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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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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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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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Getting Arrested During the Holidays really Sucks!

Getting Arrested During the Holidays Really Sucks Getting arrested is NOT a good way to avoid family events during the holidays. I know that we all have certain obligations this time of year. We need ...
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How Much Should it really cost to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney

How Much Should it really Cost to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney? I got an unsolicited email this weekend. A potential client was asking how much I would charge to represent them in a drug ...
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Before you go out Drinking, Have a Plan

Before you go out Drinking, Have a Plan If you start the night off with a plan, you are more likely to end the night sleeping in your own bed instead of sleeping at the grey bar motel. Throughout the ...
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Drunken Boater Not Charged in Connection with Friend's Death

A Los Angeles man was sentenced to 36 months of probation in Sonoma County Superior Court on October 12 th, 2016 in connection with the death of his lifelong friend while wakeboarding out on Lake ...
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Military Diversion Avoids any Criminal Conviction

Getting Clients into Military Diversion Have you ever heard of Veteran’s Court ? Some people have, but even fewer people have heard of the Military Diversion Program. Diversion is a concept that ...
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Valley Criminal and DUI Defense Lawyers Relocated

San Fernando Valley Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyers Jeffrey Vallens and Ross Erlich Have Relocated In the olden days I would have called up my printer and had formal announcements printed up which ...
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The Right Way to Do Criminal Defense vs. The Wrong Way to Do Criminal Defense

The Right Way to Do Criminal Defense vs. The Wrong Way to Do Criminal Defense I was in CCB* Tuesday on a motion to reduce a felony to a misdemeanor and expunge an old felony conviction for a client. ...
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"When Darkness Reigns", By Philip R. Dunn

When Darkness Reigns, by Philip R. Dunn A couple months ago I rented a new office in the Conejo Valley in order to better serve my Ventura County clients. The office is located near the Thousand Oaks ...
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How to Deal with Criminal Protective Orders in Domestic Violence Cases

How to Deal with an Emergency Protective Order or Criminal Protective Order in Domestic Violence Cases If you have been arrested for domestic violence there is a good chance there will be an emergency ...
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Mental Health Issues in DUI and Criminal Defense

Mental Health Issues in Criminal and DUI Defense I have often said that the majority of my cases involve substance abuse, financial pressures or relationship troubles. Many involve more than one of ...
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Twenty Years of Criminal and DUI Defense

Twenty Years of Criminal and DUI Defense Yesterday was my twenty year anniversary practicing law. May 28, 1996, I was sworn in as a lawyer, meaning that I was officially able to start ...
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How to Avoid Posting Bail in California Criminal/DUI Cases

How to Avoid Posting Bail Not everyone has to post bail in order to secure their pre-trial release from custody. Just yesterday I walked a woman into court after a warrant was issued for her arrest. ...
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Recent Changes in Criminal Defense in Ventura County

Recent Changes in Criminal Defense in Ventura County By now a lot of people have heard or dealt with the changes that have occurred in Ventura County’s criminal justice system. The biggest ...
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Now is the Right Time to Post Bail

Now is the Right Time to Post Bail One of the common questions in my business is: Should I bail him/her out? My answer is always the same – It depends. There are some basic rules of thumb I ...
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Avoiding the Stress of the Trifecta

It's hard to believe that summer is over, the kids are back in school and fall is upon us. Actually it's my favorite time of year because Halloween is approaching and shortly after that we ...
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Simple Advice When Searching for a Criminal or DUI Defense Attorney

Happy Labor Day, or Not Simple Advice When Searching for a Criminal Defense or DUI Lawyer I woke up this morning, happy to not to have to shave, put on a suit and drive to court somewhere in Southern ...
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A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate

A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate When I graduated from law school about 20 years ago one of my friends thought they would be funny and bought me a new coffee mug that ...
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How Can You Benefit From Proposition 47?

How Can You Benefit From Proposition 47? A man was arrested recently for the felony charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of Penal Code Section 29805. The gentlemen was ...
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