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Category Archives: Criminal Law

  • self-defense
    Is Self-Defense a Legal Defense?

    Is self-defense legal? From a legal standpoint, using force to defend one’s self from imminent harm is legal, but may require scrutiny. The particulars of each law differ from state to state, but there are some similarities between them. A self-defense law can trace its origins back to Roman law, with some familiar features also based on common law. Some are also based on long-standing property laws.

  • expungement of criminal records in California
    Expungement of Criminal Records

    When a conviction is expunged, it’s removed from your criminal record. If you were convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, and you weren’t sentenced to state prison, you might be eligible for expungement of your criminal records in California.

  • California Prop 47
    California’s Prop 47 Reduces Jail Crowding & Increases Good Will

    California Prop 47 was the Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative, and it was approved in November of 2014. Now it’s often called The Safe Neighborhood and Schools At. It requires misdemeanor rather than felony charges for most “non-serious, nonviolent crimes,” except for specified exceptions.

  • Arrest Warrant in California
    Five Restrictions Imposed by Arrest Warrants

    For the most part, residents of California enjoy significant quality of life due to the various freedoms and liberties they are entitled to; however, this is not the case when arrest warrants are issued. Arrest warrants are issued for various purposes, but the common goal is to take an individual into custody. Warrants may be […]

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    Common Questions About DUI’s in Los Angeles

    Unfortunately, people make bad decisions. If you have had too much to drink, and get behind the wheel, you may find yourself charged with a DUI. You should contact a drunk driving attorney in Los Angeles, if that is the county that you have been arrested in. If this happens to you, you may have […]