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California is in a state of crisis when it comes to fire and the hazardous effects that it has on the lives of its citizens. In just 2021, over 2 million acres have burned. Th…
Accused Of Arson? Arson charges are dependent on the accused perpetrator's intent. Did you mean to start a fire, or was it an accident? Did you intend to burn down a garage or an entire neighborhood? Did you intend to hurt anyone? https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2022/01/arson-charges-are-particularly-serious-california/


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There may be times when you're not sure whether the police have arrested you in a lawful way. Don't the police always need a warrant to make an arrest? Can they arrest you …
There may be times when you're not sure whether the police have arrested you in a lawful way. Don't the police always need a warrant to make an arrest? Can they arrest you without one? You may not be sure about the answer, and it might help you to know wh… https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2021/11/warrant-always-needed-arrest/


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Unemployment benefits skyrocketed as soon as the coronavirus made itself known. Businesses were shut down and people were laid off from jobs they had held for years. Unempl…
Unemployment benefits skyrocketed as soon as the coronavirus made itself known. Many states, including California, are finding out that they gave out millions of dollars in benefits that they have now decided to revoke. Some authorities in California are … https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2021/03/thousands-california-residents-accused-unemployment-fraud-during-current-crisis/


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Those who have felony convictions know all too well just how life-altering that conviction can be. The negative impacts of a felony record are far-reaching. However, there is …
Those who have felony convictions know all too well just how life-altering that conviction can be. The negative impacts of a felony record are far-reaching. However, there is hope for some California felons to have convictions expunged. Thanks to a new … https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2021/02/new-extensive-expungement-california-inmate-firefighters/


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Are you facing criminal charges that could attract a hefty fine or imprisonment? A competent criminal lawyer can help to mitigate or negate the charges you are facing. Experie…
Are you facing criminal charges that could attract a hefty fine or imprisonment? A competent criminal lawyer can help to mitigate or negate the charges you are facing. Experienced Defense Lawyers understand that no criminal case is like another; they sp… https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2021/02/how-do-competent-criminal-defense-lawyers-win-your-case/


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There's some good news for many Californians facing criminal misdemeanor charges. As of January 1, 2021, Assembly Bill 3234 is now an active law.  A primary provision in thi…
There's some good news for many Californians facing criminal misdemeanor charges. As of January 1, 2021, Assembly Bill 3234 is now an active law. A primary provision in this bill means California judges can now offer a pretrial diversion in a qualifying … https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2021/01/get-misdemeanor-charge-dismissed-through-ab-3234-californias-new-diversion-law/


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We have all seen the videos and heard the recordings of people who were caught saying or doing something the public sees as racist. Many of these individuals are not only sham…
We have all seen the videos and heard the recordings of people who were caught saying or doing something the public sees as racist. Many of these individuals are not only shamed and embarrassed, but they can lose their careers and personal relationships b… https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2020/10/california-laws-changing-prosecute-false-911-calls-hate-crimes/


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Due to distance learning, children are more isolated than they have ever been before. Educators and administrators are afraid, not just because of COVID-19, but because the…
Michael E. Mitchell is an excellent attorney with proven results. He works tirelessly for his California Community. Contact us, immediately, if you have been wrongfully accused of any crime, and we will build a plan to clear your name and protect your ch… https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2020/07/contact-top-notch-criminal-lawyer-combat-false-child-abuse-claims/


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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives radically; business closures, social distancing, and public health measures have all created a new normal for society. At Mitchell L…
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives radically; business closures, social distancing, and public health measures have all created a new normal for society. At Mitchell Law Group, we understand that going through criminal prosecution is already diff… https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2020/06/criminal-defense-tips-during-covid-19/


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One of the most common questions I get, besides, they didn't read me my rights, is whether the police have to give you a phone call. The following is my public service announcemen…
One of the most common questions I get, besides, they didn't read me my rights, is whether the police have to give you a phone call. The following is my public service announcement regarding this oft requested information. Drumroll...the answer is YES!! https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2020/04/if-im-arrested-do-i-have-right-phone-call/


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Category: Criminal Defense

COVID-19 is in California and it has pushed most of our lives online as we have been required to stay at home as much as possible, even for work.  Everybody is used to spendin…
All nonessential businesses should be closed while banks and restaurants maintain their take out and drive-thru operations. If you have been stopped and accused of nonessential travel when you had the right to be out of your home, a practiced and aggressi… https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2020/04/accused-violating-stay-home-order-fresno/


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For most people getting arrested is not a common occurrence.  What you've seen in the movies or television is likely all you have to base your expectations on. Rarely is Hollywo…
For most people getting arrested is not a common occurrence. What you've seen in the movies or television is likely all you have to base your expectations on. Rarely is Hollywood's portrayal of something a true to life depiction. So, what can you expec… https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2020/04/what-expect-when-youre-arrested/


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Many US veterans have received unfair treatment by the California judicial system and found that the judge did not take into consideration their mental capacity or mil…
Many US veterans have received unfair treatment by the California judicial system and found that the judge did not take into consideration their mental capacity during sentencing. As of January 1st, 2015, California judges are required to consider the tra… https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2020/03/are-you-veteran-who-received-unfair-sentence-prior-january-1st-2015/


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Recently enacted, The Mental Health Diversion Law (PC 1001.36) allows for alternative sentencing and treatment under special circumstances. A written motion submitted by a wel…
Recently enacted, The Mental Health Diversion Law (PC 1001.36) allows for alternative sentencing and treatment under special circumstances. A written motion submitted by a well-qualified attorney is routinely opposed by the prosecution. Thus, when conside… https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2020/02/defend-your-rights-california-mental-health-diversion-law-requires-expert-help/


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Category: Criminal Defense

The Mitchell Law Group handles all major areas of criminal defense, both at the State and Federal level, including the appellate level. If you're faced with a serious felony o…
The Mitchell Law Group handles all major areas of criminal defense, both at the State and Federal level, including the appellate level. If you're faced with a serious felony or misdemeanor charge, and you're concerned about the impact on your life and l… https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2020/01/common-criminal-defense-charges/


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If you have been arrested for any type of crime in Fresno, you should know a little bit about the law so that you can put up a good defense. Of course, your Fresno criminal lawyer…
If you have been arrested for any type of crime in Fresno, you should know a little bit about the law so that you can put up a good defense. Of course, your Fresno criminal lawyer will be there to help you through the process. But it also helps if you kno… https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2019/12/discuss-whether-you-were-mirandized-your-fresno-criminal-lawyer/


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Fresno County law enforcement personnel have teamed up with several local and federal agencies such as Homeland Security to conduct a sweep of local towns in an effort to cr…
Fresno County law enforcement personnel have teamed up with several local and federal agencies such as Homeland Security to conduct a sweep of local towns in an effort to crackdown on crime and help citizens feel safer within their communities. The effo… https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2019/12/operation-goldstar-set-quarterly-activation-fresno-county/


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When working with a criminal defense attorney it's very important to be completely honest with them. Even if you are guilty of the crime, it's best to tell your criminal att…
When working with a criminal defense attorney it's very important to be completely honest with them. Even if you are guilty of the crime, it's best to tell your criminal attorney everything about it. This is because your attorney is bound by client confi… https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2019/11/why-should-you-be-honest-your-criminal-defense-attorney/


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When someone is arrested for a crime, they may not be able to think clearly in that moment. Most people are in a state of distress at this time. They're upset about being arrest…
When someone is arrested for a crime, they may not be able to think clearly in that moment. Most people are in a state of distress at this time. They're upset about being arrested and about the effect this is going to have on their lives and their loved o… https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2019/10/dont-say-anything-without-your-fresno-criminal-lawyer-present/


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Category: Criminal Defense

When most people think of arson, they think about someone burning down someone else’s property. However, there are a variety of arson offenses and, corresponding, penal code…
When most people think of arson, they think about someone burning down someone else’s property. However, there are a variety of arson offenses and, corresponding, penal codes. https://www.fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2019/08/criminal-defense-what-arson/


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