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  • $500,000 In Jewelry Stolen In Overnight Heist In San...

    1 hr ago | via CBS Local 

    CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LISTEN LIVE RIGHT NOW: KCBS Live Audio Stream LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving listeners with [] Security images of two men police say stole $500,000 in merchandise from a jewelry store in San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO - Two men who walked into a jewelry store near San Francisco Union Square made off with half a million dollars in merchandise, according to police.

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  • Hit-and-run in SF's North Beach seriously injures pe...

    3 hrs ago | via SFGate 

    A 51-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured Thursday night when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the street where Columbus Avenue intersects with Stockton and Green streets in San Francisco's North Beach Neighborhood. less A 51-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured Thursday night when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the street where Columbus Avenue intersects with Stockton and Green streets in San ... more A man was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash Thursday night in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, just hours after Mayor Ed Lee held a press conference to express his outrage over two bicyclists who were killed in separate hit-and-run crashes Wednesday evening.

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  • Appellate Court Hears Police Video Arguments

    5 hrs ago | via North Coast Journal Weekly Politics 

    Can police videos recorded on body-worn and patrol car dash cameras by considered confidential police officer personnel records and hidden from public view? That's the question three justices with the California First Appellate District spent about a half an hour wrestling with in a San Francisco courtroom Thursday. It was clear from their questions that the justices felt deeming the video footage as personnel records would represent an enlargement of the protections currently applied under the law, an enlargement that could have a host of consequences.

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  • San Francisco Prepares For Weekend Of Pride Celebrat...

    7 hrs ago | via CBS Local 

    CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [...] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LISTEN LIVE RIGHT NOW: KCBS Live Audio Stream LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving listeners with [...] SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco will kick off a full weekend of Pride celebrations starting with the annual Trans March on Friday, and residents are advised to expect street closures and some traffic transit delays.

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  • San Francisco: Suspect in 2 hit-and-runs Thursday id...

    11 hrs ago | via San Jose Mercury News 

    A suspect arrested for fleeing after hitting a killing a bicyclist in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood on Wednesday night was identified today as a 32-year-old San Francisco resident. Mushtak allegedly fled the second crash, which was reported at 8:24 p.m. at Seventh and Howard streets.

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  • For the record: 'Sudden in-custody death syndrome' a...

    13 hrs ago | via Happening-here? 

    On this Thursday a Baltimore judge ruled that police officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr. was not guilty of killing Freddie Gray by giving the prisoner a "rough ride" in a police van. I can't say I'm surprised; police historically have been pretty much immune from repercussions from what the San Francisco Chronicle once labeled "sudden in-custody death syndrome."

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  • Sf man faces life in prison for sex crime during bur...

    20 hrs ago | via SFGate 

    A San Francisco man accused of sexually attacking a woman in her home while she slept was convicted of a felony charge this week and faces a life sentence, the San Francisco District Attorney's Office said today. Roberto DeTrinidad, 30, was convicted by a jury Wednesday afternoon of assault with intent to commit rape or other sexual acts during the commission of a residential burglary, prosecutors said today.

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  • PG&E gas bills will jump to pay for pipeline work

    Thursday | via SFGate 

    Smoke and fire can be seen after an explosion near Skyline Blvd and San Bruno Avenue in San Bruno, Calif., on Thursday, September 9, 2010.People standing on Claremont Street watch smoke and fire shoot into the sky. One observer estimated that flames were shooting 200 to 300 feet into the air.

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  • Marin judge hikes bail in alleged pruning shears attack

    Thursday | via Inside Bay Area 

    Bail was increased to $650,000 Wednesday for a man who allegedly stabbed a San Rafael woman with a pair of pruning shears. Charles Tooker, 40, of San Francisco, was arrested Saturday on allegations of attacking his former girlfriend in the backyard of her residence in Santa Venetia.

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  • Two bicyclists killed in separate SF hit-and-run cra...

    Thursday | via SFGate 

    San Francisco police are investigating separate hit-and-run crashes Wednesday evening that left two bicyclists dead, one in Golden Gate Park and the other at Seventh and Howard streets in the South of Market neighborhood. less San Francisco police are investigating separate hit-and-run crashes Wednesday evening that left two bicyclists dead, one in Golden Gate Park and the other at Seventh and Howard streets in the South of Market ... more A bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday evening in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood, just two hours after another cyclist was struck and killed by a car in Golden Gate Park.

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  • Bay Area Democrats Speak Out For Gun Control At Hous...

    Wednesday | via CBS Local 

    CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [...] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LISTEN LIVE RIGHT NOW: KCBS Live Audio Stream LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving listeners with [...] SAN FRANCISCO - Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives staged a sit on Capitol Hill Wednesday night, demanding a vote on gun control. Members of Congress decided they'd had enough of getting nothing done.

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  • SF ballot measure targets 'quality of life' crimes

    Wednesday Jun 22 | via SFBay 

    A November ballot measure announced Tuesday by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Scott Wiener would create a dedicated police unit targeting crimes such as home burglaries, automobile break-ins and automobile thefts. In addition, it would respond to "quality of life" issues related to the homeless, including complaints about obstruction of the sidewalk, aggressive panhandling and other unlawful street behavior, with a focus on transitioning people off the streets and into shelter, housing and services, officials said.

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  • Orlando Shooter Bought 3 Plane Tickets to SF

    Wednesday Jun 22 | via NBC Bay Area 

    Desde la apariciA3n de esta imagen, Noor Zahi Salman, de 30 aA os se ha vuelto un misterio similar al de su esposo Omar Mateen, quien atacA3 a tiros una discoteca gay y dejA3 49 fallecidos, con 53 personas heridas. Questions remain as to why Omar Mateen had purchased tickets for his family to travel to the San Francisco Bay Area to visit his wife's ailing mother, on a flight two days after he went on a rampage in a gay Orlando nightclub killing 49 people and injuring dozens in what is the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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  • SF to vote on new police unit on break-ins, homeless...

    Tuesday Jun 21 | via SFGate 

    Shattered glass from a recent car break-in remains on the sidewalk on Bay Street near Kearny Street in San Francisco, Calif. on Wednesday, Sept.

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  • Man Critically Injured In Stabbing On Hippie Hill In...

    Tuesday Jun 21 | via CBS Local 

    CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [...] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LISTEN LIVE RIGHT NOW: KCBS Live Audio Stream LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving listeners with [...] SAN FRANCISCO - A man was critically injured Monday evening when he was attacked and stabbed at Hippie Hill in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, police said.

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  • Final debate coming in how San Francisco cops use force

    Tuesday Jun 21 | via SFGate 

    Attorney Adante Pointer, left, speaks at a news conference in San Francisco on Jan. 18, 2016, as a video is displayed of the San Francisco police shooting of Mario Woods. Attorney Adante Pointer, left, speaks at a news conference in San Francisco on Jan. 18, 2016, as a video is displayed of the San Francisco police shooting of Mario Woods.

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  • Financial Analyst Accused Of DUI That Killed Cable C...

    Tuesday Jun 21 | via Sfist 

    A motorcyclist who was arrested after he allegedly struck and killed a cable car operator while driving under the influence took a plea bargain Monday that the dead man's family characterizes as "a slap in the face." As previously reported , it was around 10:30 p.m. on June 11, 2015 when then-22-year-old William Kanta Makepeace allegedly broke traffic laws by illegally passing a cable car stopped at Taylor and Francisco streets, then slammed his motorcycle into the cable car's operator as he stepped from the vehicle.

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  • Alleged Ambulance Thief Busted Again In Bayview Burg...

    Tuesday Jun 21 | via Sfist 

    The woman who was released from jail after allegedly stealing an ambulance parked in front of a San Francisco emergency was arrested again on Sunday, this time for allegedly breaking into a Bayview home while its residents slept. As previously reported , Judge Charles Crompton granted 37-year-old Veronica Barahona "supervised release" after she allegedly hopped into a San Francisco Fire Department ambulance as it was parked in front of the Ambassador Hotel by paramedics responding to a medical emergency on June 7. Police located the vehicle and followed it across the Bay Bridge.

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  • Woman Knocks Down Elderly Woman, Snatches Purse In S...

    Tuesday Jun 21 | via CBS Local 

    CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [...] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LISTEN LIVE RIGHT NOW: KCBS Live Audio Stream LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving listeners with [...] SAN FRANCISCO - An elderly woman was pushed to the ground and robbed in San Francisco's Richmond District on Monday evening, according to police. The 80-year-old victim was approached from behind by a female suspect who pushed her to the ground and then took her purse and cash, police said.

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  • Drunk who killed Muni driver sentenced to home deten...

    Monday Jun 20 | via SFBay 

    A man arrested in connection with a DUI crash last year that killed a San Francisco cable car operator was sentenced today to one year of home detention and five years' probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges. William Makepeace, 23, was sentenced today for misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter and misdemeanor driving under the influence despite objections from the victim's family, who prosecutors said would have preferred to see him charged with felonies.

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San Francisco Law

Can you be convicted of a DUI with only marijuana???
Can you be convicted of a DUI with only marijuana???
Yes. In fact recently they added a new crime, DUID which is driving under the influence drugs.
Field sobriety breath test bac reading not admissible in court?
What happens when inadmissible information such as a field sobriety breath test actual BAC reading (not just positive or negative reading) is mentioned or brought up in a trial. Can that be considered a mistrial? or it is just a simple objection call for the judge to overrule or sustain?
Depends on what the defense attorney does about it and how the judge rules.
DUI - Unclear on car insurance/suspended license.
I recently got a DUI and my license was suspended last month. I just saw that my current car insurance provider has raised my rates substantially (thousands more). I have 1 month to find another provider until my policy runs out. I got my restricted license this month which will last 5 months. I called Breathe Easy during the 30 day period that my license was suspended by the court and got an SR22 filed, keeping my current insurance policy in hopes that my rates would stay the same. To be honest the restricted license is useless to me. I live and work in a city with public transportation, and I can get around easily without a car. Am I able to wait out the next 5 months before getting a new car insurance plan? Or do i have to be insured to prevent my license from being suspended? The letter I received said I need to have proof of financial responsibility filed for 3 years, which I assume is just the Sr22. It doesn't make sense for me to have insurance during a period that I will not be driving. Also, if my license were to get suspended again due to my car insurance running out, does that reset the start date for my 3 year requirement of an Sr22 to be filed? Thank you.
Apples and oranges. You have to have an SR 22 for 3 years. I assume you know what that document is and does. It is a...
Drug oui chances
I got stopped for expired tag, i didnt drive faulty and obeyed all traffic laws, officer noticed that i had slurred speech and saw bruises all over my body and mud. also noticed that i couldn't follow directions he asked me to do hgn test 6/6 cues then did walk and turn 8/8 cues and 4/4 cues on one leg stand there was a small rain shower while the tests was performed i am prescribed glasses but wasn't wearing them that day i stumbled several times while being placed under arrest and made strange comments at times when i got to the station an ems drew my blood which tested positive for phenazepam and mitragynine the exact concentration of the drugs was not provided. can the government provide this state beyond a reasonable doubt in your opinion?
Fourth posting. Please see original answer.
My question is the in the 2009 DUI there are alleging the 2016 conviction as a prior, that makes no sense. How can they do that
Got stopped for DUI in 2009 , case was filed in court , I never got not notice of court date. Warrant went out, I never knew about it. I just plead in 2016 to a new DUI. Now they want to prosecute the old 2009.
They'll have a hard time prosecuting a case from 2009. You need a lawyer though to litigate a speedy-trial or "Serna"...
What happens after arrested for drunk in public after first DUI in CA?
Hi! In May I was arrested for my first DUI. I received no jail time, and instead was on 3 year non reporting probation and required to take the DUI class. A few weeks ago, I was arrested for a Drunk in Public. I spent the weekend in jail. I went before a judge on that Monday, and was released on bail . The prosecutors want to drop the drunk in public charge, but want to go after the probation violation. I have a court date in a few weeks and wanted to know what to expect. Since I spent 4 days in jail already ( my attorney told me that counted for 8) I just wanted to have the best idea of what exactly I am facing. Thank you.
The reason the D.A. wants to go after the Probation violation instead of the Drunk in Public charge, is because it is...
Do I have to apply for a new H1b because of a DUI arrest?
I got a DUI on Jan 4th 2016 and within 10 days got the below email from the American Consulate in India - "This message is being sent to inform you that the non-immigrant U.S. visas which you currently hold have been revoked in accordance with the United States Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The visas are no longer considered valid for travel to the United States. Following the interview at the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai and the subsequent issuance of the visa, additional information became available that indicates you may no longer be eligible for the visas issued. If you desire to travel to the U.S. you must apply for a new visa, at which time your eligibility for the visa will be reviewed and the application adjudicated accordingly." I checked the authenticity of this and yes, my H1B has been revoked. I had only been charged and not convicted. Is it legal for me to stay in the US now? If I go back for a new visa, will they deny me one? Confused on what to do next. My employers immigration group is working to get more details on this from the consulate.
More information is required, but the same cannot be sought on an online public forum. Consult with an attorney in...