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  • Criminal Defense

    The latest posts for Criminal Defense are listed below.
    • 7 Useful Tips for Those Facing California Drug Possession Charges

      Possession of a Controlled Substance If you are facing drug possession charges, it’s important to speak with an attorney to learn about the penalties the court can impose on you for a conviction. Penalties for drug possession vary widely. Depending on the substance and the quantity, you could face stiff penalties such as jail or prison time and exorbitant fines . A drug conviction can even affect ...
    • Top Tips for Following Your California Restraining Order

      When the Stakes are High If you were arrested for a domestic violence offense, the judge may have issued a domestic violence restraining order (DVRO), also called a restraining order. Restraining orders can be short-term, lasting a few days or just until the case is resolved, or long-term, lasting a few years. You should take a restraining order seriously. Violating a restraining order can result ...
    • 5 Things the Prosecuting Attorney Knows That You Might Not

      You Against Them Prosecuting attorneys may lead you to believe they hold all the cards. In reality, you have many rights and liberties you can use to your advantage when facing criminal charges. Here are five things the prosecuting attorney already knows that you might not be aware of. Not all first-time offenders face the maximum sentence. The prosecuting attorney knows that just because you are ...

    Domestic Violence

    The latest posts for Domestic Violence are listed below.
    • Top Tips for Following Your California Restraining Order

      When the Stakes are High If you were arrested for a domestic violence offense, the judge may have issued a domestic violence restraining order (DVRO), also called a restraining order. Restraining orders can be short-term, lasting a few days or just until the case is resolved, or long-term, lasting a few years. You should take a restraining order seriously. Violating a restraining order can result ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    DUI

    The latest posts for DUI are listed below.
    • Arrested for a DUI? What to Expect in the Coming Months

      After Your Arrest After a DUI arrest in California , it can take a few months or longer for your case to resolve. During that time your life is on hold. To help you navigate your DUI case after your arrest, here is what you can expect in the coming months. The First Hours Immediately after your arrest, you will be taken into a station or the jail. In many cases, you will be given a blood or breath ...
    • Drunk Driving in California? 5 Facts to Make You Think Twice

      The Facts Despite harsh DUI laws, drunk driving is more common than you think in California. According to the CDC, 1.8% of Californians reported driving after having too much to drink. This statistic only represents those who admitted to driving while impaired. Many people don’t readily admit committing this crime, and too many others simply don’t know when they’ve had too much to drink before ...
    • Top Must Haves for California Drivers in 2018

      Devices and Apps to Make Driving Safer California drivers face many risks while on the road. From construction and traffic to poor road conditions and sobriety checkpoints, you never know what obstacles you will face on your commute. To help you drive in California worry-free and in compliance with the law, here is our list of top must-haves for California drivers. Hands-Free Capable Devices ...

    Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney

    The latest posts for Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • Why an Attorney Should Be Your First Call After an Arrest

      The Phone Call Most people don’t know what to do when they’ve been arrested. Being handcuffed and booked into jail is a demeaning experience, in the midst of which you may not be able to think clearly about how to protect yourself. For this reason, the first thing you should do after an arrest is to contact an attorney. An attorney can do many things for you before you even appear in court . Most ...

    Record cleaning

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