Domestic Violence Charges Have you been charged with a domestic abuse offense? If you committed an assault, battery or any other criminal threat against someone, especially your spouse or partner, California laws make the allegations much more serious. Specifically, even if the accuser recants his or her statement and doesn’t want to press charges anymore,
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Lower Blood Alcohol Levels To 0.5 Federal safety investigators want states to lower the legal standard for drunken driving. If you are convicted of DUI, the penalties can be very harsh. You could be facing jail or significant prison time, fines, the loss of your driver’s license, probation and mandatory alcohol education classes. Most importantly,
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Society, today, has numerous rules and laws when it comes to sexually-related behaviors. California Penal Code 647(a) “makes it a crime to engage in or to solicit anyone to engage in lewd or dissolute conduct in any public place or in any place open to the public or exposed to public view”. Lewd conduct is
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Embezzlement charges usually involve the misappropriation of funds for an individual’s own personal gains. People who are accused of embezzlement may take a large sum of money at one time. Others may take money over a period of time. A California man was recently deported back to the United States to face a felony embezzlement
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Recently, I represented former University of San Diego basketball star Brandon Johnson who was indictment with conspiracy to commit sports bribery, conduct an illegal gambling business, and distribute marijuana in April of 2011. Johnson says “I understand consequences. But I’m not a threat to society. I’m not a menace to society.” My client admitted only to recruiting
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Due to their powerful sense of smell and extensive training, drug-sniffing police dogs can smell narcotics from a mile away. The invasive nature of their use has raised interesting questions about the right to privacy. So when and where can drug-sniffing dogs be used? A few recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court have shed
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Possible Felony DUI Actor Clark Gable’s son was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of drunken driving and hit-and-run after he allegedly caused two crashes in Malibu. In California, any driver found to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher is considered to be intoxicated. This designation has nothing to do with the
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As a criminal defense lawyer in San Diego, I am frequently asked the question, ‘How can I have a record, I was never arrested and I was never convicted?’ The answer is: You don’t have to be ‘Arrested’ or ‘Convicted’ to have a record. The mere fact that you were ‘Charged’ and a complaint filed
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The California Penal Code 290.015 now requires registered sex offenders to provide the California Department of Justice all “internet identifiers” within 24 hours of a change, such as E-mail addresses, IP addresses and usernames. This is in addition to the usual requirements of notifying the State when the person moves, changes jobs, registers a new
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Search warrants are documents serving as proof that the police have been given explicit permission to search a specific place in order to look for a specific person or item. To obtain a warrant, a police officer must attest to the fact that there is good reason to believe that the person or property will
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