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May 2015 Archives

Scorned lovers be warned, posting revenge porn is a crime

Breaking up with someone you care for or even love can be incredibly difficult sometimes, especially if you're not ready to end the relationship. People often feel a range of emotions -- from anger to sadness -- that can interfere with a person's ability to think rationally. This can be problematic, as you can imagine, because it could mean that a person ends up doing something that they might regret later.

DIY morphine raises questions about application of the law

Most of our California readers know that it is illegal to manufacture substances that are listed in the Controlled Substances Act. From marijuana to methamphetamines, anyone caught making these substances can face incredibly serious criminal charges and harsh prosecution. Even possessing certain ingredients and equipment that could be used to create these drugs is forbidden by state and federal laws.

Why should someone get their criminal record expunged?

You've probably heard at some time or another that your criminal record can follow you throughout your life. Take for example applying for a new job. If you've been convicted of a crime, you have to tell your would-be employer about this, which could jeopardize your chances of getting employed. It's for this and other reasons that many people consider criminal convictions to be a stain on someone's life -- one which may seem impossible to erase.

Juveniles are more likely to falsely confess to a crime

Research shows that while false confessions occur among defendants of any age, the phenomenon occurs more frequently among juveniles. The Innocence Project explains that people may admit to a crime they didn’t commit for the following reasons:

Recent Case Results

  • Juvenile Charges

    A juvenile was arrested for 2nd Degree Robbery. After 6 months the case was dismissed.

    A juvenile was arrested for Sexual Battery. After 6 months and 80 hours of Community service, the case was dismissed.

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  • Drunk Driving Offenses

    A client with a 1st DUI arrest. Fearing she would go to jail; lose her license for a year and lose her job. Got a wet reckless and minimal fines.

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  • Drug Charges

    A client with 4 Felony charges on a Transportation Charge, a Attempt to Sell, Possession of Marijuana, (50 pounds), Conspiracy Charge all where reduced to 1 Misdemeanor. No Jail.

    Client was charged with 6 Felony drug possessions. Facing jail time. The results: Client got a deferred entry of judgment and then dismissed.

    Client charged with several felony counts of possession of Marijuana with intent to sell. Client was involved in a medical marijuana grow. Case was reduced and later dismissed.

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  • Sex Crimes

    A client with alleged 2 Felony Sex charges and he faced jail and sex registration. The case was entirely dismissed.

    Client charged with prostitution; facing jail time and sex offender registration. Result: NO JAIL TIME AND NO SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION Deferred Entry of Judgment.

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  • Domestic Violence

    Client charged with domestic violence, with great bodily injury. Case reduced to a misdemeanor with time served.

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