Annoying a Child
Receiving Stolen Property
3 Strikes Law
DUI Blood Test
DUI Breath Test
Field Sobriety Test
How Absorption Rate Works
Why Hire a Trial Lawyer
More Practice Areas
Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney
DUI Outcomes: Here’s How to Move On
What’s My Right to Due Process?
California DUI Arrests Are More Common Than You Think: Here’s Why
Forceful Entry: Do Police Need a California Search Warrant to Enter My Home?
Keyed a Car in California: Here’s the Worst That Can Happen
The Victim’s Word Against Yours: Conflicting Domestic Violence Stories
Are California Domestic Violence Classes Effective?
California Sentencing Guidelines: Will the Judge Go Easy on Me?
Outstanding Warrant in California? Here’s What You Need to Know
Mistaken Identification? Here’s Your Defense
DNA in Domestic Violence Cases: Hard Evidence
The Benefits of Representation: Can An Attorney Go to Court for Me?
How Judges Determine Bail
Dram Shop Laws: Finding the Liability
Why Are Sobriety Checkpoints Legal?
Want to Defend Yourself? Read This First
Criminal Intent: What It Means and Why It Matters
Gubernatorial Pardons in California: Past and Present
The True Costs of a Domestic Violence Conviction
Marijuana DUIs: Timelines and Tests
Defining Relationships: Building a DV Defense
What Is Dissuading a Witness?
It Was an Accident: Unintended Injuries and DV Charges
What Is a Sentence Commutation?
What Is a Driver’s License Checkpoint?
Field Sobriety Tests: Does Everyone Fail?
Will My Driving Record Affect My DUI DMV Case?
5 Things You Should Never Do At a DMV Hearing
How to Subpoena for Evidence in Your DUI Case
Not Guilty of a DUI? Think Twice Before You Get Behind the Wheel
Labor and Employment-Based Jail Alternatives
What Is Offensive Touching?
An Officer’s Word: Can I Subpoena the Arresting Officer?
Domestic Violence by Default: When Your Child’s Parent Is Involved
Have a Class C License? What to Do After a DUI Arrest
Sobriety Checkpoints and Marijuana Use: A New Situation
Internal Injuries and Corporal Injury Charges
A Look at the Use of Warrants During DUI Stops
Serious Juvenile Offenses and Record Sealing
Aggravated Domestic Battery: The Important Elements
Challenging Your Accuser’s Exaggerated Claims
Wobbler Domestic Violence Cases: The Factors Considered
Do I Need an Attorney for a Traffic Ticket?
Should I Always Accept a Plea Bargain?
Can I Appeal a Trial Verdict?
The Trick to Postponing Your License Suspension After a DUI Arrest
Do I Have to Be Present at My DMV Hearing?
Have Priors? Here’s What That Means for Your Current Charges
What Type of Attorney Can Help With a Traffic Ticket?
How Many Driving Points Will I Get for a DUI?
Domestic Violence Convictions and Your Career
Defenses to an Evading an Officer Charge
Record Cleaning: When Knowledge Is Power
The Burden of Proof in DMV Hearings
Who Oversees a DMV Hearing?
How Do I Find Out if My License Is Suspended?
What Are 40509.5 Holds?
The Benefits of Probation Termination or Modification
Understanding Your Right to Due Process
Stay Informed: Summer Sobriety Checkpoints
Know the Facts: Cleaning Your Record and Your Rights
DUI Accidents: The Consequences of a Conviction
Criminal Convictions and Your Rights as an Employee
How to Fight Your Negligent Operator Status
Can I Expunge a Felony From My Record?
What Factors Determining Sentence for Theft?
Defenses to Driving on a Suspended License Charge
What Does “Accessory After the Fact” Mean?
Offensive Touching and Domestic Violence Charges
Dealing With DUI Proceedings as a Freight Trucker
Lenient DV Sentences: What Public Outcry Means for Defendants
Maximum Jail Sentences for Misdemeanors
How a California Conviction Can Affect Your Medical License
Criminal Traffic Violations
Reckless Driving and Your Commercial License
Witness Testimony and DMV Administrative Hearings
DMV Proceedings and Your Rights
Low-Income Housing and Criminal Backgrounds in California
Is My Criminal Record Publically Available?
Common Reasons for California License Suspensions
New Testing for Drugs During DUI Stops
What Your Criminal Record Will Show After a Dismissal
Interfering With Domestic Violence Reporting
How to Get a Stay of Your License Suspension
Gun Seizures: How Long Can Law Enforcement Hold Firearms?
Can I Get a Suspended Sentence for a Felony?
Employment Bans and Criminal Convictions
How Long Are Convictions Discoverable on Background Checks?
Understanding the California DMV Point System
DUI Convictions and Rideshare Driver Eligibility
Defining Injury in Domestic Violence Cases
Understanding California’s New Law on Date Rape Drugs
Evidence and Your DMV Administrative Hearing
On the Hunt for a Job? What to Know About Your Juvenile Record
What Happens if a DV Witness Refuses to Testify?
Can I Expunge an Out of State Criminal Conviction in California?
DUIs and Drugs: What Substances Can Land You in Jail
How to Remove the DV From Domestic Violence Charges
Aggravating and Mitigating Circumstances and Felony Sentences
How Long Can a Restraining Order Remain in Effect?
Requesting Your Criminal Record From the State of California
Combating False Allegations of Domestic Violence
Navigating DUI Pre-Trial Proceedings
Can I Be Fired for a Criminal Conviction?
Just the Facts: Issues Addressed at DMV Administrative Hearings
How Police Make Domestic Violence Arrests
Are You a UPS or Other Delivery Driver? Traffic School Could Save Your Job
What Is a Habitual Traffic Offender?
Can an Off-Duty Traffic Citation Affect My CDL?
What Delivery Drivers Should Know About DUI Convictions
How Does the Prosecutor Prove Intoxication By a Drug?
California’s Forthcoming Ignition Interlock Device Requirement
Can Felons Vote?
How to Disclose Your Criminal Past on Job Applications
What Is a Violent Felony?
Facing a DUI in California? 10 Terms You Need to Know
By the Book: Title 17 Regulations and DUI Defense
Can I Be Kicked Out of My Home for Domestic Violence?
What Is a Statutory Offense?
Is Elder Abuse Domestic Violence?
What Is the Burden of Proof?
Do Sobriety Checkpoints Target Certain Drivers?
Proving Injury in Domestic Violence Cases
How Long Must I Have an IID Installed in My Car?
Introducing Evidence in a Criminal Trial
What Prop 64 Means for Those With Marijuana Convictions
The Role of the Arresting Officer at Criminal Trials
The Basics of Trial Rules and Procedures
What Is the Different Between a Rap Sheet and a Criminal Record?
What You Should Know Before Giving Statements to the Police
Bail and Being Released from Jail
How Can the Prosecutor Prove I Was Intoxicated Without a BAC Test?
Who Can Get a Public Defender?
Paying Court-Ordered Fines
Why an Attorney Should Be Your First Call After an Arrest
Earning Early Release: What Prop 57 Means for California’s Prison System
Domestic Violence Plea Bargains
Your Chance of Beating DUI Charges
5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Domestic Violence Charges
The Details on Legal Weed After Prop 64
Domestic Violence in California: By the Numbers
What Is a No Contact Order?
The Differences Between a Public Defender and Private Attorney
Have a Criminal Record? Here Are Some Tips for Job Hunting
Fighting Your DUI License Suspension
Emotional Abuse and Domestic Violence
Have a DUI Trial? Here Is What You Need to Know
Consequences of Multiple Domestic Violence Convictions
Suppressing Evidence in Criminal Trials
How Drug Charges Can Affect Student Financial Aid
3 DUI Defenses You Didn’t Know About
Getting a Governor’s Pardon
Can I Handle a DUI Trial on My Own?
What Shows Up on a Criminal Background Check
Hidden Consequences of a Criminal Conviction in California
Does the Severity of Injuries Matter in a DV Case?
Criminal Convictions and Military Eligibility
Can I Turn Around at a Sobriety Checkpoint?
How Long Do Criminal Trials Take?
DUIs and Student Financial Aid Eligibility
Is Sealing Your Record the Same as Expungement?
How a Conviction Can Affect Your Federal Assistance
DUI With Property Damage
DUIs and Deportation
How Can I Get a Charge Reduced?
The Science of DUI Defense
Defense of Others and Domestic Violence
Can I Lose My Professional License for a DUI?
Crossing the Line: When Is an Argument Domestic Violence?
Can I Resolve My Case Before Trial?
Destruction of Property and Domestic Violence
Can a DUI Really Cost Me $10,000?
Can I Be Convicted Without Taking a Chemical Test?
How Employers See Your Criminal Record After an Expungement
Cleaning Your Record After an Acquittal
Ignition Interlock Devices and Drug DUIs
Self-Defense vs. True Assault
Out of State DUIs: Can My License Be Confiscated?
What Is Factual Innocence?
Speeding and DUI Penalties
How Long Does the District Attorney Have to File Charges?
Court Monitoring of Ignition Interlock Devices
Self-Defense in Domestic Violence Cases
Can I Get a Felony Reduced?
Criminal Convictions and Your Voting Rights
Resentencing Under Prop 47
What to Know About Being Pulled Over
Diminished Capacity and Domestic Violence
What Does a Drug Recognition Expert Do?
DUI Penalties: Do They Vary Based on the Substance?
Building a Defense to a Reckless Driving Charge
Can a DUI Blood Draw Be Forced?
Restraining Orders: Do They Lead to Criminal Charges?
California DUI Laws: Do They Work?
Expungements and Megan’s Law
How to Know if It’s Lawful Detainment
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
Can Domestic Violence Be Mutual?
Appearing in Court: Do’s and Don’ts
Evidence in Domestic Violence Cases
Do Online Record Cleaning Services Work?
Can I Face Jail Time for Child Abuse?
What Is Domestic Violence Victim Restitution?
How Can I Restore My Gun Rights?
Reducing Felony Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic Violence Crimes and Custody
Fines for Domestic Violence Convictions
What Is Mouth Alcohol?
What Is a Batterers’ Intervention Program?
Will a High BAC Result in a Harsher Sentence?
Can Out of State Restraining Orders Be Enforced?
Will I Get Mandatory Jail Time for a DUI?
Can I Expunge an Infraction?
Will I Get Probation for a Domestic Violence Conviction?
What Happens if I Fail to Attend My DUI Classes?
Fighting False Allegations of Domestic Violence
Will a Probation Violation Affect My Expungement Eligibility?
Defending Theft Charges
Grand Theft Auto vs. Joy Riding
Criminal Charges and Expungement Eligibility
Credit Card Fraud: What Are the Penalties?
After an Arrest in California, How Long Will I Be in Jail?
Domestic Violence Firearm Restrictions in California
Can BAC Chemical Test Results Be Challenged?
At a Domestic Violence Call Response What Will the Police Do?
Can I Beat a California DUI Charge on My Own?
Will I Be Arrested for a Restraining Order Violation?
The Expungement Process: What Information Will I Need?
What Constitutes Identity Theft?
Do DUI Penalties Vary by County?
What Is a Juvenile Drug Court Program?
When Is Domestic Violence a Felony?
Where Can I Drive With a Restricted License?
What Are the Penalties for a Second Domestic Violence Offense?
What Happens at a DUI Pre-Trial Conference?
What Are the Penalties for Transporting a Controlled Substance?
When Is Domestic Violence a Misdemeanor?
What Are the Laws Regarding DUI Blood Draws?
Is Making Threats to My Spouse a Crime?
What Constitutes Probable Cause for a DUI Stop?
Can My Spouse Stop Domestic Violence Charges?
Can I Get a Restricted License With a Second DUI?
Can I Get Deported for a Domestic Violence Conviction?
Ignition Interlock Devices and Employer Vehicles
What Are Deportable Crimes?
Can My Spouse Press Charges for a Domestic Violence Offense?
Can I Choose Between a Blood and a Breath Test?
What Is a Cohabitant?
Should I Refuse a Field Sobriety Test?
What Rights Will Expungement Restore?
How Do Cops Identify Drunk Drivers?
How Do I Know if I'm Eligible for an Expungement?
Can I Be Arrested for Domestic Violence if I Didn't Touch the Victim?
How Do I Seal My Juvenile Record?
Ignition Interlock Devices and Employer Vehicles
Do I Have the Right to an Attorney During a DUI Arrest?
Can Disturbing the Peace Be Domestic Violence?
Do I Have to Install an IID in My Motorcycle?
Can Harassment Be Domestic Violence?
Driving on a License Suspended for a DUI
What Is the Difference Between Domestic Abuse and Domestic Battery?
Is it Domestic Violence if We Are Not Married?
What Can I Do if I Was Falsely Identified?
How Do I Know the Sobriety Checkpoint Was Legal?
Do Criminal Cases Have a Statute of Limitations?
Can I Get a DUI in a Private Parking Lot?
What Is Corporal Injury to a Spouse?
Can I Refuse a Search Request?
What Does Zero Tolerance Mean?
What Happens if I Violate a Restraining Order?
What Is Domestic Battery?
What Is the Difference Between Expungements and Dismissals?
Can I Clean Up My Record While on Probation?
2016 is finally here, and with the New Year there are new criminal laws.
Can I Get a First-Time DUI Diversion?
How Can I Clean My Record After Probation?
Can I Seal My Criminal Record?
How Soon Can I Apply for an Expungement?
What Is a Crime Against Nature?
Can I Be Ordered to Go to Therapy for a DUI?
What Are the Penalties for Money Laundering?
Can I Get a DUI While on an ATV?
Should Your Represent Yourself In Criminal Court? Faretta v. California (1975) 422 U.S. 806).
What Constitutes Illegal Gambling?
What Is Arson?
Do I Need to Be Driving to Get a DUI?
What Are the Penalties for Trespassing?
Serna Motion - Barker v. Wingo (1972) 407 U.S. 514
What Is Vehicular Assault?
What is a Remitter?
When Is it Illegal to Post Flyers?
Probable Cause and Encounters With The Police
What Is Excessive Speeding?
What Are the Penalties for Car Racing?
Knowledge and Stolen Property
Punishments for Possessing or Displaying a Fake Driver's License
What Is Voluntary Manslaughter?
What Are the Penalties for Being an Accomplice to a Crime?
What Counts as Graffiti?
Painkillers and DUIs
What is Perjury?
Can I Get a DUI While Operating a Boat?
What Are the Penalties for Possession of Marijuana Concentrates?
What Is Evading an Officer?
What Is Auto Insurance Fraud?
Can I Go to Jail for Causing an Accident?
What Happens if I'm a Felon Found With a Gun?
How is an Out of State DUI Handled?
Carrying a Handgun Without a Permit
Do I Have to Install an IID in a Car I Drive but Don't Own?
Can the Police Search My Car?
What are Driving Record Points?
What is Statutory Rape?
How Much Can I Drink Before I'm Over the Legal Limit?
What is Tax Evasion?
What Happens to My Car During a DUI Arrest?
Assault With a Deadly Weapon
Can I go to Jail for a Traffic Ticket?
Can I go to Jail for Domestic Violence?
Can I Rent a Car After a DUI?
Drug Possession with Intent to Sell
Will a Jury Decide My Case in Trial?
Can I be Arrested for a DUI for Having Alcohol on My Breath?
Do I Need an Attorney if I Want to Contest My Charges?
Can I Be Charged with Two Offenses for a DUI?
What Will Happen While I'm on Probation?
What is the Difference Between a Jail and a Prison Sentence?
What Happens if I Violate My Probation for a DUI?
What is an Arraignment Hearing?
What Does a Reckless Driving Charge Mean?
How do I Know to Plead Innocent or Guilty?
How do They Test for Drug Impairment at a DUI Stop?
Could my Criminal Case go to Trial?
Can I Get in Trouble if My Passenger is Drinking Alcohol?
Can I go to Jail for Writing Bad Checks?
Can I Drink and Drive on Private Property?
If I'm Arrested, Does That Mean I'm Convicted?
Can I Get a DUI for Riding a Bike Impaired?
Can I be Fired for Getting a DUI?
Can a Lawyer Help Me Get Out of Jail Time?
What Happens if I get a DUI With My Kids in the Car?
What are the Penalties for Shoplifting?
What is the Look Back Period for DUI Convictions?
What is a Drug Court?
What is Used as Evidence in a DUI Case?
What Should I Look for in a Trial Attorney?
What are My Options for Fighting a DUI?
How Can I Get a Charge Expunged From My Criminal Record?
How Should I Plead to a DUI?
How Do I Get a Copy of My Criminal Record?
What Will Happen if I Don't Go to My DUI Hearing?
What is a Diversion Program?
Can I Refuse to Take a BAC Test?
How Long Will a Marijuana Possession Charge By on My Record?
What Happens at a DUI Arraignment?
What is a Dismissal of Charges?
Were You Pulled Over with Probable Cause?
What Does No Contest or Nolo Contendere Mean?
How Long Will a DUI be on My Record?
Prostitution and Solicitation
When is a DUI a Felony?
Are all Marijuana Possession Charges the Same?
When is a DUI a Misdemeanor?
What is the Difference Between a Breathalyzer and Blood BAC Test?
What is Grand Theft Auto?
What Should an Arresting Officer Tell You?
What is Home Detention?
How Reliable are Breathalyzers?
What is the Difference Between Grand Theft and Petty Theft?
Are There Alternatives to the Breathalyzer Test?
Cultivation of Recreational Marijuana
Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs
Marijuana Possession: Infraction or Misdemeanor?
Penalties for Not Maintaining a Contractor's License
Resisting an Executive Officer
Unfair Treatment by an Officer
What is Solicitation?
What is an Arrest Warrant and What Does It Do?
Welfare and Public Assistance Fraud
What Happens if You're Caught Driving Without a License?
Loitering and the Law
Minor License Suspensions and Drug Charges
Falsely Representing Yourself to an Officer of the Law
Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs
Assaulting an Officer
What Does Administrative Per Se Mean?
Under the Table Wages
Your DUI Administrative Hearing
What is an Unlawful Arrest?
What Does Implied Consent Mean?
The Costs of a DUI
Minor in Possession Charges
Larceny and Theft Charges
How Soon Can I Drive After a DUI?
Fraud and Deceit Charges
DUIs and the Probation Period
Auto Burglary and Criminal Intent
What to do When Pulled Over for a DUI
Wet Reckless Driving
The Role of a Police Report in a DUI Case
Restricted License Suspensions
Plea Bargaining and DUIs
Hit and Run Charges
Hard License Suspensions
Fourth or Subsequent DUI
False Positives and IIDs
DUIs and Employment
DMV Proceedings After a DUI
Disorderly Conduct Charges
Court Ordered Ignition Interlock Devices (IID)
Court Ordered Drug and Alcohol Evaluations
Factors in Calculating Your Blood Alcohol Concentration
Challenging the Three Strikes Law
DUIs and Commercial Drivers
Online Domestic Violence
Threats to Harm are Never Funny
DUI Sentencing Enhancements
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders and Firearm Ownership
Family Pets and Domestic Violence
Contempt of Court
What You Need to Know When Facing Rape Charges in California
Applying for a Certificate of Rehabilitation
Drinking and Driving While Underage
What You Should Know About DVROs
Battery: It Takes Less Than You Think
Date Rape Charges and Your Reputation
Verbal Abuse in the Home
What You Should Know About Date Rape
Civil vs. Criminal Restraining Orders
DUIs and Car Accidents
Facing Battery Charges: What You Need to Know
Online Harassment: Be Careful What You Post
DUIs and SR-22 Filing
What to do if You are Arrested for a Domestic Violence Call
What to do When Your License is Confiscated for Driving Under the Influence
Field Sobriety and Breathalyzer Tests
Alcohol Education Classes
When You Should be Read Your Miranda Rights
Court Ordered Payments
What to Know About Batterer's Education Classes
What to Know if You Have Multiple DUIs
290 Registration in California: The Ramifications
What Counts as Domestic Violence? Know the Facts
Cyberstalking: Know the Boundaries
What to Know Before Your Domestic Violence Restraining Order Hearing
Driving with a Suspended License: What the Prosecutor Must Prove
Rape and False Allegations
Possession of and Selling Medicinal Marijuana
Handling Spousal Battery Charges
Inaccurate Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Readings
Driving Under the Influence of Medicinal Marijuana
The Tragedy of Pleading Guilty to DUI Prematurely
Are You a Central California Accountant Accused of Fraud? Your Whole Career May Be on the Line
Could a Medical Condition Be Responsible for Your Recent Fresno DUI Charges?
Failed Your California Field Sobriety Test? Maybe You Were DUI... But Maybe You Weren't!
What Is a "Wobbler"? And How Can You Get a Charge to "Wobble" You Way?
Fourth Time DUI Convict Within 10 Years in California? Welcome to a Felony Charge!
Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs in California Is a Crime: You Can Go to Jail
Don't Do Stupid Things After Your DUI Arrest That Could Get You in Even More Trouble
You Failed Your DUI Field Sobriety Test: Does That Mean You Really Were DUI?
So-Called "DUI Symptoms" Can Indicate All Sorts of Non-DUI Conditions
How Good Was the Breathalyzer Test That Led to Your DUI Arrest?
Was Your DUI Stop Legal? If Not, What Can You Do?
Warning: Your Blood Alcohol Levels Can Actually Go UP at the Police Station After You've Been Arrested for DUI
You Have the Right to Refuse a California PAS Test... But Not if You've Already Been Convicted of a DUI!
Got a DUI While on a Paleo Diet? Breath Test Results Might Have Been Inflated!
3 Horrendous Consequences of Your California DUI That You Haven't Considered
On the Verge of Losing Your California Real Estate License Because of a Felony Charge?
On the Verge of Losing Your California Pharmacy License Because of a Felony Charge?
Thinking About Pleading Guilty without Reflection to Your DUI Charge? Think Again.
Driving DUI and Driving Without a License: a Combo That Easily Leads to Jail Time
Are You a California State Employee Arrested for a Felony or Crime of Moral Turpitude?
DUI Accident with Injury [Oops, Now It's a Felony!]
Don't Miss Your DMV Hearing After a DUI: You Only Have 10 Days!
Getting a DUI - A Nightmare If You Have to Drive to Work or School
Want to Be a Nurse? (Hard If You Have a DUI on Your Record)
DUI Effects on Car Insurance: Thousands of Dollars Down the Drain?
Will Your DUI Cost You Your Doctor's License AND Your Driver's License?
How Criminal Charges Can Affect Your Professional Life (Not Good)
Find a DUI Lawyer Who Has Gotten Actual Acquittals for Visalia DUI Clients
Finding a DUI Lawyer Who Knows the Science of DUI Cases
What is a Kellett motion for my criminal case?
Challenging your California DUI: Field Sobriety Test
Alcohol Effects on the Human Body and How its Absorption Rate Works
Visalia, California, Spousal Abuse
Best way to beat a DUI
Should I represent myself in court?
California Supreme Court Ruling
Drug crimes in Fresno and Visalia California
Felony Child Abuse PC 273a(a)
What are Wobbler Crimes
Getting a fresh start - Expunge your record
Commonly Asked Questions
How Can I find out information about my Fresno Court case?
What is Kidnapping?
What is a Criminal Threats, Penal Code, PC 422?
Common Defenses to California Crimes.
Burglary PC 459
What is domestic violence
What is Bail?
Health And Safety Code Section 11550
Disturbing the Peace: California Penal Code 415(1)
Health & Safety Code 11359
PC 211- Robbery
Marijuana - Current California Laws
Enhancements - Armor Piercing Ammunition
Enhancements - Offenses Committed While Released On Bail
CONSPIRACY: Penal Code 182
Knife Carry Laws in California
Even Celebrities Get In Trouble - Spotlight: Lindsay Lohan
What Happens When One Is Convicted of a DUI
Resisting Arrest by Threats or Violence - PC 69
Can Police Search My Vehicle? - Yes But No
Proposition 36: California Three Strikes Law 2012
Looting - PC 463
What is an Arraignment ?
PC 459 Burglary - What Needs To Be Proven
Lewd acts on a child- Penal Code section 288(a)
Assault with a Deadly Weapon PC 245(a)(1)
Drugs and Gun enhancements
Motion for Acquittal - Penal Code Section 1118.1
Spousal Abuse - What You Need To Know
Possession v. Transportation of Meth.
3 - Three Strikes
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