Criminal Defense Blog

Why silence is golden if arrested

If the police arrest you, they must read you your Miranda rights before questioning you. Yet, even before that, you can get yourself in trouble if you say too much. What are the Miranda rights? This is what the questioning officers must tell you before they start: You...

Reliability of dental evidence

If you look at Hollywood movies and television shows, it seems that two pieces of evidence tend to always be the final nail in the coffin for the accused. These include fingerprints and dental marks. However, unlike fingerprints, there is very little confidence in...

Can you refuse a sobriety test?

Under California law, you are not required to perform a field sobriety test. However, the police officer is still able to arrest you if they believe there is enough evidence that you were driving under the influence. What field sobriety tests do most police officers...