Should you talk to the police if you have not been arrested or charged yet?

When you are under investigation for committing a crime, it can be a very frightening experience. Your future freedom and your reputation may be at stake and your job and relationships may be affected just by virtue of the fact that you are being investigated even if the prosecutor never …

Will I Be Released on Bail in California?

Whether it is your tenth arrest or your first, being arrested is never fun. Often, it is downright terrifying. For most people, the first concern after being arrested is getting out of jail. In almost all cases, bail will be set, providing you with the opportunity to be released from …

Arrest Tips – What to Do and What Not to Do during a California Arrest

No one plans to be arrested; however, it could happen to you at any time and for any reason. Sometimes an arrest is expected, or at least a reasonable possibility. Other times it comes out of the blue. If you have never been taken into custody before, being arrested can …

Free Report: California’s Three Strikes Law – What You Need to Know

California%27s Three Strike Law  What You Need to Know

Because of the individual nature of a sentence, it is always best to consult with an experienced California criminal defense attorney. If you have specific questions about your sentence, however, a general overview of common probation sentencing terms and conditions may also be useful to you. Topics covered in this …

Is Cyberbullying a Crime in California?

Bullying has always been an issue with school aged children. Most children’s movies and cartoons include a bully. Bullies were always considered a part of childhood, surviving your school bully was a rite of passage. The fact is however, with the advances in technology, bullying is no longer that “innocent” …

Free Report: Understanding Probation in California

Understanding Probation in California

If you have been ordered to complete a term of Probation in California, it is imperative that you have a thorough understanding of what is expected of you while on probation and what can happen to you if you violate your probation. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: What is …

Do I Need an Attorney for a Probation Violation Hearing in California?

Following a conviction for a criminal offense in the State of California the court must pronounce sentence on the defendant. Sometimes that sentence is already agreed upon by the parties in the form of a plea agreement. If the sentence has not already been negotiated the judge must determine the …

California Theft Crimes: Understanding Offenses and Penalties

California Theft Crimes: Understanding Offenses and Penalties from Domenic J. Lombardo A theft conviction can disqualify you from employment and you may also face civil liability. Theft is a crime of moral aptitude and can effect immigration eligibility. Learn more about California theft crimes in this presentation.

What Is Aggravated Stalking in California?

The State of California takes “stalking” behavior very seriously. In fact, a conviction for stalking in California could result in a lengthy prison sentence and a felony record, particularly if you are convicted of aggravated stalking in California. If you have been accused of aggravated stalking you should have the …

Three Strikes Sentencing in California

Three Strikes Sentencing in California from Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal history has always been taken into account when determining a sentence. Learn more about three strikes sentencing in California in this presentation.