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Understanding Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charges

June 4, 2021

In the state of California, assault charges are taken very seriously. Penal Code 245 PC (a) 1 provides a definition for assault with a deadly weapon:  “Any person who commits an assault upon the person of another with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm shall be punished by imprisonment in the state…

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How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Attorney For You

May 28, 2021

When you are in trouble with the law, you need help right away. A criminal defense attorney is your greatest ally when you are facing charges for DUI, domestic violence, theft, assault and battery or traffic violations.  Your freedom is one of your most valuable assets. Jail time, hefty fines and other restrictions can seriously…

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Accused of Stalking? Understanding California Stalking Laws

May 21, 2021

In the state of California, stalking is a serious crime that is not taken lightly. If you have been charged with stalking another person, it is critical that you understand the California laws around stalking so you can prepare your best defense.  Because law enforcement considers the crime a punishable offense, you must take any…

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What to Expect at Your DMV Hearing

May 14, 2021

An arrest for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can be a harrowing experience. The possibility of hefty fines, the loss of your driver’s license and the consequences for your future can be a lot to take in at once. What many people do not realize is that you actually face two different legal proceedings after…

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How to Fight Your Drunk in Public Charge

May 6, 2021

Let’s say an after-work happy hour or a Sunday Funday got a little out of hand. Could you be arrested for public intoxication in California? The answer is maybe. Many people mistakenly believe that it is illegal to be drunk in a public space. In California, this is not always the case. There are penalties…

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Is Detainment the Same as an Arrest?

April 29, 2021

The terms detainment and arrest are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Protect your rights when you are in an encounter with law enforcement by knowing the difference between the two.  For most people, an encounter with the police can be frightening and full of uncertainty. There are several scenarios that can…

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Should You Plead Guilty to Avoid a Trial?

April 22, 2021

When you are up against criminal charges, you have choices in front of you. You can go to trial or plead guilty. Before you decide, consult with a criminal defense attorney who can explain your rights and help you come to the right decision for your case.  If you are charged with a crime in…

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Understanding California’s Resisting Arrest Laws

April 15, 2021

Obstructing law enforcement or medical personnel from doing their jobs is against the law in California. If you’ve been charged with resisting arrest, talk with an experienced criminal defense attorney right away to determine if the charges rightly apply to your case.  Resisting arrest is a charge that you frequently hear in crime shows on…

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What Can a San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney Do For You

April 8, 2021

When you are in trouble with the law, you need a skilled defense attorney to protect your rights and help you get a positive outcome in your case.  DUI. Domestic abuse. Assault and battery. Thefts. Warrants. Criminal charges of any kind can be stressful and put significant strain on your personal and professional life. The…

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Which Crimes Have a Statute of Limitations in California?

March 30, 2021

Are you wondering if you can still be prosecuted for a crime in California? Learn more about Statutes of Limitations and what crimes are not covered under these laws.  What is a statute of limitations?  The statute of limitations is a set time period for which a prosecutor can bring criminal charges against you. If…