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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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Someone you love has been accused of a crime. You feel blindsided. They can always count on you but here you are completely unprepared! It makes you feel absolutely helpless. You are not alone. Even children are no stranger to the criminal justice system these days. A recent Rutgers University study revealed that 1 in...
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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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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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  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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