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Peter Berlin Interviewed by Forbes Magazine regarding major lawsuit.

Peter Berlin was recently interviewed and provided commentary to Forbes Magazine regarding Trader Joe's lawsuit against unauthorized resellers of its products.
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What does a jury of your peers really mean?

In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, emotions have run high. But a disservice to our legal system occurs when long standing principles of constitutional and criminal law are either ...
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Los Angeles Area DUI Checkpoint for Friday 2/15/2013

A DUI checkpoint is scheduled tonight in the Los Angeles area at: Victory Blvd and St. Clair Ave. Scheudled between 8 am. to 2 am.
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First Time DUI and Ignition Interlock Devices

Despite the enactment of a new legislation in July 2010, many people are still unaware that a first time DUI conviction (in the counties of Los Angeles, Tulare, Alameda & Sacramento) will now ...
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Manhunt for former LAPD Police Officer

From the files of the "all is not well within the Los Angeles Police Department," a manhunt is under way for a former LAPD officer who has allegedly killed three people, including his former ...
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Bill Introduced to arm California Teachers.

In response to the rash of high profile shootings, California legislators have proposed a new bill to arm teachers and other school workers. The bill would require certain training and requirements ...
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DUI Check Points in the Los Angeles Area: Week of 1/25/13

Friday (1/25) DUI Checkpoint - Los Angeles, CA - W Manchester Ave & Denver Ave - from 8pm To 2am. Inglewood City Limits (undisclosed) 9pm To 3am - Sat Jan 26, 2013 Long Beach (undisclosed) 7pm To ...
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Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Forced Blood Draw goes to the Supreme Court.

In a case that may finally test the limits of warrantless searches and DUI,'s the United States Supreme Court recently heard argument concerning when police may force a blood draw upon suspicion ...
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Cyber Crime Ring Causes Worries for Online Banking

A new cyber crime ring the subject of a federal case in New York, alleges three foreign nations of infecting computers with viruses in an effort to steal private customer data and information. Read ...
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Three Shot in Houston School Shooting

At least three people were wounded Tuesday at a Lone Star College campus in the Houston area after two men opened fire on each other in an academic building, authorities said. At least of shooter and ...
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Fake DUI Arrests by Award Winning Trooper Lawsuit & Investigation Says...

We have often posted about the subjective and dubious field sobriety tests used by law enforcement. Moreover, we have posted before about alleged "super cops" who rack up hundreds of DUI ...
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Cinco De Mayo and DUI Enforcement Checkpoints & Patrols

Cinco de Mayo weekend will have heightened police DUI saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints in Los Angeles, the San fernando Valley and Southern California in general. A few local area checkpoints ...
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Welcome to our new Encino Criminal Defense Blog

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Encino Criminal Defense Blog with an RSS feed located here.
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LA Area DUI Checkpoints for the Weekend of April 20, 2012.

Partial List of DUI Checkpoints for the LA area this weekend: Friday, April 20, 2012, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.: Figueroa Street between 8th Street and 9th Street Saturday, April 21, 2012, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.: ...
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Peter Berlin Interviewed by the Star Press About High Profile Indiana Slaying.

Peter Berlin interviewed by the Starr Press about a high profile Indiana criminal case. The defendant was not prosecuted for certain charges leading to his release from jail. Subsequently, he was ...
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Cop Allegedly Arrests Men for DUI's to help Wives get leverage in Divorce Proceedings

We have blogged many times about various “DUI” schemes perpetrated by certain police and police departments. Here’s a creative one from the San Francisco Examiner…cops ...
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Lawyers, Judges & Facebook

An interesting tidbit on the ethical front for all lawyers and judges in today’s socially connected world. “If a lawyer has a case pending before a judge, the judge must disclose the ...
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Peter Berlin Interviewed about Match.com's New Screening Guidlines.

Match.com recently implemented new screening guidelines as a result of a lawsuit by a women alleged to have been assaulted by another Match.com member. Peter Berlin comments on these new guidelines ...
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Michael Jackson's Physician to Be Charged & The Meaning of Surrender

Charges against Dr. Conrad Murry are finally expected this Monday in the death of Michael Jackson. As typical in high profile cases, there may already be unfair treatment of the good doctor. It is ...
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Polanski Ordered to Return Once Again

A Judge ruled today that Roman Polanski must return to Los Angeles for sentencing rather than be sentenced in absentia. This ruling will likely be appealed further. And since Mr. Polanski is ...
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Marijuana Grower Calls Police To Get Back His Stash.

It is never wise to speak to the police about a crime. This man took it even one step further: Pot Grower Calls Police.
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Deputy Charged With DUI After Husband Pulls Her Over Twice

Pulling over your wife and arresting her for DUI is no problem for this supercop…
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Your Stopped for DUI. Now What? Part II

Assuming the driver does not make any statements, does not take the Field Sobriety Tests or the PAS test as discussed in Part I, what happens? Detain the Driver/Transport to the Station There are good ...
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Peter Berlin Discusses the Arizona Immigration Bill With La Opinion Newspaper

April 30, 2010, – Pilar Marrero – La Opinion … La gran discusión nacional en torno a la ley ha enfrentado a quienes argumentan que la cláusula que establece "un ...
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The Goldman Sachs Debacle

While it doesn’t seem that any criminal charges are forthcoming anytime soon, an interesting legal issue with respect to the Goldman case (and financial disclosure in general) will be for the ...
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