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Prior Bad Acts in Domestic Violence Cases

Prior Bad Acts in Domestic Violence Cases A new client came in a few months ago. He was charged with felony domestic battery and violating a criminal protective order from a prior misdemeanor DV ...
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Pitchess Motions and Getting Better Results in Criminal Defense Cases

Leveraging Better Results in Criminal Defense Cases: Pitchess Motions Almost every time a new client comes in they want to know how their case will end up. Often times, clients want me to “lay ...
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Your Right to a Speedy Trial and Serna Motions

Your Right to a Speedy Trial and Serna Motions When we are in court we often hear things like the “right to a speedy trial”. Usually we hear about it when we about to give it up. For many ...
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My Boyfriend Told me to Refuse the Test

/Criminal-Defense/Traffic-Offenses.aspx My Boyfriend told me to Refuse the Test I repeat client called me yesterday to tell me she was arrested for her third DUI last weekend. She was driving home ...
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Meet Your Lawyer Before You Hire Him

Meet Your Lawyer Before you Hire Him I got a call Friday from a potential client. I was walking out the door to meet a colleague for lunch when the phone rang. I asked the caller if I could call her ...
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The Mill vs. the Real Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Mill vs. the Real Criminal Defense Lawyer Almost every criminal defense lawyer who is under 70 and has been practicing for more that 6 weeks, has a website. Some sites are better, and some are ...
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Jail Alternatives in LA's Criminal Justice System

Welcome to Los Angeles County. Home of the largest municipal jail facility in the world; Home of one of the most overcrowded jails in the country; Home of some of the most disgusting jail conditions ...
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Don't Plead Guilty at Arrignment

Don’t Plead Guilty at Arraignment I recently wrote a blog entitled: “Don’t Take Deferred Entry of Judgment at Arraignment”. It has received more views in the last year than any ...
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Winning Criminal Defense and DUI Cases

Winning Criminal Defense and DUI Cases Winning in criminal defense takes a variety of different forms. First, a dismissal of all of the charges is the best example of a “win”. I have had a ...
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Once Reduced, A Felony is a Misdemeanor for All Purposes

Once a Felony is Reduced to a Misdemeanor, it is a Misdemeanor for “All Purposes” If you have been convicted of a felony in California, there is a good chance that the felony conviction ...
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Prostitution: Beware of a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude

Take Caution: Prostitution is a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude Many people, myself included, feel that prostitution should be legalized, regulated, licensed and taxed. Maybe one day that will happen ...
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What to do if you were Arrested for DUI Over the Holidays?

Arrested for DUI Over the Holidays? If you or someone close to you was one of the unlucky people who were arrested for DUI this holiday season, then you are in good company. The task forces were out ...
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