Recent Posts in Criminal Defense

  • Jan 16, 2018

    Ignition Interlock Devices (IID): A Harsh Penalty for DUI Convictions

    People charged with driving under the influence ( DUI ) in California are often worried about license suspensions , jail time, and steep fines that can be used against them upon conviction. While these are certainly worrisome criminal penalties, many ...
  • Nov 27, 2017

    Should I Hire a Lawyer If I'm Charged with Just Misdemeanor Crimes?

    The majority of criminal offenses in California and the rest of the United States are divided into misdemeanors and felonies. Most people know that a felony is a serious crime that can bring extreme criminal penalties if convicted. But there seems to ...
  • Sep 14, 2017

    Your Rights in a DUI Arrest

    The U.S. Constitution regulates a number of different aspects of our society and grants American citizens a number of rights. Among these rights is the right to protection from “unreasonable search and seizure,” or a moderate guarantee of privacy ...
  • Mar 13, 2017

    The Five Most Dangerous Days of the Year for DUI

    There are a number of circumstances that can make a day more prone to DUI accidents, and thus make them more deadly than other days on the calendar. Law enforcement agencies are well aware of these DUI statistics, and step up their enforcement on ...
  • Feb 17, 2017

    Obtaining a Conditional License after a DUI Conviction

    After a DUI conviction, you are likely facing serious penalties and difficult logistical issues. Your license may have been suspended for months or years and you are likely left wondering how you are going to get to work or run errands or continue ...
  • Feb 10, 2017

    Can I Refuse a Field Sobriety Test?

    Just about everyone knows that law enforcement may subject you to several tests if you are pulled over for DUI . Though these tests may seem mandatory, the fact of the matter is that they may not be. Standard field sobriety tests include the ...
  • Jan 5, 2017

    New 2017 California Laws You Need to Know

    With the November elections behind us and a New Year ahead, many new legal changes are set to take effect that will likely greatly impact life for Californians. To help clear up some confusion and let you know what to expect in the coming months, our ...
  • Nov 21, 2016

    What Does California Prop 57 Actually Do for Convicted Felons?

    California’s Proposition 57 will allow felons convicted of nonviolent crimes to become eligible for parole under certain circumstances. Despite opponents of the bill stating that it would lead to increased crime rates across the state, 63% of voters ...
  • Sep 8, 2016

    Arrested for DUI on Labor Day in Sonoma County?

    National holidays, such as Labor Day, can be a great opportunity to relax and share a few drinks with family and friends. However, the break from a stressful work routine can lead people to drive home after having too much to drink, putting them at ...
  • Jan 6, 2016

    An Introduction to New California Laws for 2016

    For the most part, laws come and go without any notice, slipping under the public’s radar because they change so little. In 2016, a slew of bills are scheduled to take effect in California – 800+, actually – that have noticeable impacts all across ...
  • Nov 18, 2015

    Variations of Drug Crimes in California

    Drug crimes are immersed in and defined by one of the most clouded areas of the law. As new scientific experiments and studies emerge every year about illegal substances, legislators are continually reevaluating what should and should not be ...

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