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Steven R. Andrade

California Governor Signs Law Aimed at Stopping “Organized Retail Crime” California Governor Signs Law Aimed at Stopping “Organized Retail Crime”

On July 21st, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 331—a law focused on stopping organized retail theft crimes. Among other things, the legislation extends the sunset date of the organized retail crime law and reauthorizes funding for the CHP's Organized Retail Crime Task Force.
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Steven R. Andrade

COVID-19 Caused a Drop in Driving in 2020, but Car Accidents Spiked

In March, the National Safety Council (NSC) released its preliminary report on highway safety for 2020. In spite of the fact that there was a substantial decrease in total traffic volume because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the total number of automobile accident fatalities in the United States actually increased last year—wiping out more than a decade of progress.
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Steven R. Andrade

Can You Refuse a DUI Breathalyzer Test in California?

If you are arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Santa Barbara, CA, it is likely that you will be asked to submit to a breathalyzer test. You may be wondering: What happens if I refuse to give a post-arrest breath sample in California?
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Steven R. Andrade

Strategies for Defending DUI Cases in California

Have you been charged with driving while impaired in California and want to find out how an experienced defense lawyer would handle your case? Hands on and authoritative, this guide reveals the best strategies that veteran California DUI defense lawyer Steven Andrade employs as a longtime defense attorney and former prosecutor to defend DUI clients successfully.
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