San Jose Criminal Law Blog

Can You Refuse a Field Sobriety Test in California?

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Officers use field sobriety tests (FSTs) as a strategy to determine whether to arrest a driver for driving under the influence. FSTs gather evidence against the driver about: Balance Coordination Attention So, can you can refuse a field sobriety test in California without consequence? Refusing a Field Sobriety Test in California In California, there is … Continue reading

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Understanding a Misdemeanor From a Felony DUI in California

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In California, a DUI can be considered a wobbler offense. This means that it can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the situation. There are many intricacies when deciding between misdemeanor DUI and felony DUI charges in California. What Is a Misdemeanor DUI in California? Misdemeanor DUI charges commonly occur when … Continue reading

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3 Consequences of a California Domestic Violence Conviction

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A California domestic violence conviction could have serious consequences. Depending on the charge and the defendant’s prior offenses, court penalties could vary. However, after court penalties are completed, a domestic violence conviction could unfortunately follow a defendant into other parts of his or her life. Consequence #1: You Could Lose Your Gun Rights Under the … Continue reading

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