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Felony
You’ve been arrested for a DUI. You feel like your entire life has been turned upside down. How will you tell your family? What about your employer? How will you get to work? While you could be in for a bit of a bumpy ride, you may be surprised to know that all driving privileges...
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You can’t believe it, your teenager has been arrested and charged with a crime, and if they’re convicted, life as you both know it is over. Worse yet, it’s classified as a “Serious Offense,” which includes a violent felony, rape with force, violence or threat of great bodily harm and murder or other crimes that...
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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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hiring a lawyer
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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In California a drunk night that ends in a sexual encounter can very well turn into lifetime sex offender registration and up to 8 years in prison. Many Californians are unaware of California Penal Code section 261 (a)(3), which reads: Rape is an act of sexual intercourse accomplished with a person not the spouse of...
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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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ICE
  For over two years, Fresno County Jail has been working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE. Fresno County Sheriff invited two ICE agents to work inside the jail reviewing the inmates’ backgrounds and criminal history to determine who did not have legal status. ICE was then free to deport these illegal citizens resulting...
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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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