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How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Attorney

If you face a criminal charge, you should act with a sense of urgency by reaching out to a California-licensed criminal defense attorney. Although your first court date might be weeks, if not months away, your lawyer can work on building a defense that helps you stay...

The Pros and Cons of a Plea Bargain

Why would a judge and a prosecutor agree to a plea bargain? The answer is that in some cases, agreeing to a plea bargain reduces the number of cases on a court’s docket that requires a full trial. This saves both the court and the prosecutor time and money. Although...

Defending a Charge of Domestic Violence in California

As one of the most serious criminal charges, domestic violence can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor. If law enforcement charges a suspect with a felony domestic violence charge, a conviction can make it difficult to find gainful employment and secure quality...

Defending Against an Arson Charge

In California, arson has become one of the most serious criminal charges. This is mostly due to the wildfire epidemic that has swept the state over the past several years. If you face a charge of arson, you need to get legal counsel immediately that is provided by a...

The Most Common Types of Cybercrimes

They say crime doesn’t pay, but that is not the case with cybercrimes. The 2017 Official Annual Cybercrime Report estimated cybercrimes in the United States will cost $6 trillion per year by 2021. That is a twofold increase from the $3 trillion figure generated in...

California Domestic Violence Laws

Domestic violence in California is defined by statute as the actual or threatened act of physical abuse that is committed against a current or former “intimate partner.” The legal definition of domestic violence includes a current or former spouse and a person that...

Criminal Defense When Facing a Homicide Charge

As the unlawful murder of another person, homicide covers several types of major crimes that include intentional acts of murder (1st-degree murder) and involuntary acts of murder (manslaughter). Each type of homicide carries a different penalty depending on state law....

DUI Laws in California

DUI laws in California make it illegal for motorists to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Some drivers have to follow much stricter guidelines. For example, drivers of commercial vehicles that test for a blood alcohol content...