Posted on February 27th, 2013
A police gang detective of the San Diego Police pleaded not guilty on two counts of DUI misdemeanor charges on February 20.
According to a City Attorney’s Office spokeswoman, police detective Jeffrey David Blackford, 34, entered his not guilty plea through facsimile is San Diego Superior Court. Blackford was accused of drunk driving and crashing his undercover service car in late 2012. Reports stated that Blackford, a decade-long member of the San Diego Police Department was driving in his undercover vehicle when he was involved in a single crash on the 7300 block of Princes View Drive in Allied Gardens on the morning of December 7, 2012. The crash caused Blackford injuries that required him to seek medical attention, public affairs Lt. Andra Brown of the SDPD said.
Until the case is resolved, Blackford is serving on desk duty.
Receiving a DUI charge can be stressful, frightening, and burdensome, especially if you are charged with the crime. Call 760-722-7646 to learn about your legal options for defense in such a situation. At Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, our legal team is devoted to defending the rights of people charged with DUIs.
Posted on May 30th, 2012
Alabama State Troopers have issued a driving under the influence charge to Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley.
Fairley, a first round draft pick in 2011, was pulled over in Mobile after he was driving 100 miles per hour at 1 a.m. Sunday morning. He was charged with a DUI, open container violation, reckless endangerment, and not having vehicle insurance.
Fairley was processed, booked, and then released by 9 a.m. the same day of his DUI arrest. The NFL player is also facing other charges stemming from an April arrest. Those charges are in regards to drug possession.
Driving under the influence can carry serious consequences. If you are in need of representation, please contact the DUI defense lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, by calling 760-722-7646 today.
Posted on May 15th, 2012
Tori Vance was 16 years old when she was crowned the 2010 Miss Arizona Teen USA winner. Two years later, at the age of 18, Vance is in the spotlight for a different reason: driving under the influence.
Vance was driving in Los Angeles on Cinco de Mayo when she failed to make a U-turn in the correct area. A Los Angeles police officer pulled over the young beauty queen and asked her to participate in a field sobriety test. She went through the common functions of a field sobriety test and allegedly failed.
She was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Vance has yet to make a public statement about her arrest, but according to sources, she still has plans to take part in the Miss California 2013 pageant.
If you believe the field sobriety test that was performed in your DUI case was not legitimate, please contact the DUI defense lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, by calling 760-722-7646 today.
Posted on March 1st, 2012
The California Office of Traffic Safety released reports regarding instances of drugged driving throughout the state. The reports show that the number of drugged driving deaths have risen in the state, leading the researchers to believe that drugged driving is increasing as well.
The numbers for drugged driving have only been recorded since 2006, but even in that short amount of time, an obvious increase in use has been noted. In 2010, three out of every 10 individuals that lost their lives in a California traffic accident were under the influence of prescription drugs, legal or illegal.
More than 700 California police officers have taken necessary classes in order to detect a drugged driver on the roadway. Educating drivers is also an extremely important step in order to decrease the amount of traffic crashes caused by drugged drivers.
If you have been accused of driving under the influence in the state of California, please contact the Oceanside DUI defense lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP by calling 760-722-7646 today.
Posted on January 30th, 2012
Oceanside DUI accident lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP are pleased to announced the 2012 Super Bowl this Sunday in Indianapolis.
The New England Patriots play head to head with the New York Giants on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Giants defeated the Patriots four years ago in the 2008 Super Bowl, and Patriot fans anticipate this Sunday’s game to redeem themselves from that game. Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady bring the Patriots to their fifth Super Bowl in 11 seasons.
Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning has led his team through a 12-7 season with the most exciting wins coming recently when they defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship.
Kickoff starts at 6:30pm EST on NBC this Sunday Feb 5. For more information, visit the Super Bowl website.
Posted on January 23rd, 2012
David Lakarnafeaux, 44, of San Diego, was arrested three times over a five day period for driving under the influence.
According to authorities, Lakarnafeaux was arrested at 6:30 a.m. Sunday on Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach for driving under the influence. Police quickly discovered that Lakarnafeaux was arrested for the same charge twice the week before. He was arrested for driving under the influence in San Diego on Tuesday, and again on Thursday by the California Highway Patrol.
Lakarnafeaux was sent to San Diego Central Jail and is scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday at El Cajon courthouse.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, contact Oceanside DUI lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP by calling 760-722-7646.
Posted on January 9th, 2012
Griffin O’Neal, 47, son of actor Ryan O’Neal, was arrested Friday and placed in San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence.
A family member reported the incident saying O’Neal was “drinking too much.” According to Melissa Aquino of the sheriff’s department, “Upon further investigation and through witness statements, it was determined that Griffin O’Neal was being aggressive towards his spouse.”
O’Neal pled guilty to DUI from an Aug 2 accident when he crashed into a van in oncoming traffic on San Pasqual Valley Road. Toxicology reports found that he was on amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana and Xanax at the time of the crash.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, contact Oceanside DUI attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP by calling 760-722-7646.
Posted on December 13th, 2011
On Saturday night between the hours of 7:30pm and 2am, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department set up a DUI checkpoint and arrested two drivers who were suspected of driving drunk.
The checkpoint was located at the 1700 block of El Camino Real. Authorities screened 558 cars. Two people were arrested under suspicion of driving drunk, one of which had an existing warrant out for his arrest for an unrelated crime. Four citations were issued.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, contact Oceanside DUI defense attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP by calling 760-722-7646.
Posted on November 28th, 2011
According to the California Highway Patrol, as of 6am Saturday morning, 60 local arrests were made on suspicion of drunk driving over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
That number is one arrest higher from last year’s 59 arrests. In regards to statewide numbers, 903 arrests were made, which was down from the 975 arrests made in 2010.
A 46 year old man from Tijuana and an 89 year old man from San Diego were each killed in two separate accidents on Thursday and Friday. 14 fatalities were reported across California, and nine of those cases involved drivers not wearing seatbelts.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, contact Oceanside DUI defense lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, today at 760-722-7646.
Posted on November 15th, 2011
On Friday, the San Diego Police reported 20 arrests on suspicion of drunk driving at a downtown DUI checkpoint.
The checkpoint was located at the 1400 block of G Street, according to authorities. Officer Mike McCullough stated that 1,243 vehicles went through the checkpoint. 19 of those vehicles were impounded, and 20 were arrested on suspicion of DUI. The impounded vehicles were from those driving while intoxicated and those who were not carrying a valid California drivers license.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, it is important to meet with experienced representation to discuss your situation and legal options. Contact Oceanside DUI defense attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, today at 760-722-7646.