Assuming a violation of Education Code Section 48900 occurred on school grounds, traveling to or from school, during a lunch break (even if off campus), or at or traveling to or from a school-sponsored event, a child may face expulsion. The procedure for such punishment generally requires the consultation of an attorney. First, the principal…

In California, there exists a process known as the “school to prison pipeline,” which essentially depicts the fallout of a school suspension and the effects such a disciplinary action can have on a young student. After an expulsion, a student may have difficulty getting a job or accepted into a new school, and statistics show…

As previously mentioned in the Deferred Entry of Judgment blog article, a defendant can perform certain court-ordered tasks or complete a program which will result in the dismissal of a criminal case. This saves the defendant from having to enter a plea, any possible punishments resulting therefrom, and the headaches of going deep into a…

Under Penal Code 1000 in California, a judge may dismiss a case against a defendant upon completion of a program or the satisfying of some other conditions. This is called Deferred Entry of Judgment. The judge will put the charges on hold until the program or conditions are met, and then can dismiss the case….

Education is absolutely crucial for success in today’s world. Those who embrace this philosophy and strive for academic excellence generally land in fields which require specific certifications. For example, brokers, therapists, lawyers, doctors, and contractors all require “licenses” to practice in their respective fields. For those who reach this pinnacle in their career education, protecting…

For better or for worse, licensing law actions are not expedient processes. Unlike many cases in criminal law, time does not seem to be of the essence in resolving, penalizing, or dismissing a licensing case. There is no statute of limitations for the governing board to enforce any action involving the revocation, suspension, or probationary…

We have all seen the climax of A Few Good Men, the critical moments of Law & Order, and a number of other courtroom dramas. The lawyers always have a flare for the dramatic because the client’s life or livelihood is on the line and the question at issue generally has to do with a…

It is almost never a good idea to talk to the police while suspected for criminal activity. It does not matter if the crime one is being detained for is driving with a broken taillight or if they committed a bank robbery. Talking to the police without a lawyer almost always comes back to bite…

Defense attorneys operate in a very deliberate way. They are tasked with listening to clients, taking their versions of the truth to a courtroom, and challenging and weakening the prosecution’s evidence. Some defense attorneys prefer to know the absolute truth of the matter, regardless of whether that means the client admits his guilt to his…

When Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 2396 in September of 2014, which went into effect the first day of this year, certain licensing boards were no longer able to deny applications based on expunged convictions. While this may seem like a big win for license defense attorneys, it says a lot about the effect of…

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