Jul
03

Fresno Restraining Order Attorney: 5 Things Your Lawyers Should do for You

Do you need a restraining order applied against someone or has a restraining order been unfairly placed against you? You may need a Fresno attorney that specializes in restraining orders. A restraining order attorney focuses on handling legal matters related to protection orders or an order of protection, which is a court order issued to prevent one person from contacting or approaching another person for their safety and protection.
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Mar
15

Fresno Criminal Lawyer Discusses How Criminal Cases Work

The Mitchell Law Group handles all major areas of criminal defense, both in State and Federal Court. 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. If charged, you may be wondering though, how do criminal cases work in California and what can I expect? Here are some steps the courts will follow.
Categories: Criminal Cases
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Feb
01

New Changes for California Mental Health Diversion Statute Starting Jan 2023

California's Mental Health Diversion pretrial program has significant new changes starting January 2023 with Senate Bill 1223.
Categories: Criminal Defense
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Jan
17

California Ends Loitering for Prostitution Law

Effective January 1, 2023, Senate Bill 357, the Safer Streets for All Act, went into effect eliminating from the law books the crime of loitering in a public place with the intent to commit prostitution in California. If you feel you have been unfairly profiled by a police officer with the intent to engage in prostitution in California, it is important to take into consideration Senate Bill 357 and review the circumstances involved.
Categories: Criminal Defense
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Dec
14

Police Responding to a Domestic Violence Call - Why an Arrest is Often Mandatory in California

It is important to understand that California is a “mandatory arrest” state, which means law enforcement officials are required to make an arrest of the dominant aggressor if there is probable cause that any form of domestic violence occurred - whether or not a crime has actually been committed. Domestic violence cases are often complex and emotionally overwhelming, which is why having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side can make a difference.
Categories: Criminal Cases
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Nov
16

Domestic Violence Emergency Protective Orders and Form EPO-001

Emergency Protective Orders are the initial order given by law enforcement on the scene when there is a domestic violence incident. If you have been charged with domestic violence in California, please contact us at once for a free consultation. It is imperative to know and follow all boundaries of the orders that have been placed against you and all parties involved. 
Categories: Criminal Defense
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Oct
17

How to Get Your License Back if You Got a DUI in California and Live Out of State

Many of my client's are baffled by the complexities of the impact a DUI conviction can have on their out-of-state license. This article discusses the specifics regarding obtaining a DMV waiver of the DUI program requirement when you live in another State and can't complete the in state DUI program.
Categories: DUI Defense
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Sep
14

Mental Health Diversion Available Before Sentencing or Start of the Trial?

Mental health diversion is a pretrial program in California that diverts individuals from the criminal justice system into mental health treatment in lieu of facing a criminal trial or conviction. This is an alternative, created for individuals where mental health played a significant part in their alleged crime. However, is it available after the entry of a guilty/no contest plea or the commencement of trial?
Categories: Criminal Defense
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Aug
17

New California Immigration Law PC 1473.7 Extended to Trial Convictions

New California law AB 1259 which extends PC 1473.3 to trial convictions, was effective as of January 1, 2022. This expands access to post-conviction relief. PC 1473.3 allows people who were convicted by plea bargain to request that the court vacate their conviction if they were not informed of the immigration consequences of their conviction. AB 1259 extends PC 1473.3 to additional defendants, including those convicted by jury trial.
Categories: Criminal Defense
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Jul
20

California's New Law on Court Video Appearances in Criminal Cases AB-199

California enacted a new law effective July 1, 2022. This law addresses court video appearances in criminal matters AB 199. This bill extends the courts’ ability to allow defendants and witnesses in criminal proceedings to appear remotely under certain circumstances. AB 199 still requires the defendant’s consent, and the court still maintains the discretion to require the physical presence of any defendant or witness in a criminal proceeding.
Categories: Criminal Cases
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Michael E. Mitchell, at the Mitchell Law Group, Inc., is one of the top DUI defense attorneys in Fresno, California. He has over a decade of experience handling DUI cases throughout the Central Valley, including in Clovis, Madera, Tulare, Visalia. He is a certified field sobriety instructor and practitioner under the standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is a member of the California DUI Lawyers Association. His advice and knowledge is, routinely, sought after by other attorneys practicing in the area of DUI defense. He is an expert in the area of DUI defense in both Federal, State, and on the Appellate level. If you're looking for the best DUI Lawyer in Fresno to handle your case, give us a call today to see how we can put our knowledge to work for you.