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July 2015 Archives

Can police force a blood draw in a DUI stop without a warrant?

To lead into today's post topic, we'd like our Pleasanton readers to first consider this scenario: a driver has just been pulled over by a California police officer who suspects the driver is under the influence of alcohol. The officer asks the driver to submit to a breath test but the driver refuses.

California prison program discriminates against men, lawsuit says

Providing people with equal opportunity is something we believe in strongly here in the United States, which is why we have passed state and federal laws that protect a person's right to fair treatment by the law. On occasion though, actions are taken that violate these rights. And as our more frequent readers know, it's these violations that can lead to civil lawsuits.

Church shooting sparks talks about federal gun laws

The deadly shooting last month in a historic black church in South Carolina has sparked a number of discussions across the nation. From talks about hate crimes to gun violence, this tragic event has given our nation pause and has forced us to consider how our laws handle such crimes and whether tougher enforcement is needed.

A new look at compensation for wrongful conviction

Few people would ever want to be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit. Unfortunately, wrongful convictions happen all the time in the United States, including here in California. And as we explained back in January in a piece on wrongful conviction compensation, reimbursement by our state government for time spent in prison can seem mediocre when compared to the rest of the nation.

Some cities in California still grapple with racial profiling

In the United States, we consider justice to be blind. We believe that if you do something that is against the law, you should be punished for it regardless of who you are or your ethnicity. It's this belief that gives people trust in the criminal justice system and makes them believe that justice will be fair every time.

Some Internet crimes cases complicated by Supreme Court decision

For a lot of people, the application of the law is simple. If you violate the terms listed in a specific state or federal statute, you have committed a crime and should therefore be punished in accordance with the law. But while this is the case across the nation, there is another element to the law that most people overlook and it is the application of case law as well.

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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