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January 2017 Archives

Legal, yes, but recreational pot use in California breeds questions

The use of marijuana in California has long been attached to question marks regarding precisely when, and under what circumstances, users can freely imbibe without running the risk of seeing their behavior criminalized.

Proposition 57 may impact juvenile crimes system

In November 2016, Proposition 57 was voted into law in California. This places a strong emphasis on rehabilitation over incarceration. Not only will it likely have significant impact on the juvenile crimes system in the state, but could directly affect two young men who were charged with murder and attempted murder (the one charged with the latter has since been convicted).

Increasingly, digital devices figuring largely in criminal cases

Most of us who at least occasionally flick on the tube to watch a bit of television are by now acquainted -- through seemingly endless commercials -- with a relatively new digital offering that responds to voice commands by delivering requested-for information. It's likely that some of our readers already own such a device.

Practical tips for any parent of a child charged with a crime

Surely, some parents in California received phone calls from law enforcement officers this holiday season that changed their lives in an instant. Any parent who has had a child charged with a crime can likely relate to the emotions such phone calls may trigger. Learning that one's son or daughter is in trouble with the law can bring on feelings of worry, anger and even fear.

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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