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
How to research the law for fighting a traffic citation in court.
Will you need to hire an attorney to handle your DUI or DWI case? What about the public defender?
Every case is different. But this article discusses some of the more common features of DUI arrests and investigations.
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.
If you're facing a DUI/DWI charge, the police report is the most important piece of evidence in your case.
Learn about the reliability of breathalyzer, blood, and urine tests for DUIs and DWIs.
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.
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