New Laws – We’re Back…


New Laws – We’re Back…

Well, after taking some time off from the regular schedule, we are back again. This New Year has brought the usual number of new laws and changes to the vehicle code and we will try to keep you up to date as we have in the past. It also seems like the red light camera controversy in the Los Angeles area rages on. We are constantly getting calls and emails on the subject from very confused individuals and understandably so.

One announcement that we will be talking about in the near future is our foray into the realm of criminal defense. A new website is being built and some changes are being geared up in the office. This will be different and very exciting to say the least.

For now we will continue to concentrate on the world of traffic defense. One of the new changes affects California’s Child Passenger Safety Seat law which will now require children to ride in either a car seat or booster seat until the age of eight, or until they reach a height of 4 feet 9 inches.

Those of you without a driver’s license will be happy to know that when confronted with a sobriety checkpoint drivers are required to stop and submit to a sobriety check if need be. However, peace officers will be prohibited from impounding a vehicle for 30 days if the only offense by the driver is failing to hold a valid driver license. The new law requires that the officer make a reasonable attempt to identify the registered owner in order to release the vehicle.

Well, more details to follow and any news that suddenly come up… we’re trying to dance as fast as we can.

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