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  • Lawyers spar over videos related to fatal Fairfield ...

    Friday | via The Daily Republic 

    Prosecutors and defense attorneys fought Friday over whether or not jurors will watch videos from several apartment surveillance cameras that recorded parts of an April 2014 gunfight between two groups in front of a Grande Circle apartment complex. Defense attorneys Vince Maher and Leslie Prince argued that the videos had been improperly modified and enhanced by police to highlight certain aspects of the videos.

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  • Testimony from police, defendant's mother dominate f...

    Friday | via The Reporter 

    The focus of a jury trial in Solano County Superior Court for two men accused of a fatal April shoot out in Fairfield has focused on remarks one defendant allegedly made to his mother days after the incident. Danny Jeffreys, 20, is accused along with four others of the April 11 shoot out on Grande Circle in Fairfield that left Tereaun Berry, 26, dead and his brother Trent injured.

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  • Testimony in fatal Fairfield shoot out case continues

    Thursday Nov 20 | via The Reporter 

    By the time two patrol officers arrived on Grande Circle in Fairfield for the report of a shooting in April, nearly 100 people had already gathered in the area where one man lay dying and bullet casings littered the ground, according to testimony Thursday in Solano County Superior Court. That was the scene that the first two officers described when the arrived in the area on April 11. Minutes earlier, a flurry of gunfire had erupted in a section of the densely populated apartment complex, leaving one man suffering from what would turn out to be a fatal gunshot wound.

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  • Suspected killer's mother takes stand in Fairfield h...

    Thursday Nov 20 | via The Daily Republic 

    Prosecutors spent much of the second day of presenting their case to jurors laying the groundwork for videotape evidence they believe will help prove the guilt of two 19-year-old Fairfield men who face murder and attempted murder charges. Grande Circle, a street with a long history of crime and violence, had as many as 100 gawkers and potential witnesses in an area that would soon be cordoned off with yellow crime scene tape, the first police officer arriving at the shooting scene testified Thursday.

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  • Lawyers outline strategy in Fairfield homicide case

    Wednesday Nov 19 | via The Daily Republic 

    Some "bad blood" between two men standing in the street on Grande Circle and two other men who drove past them on the afternoon of April 11 was the catalyst for a shooting that killed another man and wounded his brother, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday before starting his case in a murder trial. Deputy District Attorney Barry Taira told jurors that Timothy Mitchell III, Danny Jeffreys and Trayvon L. Wayfer had spotted the two men in the street a few minutes before Tereaun Berry, 26, and his brother, 25-year-old Trent Berry, drove up to the two men.

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  • Trial testimony begins in April gunshot slaying case

    Wednesday Nov 19 | via The Reporter 

    Attorneys in the case of two men accused of a fatal April shoot out in Fairfield gave divergent views of the evidence as opening statements in a jury trial were delivered Wednesday. Danny Jeffreys, 20, and Darren McFadden, 19, are the focus of a jury trial in Solano County Superior Court this week.

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  • Trial for two men accused of fatal April shoot out b...

    Monday Nov 17 | via The Reporter 

    Jury selection got underway Monday in Solano County Superior Court for two men accused of the April gunshot slaying of a Vacaville man and the wounding of his brother during a daytime shoot out in Fairfield. Danny Jeffreys, 20, and Darren McFadden, 19, are the focus of a jury trial that began this week in connection with the April 11 gunshot slaying of Tereaun Berry, 26, on Grande Circle.

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  • Jury selection starts for 2 suspects in Fairfield ho...

    Monday Nov 17 | via The Daily Republic 

    Jury selection got underway Monday in the murder trial for a pair of Fairfield man accused of joining three others in a Grande Circle gunfight that left one man dead and his brother wounded. Jeffreys, McFadden and the others allegedly went to a parking lot at some town homes on Grande Circle on the afternoon of April 11. The group then encountered a second group chatting in the street.

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  • 2 Fairfield Teens In Solano County Juvy Hall After R...

    Monday Nov 17 | via Patch.com 

    Police in Fairfield arrested two teens on suspicion of attempted robbery Friday after they allegedly tried to steal another teen's cellphone. Police said the victim, a 14-year-old, said he was walking on Dover Avenue near Linear Trail around 8:30 a.m. when two juveniles in their mid-teens approached him and demanded his cellphone.

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  • Fairfield Man Held Over For Trial For 2013 Murder, K...

    Sunday Nov 16 | via Patch.com 

    A Fairfield man was held to answer Friday in Solano County Superior Court for the murder of a 13-year-old Suisun City girl in 2013, Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams said. Anthony Lemar Jones, 33, was held over for trial on the murder charge with the special circumstances of kidnapping, rape, sodomy and committing a lewd act on a child during a murder, Abrams said.

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  • Case of alleged sodomy, murder of teenage girl to go...

    Friday Nov 14 | via The Reporter 

    A Fairfield man on Friday was ordered to stand trial on charges related to the 2013 death of a Suisun City girl that could make him eligible for the death penalty if convicted. Following a two week long probable cause hearing, Solano County Superior Court Presiding Judge E. Bradley Nelson ordered Anthony Lemar Jones to stand trial on a murder charge in connection with the 2013 death of 13-year-old Genelle Conway-Allen.

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  • Two Fairfield teens arrested for attempted robbery

    Friday Nov 14 | via The Reporter 

    Two Fairfield teens were arrested under suspicion of attempting to rob another teen on Dover Avenue near the Linear Trail Friday morning. At approximately 8:30 a.m. Friday, a 14-year-old boy told police he had been walking on Dover Avenue when he was approached by two boys in their mid-teens.

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  • Jury trial to begin in April gunshot slaying case

    Friday Nov 14 | via The Reporter 

    Two of five men accused of an April gunshot slaying on Grande Circle in Fairfield will have their case decided by a jury beginning Monday in Solano County Superior Court. Danny Jeffreys, 20, and Darren McFadden, 19, are set to appear before Judge Wendy G. Getty on Monday when jury selection is set to begin in their respective cases.

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  • Fairfield police arrest teens on attempted robbery a...

    Friday Nov 14 | via The Daily Republic 

    Police said two teen boys, ages 13 and 16, were arrested Friday for the attempted robbery of a 14-year-old boy. The victim told police he was walking at about 8:30 a.m. on Dover Avenue near the Linear Park trail when he was approached by two juveniles.

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  • Man at center of Fairfield standoff to stand trial

    Friday Nov 14 | via The Daily Republic 

    A Fairfield man who was the center of an eight-hour police standoff earlier this month at an Astoria Circle home was ordered Friday to stand trial on five felony charges. Fairfield police got a panic alarm call from the home at around 3:20 a.m. Nov. 3, according to police testimony at the probable cause hearing for Michael C. Kelly, 54. The first officers who arrived at the scene heard people arguing followed by what sounded like a single gunshot. 1 comment

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  • Senior facility loses Fairfield permit

    Wednesday Nov 12 | via The Daily Republic 

    Revoking the permit for a Fairfield senior facility - where city officials say crime is common and many people younger than 55 reside - won unanimous approval Wednesday from city planning commissioners, who cited a history of problems at the site. Daniel Weiss, attorney for the Senior Care Congregate Care Facility at 200 E. Tabor Ave., said after the commission's 5-0 action that an appeal is more than likely to the City Council.

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  • Judge sets December hearing in latest legal maneuver...

    Saturday Nov 8 | via Vallejo Times-Herald 

    Henry Albert Smith appears in the courtroom of Solano County Superior Court Judge Peter B. Foor in 2011 in Fairfield. Smith is accused of shooting Vallejo police Officer Jim Capoot to death following a bank robbery on Nov. 17. Defense attorneys for a Fairfield man accused of the gunshot slaying of a veteran Vallejo police officer have found themselves in the position of convincing a judge they should be allowed to stay on the case.

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  • No plea yet for Vacaville woman accused in football ...

    Tuesday Nov 4 | via The Reporter 

    Kai Hughes, 18, of Vacaville appears in Solano County Superior Court on Wednesday for arraignment on a murder charge. Hughes was arrested by Vacaville police earlier this week in connection with the Oct. 6 gunshot slaying of 18-year-old Demetrious Ward.

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  • Trial date set in Vallejo Police Officer Jim Capoot ...

    Jul 14, 2014 | via Vallejo Times-Herald 

    Henry Albert Smith appears in the courtroom of Solano County Superior Court Judge Peter B. Foor Tuesday, November 29, 2011 in Fairfield, Calif. Smith is accused of shooting Vallejo police Officer Jim Capoot to death following a bank robbery on November 17. The Reporter File Photo A Solano County Superior Court judge on Tuesday set a jury trial date in the case of a Fairfield man accused of the 2011 gunshot slaying of a veteran Vallejo police officer.

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Fairfield Law

Its my second dui. The first one was when I was 20 and now I'm 28.. My alcohol level was I believe twice the legal limit.. I have a job and I dnt wanna go to jail and lose it.. Could I possibly go to an AA class and maybe do community service instead of jail time???
You are ready to just plead guilty to the charge, but there might be something that a public defender can do for you.
Officer admitted during the DMV administrative per se hearing that he failed to give the required advisement under VC ยง 23612 subsection (i). Can my attorney successfully file a motion to suppress on this basis? Also, the officer admitted during the DMV admin hearing that he was writing a report and looking at his computer screen during the time he was supposed to be doing his 15 min observation prior to the breath test. How does this affect the weight of the evidence (.16 BAC). He claims he was within 3 feet and could hear that I did not belch or vomit even though he didn't have eyes directly on me.
Motion to suppress? NO> 402 motion to exclude? Possibly but it may not be granted. The court has held that the cop...
I hired a lawyer and she told me that DMV administrative per se hearings are just a procedural requirement if you request them. She said they pretty much just a rubber stamp the suspension and the chance to actually not have your licensed suspended after the hearing is very low. Is that accurate? She said the CA rules of evidence don't apply, and the DMV hearing officer isn't even a lawyer, just some DMV employee. She said I have a shot in the criminal matter, but expect to lose at the DMV admin per se hearing. This is a first time dui with a BAC breath of 0.15. I just want to make sure she is being honest with me as opposed to just being a crappy lawyer.
The advice from the lawyer is correct ...kind of. I know of lawyers winning at the per se hearings. It depends on the...
I was pulled over for having dealer advertisement plates on my car and I was driving with wife and 2 kids. Blew a .087 (with chewing tobacco in my mouth immediately before test. Fully cooperative with chp and was just cited for dui. I haven't received the results of my blood test but it had been 3 hours since my last drink (5 drinks total). I am currently a technician at mercedes benz and would like to keep my job. What are the chances of getting a plea for dry reckless that requires no sr22. I currently have a dui lawyer that I paid 5200 for and he has great reviews.
Good. Why are you asking questions here when you paid over $5000 to an attorney. Address questions to him or her. Your...
My travel trailer was hit while parked in my front yard by a drunk driver. Months later we are still finding more problems the accident caused to it. Driver was uninsured and arrested for his 2nd dui. He still comes driving in my neighborhood when we know he doesn't have a valid licence.
If you have uninsured motorist coverage on the trailer, make a claim with your insurance company if you have not done...
2ND OFFENSE WAS 1993-- ITS 2014 AND I STILL CANT GET DL. WHATS UP W/DMV PUTTING A CONDTION ON ME AFTER IM IN JAIL3 MONTHS SERVING TIME FOR 2ND DUI. COURTS REVOKED MY PROBATION. DMV MAKES UP THE RULES. WHERE DOES IT SAY IN THE CA VEHICLE CODE BOOK THAT IF YOUR PROBATION IS REVOKED FOR A 2ND OFFENSE DUI AND NOW IM GONNA DO THE ORIGNAL SENTENCE THAT WAS PASSED -1YR COUNTY JAIL. NO MORE FINES NO MORE PROBATION OFFICER NO MORE MEETINGS. BUT I STILL HAVE TO DO THE 18MO DUI CLASS? ITS NOT THE LAW.
Your license is contingent on the alcohol school. CA DMV requires you do the alcohol school even if court doesn't....
When I retained my DUI lawyer, he charged me $3,000. I thought this was for everything, but he says our retainer agreement provides that he only has to represent me until a trial is set. The DDA didn't offer the deal he told me he thought I would be offered, and now he wants more money to represent me at my trial. If I don't pay him, can he just withdraw? Won't the court make him represent me since a trial date is already set and I would be prejudiced to have a change of attorneys or to represent myself at this point? This isn't a felony case. It is only a misdemeanor DUI.
Why don't you just pay your lawyer? We all charge for trial. Yes he can withdraw and if your contract states you did...