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W. Gregory Klein, Attorney at Law http://www.gregklein.net Tipping the Scales of Justice in Your Favor Mon, 28 Jan 2019 18:49:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 DUI & Potential Upcoming Changes to the Law http://www.gregklein.net/dui-potential-upcoming-changes-law/ Fri, 31 Mar 2017 19:28:50 +0000 http://www.gregklein.net/?p=343 I don’t know how many of you saw it, but legislation is pending in Utah to lower the amount of alcohol you can have in your system to .05. That’s effectively one drink, one decent beer or one glass of wine. The legal limit in most Canadian Providences has been .05 for some time now. Does this mean .05 is coming to California anytime soon? That is a tough question to answer, but given the overly (in my opinion) safety ...

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I don’t know how many of you saw it, but legislation is pending in Utah to lower the amount of alcohol you can have in your system to .05. That’s effectively one drink, one decent beer or one glass of wine. The legal limit in most Canadian Providences has been .05 for some time now. Does this mean .05 is coming to California anytime soon? That is a tough question to answer, but given the overly (in my opinion) safety conscience society we live in I would anticipate it happening within the next five years.

As if that’s not bad enough I also believe DUIs are going to become priorable for life. (Priorable means: A criminal defendant’s previous record of criminal charges, convictions, or other judicial disposal of criminal cases (such as probation, dismissal or acquittal).

For those of you old enough to remember, DUIs were initially priorable for five years. It was subsequently changed to seven years and they are now priorable for ten years. As I previously stated, I believe lifetime priorability is on the horizon.

Marijuana/Cannabis DUI’s

As I am sure some of you are aware you can currently be charged under 23152(a) of the vehicle code for driving under the influence of marijuana. With the passage of Proposition 64 (legalized recreational marijuana), both law enforcement and the scientific community are scrambling to determine how much marijuana in your bloodstream equals under the influence of and how do we test for the marijuana.

Lots of companies are trying to develop a variety of breath tests for marijuana. While at the moment, no standards for under the influence of marijuana exist, they are being developed and will be coming soon. New-fangled testing devices are on the horizon and will probably be in the marker soon. As the area of the law develops I will post updated information.

Stay tuned—I’ll be posting more information on these topics as it comes available. These are far-reaching law changes that will effect not only the way cases are processed, but potentially permanent legal records. Thanks for stopping by.—Greg Klein, Attorney at Law

 

Call Greg Klein at 530-478-9095 for assistance with your legal matters.

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Appearance Counts! http://www.gregklein.net/first-post/ Wed, 22 Aug 2012 22:08:01 +0000 http://www.gregklein.net/?p=244  
Courtroom Notes, Observations and Ramblings from Greg Klein
So, the other day I’m sitting in DUI Court waiting for my cases to be called and the judge starts to just lay into the client who was appearing. Apparently she forgot her proof of self help meetings, but remembered to wear her Jack Daniels t-shirt. Now I’m not saying she didn’t look pretty good in her Jack Daniels t-shirt, but there is a time and place for most everything in ...

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Courtroom Notes, Observations and Ramblings from Greg Klein

So, the other day I’m sitting in DUI Court waiting for my cases to be called and the judge starts to just lay into the client who was appearing. Apparently she forgot her proof of self help meetings, but remembered to wear her Jack Daniels t-shirt. Now I’m not saying she didn’t look pretty good in her Jack Daniels t-shirt, but there is a time and place for most everything in life and DUI Court isn’t the place for a Jack Daniels t-shirt.

I never cease to be amazed at what people wear to court. I’m not saying you need to wear a coat and tie, but it doesn’t hurt. Show the judge some respect; after all she is the one who is going to sentence you or decide who gets custody of the kids. Do you really think court is the place to wear your marijuana leaf shirt or belt buckle?

Ladies, are you going out for a night on the town? Don’t wear your shortest skirt or shorts to court. The same goes for the plunging neckline, save it for your date, not court. Conservative should be your model.

If you can’t afford the coat and tie, at least be clean and wear clothes without tears and rips. Nothing shows you care about your case more than dressing slovenly, not. If you have to work prior to court bring a change of clothes with you, change before court.

 

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