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  • Criminal Defense

    The latest posts for Criminal Defense are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Domestic Violence

    The latest posts for Domestic Violence are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • What Red Flag Laws Mean for California Gun Owners

      Raising the Flag Red flag laws enable law enforcement to remove firearms from people whom the court has deemed a threat. Few states enforce these laws, but in the wake of the recent Parkland tragedy, that may change. California is among the few states that have red flag laws , including Connecticut, Washington, Indiana, and Oregon. These laws essentially allow for an expedited process when a ...
    • 3 Things to Avoid When Accused of Domestic Violence

      If you’ve been accused of domestic violence, you could face criminal prosecution and a lifetime of consequences from a criminal conviction . But whether you are guilty or not, it’s important to understand that what you do and say during this time can affect the outcome of your case . You should be proactive by talking to an attorney and discussing your case. And you should avoid—as best you ...

    DUI

    The latest posts for DUI are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney

    The latest posts for Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • What Is the Burden of Proof?

      Bearing the Burden The U.S. judicial system relies on strict procedures to ensure justness and fairness. There are legal standards that must be met before a judgment can be made. These standards are particularly important to criminal defendants. Criminal defendants are presumed innocent until their guilt is proven. In criminal cases, you must present sufficient evidence to establish that a fact is ...
    • Who Can Get a Public Defender?

      The Right to Representation Criminal defendants in the U.S. have a right to counsel . This means they have a right to attorney representation when facing criminal charges. Public defenders can also be appointed in juvenile cases as well as some family law matters. The right to representation is a valuable one. Our legal system is difficult to understand and isn’t always intuitive. An attorney is ...

    Record cleaning

    The latest posts for Record cleaning are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
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