Darren Kavinoky

name Darren Kavinoky is a Los Angeles-based criminal defense lawyer who practices throughout California. He is the Managing Shareholder of The Kavinoky Law Firm, an 11-lawyer criminal defense firm that handles criminal defense matters exclusively. Darren has provided legal commentary on Larry King Live, the Today Show, Celebrity Justice and many other TV and radio programs. He is a nationally-renowned lecturer and author who delights in sharing his experience with others. More information about Darren and The Kavinoky Law Firm can be found at http://www.nocuffs.com or www.Californiaduihelp.com and www.gotadui.com.

Roadblocks: What types of Roadblocks allowed?

08th June 2006
Roadblocks: What types of Roadblocks allowed? Roadblocks have been established to be "seizures" under the Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment states that a person should be free from unreasonable searches and seizures of their person and their be... Read >

Sentencing Alternatives: Caltrans Freeway Cleanup

08th June 2006
Sentencing Alternatives: Caltrans Freeway Cleanup Instead of sitting in the county jail as the result of a DUI conviction, DUI offenders can be sentenced to work on a Caltrans Freeway Cleanup crew as a term of their probation. The number of hours requ... Read >

Alternative Sentencing: Community Service

08th June 2006
Alternative Sentencing: Community Service Where the court has the ability to sentence the DUI offender to a term of incarceration in the county jail, the court may choose to allow the defendant to serve the hours that would have been spent in county j... Read >

Sentencing Alternatives: Ignition Interlock Devices

08th June 2006
Sentencing Alternatives: Ignition Interlock Devices When someone is convicted of a DUI, the court may require that a person convicted of a first offense violation of Section 23152 or 23153 to install a certified ignition interlock device on any ve... Read >

Indecent Exposure

08th June 2006
Indecent Exposure California Penal Code Section 314 defines indecent exposure and the punishment. Section 314 reads in part: "Every person who willfully and lewdly, either: 1. Exposes his person, or the private parts thereof, in any public place, or... Read >

Lewd Act with a Child under 14

08th June 2006
Lewd Act with a Child under 14A lewd or lascivious act is defines as any touching of the body of a child under the age of 14 years with the specific intent to arouse, appeal to, or gratify the sexual desires of either party. The touching can be against ba... Read >

Suppression Motions

08th June 2006
Suppression Motions Suppression motions are a valuable tool in a DUI case because when evidence can be excluded, the prosecutor's case is weakened. Suppression follows the rule of law that evidence secured by illegal means and in bad faith cannot be in... Read >

Fraud

08th June 2006
Fraud Fraud is generally defined as the intentional use of deceit, a trick or some dishonest means to deprive another of his/her/its money, property or a legal right. Quite often there are several persons involved in a scheme to commit fraud and each a... Read >

Petty Theft, and Petty Theft with Prior

08th June 2006
Petty Theft, and Petty Theft with Prior Theft is the act of stealing goods. Petty theft involves stealing goods or services worth $400 or less and is charged as a misdemeanor for first time offenses. Where the value of goods stolen is less than $50, ... Read >

Hit and Run: Property Damage

07th June 2006
Hit and Run: Property Damage Hit and run is generally defined as a criminal act. Where the collision is with property only, such as another vehicle with no occupants, the driver must leave information attached to the damaged property, as well as make... Read >

Plea Bargaining: Wet Reckless, Dry Reckless, Exhibition of Speed

07th June 2006
Plea Bargaining: How do the following differ from a DUI: Wet Reckless, Dry Reckless, Exhibition of Speed The prosecutor and defense counsel can agree to a lower charged offense, as a result of what is known as "plea bargaining." Plea bargaining us... Read >

Plea Bargains: What are the factors or special allegations that will increase a person's exposure to

07th June 2006
Plea Bargains: What are the factors or special allegations that will increase a person's exposure to jail time/harsher punishment in a misdemeanor case? There are a number of factors or special allegations that will increase a person's exposure to har... Read >

Jury Instructions

07th June 2006
Jury Instructions Jury instructions are the judge's directions to the jury before it begins deliberations regarding the factual questions it must answer and the legal rules that it must apply. Although the court has discretion to give instructions at... Read >

Investigation of DUI Cases: HGN

07th June 2006
Investigation of DUI Cases: HGN Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) is an eye test. Nystagmus is defined as an involuntary jerking of the eyes as the eyes move from the center position off to the side. Alcohol and some drugs c... Read >

PAS Tests

07th June 2006
PAS Tests Preliminary Alcohol Screening devices, commonly referred to as PAS tests, are one of the types of field evidence police officers use in determining probable cause to make an arrest. Although officers don't often reveal this, a person stopped ... Read >
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