California’s Three Strikes Law

If you are a California resident you likely know something about the state’s “Three Strikes Law” given the fact that the law has garnered national attention since it was originally enacted back in 1994. The intended purpose of the Three Strikes Law was to provide for additional, harsh penalties for …

What Are Minimum Mandatory Sentences?

What Are Minimum Mandatory Sentences?

If you are charged with a criminal offense in the State of California you will face a number of potential penalties if convicted of the offense. The exact penalties, both judicial and non-judicial, you face will depend on a number of factors. Many criminal offenses in California include minimum mandatory …

Free Report: Appealing a Criminal Conviction in California

Appealing a Criminal Conviction in California

The goal of the defendant in any criminal prosecution is to be exonerated of all charges, either through a dismissal of the charges or through a “not guilty” verdict at trial. Failing to achieve that goal, however, does not mean you have to give up the fight. In the United …

Can I Be Prosecuted for Rape in California If It Happened Years Ago?

Can I Be Prosecuted for Rape in California If It Happened Years Ago?

Rape, and other sexual abuse offenses, are serious crimes in the State of California that can result in serious penalties if convicted. Finding out that you have been accused of rape is frightening enough; however, finding out that you are being accused of a rape that occurred years ago is …

What Is Discovery in a California Criminal Prosecution?

  If you are facing criminal charges in California and you have never been through the process before it is likely an intimidating and frightening process. Conviction of even a relatively minor misdemeanor offense can haunt you for life. If you are facing major felony charges your freedom is literally …

Excluding Illegally Obtained Evidence in a California Criminal Case

Excluding Illegally Obtained Evidence in a California Criminal Case

If you currently have criminal charges pending the State of California you undoubtedly hope those charges do not result in a criminal conviction. Avoiding a conviction can occur in one of three basic ways – dismissal, plea agreement, or acquittal. An acquittal means that you took your case to trial …

Will I Be Drug or Alcohol Tested in Court in California

Will I Be Drug or Alcohol Tested in Court in California

Walking into a criminal courtroom is intimidating for just about anyone. Whether you are the defendant in a pending criminal case or you have already been convicted and are returning for a post-conviction hearing, just walking into the courtroom and facing the judge may make you nervous. If you are …

Free Report: California Theft Crimes – Understanding the Offenses and Penalties

California Theft Crimes Understanding the Offenses and Penalties

Understanding the various theft offenses and the corresponding penalties is important if you have been charged with one. Topics covered in this report include: Defining Theft Petty Theft vs.  Grand Theft Other Theft Crimes Penalties for the Theft Crimes Click here to read the whole article or download the PDF. …

Free Report: Dismissing a Criminal Conviction in California

Dismissing a Criminal Conviction in California

Only an experienced California criminal defense attorney can review the specific facts of your case and provide you with advice about your eligibility; however, a basic understanding of the criteria for dismissal and the procedures involved may be beneficial in the meantime. Topics covered in this report include: Why Clearing …

Free Report: White – Collar Crimes in California

Although white collar crimes are non-violent offenses. They are criminal offenses nonetheless and can be punished just as harshly as other, more well-know crimes; a basic understanding of some of the more common white - collar crimes might prevent you from unknowingly participating in one . Learn more about white collar crimes in California in this presentation.

When people think of “crimes” they typically envision a violent offense and/or a drug related offense. While these are certainly crimes, there is another category of crimes that has nothing to do with drugs or violence – white-collar crimes. Topics covered in this report include: What is A White-Collar Crime? …