Fresno Criminal Defense Lawyers
The California Supreme Court, last month, upheld the Court of Appeal Decision in In Re Kenneth Humphrey. This is a game changer for the bail system in California. Now the court can consider a defendant’s ability to pay the bail in deciding what the bail should be, or if alternatives to incarceration can be arranged.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The fourth amendment of the United States Constitution grants persons reasonable rights to not have themselves and their properties searched. Unlawful searches and seizures can violate a person's expectation of privacy. There are, however, several mitigating circumstances that allow law enforcement to legally search you, your residence or your vehicle without a warrant.
Recently, Californians voted in favor of the death penalty on two separate proposed measures. In the first case, Proposition 62, roughly 54 percent of people voted against repealing the death penalty and replacing it with life in prison without the possibility of parole. Instead, with just over half of the voters in favor of Proposition 66, Californians have voted to speed up the repeal process, so condemned murderers are executed, rather than dragging out their appeals, possibly for decades.
Domestic violence cases have the potential to irreparably damage a person's life. They are full of extremely sensitive, possibly inflammatory personal information that might be made public, even long before it has gone to trial.
Despite the overwhelming societal belief that men cannot be or are rarely victims of domestic violence, the actual statistics are overwhelming. Approximately 40 percent of severe physical domestic violence victims are men. Unfortunately, the percentage of men as domestic violence victims does not translate into the same level of support and legal options.
“Bail” is one of the most commonly used terms in legal proceedings. One hears it in every courtroom drama. However, what is bail and what is its purpose?
In criminal cases, there always seems to be some confusion about the use of lie detector tests, also referred to as a polygraph. These tests are given as an attempt to show when someone is giving a deceptive answer to a question. Criminal investigators and attorneys may administer this test for various reasons.
If you're going to be testifying in a criminal case, it's important that you prepare properly ahead of time. This is particularly the case if you are the defendant.
When you hire a domestic violence lawyer, they'll work on different levels to assure that when you're falsely accused, it's proven as definitively as possible. Here at Mitchell Law Group, we're here to work with you as your legal advocate in finding evidence proving you were not the aggressor when arrested for abusing your spouse.
A recent murder case in California that's made the news involves Marion "Suge" Knight, who co-founded Death Row Records. Knight faces accusations of deliberately running over two people with his pick-up truck and then driving away, making it a hit-and-run. Among the charges he faces are murder.
If you are facing the possibility of having a DUI charge on your record, one of the first steps you should take is contacting a DUI attorney.
Under California Penal Code 186.22, any person who commits a crime while involved with a known street gang, motorcycle gang, or neighborhood gang may be sentenced to an additional one to three years in jail. The legal name for this sentencing is gang enhancements.