Fresno Criminal Lawyer Blog


Category: Criminal Defense

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 expect when you are arrested in the state of California?

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Category: California Laws

If you live in California and own a gun, it is critical that you know CA Senate Bill 23, for both your safety and others. Effective since January 1, 2000, CA Senate Bill 23 established new criteria to define assault weapons. Penal Code Section 12276.1 defines an assault weapon as any weapon that exhibit any of following...

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Category: Criminal Defense

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 trauma and mental health issues of US veterans while sentencing them. Those who did not receive fair and ethical treatment during their sentencing may qualify for resentencing under California Penal Code 1170.91. To be eligible, a qualified veteran must fit specific criteria.

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Category: Criminal Defense

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 considering defense options in a misdemeanor or felony case, it is critical to use the expertise of a Lawyer.

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Category: DUI Defense

When you are charged with a DUI, you will have to work closely with a lawyer to set up your DUI defense. It's very important to make a good impression in court if you want to be acquitted of the charges or get a reduced sentence. In order to do this, you'll have to make sure that you come across as a productive member of society in front of the judge who is making the decision. Here are a few tips to help you make a good impression in court.

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Category: DUI Defense

What can make the difference in the outcome of your case is an experienced and effective legal attorney. Working with the Mitchell Law Group, you'll have expert representation in drunk driving cases.

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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 or misdemeanor charge, and you're concerned about the impact on your life and livelihood, our Fresno Criminal Defense Lawyers will provide the dedicated defense you need to see you through his difficult period in your life.

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Category: Criminal Defense

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 know a few pertinent things that will help you. One very important thing you should keep in mind is whether you have been Mirandized or not. Did the police read you your Miranda rights?

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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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