3 of the Most Frequently Violated Rights of the Accused
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jan 10, 2021 | Criminal Defense

If you have been accused of a crime, you may experience a range of emotions. It makes sense for those accused of crimes to feel angry, sad, scared, hopeless, or helpless. If someone has been accused of domestic violence, they may feel ashamed or embarrassed. But when you have been accused of a crime, you… read more

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What Happens If You Get an Out-of-State Warrant for Arrest?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Dec 31, 2020 | Criminal Defense

Maybe you were arrested in another state for something that you think isn’t that serious, like driving on a suspended license or trespassing. For whatever reason, you skipped out on your court date. Now, you’re wondering whether you have a bench warrant out for your arrest, and what even is a bench warrant? Having a… read more

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Is Mail Order Weed Legal in California?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Dec 24, 2020 | Drug Crimes

Marijuana is legal for recreational use and medical use in California. Many people assume that since the state legalized marijuana for recreational use, they cannot be charged with a crime related to marijuana. This assumption could get you into trouble in several ways. For instance, there is much confusion about whether mail order weed is… read more

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Things Cops Do That Are Illegal: What a Police Officer Can and Cannot Do
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Dec 23, 2020 | Criminal Defense

No one is above the law, including police officers. Police officers who break the law are subject to the same criminal penalties as everyone else. Courts hold police officers accountable for their wrongdoing and illegal acts. For example, a police officer who assaults another person, commits a drug crime, or operates a vehicle under the… read more

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What is the Difference Between Escorting and Prostitution?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Dec 15, 2020 | Sex Crimes

For many people, there is little difference between an escort and a prostitute. They use the words interchangeably. However, under California criminal law, there is a distinct difference that makes one act legal, and the other act illegal. What is an Escort? An escort is someone who is paid to spend time with you. The… read more

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California Gun Laws
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Dec 14, 2020 | Concealed Weapons

California has some of the strictest gun laws in the United States. Several new laws were added in 2020 as part of the state’s gun control measures. If you own a gun or want to purchase a firearm, it is crucial that you understand California gun laws. Let’s look at five of the most commonly… read more

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Can You Be Prosecuted for Causing Someone’s Suicide in California?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Dec 13, 2020 | Murder

Suicide is the act of taking your own life. California’s laws do not criminalize suicide. The End of Life Option Act allows someone to take his or her life with prescribed medications. However, a California statute makes it illegal for someone to encourage or help another person commit suicide. A conviction under this statute is… read more

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Exigent Circumstances: What They Are and How They Allow Police to Search and Seize Without a Warrant
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | | Search Warrants

Most people assume that police cannot enter their home without permission or a search warrant. However, that is not always the case. There are exceptions to the laws that prohibit unreasonable searches and seizures. One of the exceptions to the general rule requiring police officers to obtain a search warrant is exigent circumstances. What Are… read more

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Do Presidential Candidates Have to Release Their Tax Returns?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Dec 01, 2020 | Federal Crimes

Although there is a heated debate around presidential candidates’ tax returns, they are not required by law to release them to the public. Like anyone else, presidential candidates can exercise their constitutional right to privacy regarding tax returns. There is ongoing contention about whether presidential candidates should have to release their tax statements. One senator… read more

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How Often Do DUI Cases Go to Trial?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Nov 30, 2020 | DUI

DUI cases are considered criminal charges in California. Therefore, each DUI case has the chance of going to trial. In reality, most DUI cases are resolved without going to trial. That does not necessarily mean that all DUI cases that do not go to trial end in a guilty verdict. If you have a strong… read more

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