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Everyone argues. Tensions continue to rise when we cannot separate from each other to cool down and, sometimes, people continue to fight until the situation becomes volatile. It has become common knowledge that domestic assaults have increased in number due to current world events.

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Category: DUI Defense

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One of the things that we’ve noticed materialize due the pandemic is an increase in DUI cases. That’s interesting, since for the last couple of months people were supposed to be staying at home. However, it also makes sense since ride share companies had, temporarily, discontinued services. If you are being charged with a DUI, you run the risk of severe penalties such as loss of license, hefty fines, and even jail time. It is paramount that you entrust a reputable attorney to defend your rights.

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Category: Criminal Defense

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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 announcement regarding this oft requested information. Drumroll...the answer is YES!!

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Category: Criminal Defense

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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 aggressive lawyer should be fighting by your side.

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Category: Criminal Defense

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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 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

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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

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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 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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