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Category : Arrested? What's Next?

Posted on June 11th, 2015 by Admin istrator

Arrested?  Selecting an Attorney

by Lawrence Wolf

Making decisions under pressure…. Most people only hire a criminal defense attorney when they need one, they’re in a hurry, and don’t really know what they should expect. When you’re being booked and charged is not the best time to learn how to select the professional charged with securing your freedom and protecting your future. If you have a privately retained lawyer you did not consider carefully enough, have an appointed attorney, or do not yet have an attorney, you may be able to…..

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Posted on June 11th, 2015 by Admin istrator

"Arrested - Was There Probable Cause?"

by Keith Jordon

Can a police officer pull you over when you’re driving along minding your own business, or stop you when you’re walking down the street? Not without a reason to think you may have committed, or are in the process of committing, a crime. It’s called “reasonable suspicion.” It has to be more than a hunch that you’re up to no good, and they have to be able to……

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Posted on June 10th, 2015 by Admin istrator

So, You’ve Been Arrested . . . First Things First….

By Scott Ciment

If you are reading this, there is a good chance that you’ve recently been arrested. If it is your first (or second, or third) time being charged with a crime, take a breath and read on. You’re going to have to make some decisions, and you need to think carefully about how to handle this terrible situation. As an attorney, I recommend that you....

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Category : Want To Bail Out Of Jail?

Posted on June 10th, 2015 by Admin istrator

Questions about a Bail Bond?....Here’s your answers

By David Grobmeier

Since he has years of experience in the bail division of a national insurance company, David Grobmeier brings a different perspective to his retail bail business, East Bay Bail Bonds of Alameda County CA. Read on to learn the wisdom of years of managing local bail agents. Since opening his own retail bail business, David has helped many people who were in the same position you may be in now……

So you’re in jail, you’ve called a bail agent and he says he can get you out. How long am I going to have to sit here and wait? What should you expect from your bail agent? At the very least you should....

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Posted on June 9th, 2015 by Admin istrator

Here’s How You Get Out Of Jail

By Michael S. Berg

Criminal Defense Attorney - San Diego County

 

Bail.....Every person charged with a crime is entitled to a hearing to determine whether a bail should be set and, if so, in what amount. Some factors a judge will consider include:

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Posted on June 9th, 2015 by Admin istrator

Legal Terms, Issues, Common Misunderstandings, and More!

This month, let’s talk about the shock many people have experienced when they try to bail out after being arrested, and are told there is a “1275 hold” on their release conditions. What exactly is that type of hold, and what are the next steps?

First, here is the section of the penal code that....

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Category : DUI and DWI

Posted on June 10th, 2015 by Admin istrator

TEN IMPORTANT FACTS RE YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE:

By Randy Moore

  1. You have to request a hearing re your driving privilege suspension within 30 days. Your license suspension will automatically start in 30 days from the day you were handed the Order of Suspension/Temporary Driver’s license.
  2. ORDER OF SUSPENSION/TEMPORARY DRIVER'S LICENSE is the pink carbon copy of California DMV form handed to you by the officer at the time of arrest (also called a DS 367 form). It may look slightly different if you are under age 21.
  3. If you want a stay of suspension pending a hearing date (and sometimes it takes 3 or 4 months to get a hearing date, you or your attorney have to.....
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Posted on June 10th, 2015 by Admin istrator

13 Reasons To Hire An Attorney - Even If You're Guilty

by Dale Gribow

As a practicing criminal attorney for over 30 years, the most commonly asked question I receive is “I just got arrested for drunk driving, I’m guilty, why do I need an attorney?” I explain, “As a criminal lawyer, I make a distinction between someone committing an act and someone being guilty in the eyes of the law”. In order to be guilty of an act, the prosecution must….

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Posted on June 10th, 2015 by Admin istrator

Arrested – DUI Penalties

By Steve Citti

DUI cases differ from most criminal cases because they are one of the few misdemeanors for which California law requires a certain mandatory minimum sentence. Almost all other misdemeanors convictions, even much more serious ones, carry no mandatory minimum sentence: Your attorney is free to negotiate the best sentence possible with the D.A. and the Judge, which may result in only be a small fine and probation. If you are convicted of DUI, though, the judge must impose at least

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Category : Immigration

Posted on June 10th, 2015 by Admin istrator

WINNING IN IMMIGRATION COURT -- AVOIDING DEPORTATION

By John R. Alcorn, Attorney at Law

Sadly, most people placed into Immigration Court proceedings by the federal government do not have a competent immigration attorney to represent them, and most of them lose. They end up either being....

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Posted on June 9th, 2015 by Admin istrator

Immigration Questions?

by John Alcorn

Many people seem to believe that so-called "simple" matters never require the services of an immigration lawyer, and that so-called "complicated" matters always require the services of an immigration lawyer, and that everything "in-between" can somehow be...

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Posted on December 10th, 2010 by Admin istrator

Goodbye I.N.S.---- Hello More Alphabet Soup

By John Alcorn

While reading this article it is suggested that you eat a warm bowl of alphabet soup and, at the same time, prepare yourself for some shocking news about a death: the Immigration and Naturalization Service (otherwise known as the I.N.S.) – not that “service” ever had anything to do about it – died on March 1, 2003. Actually, it was killed, by an act of Congress. Supposedly this does not mean that persons from other countries who desire to lawfully come to the United States will forever be barred, but it does change many things.

As a federal agency that had been within the U.S. Department of Justice (D.O.J.), the I.N.S. had failed miserably for decades at....

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Category : The Criminal Court System

Posted on June 10th, 2015 by Admin istrator

Representing Informants

By Stuart Kirchick

Criminal Defense Attorney - Santa Clara County

 

As a second year law student in 1988, I attended a conference of criminal defense attorneys in San Francisco where half the day was devoted to discovery procedures for the disclosure of informants. In discussing the subject, each prominent attorney proudly announced that they would never represent an informant – as if representing a cooperating defendant were a betrayal of the profession by aiding and abetting the government in doing their job. Why should we help the government that prosecutes our clients, hides evidence from us, and doesn’t know the meaning of truth and justice!?! Not to mention suffer the stigma of being labeled as a “snitch lawyer”.

Over the past ten years, defending a cooperating defendant has undergone....

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Posted on June 10th, 2015 by Admin istrator

The Dilemma of the Domestic Violence Victim What Cooperative Witnesses Should -- and Shouldn't Do

By Mark J. Sullivan (deceased)

More often than not, alleged victims in domestic violence (DV) cases do not want to cooperate with the prosecution. Sometimes, it's because they don't want the defendant to go to prison or jail. Other times, it is because they lied at the time of the incident, and they fear perjury or obstruction charges of their own. Usually, they call the DA's office and ask to "drop the charges." Quickly and bluntly they are told that.....

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Posted on June 9th, 2015 by Admin istrator

Defender of Paradise

By Scott Ciment

The Republic of Palau is an independent nation that rests in a tropical corner of the Pacific between the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. When I arrived there to run their national Office of the Public Defender, I naturally thought that my life as a criminal defense attorney in New York City would suddenly be more relaxing, without the stress of back to back felony jury trials, high case loads and complicated defense strategies. I was wrong.

At my going away party, my defense lawyer friends in Manhattan joked about asking for “bail of one hundred bananas” and representing people accused of “felony assault with a coconut.” When I arrived in Koror, the capital city, I was met by one of the deputy public defenders and rode in the back of his pick up truck to my new office. There was a large stack of files on the desk, and as I went through them I was horrified to see that in addition to forty or so active felony cases, I had three murder trials....

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Category : Your Criminal Court Case - Step by Step

Posted on June 16th, 2015 by Admin istrator

Criminal Law 101

by James Devitt

What’s the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor? Felonies, such as murder and assault with a deadly weapon, are the most serious crimes. Misdemeanors, such as reckless driving, are less serious. Usually, in California, if a law provides for imprisonment for longer than a year, it is a felony. If the potential punishment is a year or less, then the crime is…..

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Posted on June 10th, 2015 by Admin istrator

Restitution Is Payback–What Goes Around, Comes Around.

By

Andrew Dósa

Criminal Defense Attorney - Alameda County

The law is clear. Restitution is imposed when a defendant is convicted of a crime. It is good for a victim. It is supposed to be good for a defendant.

What is restitution?

The idea is simple. Restitution restores or "repairs" a victim. You cannot undo the past, but you can....

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Posted on June 10th, 2015 by Admin istrator

The Felony Process in Illinois

David J. Shestokas, Attorney at Law

Since 1994 when I became an Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County, I have been involved with persons charged by the State with violating the law. The system is at once complex and simple. It is complex when it is only looked at in bits and pieces. It is simple when there is an overview that provides how each part of the process works with the other. This article is intended as an overview, so that an individual charged with a crime can gauge where in the process his case stands, and what steps are still to come.

There are principally three types of crimes in Illinois. The lowest level of violation of law is....

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Kirk Tarman discusses criminal case motions
Posted on June 16th, 2015 by Admin istrator

Motions are one of the most important aspects of a criminal case before getting to trial.  Kirk Tarman, criminal defense attorney in San Bernardino County CA, discusses suppression motions based upon the 4th Amendment, dismissal motions, discovery motions, and more... for a glimpse into the preparation of a criminal case. ….

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Andrew Dosa discusses restitution
Posted on June 16th, 2015 by Admin istrator

Andrew Dosa, a civil and criminal defense attorney located in Alameda County CA, when interviewed by Crime and Justice Online, explains everything you need to know about restitution in criminal cases.  What is restitution?  Is it to punish the guilty or help the victim? Is it always paid?  What happens if it is not paid?  Are all criminal charges associated with restitution?  Can you use restitution to bargain away a jail sentence?  Is it applied more in civil or criminal cases?  These questions and more are answered by our expert on restitution, Andrew Dosa….

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Wally Farrell, a criminal defense attorney in Riverside County, now deceased, discussed the Death Penalty in California with Ray Hrdlicka
Posted on June 16th, 2015 by Admin istrator

Here is an entertaining and informative interview with Wally Farrell, a premier criminal defense attorney in Riverside County, now deceased, who discussed the Death Penalty in California with Crime, Justice & America Talk Show Host Ray Hrdlicka.  Is it really a deterrent? Why represent defendants charged with this type of crime?  What is “special circumstances” in the crime?  Life without parole vs. the Death Penalty.  Why does this type of case last so long?  Is it a choice between Justice or a Political and Financial cost?  Does it demean life? Or does it demean the death of victims?

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