Law Office of Elliott Kanter APC April 2018

A judge who’s acquainted with Elliott recently told him about some advice he’d given to his children. Like any parent, he wants his children to obey the law, but he also knows that teens and young adults don’t always exercise the best judgment. He gave his children four tips in case they found themselves involved in a DUI stop — or, for that matter, questioned by law enforcement for any alleged offense — and we’d thought we’d share them with you. DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE This should be a given, but it bears repeating. When you drink and drive, you put your life and the lives of others at risk. In the age of ride-share services, you always have options when it comes to getting home from a night on the town. DO NOT WAIVE YOUR MIRANDA RIGHTS You have a right to remain silent, and you should exercise it. Nothing you say to an officer during a stop can positively impact your case. Answering questions, especially about what time you stopped drinking, can easily incriminate you. Be polite to the officer but remind them of your 5th amendment rights. NEVER CONSENT TO A SEARCH Unless they have a warrant or probable cause, law enforcement needs your permission to search your vehicle or person. Do not consent to these searches, regardless of your innocence. Never physically resist an officer, but calmly inform them that you do not consent to a search, even if they frisk you or your vehicle anyway. KNOW THE AIDING AND ABETTING LAWS In California, it is possible to be found criminally liable as an aider/abettor of a DUI. If you are the owner of the vehicle or riding in the passenger seat with someone you knew to be under the influence, you may be prosecuted if you encouraged the driver to do something illegal. Make sure whoever is behind the wheel is sober. The penalties for a DUI in California are far more than a slap on the wrist. If you get pulled over, the consequences can be life-altering. If you or a loved one are facing these serious charges, please reach out to us. Our experienced team will listen to your unique situation and help you plan your next step forward. WHAT TO DO DURING A DUI STOP From the Judge’s Mouth


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2 cloves garlic, chopped

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3/4 pound pasta (shells or orecchiette)

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

2 cups broccoli florets 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound ground turkey


Parmesan cheese


1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Add broccoli when pasta is 1 minute from done. Drain both and return to pot. 2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey, garlic, crushed red pepper, and a pinch of salt. Cook while breaking up meat with a wooden spoon for 3–5 minutes. 3. Combine turkey with pasta and broccoli mixture, adding the remaining olive oil as you stir. Serve in bowls topped with Parmesan cheese.


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