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Attorney, Jon M. Pettis explains to you what the chicken leg of justice is.
A DUI checkpoint is scheduled in the city of Encinitas in San Diego County on April 27th, 2012. The checkpoint will take place on the 1300 block of South Coast Highway 101 in the City of Encinitas Friday April 27th between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m.
Officers will be contacting motorists passing through looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Drivers caught driving impaired may expect jail time, license suspension, thousands of dollars in fines and insurance increases.
Marine Staff Sergeant Luis Ray Perez, who had previously been named as a person of interest in this case, plead not guilty for the murder of Brittany Killgore on April 26, 2012. Perez was the last person believed to be with Killgore before she disappeared.
Deputy District Attorney Patrick Espinoza told the judge at Thursday’s arraignment that Perez has misled authorities about what happened that night and Killgore’s blood has been found in his car.
After you have been arrested for a DUI, the arresting officer is supposed to seize your driver’s license and give you a temporary driver’s license (pink form) that is good for 30 days. That form explains you have the right to request a DMV hearing where you or your DUI lawyer can try and challenge the suspension of your driver’s license. It is very important to know, whether the police officer gave you the notice or not, as you have only 10 days to request your hearing. If you or your DUI lawyer does not contact the DMV within 10 days to request the hearing, the suspension of your license cannot be stopped.
Hearings are usually set within 30 calendar days. You can continue driving up until your hearing date and until you receive a notice from the DMV that your suspension has been set aside or it has been upheld. This additional time often gives people the chance to arrange for transportation, should they believe their license will be suspended.
The hearing usually addresses only three questions. Whether there was sufficient reason to initially detain the driver, was there sufficient evidence to arrest the driver and was a blood or breath test properly done with a result of 0.08% or more. In cases where the police also claim that the person refused the blood or breath test, the hearing officer also determines if that happened.
If you or a loved one are charged with a DUI or related crime and would like a free and confidential consultation with an experienced attorney, please call our office at (619)258-8888.
Jessica Lynn Lopez is currently being held in Las Colinas Jail in San Diego County on suspicion of murdering Brittany Killgor.
On Tuesday, a body was discovered in Riverside County. Coroners have not yet officially declared the body found in Riverside County on Tuesday to be that of Brittany Killgore. Investigators went to the area where the corpse was found “based on leads stemming from the arrest of Lopez.
Louis Ray Perez, 45, a Camp Pendleton Marine, is also under investigation in connection with Killgores murder however, he has been arrested and is being held on a charge of possessing a stolen assault rifle not related to the homicide case.