California_Penal_Code_1170.91

June
20
If you're being tried in court for a DUI, you'll need to have a strategy. Working closely with your criminal defense lawyer can help you to come up with one. Your lawyer will be able to tell you what all your choices are and whether you should plead guilty or not guilty. Even if you do plead guilty, it may be possible for you to get a reduced sentence. Or it may be possible for you to make a deal with the prosecutor's office. There are many options open to you as the defendant.
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June
05
Being charged with a crime is a very scary and confusing time. You may or may not be guilty of the alleged crime(s). The evidence may be shaky, hard to understand, or completely false. It is also not unheard of to have additional charges tacked on in an effort to give leverage to a prosecutors plea bargaining practices. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, chances are you've heard the words plea deal floated around a few times and you may be wondering if a plea deal is in your best interest.
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May
22
As of 2019, there are new laws on the books for DUI offenders. Californians charged with DUIs will be required to install an interlock device in their vehicles. What does this mean for offenders convicted of a DUI?
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May
08
If you are in trouble with the law, you are probably confused. The legal system is quite complicated, especially because there are several different levels of offenses in California. While infractions are considered small, petty offenses (e.g. speeding tickets), misdemeanors are more serious charges. Even a small misdemeanor offense can lead to being placed on probation and a life long blemish on your record.
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April
24
California has new criminal laws which took effect starting from January 2019. Whether these laws are designed to bring fairness to offenders or sanity in the state, it is essential to have a look at them.
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April
10
As of January 1st, 2019, a new law, Senate Bill 1046, signed by Governor Jerry Brown, took effect throughout the state of California. The pilot program, implemented only in the counties of Los Angeles, Sacramento, Tulare, and Alameda is now in position state-wide. Every person convicted of a DUI must have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in the steering column of their car that prevents it from starting if the driver fails the breathalyzer test attached. What does this mean?
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March
20
The start of 2019 ushered in several new gun laws here in California. One of the bills signed into law, Assembly Bill 3129, prohibits anyone convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence offense from owning a firearm for the rest of their life. The new law covers any domestic violence convictions that occur on or after January 1st, 2019. An existing state law already prohibited anyone with a felony conviction from owning firearms. Violating the new firearms law can result in jail or prison time and a fine.
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March
06
The smartest way to deal with a DUI arrest is to engage a reputable law firm. Much like hiring a reputable accountant to handle your taxes, a knowledgeable DUI Defense Attorney is going to look for the loopholes and exceptions that could lead to a dismissal or reductions in charges, sentence, probation, fees, jail, community service, etc. Representing yourself can be difficult, and it could lead to an unjustified sentence.
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February
20
Being charged with a crime is a serious matter because the outcome can possibly alter your life permanently. That is all the more reason you need an experienced attorney when you are guilty of the charges. There are things you can do to help yourself, and will give your attorney something to work with in court when your case is decided.
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February
06
One of the little known facts of the driving world is that you can lose your license if you're a bad driver. Shocking right!? Not really, it’s fairly common sense that if you’re a menace on the road, the DMV might punch your ticket. In California this process is known as a negligent operator suspension, or as DMV practitioner’s and DMV hearing officers commonly refer to it, a “Neg Op” suspension. A Neg Op suspension can occur due to excessive points on your record.
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January
23
Drug crimes come in all types. While most people think about possession and selling drugs, the truth is that there are many different categories, each with their own form of punishment. Here are some different types of drug crimes that you may be arrested for.
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January
09
Getting caught Drunk Driving is one of the most common crimes committed in our society. As mistakes go, it can come with some steep consequences. Once you see the flashing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror, your mind might start racing as time seems to slow down. You might be thinking, "Why did they pull me over?" and "What am I going to say?" You might also wonder, "How many drinks did I have?" and "Am I going to jail?"
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December
27
In the State of California, we have a three strikes law. Every time that you are convicted of a serious or violent felony, it is considered a strike. This includes crimes like burglary, arson, mayhem, murder, and much more. Here are some things that you should know about the three strike law.
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December
13
If you got into a fight with your spouse and the cops were called, you might get arrested for domestic violence. The police may take you away from the home in order to protect your spouse and family. When most people think about domestic violence, they think about battered women getting beat by the men in their life. However, there are many different kinds of domestic violence.
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November
22
Recreational marijuana has been legal in California for over a year. However, "driving while high" is still illegal. Determining who is driving while impaired by marijuana is more difficult than finding out who is driving drunk. No equivalent breathalyzer test exists for cannabis, at least not at this point. So how does law enforcement determine whether you're driving under the influence of marijuana?
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November
01
If you commit fraud, you are attempting to deceive someone, usually for money. You may also be providing false information to the public or the government. Since fraud is such a general term, there are many types of fraud that you can be accused of. If you have been accused of fraud in Fresno, you are going to need an experienced lawyer to help you through this difficult time. We would be glad to discuss your case with you, along with your options so that you can decide how you want to proceed. Contact us for a free consultation.
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October
18
If you end up in legal trouble, you should meet with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. He or she will discuss your case and your defense. Your lawyer may also bring up a plea bargain or deal. Though you may have heard about them, you might not really know or understand what they are.
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October
04
Being charged with a white-collar crime can be a very stressful experience. Those that are charged should contact an attorney immediately. A lawyer that specializes in providing defense for white-collar crimes can provide you with a range of different services to ensure your rights are represented and your punishment is minimized.
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September
20
No one goes out intending to get arrested for DUI/DWI. You notice the lights are flashing behind you and you nervously pull over to the side of the road. This can certainly be a terrifying experience. It can be tough to figure out what you are actually supposed to do.
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September
06
When you're searching for a criminal lawyer, the stakes are much higher compared to shopping for everyday products and services. On the other hand, at least one part of the process is similar. You're likely to go online to find out what their website has to say. Here are some of the most important features to look for to be sure you are getting a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who will stand up for your rights.
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August
23
While ignition interlock devices were once viewed as being court-ordered punishments designated only for repeat offenders, state law in California, as of January 1, 2019 (see SB 1046), makes it mandatory for even first-time offenders to install these devices if convicted of driving under the influence (DUI).
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August
09
Getting a DUI is undoubtedly an incredibly stressful and life-altering event. While there is no shortage of legal advice and anecdotes going around regarding drunk driving cases, one thing is for sure: hiring an attorney is essential in order to come out with the best possible results. Here are five ways that an attorney can help your case, particularly in Fresno, CA.
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July
19
Bench Warrant? You might receive a bench warrant if you failed to show up for your day in court. You might also find yourself faced with a bench warrant if you didn't meet your probation conditions. You might have missed signing up for a class that you were required to take, or you might have missed your community service. What do you do?
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June
20
If you've been charged with a DUI, there are defense alternatives available to you. It is more common to safeguard against a drunken driving charge by assaulting the officer's observations of what occurred before the detention or scrutinizing the trustworthiness of the test, for example, the precision of the breathalyzer test. The DUI laws vary from one state then to the next, and each case has unique facts, so it is best to counsel with a Drunk Driving Attorney.
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June
06
If you have been charged with a crime, the time between your arrest and your court date should be taken seriously. Aspects of your day-to-day life can be fair game for judges and prosecutors to review. Police and investigators will often review your posts or updates on social media. Here are three criminal defense tips that can help you avoid posting the wrong things on social media while your case is pending.
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