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Articles tagged "Ventura County Criminal Defense Lawyers"

Vacation Not Incarceration: Alcohol Fueled Crimes

by Steven D. Powell Attorney at Law

Spring is here and summer nears. We should all have a lot of fun at the beaches, lakes, mountains and deserts near Ventura. But be careful. Drunkenly and recklessly causing any injury of significance could easily elevate too much sun and wine into a prison case. California criminal law is full of pitfalls for the unwary.

Vacation Not Incarceration: Alcohol Fueled Crimes

by Steven D. Powell Attorney at Law

Spring is here and summer nears. We should all have a lot of fun at the beaches, lakes, mountains and deserts near Ventura. But be careful. Drunkenly and recklessly causing any injury of significance could easily elevate too much sun and wine into a prison case. California criminal law is full of pitfalls for the unwary.

Misdemeanor Vehicular Manslaughter: " Infracticide"

by Steven D. Powell Attorney at Law

Almost if not all licensed drivers in the State of California and Ventura have committed a variety of minor Vehicle Code infractions. These violations range from illegal lane changes, speeding a few miles over the speed limit, rolling through a stop sign in the fabled “California stop,” to violations such as failure to yield, passing unlawfully and a big fine violation of blocking an intersection while making a left hand turn. Ordinarily, if one is guilty of these offenses, one pays a fine and suffers a few points added to his or her license for DMV purposes. There is no probation, jail or criminal fine above that for the ticket itself. These offenses are infractions of interest to DMV, your insurer, your employer if you drive as part of your job.

Ventura County's 254 DUI Arrests: Not A Happy New Year

by Steven D. Powell Attorney at Law

I just read in the paper 254 folks were arrested for DUI over the past 17 days in Ventura County. I’m sorry to hear that the New Year now necessarily will include quickly contacting, especially within the first ten (10) days of your arrest, a criminal defense lawyer experienced in DUI and vehicular crimes defense. Schwartz & Powell is the firm to call to ease your pain.