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How Far is 1000 Feet Within a School Area in Miles?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Nov 30, 2021 | Sex Crimes

California sex offender restrictions are not as clear-cut as other states that have simple 1000 foot rules. The quick way to determine 1000 feet in miles can be calculated by dividing 1000 feet by the number of feet in a mile. This is 1000 over 5,280, which comes out to .19 of a mile. To… read more

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5 Tips to Choose the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Nov 18, 2021 | Criminal Defense

In this article, the Rodriguez Law Group discusses 5 tips to choose the best criminal defense lawyer. When you are facing criminal charges in Los Angeles, CA, it can feel like the whole world is against you. The full weight of the government is bearing down on you, and nobody seems to care. You have… read more

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What Are Your Legal Options if You Hit a Bike Rider With Your Car
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Nov 05, 2021 | Criminal Defense

In this blog, The Rodriguez Law Group explains your legal options if you hit a bike rider with your car. Your legal options after hitting a bike rider with your car in Los Angeles are actually fairly limited. Pursuant to state law, you are required to: Stay on scene Call 911 or otherwise render aid… read more

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What Does Bar Stand for in the Bar Exam or Bar Association?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Oct 31, 2021 | Criminal Defense

Answering what the “Bar” stands for in the Bar Exam or Bar Association in California is best done by visualizing a courtroom.  Picture any courtroom you have seen in person or on TV. No matter which courtroom you are thinking of, you will likely remember a railing in the middle of the courtroom separating the… read more

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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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