Monthly Archives: February 2012

Do I need a lawyer for a California DUI?

www.shouselaw.com 888.327.4652 A DUI defense lawyer discusses choosing between self-representation, public defender & private counsel. Most people arrested for a California DUI charge assume the evidence against them is insurmountable. Most of them are wrong. Fighting a DUI case almost always makes more sense than simply pleading guilty. For example, did you know that… More than 100 interfering substances, medical conditions and equipment malfunctions can cause DUI breathalyzers to generate falsely high readings? DUI blood testing is prone to error. When we re-test clients’ blood samples at independent laboratories, we frequently get different results…and sometimes find that the original sample was contaminated? Police officers are supposed to follow a standardized set of procedures in DUI roadside investigations…and very few of them do? Our team of California DUI attorneys consists of former drunk driving prosecutors, former DUI enforcement officers, and former police toxicologists. We defend clients throughout the state, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, San Diego and Orange Counties. We handle cases ranging from simple misdemeanor drunk driving to DUI Causing Injury, California Felony DUI, vehicular manslaughter and gross vehicular manslaughter. Regardless the type of case, we visit the location, study the arresting officers’ training and background, reanalyze blood samples, examine the breathalyzers
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Sugarland – Joey (Drunk Driving Reminder)

Please show this to as many people as you can…family, friends, students, etc. This video gives us a reminder of the number of driving accidents that are alcohol related and the number of loved ones that are taken from us. This can be avoided!!! Don’t drink and drive or let someone you know make the mistake of getting into a car after drinking. Don’t be the one asking “What If…I had done something, as in the Sugarland song “Joey”. On average someone is killed by a drunk driver every 45 minutes. In 2008, an estimated 11773 people died in drunk driving related crashes—a decline of 9.8 percent from the 13041 drunk driving related fatalities of 2007. It was an honor picturing the few I could who lost their life, and I only wish I could show all. Let’s make a difference…don’t drink and drive or allow someone to make that mistake.
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www.texastriallawyers.com Houston Personal Injury Attorney A Houston personal injury attorney can help in so many ways today, as corporate giants, and municipalities become more negligent with saftey issues, and cause harm and injury to everyday citizens you need an experienced litigator in your and your family’s corner to help with medical bills, lost wages, etc. Many times car accidents are caused by others that are impaired by alcohol, and or drugs. The negligence on their part is often overlooked, and the insurance companies do not come near offering the restitution that will cover the damages that these selfish people cause. Drunk driving accidents often leave the inebriated person unharmed, but causes injury, and even death for their unsuspecting victims. A car with an drunk driver behind the wheel is much like launching an eight thousand pound ballistic missile without a target in mind. The damages can range from the the tens of thousands to tens of millions depending on the outcome of the accident. 18 Wheeler accidents are a common occurrance in the state of Texas, and almost always these accidents could have been avoided if the CDL driver was paying attention to the road instead of using their phones for constant communications via voice or SMS texting. Many times new drivers are sent out on long-hauls without the on the job experience needed to complete their job safely, and they are frequently using tractor trailers that would never pass a state regulated

Emu at Saddlerock Ranch

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Emu at Saddlerock Ranch


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Many thanks to the Semler family for opening their ranch and sharing their wines for the 2011 Harvest Festival benefiting the City Hearts: Kids Say Yes To The Arts organization.

www.cityhearts.org

Hundreds of supporters came out to enjoy live music, gourmet food, Semler & Saddlerock wines and family fun activities. The afternoon’s highlight was and old fashioned grape crush!

Beverly Hills Porsche was also on hand with the new 2012 Cayenne Hybrid SUV and Panamera 4 sedan.

www.beverlyhillsporsche.com

Thank You’s all around to the restaurants, volunteers and supporters!

City Hearts: Kids Say ‘Yes’ to the Arts is committed to intervene in a loving, supportive and nurturing way to break the cycle of poverty, neglect, abuse, homelessness, delinquency and violence that destroys the lives of our children. Through the discipline and healing of classes, workshops and performing experiences in the Arts, City Hearts provides positive role models, enrichment and inspiration for our children to learn to be productive, creative, law-abiding members of society.

City Hearts is a non-profit organization which has offered free visual and performing arts classes to children in Los Angeles for over 26 years. Established in 1984 by criminal defense attorneys, Sherry and Bob Jason. City Hearts was founded on the belief that the Arts are the most powerful tools to communicate with and rehabilitate troubled youth at risk from gangs and drugs. City Hearts has come to be an integral part of the preventive and rehabilitative effort in Los Angeles, inner city, and serves as a model for youth diversion programs across the country.

2012 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid in Umber Metallic


Image by BeverlyHillsPorsches
Many thanks to the Semler family for opening their ranch and sharing their wines for the 2011 Harvest Festival benefiting the City Hearts: Kids Say Yes To The Arts organization.

www.cityhearts.org

Hundreds of supporters came out to enjoy live music, gourmet food, Semler & Saddlerock wines and family fun activities. The afternoon’s highlight was and old fashioned grape crush!

Beverly Hills Porsche was also on hand with the new 2012 Cayenne Hybrid SUV and Panamera 4 sedan.

www.beverlyhillsporsche.com

Thank You’s all around to the restaurants, volunteers and supporters!

City Hearts: Kids Say ‘Yes’ to the Arts is committed to intervene in a loving, supportive and nurturing way to break the cycle of poverty, neglect, abuse, homelessness, delinquency and violence that destroys the lives of our children. Through the discipline and healing of classes, workshops and performing experiences in the Arts, City Hearts provides positive role models, enrichment and inspiration for our children to learn to be productive, creative, law-abiding members of society.

City Hearts is a non-profit organization which has offered free visual and performing arts classes to children in Los Angeles for over 26 years. Established in 1984 by criminal defense attorneys, Sherry and Bob Jason. City Hearts was founded on the belief that the Arts are the most powerful tools to communicate with and rehabilitate troubled youth at risk from gangs and drugs. City Hearts has come to be an integral part of the preventive and rehabilitative effort in Los Angeles, inner city, and serves as a model for youth diversion programs across the country.

Ashford Publishing is Proud to Announce Dr. William Manion’s Radio Show 7/20

Ashford Publishing is Proud to Announce Dr. William Manion’s Radio Show 7/20










New York, NY (PRWEB) July 20, 2011

Ashford Publishing is proud to announce that Dr. William Manion, medical Examiner, forensic pathologist and lawyer, will be having an on-air discussion July 20 at 10AM EST with our host Rob Michaels on Ashford Radio. Ashford Publishing speaks with executives, professionals and leaders of their field to help promote those that we feel have become experts in their industry.

Dr. Manion graduated from Eastern University School of Professional Studies with a Masters in Business Administration where he was member to both the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society and the National Honor Society in Business Administration. Dr. Manion is also a graduate of Temple University School of Law.

Dr. Manion is a pathologist by training and is triple board certified in Anatomic, Clinical and Forensic Pathology. Dr. Manion also has extensive experience as a Medical Examiner. He is currently deputy Medical Examiner of Burlington County, New Jersey as well as being an licensed attorney in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

His broad training background allows him to quickly evaluate potential medical malpractice cases and legal cases involving toxic tort litigation, drug overdose, pain and suffering or matters of a criminal nature such as homicide, suicide and accidental death. He also has experience in asbestos litigation as well as dram shop cases involving blood alcohol levels where it is claimed that defendants were served alcohol while exhibiting signs of intoxication.

Dr. Manion works with a network of experts in surgery, internal medicine, infectious diseases and other specialties. He can help evaluate the merits or defense of a case and can provide letters of explanation as an expert witness as to why he believes there is no particular merit to a case.

Please tune into http://www.ashfordradio.com on July 20 at 10AM EST and if you would like to ask Dr. Manion any questions on air, please call (706) 542-4100 between 10AM and 10:30AM EST.

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DUI Attorney, Medford, Oregon: After arrest, read citation with a lawyer – YouTube

Look carefully at the Oregon Uniform Traffic Citation. The police gave you this yellow ticket when you were placed under arrest for DUI. The DUI citation looks like a traffic ticket. It has information on the charge (ORS 813.010), the DUI arrest, and where to appear for court.(Note: The citation is a statement of a criminal charge. It is not the same as the DMV license suspension paperwork you have been given.) You should have received at least one small yellow sheet of paper that has the title “CITATION” printed in bold letters. This is a charging document. If you are charged with more than one offense, you will have more than one small yellow citation. The citation should inform you of the offense the police officer believes you have committed. It should inform you of the date and place of the alleged offense. At the bottom of this form, you will find the date, time and address of the court where you are required to appear in person. The most important item on the citation is the date and time of your court appearance. People who fail to appear for court are tracked down by the police, placed under arrest and thrown in jail. You may notice a dollar amount written in the “scheduled bail” section of the citation. Ignore that. If you have been released from custody, this amount is nothing to concern yourself with.
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DUI attorney Nick Alcock discusses the Holiday Task Force for DUI cases in Phoenix, Arizona. Be careful out there, because the police will be out in force looking for impaired drivers. Officers will pull over cars for even the smallest traffic infraction. Equipment violations such as broken headlights or taillights can also be the basis for a stop. If you are pulled over for a DUI, you always have the right to ask to speak with an attorney. Doing so might just prevent the police from getting the evidence that they need to get a DUI conviction. If you would like to speak with a DUI attorney, give us a call at 602-989-5000 or click on www.alcocklaw.com for more info

US Federal Contractor Registration: 2 Illinois Contractors Facing Fraud Charges for Awarded Government Contracts Meant for Women and Minorities

US Federal Contractor Registration: 2 Illinois Contractors Facing Fraud Charges for Awarded Government Contracts Meant for Women and Minorities











St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) February 15, 2012

A breaking news article in the Chicago Tribune yesterday announced that two Illinois contractors have been separately accused of fraud for falsely bidding on and taking several government contracts set aside for women and minorities. Elizabeth Perino, 57, signed up as a “sham” subcontractor on several projects which, according to the charges, her company “did not perform, manage or supervise”. Another contractor, Anthony Cappello, 48, fraudulently claimed his company was a woman-owned, disadvantaged small business and was awarded over $ 2.3 million in government contracts.

These are certainly not the first cases of ineligible companies using the government’s procurement system to fraudulently win government contracts designed to assist socially or economically disadvantaged businesses. The SBA’s (Small Business Association)8(a) program was created to help small businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans or the disabled have access to the federal procurement market. To qualify for the SBA’s 8(a) program, a business must be owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, who are of good character, citizens of the United States and show potential for success.

According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, from October 2008 to January 2010, 14 firms were identified that fraudulently received government contracts worth more than $ 325 million. Among the 14 firms, 13 had misrepresented their eligibility in the program in order to fraudulently acquire and maintain their 8(a) status to obtain federal contracts. During the study, the U.S. Government Accountability Office set up four fake businesses with falsified applications to test whether SBA’s 8(a) application process were sufficient to prevent ineligible firms from entering the program. They found that the SBA’s application process had both strengths and weaknesses. Out of the four fake firms, the SBA was able to correctly determine that three were not eligible for the 8(a) program. However, one bogus firm was able to obtain 8(a) certification using fabricated documentation and fictitious owner information.

Although one out of the four fake businesses was able to pass the SBA’s 8(a) application process, the consequences of fraudulently entering into the government’s procurement market far outweigh the benefits. One consequence is that businesses may miss out on a contract award because their CCR registration is not completed correctly. If somehow a business is able to fraudulently get a contract, incorrect data in the registration could prevent the government from paying for the work performed. The government considers the contractor to be solely responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in CCR and ORC and for any liability resulting from the government’s reliance on that data. In particular, liability under the False Claims Act stipulates that any person who knowingly makes a false claim for payment or approval, or uses false information in order to be paid or approved, will be held liable to the US government for a civil penalty of $ 5000-$ 10000, plus three times the amount of damages sustained by the government due to the contractor’s actions. Additionally, unlike in criminal law, specific knowledge of the misinformation is not required. What is required is only that the accused acted in disregard to the truthfulness of the information.

“While opportunities do exist for government contractors who qualify for these set-aside programs, they are only a very small percentage of the total number of contracts available,” explained Eric Knellinger, President of US Federal Contractor Registration. “The penalties for intentionally falsifying your CCR registration can be devastating and far outweigh any possible short term benefits. It’s simply not worth it.”

To avoid these consequences, businesses should make sure information is complete and correct, in particular when it comes to financial information and metrics used to consider whether or not the company qualifies as a small business. Also, if any of this information changes, it is very important that these changes be updated in CCR and ORCA. While the procedural paperwork may seem like a preliminarily inconvenience on the way to a big contract, easily avoided errors can quickly turn this molehill into a mountain. While a simple mistake on a CCR registration likely won’t lead to criminal charges, no business owner wants to undergo a federal investigation due to suspected contract fraud.

US Federal Contractor Registration is a third party registration firm that has helped thousands of businesses complete their CCR registration and bid on contracts. US Federal Contractor Registration pairs businesses with a dedicated case manager who helps them every step of the way from initial registration to bidding on contracts. To request a free evaluation and assessment by a Placement Specialist for your business, call the Contractor Helpline at (877) 252-2700 ext 1 or visit our website at https://www.uscontractorregistration.com/.

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