The Low Speed Chase that Gives Us Admissible Cell Phone Photo after a Warrantless Search

A police officer stopped a car driving with a flat tire, cracked windshield and its bright lights on.  People v. Gorostiza, 2009 Cal. App. Unpub. Lexis 9494 at *1.   The passengers might have been hoping, “There is nothing to see here.”  After stopping the car with the Defendant and two passengers,[…]

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Bribing Witnesses with Text Messages, Cell Phones and Fake Email Accounts

Sometimes there are fact patterns that surprise you how far we have come with technology and the foolishness of people.  In People v. McInnis, the Defendant was convicted of attempted witness bribery.  The Defendant attempted to keep witnesses from testifying against the Defendant’s nephew, in the nephew’s trial for robbery and kidnapping. […]

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