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United States Supreme Court Issues Decision in Mitchell v. Wisconsin

Posted by Mike Donaldson | Jul 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

On June 27, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Mitchell v. Wisconsin. In its decision, the Court declined to hold that implied consent statutes are a valid exception to the Fourth Amendment's warrant requirement. Instead, the Court held that when an officer has probable cause to believe an unconscious person has committed a DUI offense, and the person is taken to the hospital or similar facility due to their unconsciousness, and the police had no reasonable opportunity to administer an evidential breath alcohol test, the warrantless seizure of the person's blood “almost always” does not offend the 4th Amendment.

Recent Case Results

Posted by Mike Donaldson | Jun 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our firm is pleased to share some of our recent successes in a string of DUI defense cases. Please take a look at our case results. If results matter to you, contact the most experienced and successful DUI defense attorneys in Riverside and Temecula.

Misdemeanor .17% BAC DUI Dismissed

Posted by Mike Donaldson | Mar 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Attorney Mike Donaldson recently represented a man charged with DUI. It was alleged that his BAC was .17% at the time of driving. This month, the case was dismissed after Mike set the case for trial and answered ready to defend his client. The basis for the dismissal was that the client was ...

DUI Dismissed for Illegal Search and Seizure

Posted by Mike Donaldson | Mar 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Riverside DUI attorney Don Bartell represented a man charged with DUI at a suppression motion hearing. A suppression motion is a powerful tool in DUI cases, as it allows a client to challenge the legality of police action. Often, suppression motions involve challenging the reason the ...

Recent DUI Trial Victory - Riverside DUI Attorney

Posted by Mike Donaldson | Mar 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Don Bartell and his co-counsel recently represented a woman charged with DUI. The prosecution alleged that her BAC was .25% at the time of driving - three times the legal limit. After a hard fought battle, the jury did not convict the woman. Rather than retrying the case, the prosecution settl...

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