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Alleged Shoplifter Flees in Not-Subtle Getaway Car

NEWSER REPORTS that to the sporting goods store, Jeeves! That may have been the directive a Minnesota woman gave Monday to the limo driver she reportedly hired to take her to a Rochester mall, where police say she then boosted $300 in headbands and clothing from Scheels All Sports and fought with security before calling the limo to take her back to the hotel she said she was staying at, the Post-Bulletin reports. After store employees called the cops to report the shoplifting, the limo driver spotted the police searching for the 22-year-old suspect in the area and pulled over to see what the deal was. The description they gave the limo driver matched the woman he had driven to and from the crime scene, so police followed him back to the drop-off spot and arrested her.

Recommended Parole of Cop-Killer Fought

Los Angeles Times reports that Lawmen across the state are seeking to block the parole of a man who'd indirectly helped murder a Los Angeles cop in front of his 6-year-old son in a hail of machine gun fire in front of a Canoga Park church school. Unions representing Los Angeles police and California prosecutors this month joined with the widow of Detective Thomas C. Williams to attempt to block the recent parole of Voltaire Alphonse Williams (no relation), one of six men accused of killing the policeman 30 years ago to keep him from testifying in a murder trial.

Rich Kid Torches Ferrari So Dad Will Buy Him New 

OneNEWSER Reports that like some horrible combination of Veruca Salt and Vin Diesel, a 20-year-old Swiss man was sentenced last week for torching his $245,000 Ferrari so his millionaire father, who had already bought him 15 cars, would buy him a newer one. The New York Daily News reports the man, who said he wasn't brave enough to simply tell his father he was tired of his current Ferrari, was instructed on how to commit insurance fraud by a car dealer. He paid three people about $15,000 to set fire to the car across the border in Germany while he patronized a massage parlor as an alibi, reports the Daily News, via the French-language newspaper 20 Minutes. Police caught him thanks to surveillance cameras and intercepted phone calls, and he was sentenced to 22 months probation and a $32,000 fine. Oh, and these details seem important for further outrage: In addition to the 15 cars, the man's father gave him $30 million in property and a monthly $10,000 allowance.

Mom Fights DUI Order Keeping Her Girl Away

Courthouse News Services reports that in SANTA BARBARA, a mother appealed a California court order to keep 100 feet away from her 4-year-old daughter for up to three years because she was charged with driving drunk with the girl in the car. Jennifer Leilani Darga was arrested in Santa Barbara County on July 16 and charged with driving under the influence and child endangerment. The county charged her with a misdemeanor and obtained a protection order preventing her from coming within 100 feet of her child of having any unsupervised visits with her, saying it was reasonable to expect she might continue to drink and drive with the girl in the vehicle. Her public defender said in his appeal that "protective orders like the one in this case are issued routinely without good cause or due process of law."

Anti-DUI grants expected to be renewed

The Record reported that two grant renewals worth $740,000 to Stockton and San Joaquin County are aimed at furthering ongoing efforts to combat drunken driving in the region. The “Avoid the 10 Campaign,” worth $345,000 to the city and county for the year beginning Oct. 1, is a regional effort in which 10 law-enforcement agencies in the county work to reduce alcohol-involved fatalities and injuries and raise public awareness of the problem of drinking and driving. “Avoid the 10” is funded through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with the actual administration of the funds through the state’s Office of Traffic Safety.

Don't drive, court tells people at DUI hearings; 4 did anyway and got nabbed

The Daily Pilot reports that Orange County sheriff's deputies cited four people Monday as authorities staked out the Newport Beach courthouse looking for drivers who got behind the wheel without a license or with a license that was suspended because of a driving under the influence case. Deputies followed 15 suspects from their hearings in Orange County Superior Court to the parking lot, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Department. Officials said they followed people who had already been warned not to drive. Five of the 15 got into cars and drove off as soon as they left the courthouse, sheriff's officials said. "Those who chose to drive were stopped near the courthouse by waiting deputies," the news release stated. Deputies wrote misdemeanor traffic citations for four of the drivers and impounded their cars for 30 days. 

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4th of July – Don’t Go Out With A BANG!

Drinking and fireworks do not go together when you drive. A Fresno DUI lawyer with a great record for success can help you.
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July 2, 2015
Do not let the firecrackers blow up in your face by drinking and driving on the 4th of July. Police are out to arrest drunk drivers so check out our tips to have a safe and sane holiday this year in order to stay out of jail.

Who Let the Dogs Out? National Dog Day!

Dogs are the best, especially on National Dog Day, even when I am reading the law books at Tina Barberi's law firm
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August 26, 2015
Hooray, today is National Dog Day! We love our four-legged friends and want to show our special thanks for the love they always give us. Meet our best friends and then tell your special pooch how much they mean to you as well.

Teens Prosecuted for Having Their Own Nude Photos!

Selfies can get you in trouble with the government and you can be prosecuted for felony or misdemeanor charges.
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September 21, 2015
Minors rights are being infringed upon by state officials. Read why the courts can impose moral or ethical beliefs that are not consistent with other laws. See how the government is failing to protect our minor children from itself.

Celebrate Your Boss on National Boss Day!

Traffic lawyer in Fresno is the best Boss and attorney. Tina Barberi will make sure you get great service for your DUI case.
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October 16, 2015
National Boss Day is a special day to tell your boss how much they mean to you. For Tina, we decided to surprise her with a blog because she has been working so hard on her website and we hope she will enjoy it.

Fresno County Tough on Petty Theft Charges

Petty theft and shoplifting in Fresno will be prosecuted without having the proper criminal lawyer that understands theft charges.
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April 16, 2015
Have you been arrested or accused of petty theft? If so, you need to read the steps you need to take to keep from getting a petty theft conviction in Fresno County. This blog will explain the charge and how you can fight it.

DUIs and DMV Help: Save My Driver's License!

DMV hearings are complicated and without an attorney, you can lose your license for a long time. Call an experienced DUI lawyer today.
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September 16, 2015
Have you been arrested for a DUI lately? If so, read this important information regarding DMV hearings and how they are separate from your criminal court matter. Contacting DMV to request a DMV hearing can help you - see how.

Fresno DUI Laws-What is Your Blood Alcohol Level?

Blood alcohol levels depend on what you drank and ate before your arrest so call a DUI lawyer in Fresno to find out your BAC.
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March 14, 2015
Determining the blood alcohol level in your system at the time of driving is key to a DUI case. Here is how to determine if you have a valid defense for your DUI case, including how to calculate alcohol levels in DUI cases.

Proposition 36? What They Don't Tell You Can Hurt You! (Updated 2019)

Fresno Criminal lawyer will help dismiss drug charges against you under California Prop 36 and Penal Code 1210.1.
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August 11, 2017
Possession Charges? You may be surprised to learn that drug charges may be on your record after completing a drug treatment program under Prop. 36. Find out how to make those charges go any like they never happened.

Celebrate Your Boss on National Boss Day!

Traffic lawyer in Fresno is the best Boss and attorney. Tina Barberi will make sure you get great service for your DUI case.
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October 16, 2015
National Boss Day is a special day to tell your boss how much they mean to you. For Tina, we decided to surprise her with a blog because she has been working so hard on her website and we hope she will enjoy it.

Saving Lives: Protecting Patients with Marijuana

Drug and marijuana cases can be fought when you have the right criminal law attorney in Fresno. Free consult to discuss your case.
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October 6, 2015
Questions on medical marijuana in the state of California? See what the problems with production and transportation of medical marijuana in the state and see what you can do to protect yourself as a user and patient.

4th of July – Don’t Go Out With A BANG!

Drinking and fireworks do not go together when you drive. A Fresno DUI lawyer with a great record for success can help you.
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July 2, 2015
Do not let the firecrackers blow up in your face by drinking and driving on the 4th of July. Police are out to arrest drunk drivers so check out our tips to have a safe and sane holiday this year in order to stay out of jail.

Reminder to Reduce Your Charges Under Prop 47

See if you qualify for Prop 47 relief or an expungement for your felony case. Our lawyer will make sure you qualify.
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March 18, 2015
If you have a Proposition 47 case and you are eligible to apply, make sure to apply for relief. Failing to do so will result in your charge staying on your record and you will still be considered a felon. Don't wait, call us today.

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