Expungement

If you were convicted of an infraction, a misdemeanor, or a felony and were ordered to serve county jail time, probation, pay a court fine, or a combination; we can petition the court for a ‘dismissal’ of the conviction. The court may withdraw your conviction and the court record would be changed to show a […]
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Basics of Criminal Court

In any criminal case, you have the right to be represented by an attorney. A criminal case can result in the loss of your freedom. You can be locked up in jail for a few days to several years, or even for the rest of your life. As a result, the American justice system allows […]
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Criminal Case Process

In general, criminal cases have the following steps. The Arrest When the police arrest someone (the defendant), they take him or her to jail. Then, 1 of 3 things happens: • The defendant is released if the prosecutor (usually the district attorney or the city attorney) decides not to file charges; or • The defendant […]
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DUI Laws

The California Vehicle Code defines what it means to drive under the influence. The code section is “23152”. The language of the law recently changed, and makes drug violations separate charges.  Driving under the influence DUI: DUI with bad driving: (a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to […]
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What Is a Motion to Reclassify a Felony as a Misdemeanor?

In many cases, when you are charged with a felony, and time has passed, you may wish to reduce the charges to a misdemeanor. Legislation over the last few years has greatly improved to help reduced many felony charges to misdemeanors. It would be worth your time to call and ask if your case is applicable! […]
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