March

Blog Posts in March, 2018

  • 10 Criminal Defense Strategies That Could Clear Your Name

    Your Life on Hold Facing criminal charges can leave you with a lot of uncertainty. You don’t know what your future will hold. You may be anticipating steep fines , a criminal record, and even incarceration. When faced with these consequences, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. The good news is there are steps you can take to fight your criminal charges. Not all of these strategies will work for you; ...
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  • California Arrests: What to Expect and What to Avoid

    The Arrest Experience Being arrested for a crime is a stressful experience. But knowing what to expect (and what to avoid) can help you feel better prepared to defend your rights. Read on to learn about what an arrest in California entails and what you should and shouldn’t do during the process. How an Arrest Is Made Typically, a law enforcement officer must have probable cause to make a lawful ...
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  • 5 Common Misconceptions About Criminal Records

    Clearing the Misconceptions Having a criminal record is a liability. It can hold you back and cause others to judge you. Thus, it’s important to clear up some common misconceptions about criminal records so you better understand what is on yours, who can see it , and what they can do with that information. A background check company can pull up a record of every crime you’ve committed. For-profit ...
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  • Americans With Criminal Records Are a Growing Minority

    The Group No One Wants to Join If you think your criminal record is holding you back, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re just one of almost one-third of working-age Americans with a criminal record. But is being part of this growing group of Americans a good thing? Perhaps it is, but let’s explore why. The Rising Minority Studies have shown the number of Americans with criminal records nearly ...
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  • Three Reasons Why False Allegations of Domestic Violence Are on the Rise

    False Allegations Are Becoming More Common Domestic violence offenses are unique because they often involve the victim’s word against the defendant. Eyewitnesses are less common, as these types of crimes are frequently perpetrated inside the home. And if the victim doesn’t seek medical care for injuries, there might not even be any hard evidence to offer in court. Thus, false allegations of ...
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  • Forceful Entry: Do Police Need a California Search Warrant to Enter My Home?

    Freedom from Forceful Entry We like to think we have a right to privacy in our own home. Indeed, in the majority of cases, police need a California search warrant to enter your home. A search warrant is a court order issued by a judge. Police need a court order to enter and search your home because you have a constitutional right to privacy. The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects that ...
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  • Facing DUI Charges? Here’s the Worst Advice We’ve Heard

    Seeking DUI Advice If you are facing DUI charges, you might be looking for advice on how to handle your case. Unfortunately, not all advice is good advice. Family, friends, and even attorneys can give you bad advice about DUI charges. But a good attorney will tell you every case is different, and taking the advice of others might not be a wise decision. Our firm is experienced in DUI defense, and ...
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  • Need a Criminal Defense Consultation? A Good Attorney Will Tell You These Things

    Looking for Legal Guidance When Facing Charges If you’re facing criminal charges, one of the best investments of your time is a criminal defense consultation. If you have an upcoming criminal defense consultation, be aware of the fact that not all attorneys are created equal. This is especially true in the field of criminal defense. California’s criminal laws and the criminal court system are ...
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  • 5 Unexpected Consequences of DV Convictions

    Managing Expectations A domestic violence (DV) conviction has many serious repercussions . Unfortunately, many defendants fail to realize them until it’s too late. If you’re facing domestic violence charges, keep these unexpected consequences of DV convictions in mind: A DV Conviction Will Impact Your Gun Ownership Rights Due to decades of studies highlighting the link between DV convictions and ...
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  • Is Wet Reckless Driving Better Than DUI?

    A DUI Can Ruin Your Life For many, a DUI is a life-changing experience. A DUI conviction can be a wake-up call. After the stressful experience of an arrest, you also face jail time, the loss of your license, and enormous costs. The good news is facing DUI charges doesn’t necessarily mean you will walk away with a DUI conviction. In reality, many DUI defendants walk away with a lesser charge: wet ...
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  • How to Know When Threats Are Criminal Threats in California

    Crossing the Line We’ve all heard the saying “talk is cheap.” In reality, talking has the potential to be very expensive if it is threatening. If you are charged with criminal threats in California, you can face jail time, steep fines, probation, and a protection order, which will come with great costs. But what is a criminal threat? How does it differ from other threats? If you want to avoid a ...
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