Understanding Your Probation Sentence in California

Understanding Your Probation Sentence in California from Domenic J. Lombardo If you are sentenced to probation as part of your sentence it is important that you understand what probation means in California. Learn more about probation sentence in California in this presentation.

Can I Be Charged with Battery on an Elderly Person in California?

The American population is again at an astounding rate. The average life expectancy is almost double what is was just a century ago. Moreover, older individuals are expected to outnumber their counter counterparts (under 21) for the first time in history by the year 2050. This increase in the elderly …

Dismissing a Criminal Conviction in California

Dismissing a Criminal Conviction in California from Domenic J. Lombardo Defendants often accepts a probation only guilty plea without considering the long-term consequences of the conviction. Learn more about criminal conviction in California in this presentation.

Should You Take A Lie Detector Test?

Most people are familiar with the concept of a lie detector test. Also referred to as a polygraph test, a lie detector test allegedly measures a person’s physiological responses to questions asked by the test operator. Those responses are then used to indicate deception or false answers. Should you take …

Are There Defenses to Murder in California?

Are There Defenses to Murder in California?

Few criminal offenses carry with them the potential penalties that murder does in the State of California. In fact, capital murder can result in the death penalty in California, clearly the harshest possible penalty available. If you have been charged with murder in California your first question will likely be …

Possible Penalties for a Driving under the Influence Conviction in California

Possible Penalties for a Driving under the Influence Conviction in California

As a result of campaigns by groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, to raise public awareness about the risks associated with drinking and driving, the laws relating to driving under the influence, or DUI,  have changed dramatically across the United States over the past several decades. Specifically, …

What Is Extortion in California?

What Is Extortion in California?

Have you ever been in a situation, knowingly or unknowingly, where you may have blackmailed someone? Meaning that you used information against someone in order to get something you wanted. Maybe it was a misunderstanding, or maybe you were unaware of what you were doing, but now you face criminal …

What Is the Difference between Assault and Battery?

What Is the Difference between Assault and Battery?

If you have been charged with assault and/or battery in the State of California you could be facing serious penalties if convicted. Although people often use the two terms together, the charges of assault and battery are actually separate criminal offenses under California law. Simply put, assault does not require …

Are All Plea Agreements the Same?

Are All Plea Agreements the Same?

If you are currently facing criminal charges in California and you plan to plead guilty to the charges you may be contemplating whether or not to retain the service of an attorney. After all, the plea agreements offered by the prosecuting attorney are all the same right? Wrong. While it …

Can I Be Violated after My Probation Ends in California?

Can I Be Violated after My Probation Ends in California?

If you were sentenced to a term of probation in California you were also ordered to comply with all of the standard and special conditions of that probationary term. Violating any of those conditions could result in a probation violation being filed with the court. That, in turn, could result …