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April 2015 Archives

Olivehurst man's plight highlights importance of having attorney

Have you ever run up behind someone on the street, calling their name, only to find out it wasn't the person you thought it was? It's an honest mistake that has probably happened to many of our Pleasanton readers. Usually in these situations, you both walk away from the situation -- no harm done.

SCOTUS weighs in on use of drug-sniffing dogs during stops

Back in 1971, as some readers here in Pleasanton may remember, then President Nixon dramatically declared a "war on drugs," as is explained by the Drug Policy Alliance. In the years that followed, drug agencies grew in size and strength, resulting in hundreds of thousands of drug charges and equally as many convictions. Although drug detection techniques have become more sophisticated over the years, one staple has remained the same for generations: the drug-sniffing dog.

Lack of standard practice makes forensic science fallible

Consider for a moment the world around you, particularly when it comes to standards. When you go to the doctors or visit the hospital, there are health care and safety standards in place. The roads you drive on to get to these locations and the signs you follow are all thanks to standards. Even the vehicle you drive in needs to meet certain federal standards before a manufacturer it allowed to sell it.

Even false allegations of a sex crime can ruin a person's life

When we are young, our parents constantly remind us that lying is wrong. While we don't completely understand why at the time, we certainly do as we get older. That's because we come to learn that some forms of lying can actually have a profound effect on our lives as well as others. In some cases, such as with false accusations, it can lead to criminal investigations and litigation that could wreak havoc on a person's reputation or may even lead to a wrongful conviction.

Parole for California inmate is step forward for juvenile justice

In the last 10 years, there have been significant changes in the laws surrounding juvenile offenders and how they can be sentenced. A California inmate's release last week is among the first signs that these laws are being utilized.

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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