San Diego Criminal Defense Blog
No one wants to be involved in a car crash, but with the odds today, it could happen eventually. Even a minor fender-bender with no injuries will completely ruin your day. A major collision with serious injuries leads to life-altering consequences. The following are some tips on what to do if you are involved in a car accident in California.
A collision with a fully-loaded, 80,000-pound tractor-trailer can cause serious injuries and extensive damage. If someone else caused your accident, you may file a personal injury claim for compensation. If you have been involved in a serious truck accident, your first step toward recovering damages is to speak with an experienced injury lawyer. jD LAW, P.C., can thoroughly investigate what happened to determine who is responsible for your medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other expenses directly related to the accident.
A statute of limitations is a deadline imposed by state law, after which a lawsuit cannot be filed for a particular type of case. Once that period has passed, the claim is forever barred. These time limits are stated in the California Code of Civil Procedure. The statute of limitations for bodily injury in a car accident is two years, the same as for other personal injury matters. If you were not injured in the accident and only want to recover money for damage to your vehicle, the statute of limitations is three years.
In 2018, the City of San Diego began a smart streetlight initiative with the intention of providing law enforcement with tools to better monitor the streets of America’s Finest City.
These state-of-the-art streetlights are equipped with energy-saving LED lights, microphones, cameras, and sensors that can detect gunshots, detect open parking spaces, and even measure air quality and the traffic flow of both vehicles and pedestrians.
Countless people suffer from slip-and-fall incidents, and many of them don’t even realize that the negligence
of a property owner or employee caused their tumble. The issue of proving liability in a slip-and-fall case at a private business is a complex one.
This past summer, you may have heard a story involving a big-rig truck driver who was pulled over and arrested in Moorpark when a police officer spotted a phony license plate on his rig. Not only did this homemade plate display wobbly letters and numbers in old-style yellow on black, but it also had “CALIFORNIA” misspelled as “CALIFAS.”
How many laws were violated here, and what potential penalties is the driver facing? Let’s take a look.
The San Diego police plan, publicize, and execute DUI checkpoints regularly. Locations for these checkpoints are chosen based on previous accidents and DUI arrests. In a recent article in the Times of San Diego, a representative of the police department stated that crashes involving impaired drivers can be reduced by up to 20% when well-publicized DUI operations are conducted on a routine basis.
The colloquial term “ghost gun” refers to firearms that are not made by regular gun manufacturers, do not have serial numbers, and are not registered with the government. Most of these guns are made by hobbyists at home, or in small, unlicensed operations.
The San Diego area is no stranger to crime. One only needs to look at statistics from the final weeks of last month for proof.
Here at jD LAW, P.C., “driving under the influence” charges in San Diego are somewhat of a specialty. Since 1990, our founder, James N. Dicks, has handled thousands of DUI cases and we offer a special rate for first-time misdemeanor DUIs—$3,000 for a one-time payment, and $3,500 in two installments of $1,750. (But we can be flexible if you need more time to pay for your defense.) In this spirit, we wanted to share this infographic with you, to remind you of what is at stake if you are convicted of a first (or second, or third) DUI. Do not risk it. Call (760) 630-2000 for a free initial consultation and get our help today!
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- January 22, 2020
In a Car Accident? What Now?
- December 22, 2019
Who Can Be Held Liable After a Truck Accident?
- December 12, 2019
What Is the Statute of Limitations for California Car Accidents?
- October 31, 2019
New Smart Streetlights Aid Law Enforcement in San Diego
- October 23, 2019
How to Prove Fault in Slip-and-Fall Incidents in a Place of Business