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Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime in California.

Navigating the California DUI Court Process

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime in California. Understanding the legal process and potentially severe consequences is important for anyone facing DUI charges. This guide is meant ...
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What Happens When You Are Arrested in Federal Court?

The United States federal court process can be long, complex, and confusing. It is definitely intimidating and overwhelming. If you or a loved one have been arrested on federal charges, ...
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Pros and Cons to Consider When Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Legal Practice

Artificial intelligence is everywhere we look in today’s world, and that includes the legal world! AI is being used by attorneys to reduce discovery review time, early case assignment, write ...
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What Can You Do if Your Property Was Seized by Federal Law Enforcement?

What Can You Do if Your Property Was Seized by Federal Law Enforcement?

If you or a loved one has had property seized by federal law enforcement, you may be wondering how to get the seized property back. You may also be asking ...
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How do the New 2023 Federal Sentencing Guideline Amendments Impact a Defendant’s Criminal History Score?

How Do The New 2023 Federal Sentencing Guideline Amendments Impact A Defendant’s Criminal History Score?

General Overview of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines If you are charged with a crime in federal court anywhere in the United States—from San Diego to Boise to Maryland—it is important ...
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5 Types of DUI Charges

DUI Lawyer Many people are familiar with the term DUI or possibly even DWI. DUI stands for driving under the influence, which means a driver was found operating a vehicle ...
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Charged with Murder

Charged With Murder?

If you or anyone you know is being investigated for or charged with a murder, you need a qualified, experienced lawyer–preferably one that has actually taken murder cases to trial. ...
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Why You Should Get a Lawyer Before Charges Are Filed

Criminal filings in the U.S district courts have increased by 11% year-over-year.  If there’s a chance a criminal case will be filed against you, don’t wait to start researching for ...
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Asset Forfeiture

How To Fight Asset Forfeiture

Whether you need to know how to fight asset forfeiture to get your property back, or have never heard of asset forfeiture, we’ll tell you how asset forfeiture works and ...
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“PRO HAC VICE”- For this occasion.

Can an attorney that is not licensed to practice in California, but is licensed to practice in another state, appear on the record in a California criminal or civil case? ...
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What to Do if You Are Falsely Accused of a Crime

No one is perfect. We’ve all made mistakes here and there. Most likely, we’ve even all broken the law at some point in our lives, even if it’s as simple ...
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What Happens When a Felon is Found in Possession of a Firearm in California?

A convicted felon in possession of a firearm in California is breaking the law and faces the risk of severe legal and financial penalties. Read on to learn about the ...
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Jail time for a probation violation

How Much Jail Time Can I Get For Violating Probation?

In order to answer this question, the first piece of information we need to know is if you are on misdemeanor or felony probation.  The second critical factor is what ...
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Pulled over by Law Enforcement

Things to Know When Pulled Over by Law Enforcement

Whether or not you believe you were legally pulled over and stopped, there are some important steps you should take to minimize the consequences of a traffic stop. Generally, you ...
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San Diego Pharmacist Thomas Francis Burke Found Not Guilty of Murder

San Diego Pharmacist Thomas Francis Burke Found Not Guilty of Murder

One of our clients, Thomas Francis Burke (a San Diego pharmacist) faced first-degree murder with gun allegations after he fatally shot his roommate’s boyfriend (Jess Michael Robles) on his condominium ...
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Dealing with a domestic violence charge

Dealing with Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic violence charges can result from a variety of criminal acts involving family members or people in an intimate relationship. Any of the following non-exhaustive crimes may constitute domestic violence: ...
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New California Gun Laws 2021

New California Gun Laws for 2021

California has had a long history of gun laws, including many acts of legislation in the last five years.  The new gun laws in California cover a wide range of ...
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How much jail time can I get for Manslaughter?

The first question any criminal defense attorney will ask you when you call them about a manslaughter charge is whether the charge is for a vehicular manslaughter or non-vehicular manslaughter. ...
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What to Do When Arrested on Drug Charges

When arrested by the police, do not answer any questions beyond providing your name and ID Police may try to intimidate you to get you to make a statement. You ...
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California Bail Reform

The Future of California Bail Reform

If you or a loved one has ever faced pretrial detention with no chance of posting bail because you couldn’t afford it, you know that the system is flawed. There ...
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What are Mandatory Minimum Sentences

What Are Mandatory Minimum Sentences?

Did you know that over half of the inmates incarcerated in federal prison were convicted of an offense that carries a mandatory minimum penalty?  In 2016, 92,870 federal inmates were ...
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Best Criminal Defense Attorney

How to Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorney

Although most of us strive to stay on the right side of the law, it’s not impossible to end up in a situation where you need a criminal defense attorney. ...
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