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Hey, everybody. What’s going on? I hope you’re doing well. It’s actually been a whole year since I’ve uploaded a video to YouTube. I was looking at my channel and it was in February of last year that I posted. Like most people, COVID threw a monkey wrench in a lot of different things that

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Is having someone invade your personal space a battery defense?

Is Having Someone Invade Your Personal Space a Battery Defense?

Let’s consider a case in which a person walks up to another, “getting into their face”. The second person punches the first, claiming they invaded their “personal space”. Is that a battery defense for the charge against battery? California Law California law does not admit to violations of personal space as a defense for battery

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What Types of Plea Can be Made in a Criminal Case?

What Types of Pleas Can Be Made in a Criminal Case?

In California, there are three basic types of pleas used in criminal cases. Guilty Pleading guilty will result in a conviction. The defendant will not have a trial and the judge will sentence them. Hold a sentencing hearing for both the prosecution and defense to present their case regarding punishment. The defendant who pleads guilty

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Felony vs. Misdemeanor Crimes: What’s the Difference?

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Crimes: What’s the Difference?

In most jurisdictions throughout the U.S., crimes are divided into different categories based on the seriousness of the crime. Indeed, the three major categories include infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. Infractions are the least serious of crimes. Misdemeanors and felonies are another story. What’s the difference between these two types of crimes, and what does it

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Everything You Need to Know About Bail and Release in California

Facing any criminal charge can be a stressful and unnerving experience. However, when it comes to bail and release, those accused of a crime has statutory and Constitutional rights. Furthermore, a lawyer should be used to advise the accused in addition to friends and family on the best course of action regarding bail. In general,

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4 Common Criminal Defense Strategies

During a criminal proceeding, a defendant is provided access to a public defender, unless the defendant can afford to hire representation. Either way, the criminal defense attorney’s job is to identify opportunities that signify innocence. The goal is to have the defendant found not guilty or to have the charges dropped altogether. Today, we’ll highlight

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Receiving a Traffic Ticket: The Complete Process

Receiving a traffic ticket is usually a painless process. Most people receive a ticket, pay it, and move on with their lives. Thus, if you’ve found yourself with a traffic ticket, here’s the complete process on what happens after: Receiving a Traffic Ticket If an officer pulls you over for a violation, there are two

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A Felony DUI: How It Impacts Your Life

Millions of drivers each year are arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In fact, in California, driving under the influence is charged as a felony crime. Here’s a look at what to expect after a DUI arrest: Revoked Driving Privileges Even first-time offenses of a DUI result in a loss of

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How to Go About the Process of Hiring a Criminal Lawyer

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When a person gets arrested, there is an entry on their criminal record, also known as a “rap sheet”. The entry will list the date of the arrest, the location of the incident, and the code section that was reported to have been violated, such as Penal Code section 459 (a Burglary in California). If

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