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California Disturbing the Peace Law
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Sep 29, 2021 | California Law

Some states have a crime called disorderly conduct. California also has criminalized disorderly conduct, but here this crime is better known as “disturbing the peace.” Disturbing the peace is a misdemeanor crime; it is not as serious as a felony charge. However, any time you face jail time or a conviction on your record, it… read more

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Possession of a Controlled Substance: What It Means in California
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Sep 01, 2021 | California Law

Being arrested for possession of a controlled substance in Los Angeles, California, can result in significant legal penalties. You should seek help from a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible if you’ve been arrested for this crime. While a lawyer can’t promise a certain outcome, they can minimize your chances of facing major consequences…. read more

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What Are Your Choices? What To Do After Getting Your First DUI
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Aug 24, 2021 | DUI

Being arrested for your first DUI can be a very stressful experience. However, it’s important to understand your options in these circumstances. Making the right choices now could help you avoid significant penalties in the future. The following overview will familiarize you with the penalties you might face for a DUI conviction, as well as… read more

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How Can I Fight Embezzlement Charges in California?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jul 01, 2021 | Criminal Defense

The best way to fight embezzlement charges in California is to enlist the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. You are innocent until proven guilty. Therefore, the state has the burden of proving that you are guilty of embezzlement charges. However, fighting embezzlement charges requires that you present defenses that raise sufficient doubt about… read more

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These Are the Easiest Ways to Get Your Criminal Case Dismissed
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jun 22, 2021 | Criminal Defense

No lawyer can guarantee a dismissal of your criminal case. Most criminal cases are not dismissed. Instead, about 90% of criminal cases end in some form of plea bargain, 8% end with dismissal, and 2% go to a jury verdict. But every case is different, and prosecutors have no choice except dismissal for some cases…. read more

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Are Weapons Allowed on School Grounds in California?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jun 16, 2021 | California Law

Violence in schools is a tragic story. A student or another person may bring a gun or weapon onto school grounds. Unfortunately, the result is often deadly. California takes violence on school grounds very seriously. For that reason, the state has passed several laws addressing weapons on school grounds. Generally, there is a zero-tolerance policy… read more

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What Happens When a Domestic Violence Victim Doesn’t Want to Press Charges?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | May 26, 2021 | Domestic Violence

Domestic violence charges involve a victim who was allegedly harmed or injured by the defendant. In many cases, it is the victim who contacts the police to report the domestic violence. The case against the defendant may rely on the testimony of the victim. Moreover, the prosecutor may have other evidence, such as medical records,… read more

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The Best States For Responsible Gun Owners
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | May 13, 2021 | Criminal Defense

If you ask someone about the best states for responsible gun owners, the list may vary. Some people prefer strong gun laws, while other people prefer more freedom for gun owners. Most gun owners choose states that have less restrictive laws. For example, California tops the list on the Gun Law Scorecard for the Giffords… read more

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California Death Penalty News and Crime Information
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Apr 17, 2021 | Death Penalty

Capital punishment in California continues to be a controversial topic. It is intended to act as a deterrent to criminal activity. The thought is that a person will reconsider their criminal behavior if they know that they could be put to death. Studies about the effectiveness of the death penalty are mixed. California’s death penalty… read more

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7 Things To Know About Court-Ordered Rehab
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Feb 16, 2021 | California Law

Court-ordered rehab is an increasingly common sentence handed down by judges around the country. There are many reasons court-ordered rehab has gained a foothold in judicial circles, including the fact that it has proven effective while prison sentences for nonviolent, first-time offenders has proven woefully ineffective. However, that doesn’t mean rehab is guaranteed to work…. read more

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