Last year brought a barrage of news you may find dispiriting, instigated by a President alleged to be racist, intolerant, and ignorant. This year has already provided more of the same news, and today his recent comments cause considerable alarm, but perhaps not for those who believe that Haitians and “Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Club of San Diego, President’s Column: New California Criminal Defense Laws”
Criminal Court Process in San Diego: How Long Will It Take for My Case to Be Done?
Being accused of a criminal offense can be a trying experience that comes with numerous questions for a first time defendant. One of the more common questions that an accused has is “How long will it take for my case to be done?” Unfortunately, there is no way to predict “Criminal Court Process in San Diego: How Long Will It Take for My Case to Be Done?”
What Is Tampering with a Witness in San Diego?
If you are charged with a criminal offense in the state of California the state has the burden of proving your guilt. Often, the state will rely on witnesses to meet their burden of proof. An individual who attempts to tamper with a witness can be charged with an additional “What Is Tampering with a Witness in San Diego?”
Can I Get a Hardship License in San Diego?
For most people, the ability to operate a motor vehicle is a necessity. While most of the larger cities in California have relatively good public transportation systems the same cannot be said for smaller cities and towns. Therefore, if you live in the suburbs, a small town, or in the “Can I Get a Hardship License in San Diego?”
California DUI: What Happens If You Refuse the Breath Test?
What happens if you refuse the breath test? There are some fairly significant consequences that go along with refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test in California.
Consequences of Refusing a Breathalyzer Test in California
If you are pulled over by a law enforcement officer while operating a motor vehicle in California and the officer suspects that you are driving under the influence, or DUI, you will likely be asked to submit to a series of field sobriety tests. Those tests may then be followed “Consequences of Refusing a Breathalyzer Test in California”
Plea Bargaining Resolves Most Criminal Cases in San Diego
Plea bargaining or case settlement is usually referred to negotiation between the prosecution and defense in order to resolve a criminal case without going to trial. Typically, during plea bargaining the defense agrees to plead guilty or no contest to one or more of the charged offenses in exchange for “Plea Bargaining Resolves Most Criminal Cases in San Diego”
You May Be Allowed to Smoke Marijuana While on Felony Probation
Fifteen years after the passage Proposition 215, the San Diego County Probation Department is just now adopting a set of rules on how they will handle sentencing recommendations for medical marijuana patients who have felony probation matters. The Probation Department, of course, makes written recommendations to felony sentencing judges on “You May Be Allowed to Smoke Marijuana While on Felony Probation”
The Constitutionality of San Diego DUI Checkpoints
Residents of San Diego often encounter various DUI checkpoints located in Pacific Beach, Imperial Beach, Coronado, El Cajon, South Bay, Poway, or Vista. These temporary checkpoints are usually put in place by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department on Friday and Saturday nights between 8 P.M. and 2 A.M. to remove “The Constitutionality of San Diego DUI Checkpoints”
Meeting the Police without a Lawyer
I am often contacted by individuals seeking advice about whether they need legal advice before meeting with law enforcement. Often, these individuals do not feel that they have anything to hide from the police and that their lack of cooperation will be viewed with suspicion. Further, because employment obligations, management “Meeting the Police without a Lawyer”