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What San Diego Jurors Need to Know About Reporting for Jury Duty

October 29, 2020

What San Diego Jurors Need to Know About Reporting for Jury Duty Criminal trials are now being held in San Diego County courthouses. As a prospective juror, find out what you need to know about reporting for jury duty and staying safe. Earlier this month, the San Diego Superior Court held its first criminal trial…

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What is Contempt of Court in California?

October 22, 2020

What is Contempt of Court in California? Contempt of court is more than just cinematic entertainment. It is a misdemeanor offense that can come with jail time and fines in the state of California. Film and television courtrooms frequently feature scenes of heart-pumping action and uncontrollable emotion, making the court process seem much more like…

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Understanding Common Pretrial Motions for California Criminal Cases

October 15, 2020

Understanding Common Pretrial Motions for California Criminal Cases To help you get the best possible outcome in your case, your defense attorney can file pretrial motions to weaken the case against you or get your case dismissed altogether. A lot goes on in your case prior to a trial. During the pretrial phase of court…

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How Do Bail Bonds Work in California?

October 8, 2020

How Do Bail Bonds Work in California? The cash bail system will come to a vote next month. How much do you know about the current bail system and bail bonds in California? What is bail?  When someone is arrested for a misdemeanor or felony crime in California, they will be taken into custody, processed,…

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An End to Cash Bail? California Prop 25 Explained

October 1, 2020

An End to Cash Bail? California Prop 25 Explained Will California be the first state to eliminate the cash bail system? Learn more about California Proposition 25 and how it could impact detained criminal suspects in 2021. What is Proposition 25?  Proposition 25 asks voters to decide whether the cash bail system should be abolished…

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What To Expect in a San Diego Jury Trial

September 24, 2020

What To Expect in a San Diego Jury Trial Your case is going to trial. Understand the steps of a San Diego jury trial and how your criminal defense attorney can help you get the outcome you desire. What is a jury trial?  If you’ve been accused of a misdemeanor or felony in San Diego…

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What Happens After an Arrest in California?

September 17, 2020

What Happens After an Arrest in California? A San Diego arrest is stressful enough. Understanding what you should expect after your arrest can give you peace of mind and help you navigate the complicated legal process. If you are new to the justice system, you might be expecting a quick turnaround from arrest to trial,…

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Do You Have an Upcoming San Diego Court Date?

September 10, 2020

Do You Have an Upcoming San Diego Court Date? If you were arrested at the beginning of the pandemic, you may have an upcoming San Diego court date. Don’t risk missing your day in court. COVID-19 has impacted the way we live and work in San Diego, California and throughout the rest of the country.…

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What is Exculpatory Evidence in California Criminal Cases?

September 2, 2020

What is Exculpatory Evidence in California Criminal Cases? Strong evidence can mean the difference between jail time and your freedom. Learn how a skilled defense lawyer can help you clear your name in your San Diego criminal case. If you’ve watched any TV crime drama, you know the value of strong evidence. Evidence in a…

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What Happens When You Get a Second DUI in California?

August 28, 2020

What Happens When You Get a Second DUI in California? A second DUI offense in California can come with serious consequences that require a skilled and experienced DUI defense attorney. Find out what happens when you get a second DUI in California. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charges can significantly impact your freedom and your…