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May
17
In Fresno, as in many other cities around the world, the consequences of drunk driving can be devastating. From the loss of life and limb to legal repercussions and shattered futures, the dangers posed by driving under the influence cannot be overstated. Despite widespread awareness campaigns and stricter laws, the issue persists, casting a dark shadow over our communities.
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April
10
A question we often get is how a non-California driver can clear up the California suspension due to a DUI conviction or DMV administrative ruling. This can cause a real problem, if the home state gets notice of California’s suspension and follows suit by suspending your license in the other state. Most states are part of the interstate compact and will do just that by giving “full faith and credit” to the suspension from California.
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March
06
Drunk driving charges are serious offenses that can have significant legal, financial, and personal consequences. In Fresno, California, individuals facing DUI (Driving Under the Influence) charges often find themselves in need of experienced legal representation to navigate the complexities of the legal system. Fresno drunk driving defense lawyers play a crucial role in protecting the rights and interests of those accused of DUI offenses, offering expertise, guidance, and advocacy throughout the legal process.
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February
07
Driving under the influence (DUI) charges are serious offenses that can have long-lasting consequences. In Fresno, California, individuals facing DUI charges turn to experienced and skilled defense lawyers to navigate the legal complexities and protect their rights. Fresno drunk driving defense lawyers play a crucial role in ensuring a fair and just legal process for those accused of DUI offenses.
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January
19
Navigating the intricate and often challenging landscape of criminal law demands not only a deep understanding of legal principles but also a unique blend of skills, experience, and attributes. For those aspiring to be the best Fresno criminal lawyer, there's a high bar to meet. Here's a comprehensive look at what it takes to achieve excellence to get you the best outcome in your criminal case.
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October
11
A question we often get is how a non-California driver can clear up the California suspension due to a DUI conviction or DMV administrative ruling. This can cause a real problem, if the home state gets notice of California’s suspension and follows suit by suspending your license in the other state. Most states are part of the interstate compact and will do just that by giving “full faith and credit” to the suspension from California.
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September
22
When facing charges of domestic violence in Fresno, it can be an overwhelming and distressing experience, not only for the person accused but also for their loved ones. If you find yourself in this difficult situation, it's essential to understand the legal process and take the right steps to protect your rights. This article aims to provide guidance on what to do if you get charged with domestic violence in Fresno.
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August
09
Child abuse allegations are heart-wrenching and have the potential to ruin lives. Being accused of child abuse can shatter reputations, disrupt families, and lead to severe legal consequences. In Fresno, California, like any other city, child abuse defense lawyers play a crucial role in upholding the principle of "innocent until proven guilty." Their dedication to defending the accused ensures that due process is followed, the accused's rights are protected, and justice is served fairly and impartially.
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August
01
If you’ve been convicted of a crime in the past, know your rights when looking for a job in Fresno.  California Senate Bill 1008, also known as the California Fair Chance Act, was enacted to promote fair employment opportunities for individuals with prior criminal records. 
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July
24
The following are the 10 most important things to do if you’ve been arrested for a crime in Fresno.  It is important to understand your rights and take appropriate steps to protect yourself. Make sure you have a Fresno attorney that understands your rights.
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July
03
Do you need a restraining order applied against someone or has a restraining order been unfairly placed against you? You may need a Fresno attorney that specializes in restraining orders. A restraining order attorney focuses on handling legal matters related to protection orders or an order of protection, which is a court order issued to prevent one person from contacting or approaching another person for their safety and protection.
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March
15
The Mitchell Law Group handles all major areas of criminal defense, both in State and Federal Court. If you're faced with a serious felony or misdemeanor charge, and you're concerned about the impact on your life and livelihood, our Fresno Criminal Defense Lawyers will provide the dedicated defense you need to see you through his difficult period in your life. If charged, you may be wondering though, how do criminal cases work in California and what can I expect? Here are some steps the courts will follow.
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February
01
California's Mental Health Diversion pretrial program has significant new changes starting January 2023 with Senate Bill 1223.
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January
17
Effective January 1, 2023, Senate Bill 357, the Safer Streets for All Act, went into effect eliminating from the law books the crime of loitering in a public place with the intent to commit prostitution in California. If you feel you have been unfairly profiled by a police officer with the intent to engage in prostitution in California, it is important to take into consideration Senate Bill 357 and review the circumstances involved.
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December
14
It is important to understand that California is a “mandatory arrest” state, which means law enforcement officials are required to make an arrest of the dominant aggressor if there is probable cause that any form of domestic violence occurred - whether or not a crime has actually been committed. Domestic violence cases are often complex and emotionally overwhelming, which is why having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side can make a difference.
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November
16
Emergency Protective Orders are the initial order given by law enforcement on the scene when there is a domestic violence incident. If you have been charged with domestic violence in California, please contact us at once for a free consultation. It is imperative to know and follow all boundaries of the orders that have been placed against you and all parties involved. 
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October
17
Many of my client's are baffled by the complexities of the impact a DUI conviction can have on their out-of-state license. This article discusses the specifics regarding obtaining a DMV waiver of the DUI program requirement when you live in another State and can't complete the in state DUI program.
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September
14
Mental health diversion is a pretrial program in California that diverts individuals from the criminal justice system into mental health treatment in lieu of facing a criminal trial or conviction. This is an alternative, created for individuals where mental health played a significant part in their alleged crime. However, is it available after the entry of a guilty/no contest plea or the commencement of trial?
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August
17
New California law AB 1259 which extends PC 1473.3 to trial convictions, was effective as of January 1, 2022. This expands access to post-conviction relief. PC 1473.3 allows people who were convicted by plea bargain to request that the court vacate their conviction if they were not informed of the immigration consequences of their conviction. AB 1259 extends PC 1473.3 to additional defendants, including those convicted by jury trial.
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July
20
California enacted a new law effective July 1, 2022. This law addresses court video appearances in criminal matters AB 199. This bill extends the courts’ ability to allow defendants and witnesses in criminal proceedings to appear remotely under certain circumstances. AB 199 still requires the defendant’s consent, and the court still maintains the discretion to require the physical presence of any defendant or witness in a criminal proceeding.
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June
15
AB 333 makes changes to current law that will reduce gang enhancements, and can possibly reduce the sentences of current inmates with gang enhancements. Amending Section 186.22 and adding Section 1109 to the Penal Code relating to criminal gangs, AB 333 makes several important changes to the law. Read more...
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May
16
New misdemeanor diversion law doesn't apply to California DUI's, it is found after confusion. Prosecutors argued instead that an existing state Vehicle Code provision forbids diversion for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Regardless if it’s a DUI or any charge, if you have been charged with a misdemeanor and think you may be eligible for Diversion, please contact us at once for a free consultation.
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April
19
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April
12
Many newly released prisoners stay out of prison only at the whim of judges and probation officers. Individuals can lose their freedom on a technicality. However, AB 1228, a newly-enacted law, makes it harder to revoke their freedoms and take them back to prison.
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March
15
Have you been charged or convicted with a crime, but are a survivor of violence? You may be eligible for a plea bargain or resentencing, that considers your status as a victim of violence. This violence can be psychological, physical, or childhood trauma, including, but not limited to, abuse, neglect, exploitation, or sexual violence.
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Michael E. Mitchell, at the Mitchell Law Group, Inc., is one of the top DUI defense attorneys in Fresno, California. He has over a decade of experience handling DUI cases throughout the Central Valley, including in Clovis, Madera, Tulare, Visalia. He is a certified field sobriety instructor and practitioner under the standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is a member of the California DUI Lawyers Association. His advice and knowledge is, routinely, sought after by other attorneys practicing in the area of DUI defense. He is an expert in the area of DUI defense in both Federal, State, and on the Appellate level. If you're looking for the best DUI Lawyer in Fresno to handle your case, give us a call today to see how we can put our knowledge to work for you.