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What is the Child Abuse Central Index? 

The Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) was created by the California state legislature as a tool to help state and local agencies uphold the health and safety of children in California.  Notably, the Index is recurrently updated with thousands of new names every year, and the info that goes into the CACI database is entirely [...]

2019-10-15T23:08:55+00:00October 15th, 2019|Criminal Law|

Steps to Take If You Believe Your Rights Were Violated

Being arrested and charged with a crime can have far-reaching consequences on your life. Apart from the potential jail term or fine, you may have problems getting a job in future, particularly if you're charged with a felony.  Nonetheless, people charged with crimes have a right to a free and fair trial, as well as [...]

2019-09-30T21:59:12+00:00September 17th, 2019|Criminal Law|

The Ins and Outs of Armed Robbery Charges

Incidents of armed robbery in the US are still considerably higher compared to the rest of the first world countries. National statistics put the number of armed robberies that occurred in 2018 at slightly over 121,000, with targets ranging from convenience stores to wealthy people’s houses. […]

2019-09-12T22:51:39+00:00September 11th, 2019|Criminal Law|

Eyewitness Misidentifications & Wrongful Convictions  

An eyewitness account is one of the most reliable methods of settling cases. However, there have been instances where innocent people are wrongfully convicted based on testimony presented against them by eyewitnesses.  It is therefore vital to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help scrutinize witness accounts and any other evidence brought against you.  [...]

2019-08-20T23:14:54+00:00August 20th, 2019|Criminal Law|

Miranda Rights Overview

If you are a fan of police dramas or law TV series, then you’ve probably heard the line, “You have to remain silent…,” playing out so many times. This phrase normally pops up when an officer arrests a suspect. These words are a tidbit of what we call, “Miranda Rights.” Unfortunately, most people do not [...]

2019-08-13T22:56:01+00:00August 10th, 2019|Criminal Law, DUI|

Police Interrogations FAQ

If you ever find yourself being questioned or interrogated by the police, you need to be aware of all your applicable rights. You also need to know what you should or shouldn’t disclose to them. This helps to avoid self-incrimination or violation of your rights, which is a common occurrence in most police investigations. In [...]

2019-07-27T00:21:45+00:00July 26th, 2019|Criminal Law|

What Happens When You Get A DUI For The Second Time In California?

Driving under the influence is very serious and a criminally punishable offense. And while a first DUI offense will be treated as a misdemeanor, repeat offenses carry much higher penalties. Statistics show that about 27% of people arrested on DUI grounds in California are repeat offenders. As a result, there have been concerted efforts by [...]

2019-07-26T07:38:08+00:00July 15th, 2019|DUI|

Can You Get A DUI Even If You’re Not Driving?

When it comes to operating a vehicle while under the influence, it's not always just for driving while intoxicated-- you don't even have to be in your vehicle to get arrested. Lots of people find that out every year when they are arrested for a DUI charge in the state of California. Driving while under [...]

2019-07-22T17:39:13+00:00June 28th, 2019|DUI|

What is Drugged Driving?

All forms of intoxicated driving are against the law in California, whether a motorist is impaired from alcohol, marijuana, an illegal substance, over-the-counter, or legal prescription drug. Unlike the breathalyzer devices used to measure alcohol intoxication, there is no other suitable and convenient device that allows law enforcement officers test motorists who are highly suspected [...]

2019-06-15T00:34:52+00:00June 13th, 2019|Criminal Law, DUI|