June

Blog Posts in June, 2018

  • 5 Steps Commercial Drivers Must Take After a DUI Arrest

    What CDL Drivers Should Do After a DUI Arrest Commercial drivers provide us an essential service by keeping the flow of goods across this country moving. Unfortunately, one misstep could put their entire career on the line, something most of us don’t have to worry about. A DUI conviction can wreak havoc on the life of a commercial driver. Even just a DUI arrest can put their CLD and thus their ...
    Continue Reading
  • 5 Strategies to Fight False Allegations of Domestic Violence

    A domestic violence conviction in California can change your life significantly. Unfortunately, false domestic violence allegations are all too common, and the system is designed to favor the alleged victim, not the defendant. The good news is many skilled attorneys have successfully fought charges of domestic violence for those falsely accused, often using one or more of the following defense ...
    Continue Reading
  • Lost Your License? Consider These 5 Facts Before You Drive

    The California DMV and the court can suspend your California driver’s license for a number of reasons, including unpaid fines, failure to appear in court, and certain citations and convictions. While losing your license can be a significant inconvenience, driving on a suspended license is never worth the risk. If you don’t believe me, review these five facts before you get behind the wheel with a ...
    Continue Reading
  • Technology is Changing the Way We See Criminals

    An Era of Transparency Our lives are online, whether we like it or not. Even if you don’t share your personal life with friends online, chances are someone could view your personal information with just a click of a button. And the information that can be discovered is the kind that can hurt you the most. Primarily, I’m talking about your criminal record. If you are arrested for, charged with, or ...
    Continue Reading
  • Want to Save Your License? Immediate Steps to Take After a DUI Arrest

    After a DUI arrest, most people are rightfully concerned about losing their license. Police officers will confiscate your license when arresting you for a DUI, which sets in the realization that, in just a few weeks , you’ll no longer be able to drive. But before you give up hope and start planning your Uber commute, take these steps first. Request an Administrative Hearing Many people don’t ...
    Continue Reading
  • Can You Avoid Deportation When Facing DV Charges?

    The Aftermath of Domestic Violence A domestic violence (DV) conviction can hit anyone hard. With fines, protection orders , and incarceration on the list of potential penalties, anyone convicted of domestic violence can expect a significant life change. But non-citizens face an even greater potential penalty: deportation. When it’s your very home and livelihood on the line, jail and fines are the ...
    Continue Reading
  • Cleaning Your Record in the Ban the Box Era

    Ban the Box Protections In the Ban the Box Era, more Californians with criminal records are being treated fairly than ever before. With new laws to protect those at a disadvantage in place, people are being judged on their own merits first and their criminal histories last. This represents a shift in the right direction. But few comprehensively understand the Ban the Box law and what protections ...
    Continue Reading
  • What Self-Driving Cars Could Mean for California DUI Laws

    How Self-Driving Cars Will Change Driving There are over 35 million registered cars in California today. That number has almost caught up to the population of California , which is over 39 million to date. With nearly as many cars as people in the Golden State, it’s easy to see why DUI laws are so harsh. Considering one in three fatal car accidents involves alcohol, the risks of drunk driving are ...
    Continue Reading
  • A Look at California Laws on Marijuana Use in Your Car

    Transporting Marijuana As California’s marijuana use laws continue to evolve, so do the laws regarding transport and use in vehicles. Because these laws are changing so rapidly, every year, in fact, it’s hard for Californians to stay up to date and in the know about what they can and cannot do with marijuana. The laws are relatively straightforward, however, so it’s beneficial to take a look at ...
    Continue Reading
  • 3 Ways to Move on From a Criminal Conviction

    Being convicted of a crime is something most people want to move on from, and fast. But doing so can prove difficult if you don’t know where to start. Moving on from a criminal conviction happens in steps, some small and some large, so here are three effective ways to move on from your criminal conviction . 1. Finish All Requirements of Your Sentence If you’ve been ordered to pay fines, take ...
    Continue Reading
  • Could the California Sex Offender Registration Law Change for the Better?

    Sex Offender Registration Laws Public debate surrounding sex offender registration laws keep this topic alive and well and the laws ever changing. Whenever the media covers a “loophole” in sex offender registration policies (e.g. an offender reoffends or fails to register), people argue the laws need to be stricter and broader. At the same time, those required to register as sex offenders face ...
    Continue Reading
  • 10 Steps in a California DUI Arrest

    Learning About California DUI Arrests Maybe you’ve never been arrested but want to be prepared. Maybe a friend or family member was arrested for a DUI, and you want to help him or her navigate the process. Or perhaps you’ve been arrested before and want to know how to handle the situation better if you’re arrested again. Whatever your reason for wanting to learn about the steps in a California DUI ...
    Continue Reading
Page 1 of 1