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Marijuana Driving Test

As the laws surrounding the legal use of both medical and recreational marijuana begin to advance throughout the country, the procedures to determine a driver’s impairment from its use have yet to catch up with the policies.

In five of the six states throughout the nation where marijuana use is legal, law enforcement is using […]

By |October 28th, 2016|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Marijuana Driving Test|

The Three Most Common Marijuana Possession Defenses

Our country is becoming more tolerant towards who can and cannot possess marijuana and where. The unfortunate result is that many Americans are confused about marijuana possession and what their rights are.

If you have been charged with marijuana possession, whether it be for personal use or intent to sell, it is important to enlist […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Criminal Law|Comments Off on The Three Most Common Marijuana Possession Defenses|

MLB Domestic Violence Policy Forcing Changes to Team Line-Ups

Domestic violence is a growing problem in our society, and is being recognized nationally. Sports organizations like Major League Baseball are taking it so seriously that players who are facing domestic violence charges are being told they are not welcome to join in training this season.

Charges of domestic violence can lead to serious consequences […]

By |October 11th, 2016|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on MLB Domestic Violence Policy Forcing Changes to Team Line-Ups|

Fight Hacking Charges with Help from Internet Crime Defense Attorney

Hacking or gaining unauthorized access into a computer network is a serious crime that is punishable under state and federal laws. Penalties often include jail time, usually for a much longer period if you are convicted by a federal jury for violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. And, in the case of […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fight Hacking Charges with Help from Internet Crime Defense Attorney|

How Shoplifting Defense Can Save Your Job

A firefighter is now fighting to retain his high-paying job after a court convicted him of shoplifting. The firefighter was charged with shoplifting for allegedly failing to pay for several food items at a convenience store, all amounting to $7.98. The judge who found him guilty of stealing those items further said that the […]

By |September 12th, 2016|The Law|Comments Off on How Shoplifting Defense Can Save Your Job|

Addiction Center Raises Murder Defense in Patient’s Death

A company that operates a chain of drug and alcohol addiction centers in California and various parts of the United States has filed several pleadings seeking to dismiss the second-degree murder charge against five of its current and former employees. The pleadings stem from charges filed by the Riverside County attorney general, for the […]

By |September 12th, 2016|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Addiction Center Raises Murder Defense in Patient’s Death|

Expungement and Other Ways to Clean Your Criminal Record

Criminal records are public records that prospective employers, landlords, and institutions can access as part of ordinary screening procedures. A single conviction for a past crime can easily affect your chances of obtaining employment or a professional license, even after having completed your sentence. If you have been convicted of an offense in California, […]

By |September 1st, 2016|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Expungement and Other Ways to Clean Your Criminal Record|

Clovis Man Set to Fight State after Guns, Ammo Seized

A man from Clovis, California is taking his fight to the state level after the California Department of Justice seized more than 500 guns and large amounts of ammunition in mid-November.

Since then, Albert Sheakalee of Clovis has been at the center of a statewide debate regarding mental health and an individual’s Second Amendment rights. […]

By |August 12th, 2016|Gun Crime|Comments Off on Clovis Man Set to Fight State after Guns, Ammo Seized|

Fourth Amendment Ruling — Evidence Admissible

On Monday, the US Supreme Court ruled in a 5-to-3 decision that if evidence is found by police during a stop – justified or not – it can be used in a court of law.  The court overturned an original ruling in a Utah Supreme Court criminal case, Utah v. Strieff, in which a man, Edward […]

By |August 3rd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Fourth Amendment Ruling — Evidence Admissible|

Warrantless Blood Draw as DUI Defense

In proving a charge for DUI, the prosecution must be able to establish that the accused had a blood alcohol content exceeding allowed limits at the time of the arrest.

As a rule, a police officer must first obtain a warrant authorizing the blood draw for testing alcohol content if the accused refuses to submit […]

By |June 15th, 2016|DUI|Comments Off on Warrantless Blood Draw as DUI Defense|

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