Criminal records, like so many other pieces of paper that we need to establish ourselves in this modern world, are a matter of public record. Which means, of course, that anyone who wants to know about your criminal record can find out about it simply by running a search for it in the proper databases, or filling out the proper paperwork. Whether it's the manager at that new job you applied for, or a potential significant other who wants to know what she's getting into, your record is out there for them to find. Which is why it's a good idea for you to get a copy for yourself, so you know what it is other people are going to be seeing, and so you have it on hand for situations where it comes up.
Domestic violence is looked upon as a serious crime. Even on a misdemeanor offense, a conviction usually necessitates the completion of a 52 week class and results in substantial jail time. But, what is Domestic Violence?
There are many circumstances under which you might need a criminal attorney. Whether you were arrested for drunk driving, domestic violence or under some other criminal charge. The decision to hire a private criminal defense attorney is often a difficult one for many people. Lets face it, lawyers aren’t cheap, and if they are, well that, usually, means they’re not very good at what they do.
One of the misconceptions about driving under the influence (DUI) cases is that they are open and shut. However, it is possible to challenge various aspects of a prosecutor's case and successfully have the charges dropped or reduced.
In this day and age, the issue of consent can be a hotly contested subject. The boundaries of consent in the context of a sexual encounter have become blurred. If alcohol or drugs or involved, your partner may later claim that they did not consent to perform the sexual act or engage in the conduct. Consent is the permission and agreement that the other person is saying "yes" to having sex.
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 1650 waivers and why you might need one if you've had a conviction for a DUI and hold a drivers license outside of California.
This article describes the process in Fresno, California for a veteran to take advantage of recent changes in California law allowing for the veteran to participate in a program to avoid a conviction on either a Criminal or DUI related offense
Drunk Driving is one of the most serious offenses and is strongly penalized in Fresno county. But what if you have been falsely accused of drunk driving? DUI cases are subjected to considerable jail time, suspension of driver’s license and hefty fines. However, don’t panic. If you have been arrested for DUI, there are certain steps you can follow to improve your chances of a successful outcome.
Everyone has a right a to a good defense lawyer, no matter what the crime. This is something stated by the law and that's because it's a system that works. In case a person is really innocent, they shouldn't end up behind bars because they didn't have the chance to defend themselves.
If you have gotten in trouble, the legal system can be quite complicated. There are several different levels of offenses in California, including infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. There are major distinctions between each of these categories. Which one you are accused of and convicted of can really change your life.
A DUI charge is merely an accusation. It doesn't become official until the judge renders you guilty and sentences you time in jail, a fine, DUI classes, and probation. Until then, you have time to contact a reliable DUI defense attorney so that he can call the accusing party into question about the following...
Just like your business requires a strategy and any task that you're trying to accomplish requires a strategy, fighting a legal case also requires a strategy. And in order to develop this strategy, you need to work in tandem with your criminal attorney. You need to sit down with them to figure out exactly how they're going to handle your case.
No matter the situation, a person charged with a DUI needs adequate legal reputation. A trained, experienced attorney can provide ample representation that may lead to the accused saving thousands of dollars and their clear criminal record.
When you're communicating with your criminal lawyer, you should remember that it doesn't matter whether you're innocent or guilty. The law says that everyone has a right to a defense. So you shouldn't be afraid that your lawyer is going to judge you or betray your confidence.
An accusation of domestic abuse can have a profound impact on every aspect of your life. Depending on the circumstances, you could lose your freedom, your dignity, your access to your home, children, spouse/partner, and your firearm rights. Having had the opportunity to witness the carnage of the domestic violence justice system, I cannot overstate the impact it can have on a human being. However, if you were not the aggressor in the altercation, you can have a vital defense- self-defense.
After an investigation and/or arrest for a DUI charge, police officers will create a report that lists their version of what happened. This report will then be used to prosecute the person who is accused and often times will not include details that could help the suspect. Here are some things that you need to know if you are a suspect for a DUI criminal charge.
You might be someone who's never had to work with a criminal lawyer before. Maybe you've never had any encounters with the law. Maybe you've never even broken a law in your lifetime. But it's possible for anyone to be accused of a crime, even if they haven't done it. And in cases like these, you'll need a criminal lawyer to help you out.
If you find yourself charged with domestic violence, you have a very serious problem. With the increased exposure of domestic violence in the media leading to laws becoming tougher on the accused, your only choice is to have the best possible defense in court.
Gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated is the most serious drunk driving charge you can face. To be guilty of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated means while influenced by drugs or alcohol and driving a vehicle you acted in a way that completely disregarded safety and you should have known acting in that way could result in killing a person, and your recklessness caused the death of a human being.
When you work with a good criminal lawyer, they'll give you what they consider to be the best advice but they'll also argue the case the way you want. So it's a good idea to communicate properly with the lawyer who is handling your case.
If you are heading to court soon for criminal charges, there are a few things you should prepare in advance. While you might have your case in order and working with an attorney on strategy, it is important to put a little thought into your appearance and actions in court. Here are three tips for personal appearance and attitude during your upcoming day in criminal court.
When crafting an effective drunk driving defense with the help of your lawyer, the key is to know exactly what a prosecutor must prove in order to get you convicted. This is true in any legal case, be it drunk driving or otherwise. By knowing all the factors that a prosecutor has to prove in order to convince a jury, you can help work with your lawyer to create an effective defense.
Getting arrested for DUI is a traumatizing experience. Most of the time, career criminals aren't the ones getting arrested for drunk driving. Ordinary everyday people who have lived by the law their whole lives will have one drink too many and end up in the back of a squad car, and later, a holding cell. With no experience being arrested, they have no clue what to do next.
If you are facing criminal charges, you are probably feeling more than a little bit nervous about what is going to happen. These are a few criminal defense tips that can help you through this difficult process.
Contact us at Mitchell Law Group if you're suddenly facing "white-collar" criminal charges as a result of your own actions, as part of a group, or under the auspices of your employer. Even if you only played a minor role in the crime, you should seek legal representation. Your initial consultation is free.