered obligations. Fees and fines paid in full. Three misdemeanors altogether within a 9-month period or so. NO priors besides two speeding tickets and some parking citations. I'll have completed 2 bachelor's degrees by June 2014. Looking to get into a law program by 2016. Should I still pursue this?
Its possible that you could become a lawyer though this isn't certain. As you know attorneys must demonstrate their...
I received a DUI citation on December 7, 2012. It is now May and I have not gone to court yet. My court date is set for July 24, 2013. I did have my DMV hearing on February 4, 2013. According to the results of the DMV hearing I can get my license back on June 24, 2013 if I have not yet been charged by the courts. So my question is, if I start taking a DUI class, and then apply for my license in June will the courts re revoke my license ? Or will I be able to keep it?
In fact, you may have been able to get your license back on a restricted basis approximately March 24, 2013. At that...