David Brown

David Brown practices law in the Monterey, California area, where he has represented both landlords and tenants in hundreds of court cases -- most of which he felt could have been avoided if both sides were more fully informed about landlord/tenant law. Brown, a graduate of Stanford University (chemistry) and the University of Santa Clara Law School, also teaches law at the Monterey College of Law.  

Articles By David Brown

Fighting a Moving Violation: How to Research Traffic Laws in 4 Steps
How to research the law for fighting a traffic citation in court.
When Do You Need a Lawyer for a DUI/DWI Charge?
Will you need to hire an attorney to handle your DUI or DWI case? What about the public defender?
Busted for a DUI: What Usually Happens? And What Are Police Allowed to Do?
Every case is different. But this article discusses some of the more common features of DUI arrests and investigations.
Fight Your Speeding Ticket: What Is the Law?
Speeding tickets are, by far, the most common moving violation. If you want to fight your ticket, here are some things you should know about.
Understanding the DUI Police Report
If you're facing a DUI/DWI charge, the police report is the most important piece of evidence in your case.
DUI and DWI Tests for Alcohol or Drugs: Are They Accurate?
Learn about the reliability of breathalyzer, blood, and urine tests for DUIs and DWIs.
What Happens in Traffic Court?
In most states, you don't have the right to a jury trial for minor traffic offenses like speeding, running a red light, and distracted driving. So, if you want to fight a traffic ticket, your guilt will likely be decided by a single judge rather than a jury.
Trial By Judge: Understanding Traffic Court
In most of the 50 states, you do not have the right to a jury trial in a traffic ticket case, which means a judge alone decides whether or not you are guilty. In the others, you can insist on a jury trial. When only a judge is present, traffic violation trials tend to be fairly informal—certainly more