Fresno Criminal Lawyer Blog


Category: Criminal Defense

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 effort was coined "Operation Goldstar" and took 5 weeks' to plan and prepare for according to one undercover officer. The goal was to issue citations and tickets in addition to towing cars.

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Category: New DUI Laws

California's drunk driving laws have already undergone some changes this year, and more are expected. What are these laws, how might they  affect your DUI case, and what can be done to mitigate the consequences? Continue reading to learn more.

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Category: Criminal Defense

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 confidentiality laws. They can't tell anyone what you've told them in confidence. And if the attorney understands everything about your case, they can come up with a better defense for you.

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Category: DUI Defense

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1.8% of California drivers admit to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. While that percentage may seem small when you calculate the number of registered drivers, throughout the state, that 1.8% comes out to more than 450,000 people a year. Driving under the influence (DUI) is no joke and Fresno, California takes the offense very seriously.

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Category: Criminal Defense

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 ones. So, they may not necessarily remember that it's best to speak only in the presence of their lawyers. However, this is one thing that everyone should keep in mind when they are arrested for a crime.

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Category: DUI Defense

Have you recently been charged with a DUI? Are you being charged with a second or Third DUI offense? A DUI offense is a serious charge that needs quality legal assistance to challenge the narrative of the arresting officer and fight for your rights at DMV and in the courts. Michael Mitchell is a criminal defense attorney, certified field sobriety practitioner and instructor, and has a ridiculously strong track record in the area of DUI defense. He can help you mount a strong legal defense against a DUI.

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Category: Traffic Crimes

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One of the most frequent charges we see is hit and run driving. Vehicle Code section 20002 covers the situation where there was just property damage. This still falls under the umbrella of being a misdemeanor offense and can carry a stiff penalty of up to 180 days and jail. Read more for tips to avoid being charged with hit and run offenses.

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Category: DUI Defense

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Being without a license can have repercussions that affect nearly every aspect of your life - from being able to get back and forth to work and taking your kids to school, to other everyday activities like getting groceries and making it to the doctor's office. Under California law, you are entitled to a DMV hearing where you can contest or fight the suspension of your license But you have to act quickly - you must request your hearing within 10 days of your arrest.

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Category: Criminal Defense

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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.

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Category: DUI News

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California is best known for its tourist traps, sandy beaches, and vibrant night scene. Yet, tourists and locals alike have expressed irritation over the "early" closing hours of the state's bars and nightclubs. In response to their outcries, state legislators are once again considering a bill that would allow establishments to stay open until 4 AM.

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