February

Blog Posts in February, 2017

  • Your Chance of Beating DUI Charges

    Do You Have a Chance? Facing DUI charges would leave even the most grounded person in a panic. You stand to lose your license, several thousand dollars, and not to mention your dignity. The good news is many defendants are able to beat their DUI charges with the help of a skilled attorney. You should speak with an experienced California DUI defense attorney if you are facing charges to get a ...
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  • 5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Domestic Violence Charges

    Disadvantages of Domestic Violence With many crimes, you can face fines, imprisonment, and probation if convicted. Certain crimes, domestic violence crimes for instance, also result in a host of other consequences, some of which cannot be avoided. Here are five facts about domestic violence charges you may not be aware of. The victim cannot drop the charges . Once the victim notifies the police of ...
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  • The Details on Legal Weed After Prop 64

    A More Progressive State Laws are always changing, especially in a progressive state like California. Like recent changes in Washington and Oregon, California’s marijuana laws have recently been changed under Proposition 64 , which was passed by voters in the November 2016 election. Marijuana users across California probably want to know exactly what Prop. 64 did and how it will affect them going ...
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  • Domestic Violence in California: By the Numbers

    It’s All in the Numbers Domestic violence offenses are aggressively prosecuted in California. California employs dedicated prosecution units to ensure every case is prosecuted and each and every guilty defendant is punished. While other criminal offenses aren’t handled with this level of scrutiny, domestic violence offenses rarely slip through the cracks. And once a domestic violence case is ...
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  • What Is a No Contact Order?

    Establishing Legal Protection Victims of domestic violence, assault, harassment and stalking, or other similar crimes often turn to the police to seek help. The police can then help a person ask the court for legal protection. If the court finds reason to believe the victim needs protection, it can issue a protection order. Different protection orders serve different purposes. No-contact orders ...
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  • The Differences Between a Public Defender and Private Attorney

    One of the most well-known rights of criminal defendants is the right to an attorney . This right is protected under the Sixth Amendment and is one of the most important rights criminal defendants have. A criminal defendant has the right to seek legal counsel in most criminal cases. Here is where the right is less understood. Some people think that because you have a right to an attorney, the ...
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  • Have a Criminal Record? Here Are Some Tips for Job Hunting

    Beating the Odds Job hunting is hard enough. You have to dress the right way, talk the right way, and know the right people just to get your foot in the door. Factor in a criminal record, and you can face some serious adversity in the job market, no matter the charge. We all have to work, and having a criminal record shouldn’t prohibit you from finding employment. You can overcome adversity and ...
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  • Fighting Your DUI License Suspension

    Fight for Your Rights For many people, having a driver’s license is a necessity. Many of us need to drive to work or school, during our jobs, or to take care of our family. It’s no wonder why so many people panic when they find themselves facing DUI charges. Criminal conviction aside, some people worry more about losing their license than any of the other DUI penalties. This is understandable. ...
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  • Emotional Abuse and Domestic Violence

    The Different Types of Abuse Domestic violence is one of the least understood crimes. The terms violence and abuse tend to bring to mind physical injuries, such as broken bones and bruises. In reality, domestic violence goes far beyond such injuries. All acts of domestic violence are a crime in California, whether the victim was seriously injured or not. Domestic violence includes a broad range of ...
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  • Have a DUI Trial? Here Is What You Need to Know

    Going All the Way When being charged with a DUI, you have a few options for dealing with your case. Unfortunately, many people aren’t aware of their options and plead guilty or no-contest, thinking they have no chance if they choose to fight. But there are other options. You can also hire an attorney to negotiate a plea bargain for you. This allows you to plead guilty to a lesser offense, usually ...
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