Over the last two years, police brutality appears to be at the forefront of so many issues. Do the police have too much power? Are officers trained adequately? How can people, especially those of minority, avoid potentially fatal police confrontation? Perhaps the craziest question is the one about why we even need to ask those…

Everyone assumes once they get pulled over for Driving Under the Influence, their life is over, they lost the case, they owe ridiculous amounts of money, they will go to jail, and they will never be able to get a job again. These assumptions are just flat-out incorrect. While some of them may be true…

Who knows the legal drinking age in California? Oh, that’s right…everyone. One of the most commonly known regulations in California law is that people under the age of 21 are not allowed to be in possession of an alcoholic beverage in public or to consume any alcoholic beverage. Getting caught with alcohol as a minor…

Expungement tends to be a joyful word for criminal defendants. In California, those with a criminal record have the option to wipe a misdemeanor from their record to clean up their past mistakes. For this process, hiring the right attorney is crucial. There is an abundance of paperwork and filing that needs to be done,…

Recently, President Obama gave a speech to the NAACP in Philadelphia about reforming the criminal justice system. In the same week he became the first sitting president to visit a federal prison, and he announced that he would commute 46 non-violent drug offenders’ sentences, because they were given unjust penalties for their crimes. This is…

When issued a ticket or a complaint, you are given a court date, for which you must appear on your own behalf or hire an attorney to do so. If you fail to appear when ordered, there could be a warrant issued for your arrest. However, waiting around to be picked up by the police…

We have reached a new frontier in the law. It used to be that whenever a new, instrumental piece of technology was released, the law took many years to incorporate the new technology into written penal codes. However, with the speed at which technology is developed nowadays, the law is forced to adapt much quicker and…

Did you know that transmitting an STD can earn you a life-sentence in prison? Sure, that may be a harsh sentence, but it is possible. In many states, one can be charged with a crime for giving a partner a sexually transmitted disease, as long as it is done intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly. This charge…

Generally, there are two types of probation: misdemeanor and felony. Misdemeanor probation is usually referred to as Summary or Informal probation. The major perk of informal probation is there is no supervision of a probation officer. Once released on informal probation, the defendant will have to adhere to the terms the court laid out for…

A one-time amnesty program will be available on October 1, 2105 for any unpaid traffic and non-traffic infraction tickets. All infractions will be eligible for amnesty, so long as the ticket is unpaid or related to a failure to appear violation and the initial payment due date or court date was on or before January…

logo-footer

STAY CONNECTED WITH US: