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  • Criminal Defense

    The latest posts for Criminal Defense are listed below.
    • What Does Expungement Not Do?

      Expungement provides many important benefits for those with a criminal record. Expunging a conviction from your record can significantly improve your chances of getting a job, an apartment, or even a loan. But there are some things expungement does not do, which you should learn about if you are considering starting the process. Expungement will not remove a conviction entirely from your record. ...
    • Accidents Happen: Immediate Steps After a DUI Collision

      A DUI involving a collision can have dramatically different consequences than a DUI alone. DUI collisions frequently involve injuries and property damage, which raise the stakes of the DUI offense. It’s important to take the right steps after a DUI collision to minimize the potential consequences. Because you are under certain legal obligations after an auto accident, you could face additional ...
    • Facing Criminal Charges? Audit Your Social Media Accounts ASAP

      Your Public Life It should come as no surprise that what you post on social media is public. By sharing your personal life with friends and family online, you inadvertently share your life with everyone online, including the California criminal justice system . Thus, if you are facing criminal charges of any type, you should audit your social media accounts ASAP, and here’s why. Public Access ...

    Domestic Violence

    The latest posts for Domestic Violence are listed below.
    • Domestic Violence Involving Deadly Weapons: Increasing Penalties

      Domestic violence is treated as a serious offense in California, much more so when the offense involves a deadly weapon. In California, domestic violence involving deadly weapons can result in a charge of assault with a deadly weapon or assault with a firearm. The consequences of a charge of assault with a deadly weapon may differ from those of a domestic violence crime such as spousal (or ...
    • 5 Tips for Claiming Self-Defense

      Many domestic violence incidents involve self-defense. Unfortunately, claiming self-defense as a defense to domestic violence charges isn’t foolproof. It’s not enough to claim you were using self-defense, and not all acts of self-defense leave you immune from criminal liability. To help clear up some of the common concerns regarding this defense tactic , here are five tips for when claiming ...
    • 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 ...

    DUI

    The latest posts for DUI are listed below.
    • Accidents Happen: Immediate Steps After a DUI Collision

      A DUI involving a collision can have dramatically different consequences than a DUI alone. DUI collisions frequently involve injuries and property damage, which raise the stakes of the DUI offense. It’s important to take the right steps after a DUI collision to minimize the potential consequences. Because you are under certain legal obligations after an auto accident, you could face additional ...
    • Waiting to Get Behind the Wheel: Why Experts Can’t Agree on BAC Calculators

      Calculating BAC Blood alcohol concentration or content (BAC) is a critical legal element in DUI cases. Many assume BAC defines DUI in California statute, and indeed it plays a significant role. Unfortunately, breathalyzer devices can be inaccurate, and there is no sure-fire way to accurately calculate your BAC without a professional grade device or a blood draw . Even just using one of the many ...
    • 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 ...

    Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney

    The latest posts for Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney are listed below.
    • Facing Criminal Charges? Audit Your Social Media Accounts ASAP

      Your Public Life It should come as no surprise that what you post on social media is public. By sharing your personal life with friends and family online, you inadvertently share your life with everyone online, including the California criminal justice system . Thus, if you are facing criminal charges of any type, you should audit your social media accounts ASAP, and here’s why. Public Access ...
    • First Time Arrested? Here’s What You Need to Know

      An arrest is a stressful experience. It can happen quickly before you even know it. Police officers don’t waste time. If they have what they need to make an arrest (e.g. a warrant or probable cause), they will take action immediately. Then you’re put into the squad car and taken into the station for booking. Suddenly you are facing a reality you weren’t ready for and fearful for what happens next. ...
    • How California’s Bail System Is Changing and Why

      States nationwide are fighting for bail reform. Proponents of bail reform argue certain bail practices disproportionately burden people of color and those with limited financial resources. When a dollar amount is all that keeps some behind bars while others walk free, the system is indeed flawed. California’s bail system is under attack and in need of reform, although the State is somewhat behind ...

    Record cleaning

    The latest posts for Record cleaning are listed below.
    • What Does Expungement Not Do?

      Expungement provides many important benefits for those with a criminal record. Expunging a conviction from your record can significantly improve your chances of getting a job, an apartment, or even a loan. But there are some things expungement does not do, which you should learn about if you are considering starting the process. Expungement will not remove a conviction entirely from your record. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
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