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Defending Against California Felony Domestic Violence Charges

California domestic violence offenses include many different types of offenses.  Some charges are misdemeanors, and others are felonies.  While both types are extremely serious, felony charges have more severe potential consequences.  Defending ag… Read More
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Impact of New California Felony-Murder Law on Pending and Future Cases

Effective January 1, 2019, a new California felony-murder law substantially changes the murder laws that apply when a person dies during the commission of a felony.  The law allows some individuals sentenced under prior felony-murder law to get rese… Read More
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What to Expect at a Felony Jury Trial in California

Jury trials are what most people envision when they think about the criminal justice system. Trials are commonly portrayed in TV, books, and movies. However, most criminal cases resolve through plea bargain and very few criminal cases end up in jury… Read More

Your Felony Case from Beginning to End

The timeline of a felony case in California; from arraignment through verdict or sentencing. There are certain legal concepts and rights that apply to felony criminal cases in California regardless of jurisdiction. The purpose of this post is to outl… Read More

What to Do if You Are Being Investigated for a Crime or Are Wanted for Questioning by the Police

Before criminal charges are ever filed in court, law enforcement has to conduct an investigation. The investigation can be as simple as apprehending a suspect when a crime was done in their presence. An investigation can also be more complex, and can… Read More


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