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Is Posting Bail As Soon As Possible After an Arrest the Right Call?

After being arrested and charged with a crime, before you can actually get to work on your defense case, the first thing that you need to worry about is actually spending time in a jail cell. For most ...
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How Prop 57 Changes California's Criminal Justice System

Voters in California approved of Proposition 57 last month in a winning ratio of 2-to-1. The ballot described the measure as something that would increase parole chances for nonviolent felons, as well ...
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What are Bench Warrants?

Not all warrants will send the police to your door for an arrest. In fact, the most common type of warrant in California is a bench warrant, or one that is issued by a judge. Bench warrants do not ...
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DUI Arrests When the Driver is Under the Legal BAC Limit

The federal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for a civilian motorist is 0.08%. This number is typically generated through roadside breathalyzer tests but it can also be determined through a ...
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Do I Need to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Being arrested can be one of the most frightening experiences of your life. If you have been charged with a crime, you will be given two options for your defense: a court-appointed public defender or ...
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An Overview of California's Medical Marijuana Laws

Medical cannabis has been a legal treatment option available to Californians ever since the passing of the Compassionate Use Act in 1996. Under this legislation, patients and their designated primary ...
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Comparing Restraining Orders to Emergency Protective Orders

When someone has been accused of domestic violence, the alleged victim or the court may react by issuing a restraining order or an emergency protective order (EPO), which can also be called an ...
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Arrested for a DUI on Labor Day?

Did you have a run-in with the law over Labor Day weekend and end up in handcuffs or a jail cell for driving under the influence ( DUI )? The first thing you should know is that this is not an ...
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Assault & Battery: Two Separate Crimes

People arrested for a violent crime will usually find the term "assault & battery" somewhere on their arrest record. The commonality of seeing these two terms together can understandably ...
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Explaining the Differences Between Felonies & Misdemeanors

Legal definitions can get pretty complicated and convoluted. Thankfully, for the most part, the average person who has not dedicated their career to laws and regulations do not have to worry about ...
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What to Expect at a DMV Hearing

If you should ever be arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in California, you will face two separate legal proceedings: a criminal DUI charge and a hearing with the California Department of ...
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Burglary Is More Than Just a Theft Crime

When most people hear the word " burglary," they think of a person in a ski mask raiding someone else's house at night and making off with their valuables. While this is indeed an ...
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California's Definition of Drug Paraphernalia

In California, you can be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for just possessing an item considered to be drug paraphernalia. Many of these arrests lead to $1,000 fines and 6-month jail sentences ...
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Sex Offender Registration in California

If you are convicted of stealing an automobile, you do not have to tell everyone in your neighborhood that you are a thief. If you are convicted of assault, you do not have to put your name on a list ...
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Do Juvenile Offenders Get Different Treatment in Criminal Court?

The youth will always be rebellious by nature. It doesn't matter what time period you enter or what culture you are surrounded by, this is the way of young teenagers. How much they rebel, however, ...
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Will Cooperating With Police Help My Case?

Resisting arrest, even when innocent of any crime, is a criminal act in and of itself that can be used to make you appear guilty of other charges. Is the inverse true then? Does cooperating fully with ...
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Why Do I Need an Attorney?

Why do you need a criminal defense attorney after you have been charged for a crime? The question has crossed the minds of probably everyone who has ever been arrested for what they considered to be a ...
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California Marijuana Laws: Cultivation and Possession

While the recreational use of marijuana has been decriminalized in a number of different states in recent years, it is still illegal to possess or cultivate marijuana in the state of California. ...
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California's Three Strikes Law - A General Summary

On March 7 th, 1994, California enacted its Three Strikes law for sentencing repeat felony offenders. Under this law, persons who have been convicted of a serious or violent felony offense are issued ...
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