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Since I posted these Jay Leiderman Law Shirts two days ago on Instagram (pix below), I’ve gotten a lot of emails and messages asking for these shirts to be sent around the Country. I can’t afford to send that many all over the place, though I’m happy to give the shirts away for free. I’ve […]

Driving under the influence (DUI)’s or driving while intoxicated (DWI)’s are no laughing matters which put people at a deathly risk on the road. Yet, hordes of people each year continue to drive drunk or high, and many are convicted. According to Statistic Brain, around 1,500,000 people are arrested annually just for drunk driving. This […]

Petitioner enjoyed the right to raise the defense of personal autonomy and privacy in the bedroom. Petitioner was denied the ability to raise his defense because of the language in People v. Giardino (2000) 82 Cal.App.4th 454 and People v. Dancy (2002) 102 Cal.App.4th 21.  This was accomplished by the reliance upon such phrases as: “Had […]

DUI – Prescription Drugs & Drugged Driving: What Should You Know When most people think of DUI, they associate it with drinking and driving. However, in all U.S. states, someone can be charged with some form of DUI for operating a vehicle while under the influence or prescription drugs or other controlled substances. This could […]

The United States Supreme Court has held that the Sixth Amendment requires “at a minimum, that criminal defendants have . . . the right to put before a jury evidence that might influence the determination of guilt. [Citations.]” (Pennsylvania v. Ritchie (1987) 480 U.S. 39, 56.)  Exclusion of necessary defense evidence is subject to due […]