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Felony
You’ve been charged with a crime you didn’t commit. You can’t wait to clear your name. It’s a ‘My Cousin Vinny’ scenario and it’s a classic movie for a reason. Having a surprise witness clear your name and ultimately hearing ‘not guilty’ in court as declared by 12 of your peers is every innocent person’s...
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You’ve been arrested. What if your friends and family find out? You’re worried about being seen as a criminal. You already feel judged. And you’re right because the “Presumption of Innocence” is more of an idea than a reality, according to a Dubin Research and Consulting survey that found 77% of 1,261 jury-eligible citizens believe...
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As a criminal defense attorney, I know that when someone steps into my office it is usually one of the worst moments of their lives. They are confused, vulnerable, and afraid of the worst-case scenario. They have often been unexpectedly arrested or charged and now find themselves trapped in a legal process that can have...
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Think for yourself: before an officer shoots your son, should they consider less lethal alternatives? Should an officer only shoot if it is necessary? These are loaded questions at the root of a proposed bill in California, AB 931 which asks the legislature to change the current restriction on the use of deadly force from...
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I've been arrested, how long until I go to court?
How long until I go to court? If you were arrested and bailed out or you had contact with law enforcement and you were given a citation you may be wondering what is next. In either situation above, you will have been given a date to appear at court. However, on that date, there may...
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