probation terms

Do You Need Help Getting Your Probation Term Shortened?

January 6, 2021

Do You Need Help Getting Your Probation Term Shortened? If you are on probation in California, you may be eligible to have your probationary period shortened. Learn more about AB 1950 and how it might apply to your case. What does the law say?  A new law effective January 1, 2021, significantly shortens the probation…

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When Can Police Legally Search Your Vehicle?

December 31, 2020

When Can Police Legally Search Your Vehicle? Do the police have the right to search your vehicle at any time? Learn about your 4th Amendment rights and when it is legal for the police to search your vehicle. The Fourth Amendment stipulates “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers,…

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Understanding Vandalism Laws in California

December 24, 2020

What You Need to Know About Vandalism Laws Vandalism is much more than a little wall art. A conviction can lead to hefty fines and jail time. Learn more about vandalism laws in California and the possible defenses available to you. When you hear the word “vandalism,” what comes to mind? If your first thought…

dui defenses

Top 5 Legal Defenses for California DUI Charges

December 17, 2020

Top 5 Legal Defenses for California DUI Charges When you are faced with DUI charges in California, you need an experienced DUI attorney to evaluate your case and help you put up a strong defense. If a few moments of bad judgement has left you with a first time DUI offense in California, you may…

child abuse

Child Abuse and Coronavirus in California

December 10, 2020

Child Abuse and Coronavirus in California The coronavirus has far-reaching effects on families in California. If you’ve been charged with a child abuse offense, contact Joni Eisenstein today. While more adults contract COVID-19 compared to children, kids can still get the virus and develop serious symptoms. But the cough, fever and sore throat are not…

shoplifting

What You Need to Know About California Shoplifting Laws

December 3, 2020

What You Need to Know About California Shoplifting Laws Shoplifting may seem like a minor charge, but in California it can come with jail time and fines. If you are facing shoplifting charges, you need an experienced defense attorney to help you fight the charges. Shoplifting Defined – Penal Code 459.5  Prior to the passing…

juvenile crime

Sealing Your Juvenile Record in San Diego

November 27, 2020

Sealing Your Juvenile Record in San Diego Mistakes in your youth do not have to follow you into your adulthood. Learn more about getting your juvenile record sealed in California. Few adults can say that they have never done anything as teenagers that they regret. Some adolescent mistakes, however, are crimes that can come with…

juror misconduct

Understanding Juror Misconduct in California

November 20, 2020

Understanding Juror Misconduct in California In the United States, all defendants are guaranteed the right to a trial by an impartial jury of their peers. Read on to find out how juror misconduct can impede your ability to get the fair trial you deserve. What is Juror Misconduct?  While we may want to believe that…

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What You Need to Know About California Minor in Possession Charges

November 13, 2020

What You Need to Know About California Minor in Possession Charges If you or your child is facing a minor in possession charge in California, you need an experienced minor in possession attorney to help you fight your charges. California Minor in Possession Laws  California law seeks to protect young people by making it illegal…

self defense

Understanding California’s Self Defense Laws

November 6, 2020

Understanding California’s Self Defense Laws The California law allows you to act in self defense when in immediate danger. How does the court determine if you acted in self defense? When you are in immediate harm, the law in the state of California provides that you have the right to act in your own defense.…