Archive for December 2018

Ever heard of the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center (UCFC)?

It’s a state-funded study of gun violence. State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson introduced a bill on 12/12/18 that, if successful, would ban Californians convicted of multiple DUI offenses or a vehicular manslaughter charge while intoxicated from owning or possessing firearms for a period of 10 years. Research conducted by UCFC Director Dr. Garen J. Wintemute indicates…

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Wet Reckless in Sacramento

What is a Wet Reckless?   It is a way for the prosecution and defense to resolve DUIs with lower BACs or cases with potential proof problems.  It is a way to resolve a DUI without the expense or uncertainty of trial.  It is a negotiated disposition or plea bargain to a lesser charge.  …

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County of Sacramento Jail Alternatives

There are presently three ways to avoid doing actual jail time in Sacramento County.  They are the Home Detention/Work Furlough, Work Project and Community Service Programs. All three programs are run by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, and are located at 700 North 5th Street. I picked up a number of forms and related paperwork…

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Ultimate Sacramento DUI School Guide: Part 2 – Terra Nova DDP

Terra Nova DDP – Locations, Contact Info, and Common Questions Terra Nova DDP has three locations in the Sacramento area.  I made a point of visiting each of the locations and spent some time speaking with the director since I had many of the same questions you probably have.  I’ll cover many of the questions…

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First Offense non-injury DUI in Sacramento County

The following information is simply meant to give you some insight into how a case might move through the system in Sacramento County.  Hopefully this will give you the tools you need to make the right decisions based on the facts and circumstances of your own case.  If you are only interested in the possible…

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UC San Diego in the News

PSA: Drugged Driving is Dangerous UCSD School of Medicine Professor Linda Hill has been working with the school’s Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) for 15 years.  They have four public service videos (see above) to teach drivers about the consequences of driving while drugged.  TREDS web address is:  http://treds.ucsd.edu/ Hill says people…

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