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Blog Posts in 2017

Standard of Proof in the Court of Public Opinion

Ever since the Harvey Weinstein accusations broke, we have been inundated with people coming forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful people. Perhaps most significantly, last ...
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The Anatomy of Criminal Case: If and How to File a Case

In the last entry of this series, we discussed the first step in a criminal prosecution, the pre-filing investigation. This is the period between law enforcement discovering that a crime may have been ...
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Thoughts on DACA

For the last four weeks, I have been intending to write about DACA and Donald Trump's attacks on the policy that the Obama administration instituted seeking to balance our desire to enforce ...
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The Anatomy of Criminal Case: Pre-filing and Investigation

Last month, I announced I would be writing a series in an effort to demystify the process of a criminal case and hopefully correct some of the current misconceptions I frequently observe. I am ...
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Solar Eclipse & Race Relations

Last month, we experienced our first total solar eclipse since 38 years ago! The nerd in me was pretty psyched up for this event. At the same time, the humanist in me was angry and heartbroken by ...
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An Honest Insight on Our Relationship with Law Enforcement

On August 4 th, a Los Angeles jury returned a 2.25 million dollar verdict against the County of Orange as a result of its finding that the policies of the Orange County Sheriff's Department had ...
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How Can I Encourage My Child to Stay Out of Legal Trouble?

Summer break starts, a welcome relief for children and teens excited to begin a host of activities with their friends. This time of relaxation can help children recover from the stresses of school, ...
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Firework Legality in California

With the 4 th of July almost upon us, many people have already heard their neighbors shooting fireworks late at night. However, some areas of California are extremely dry this time of year, and state ...
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Underage DUI: What to Expect

In many states, those under 21 who are driving can't legally have a blood alcohol content (BAC) over 0.01%. This law applies to California as well. California is a zero-tolerance state, which ...
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Is a Military Diversion Program Right for You?

For a military member, even when your time at war is over, the effects of combat can stay with you, continuing to hurt you and sometimes having a severe and lasting impact your life. Serving in the ...
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Expungement: How to Get a Criminal Record Cleared

Receiving a conviction for a misdemeanor, or even just being arrested on suspicion of criminal charges, can negatively impact all facets of your private life. Employers generally do not want anyone ...
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Ignition Interlock Devices: What You Need to Know

One of the many possible consequences of being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in California is the requirement to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in your vehicle. An IID is ...
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The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40

Attorney Frances Prizzia has dedicated her practice to protecting the rights of those accused of criminal violations in Southern California. Through striving to always better herself, which in turn ...
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  • Track Record
    of Success

    As one of Orange County's premier criminal firms, we've successfully handled hundreds of cases.

    Read About Our Victories
  • Trusted &
    Experienced

    Let the words of our past clients help you decide if we are the right law firm to represent you.

    Client Testimonials
  • Accused of
    Domestic Abuse?

    We are familiar with defending against false accusations. Our firm knows how to build a solid defense.

    Accomplished Defense
  • Contact Our
    Office Today

    We know every case is unique, which is why we offer representation tailored to meet your needs.

    Protect Yourself

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