How Long Does a Misdemeanor Stay on Your Record?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Nov 29, 2020 | Expungement

A misdemeanor might be considered a minor criminal offense compared to a felony charge, but it is a criminal offense. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor, the misdemeanor remains on your criminal record for the rest of your life, unless the court expunges the offense. According to the California Attorney General’s Office, the Department… read more

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Can You Be Arrested For Cursing At The Police?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Nov 28, 2020 | California Law

Perhaps the real question here should be where does free speech end and criminal conduct begin? In examining this question, it turns out that the facts and situation involved will determine the answer. Where you are, what you say, and how you say it all matter in the analysis. The basic rule is that people… read more

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What You Need to Know About DUI Cases
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Nov 27, 2020 | DUI

The California Vehicle Code §23152(a) states that it is unlawful for any person under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or the combined influence of alcohol and drugs, to drive a vehicle. If you are stopped, and the officer suspects you are under the influence, knowing what to do is crucial. What to Do if… read more

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Can a Convicted Felon Own a Gun in California?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Nov 17, 2020 | California Law

California’s gun laws are known for being some of the toughest in the country. For example, if you are convicted of a felony, and in some cases even a misdemeanor, you will lose your right to own a gun. There are other categories of people in addition to felons who are prohibited from owning guns,… read more

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How to Prove Innocence When Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Nov 13, 2020 | Sex Crimes

Being falsely accused of sexual assault is devastating. Accusations of sexual assault are serious criminal charges. The consequences of a conviction could negatively impact your life in numerous ways. You need to begin protecting yourself right now if you have been accused of sexual assault. Contact a sexual assault defense lawyer immediately. You need to… read more

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Is it Legal to Live in a Camper in Your Backyard?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Nov 12, 2020 | California Law

Camping and the use of recreational vehicles (RVs) are a popular pastime, especially in a place like California where sunny skies and warm temperatures are common throughout the year. With plenty of well-known state parks in both the northern and southern regions of the state, there are people from all over the country who flock… read more

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What Happens at a Status Hearing in a Criminal Case?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Nov 07, 2020 | California Law

There are many steps in the process of going to trial for a criminal matter in California. One of the court hearings that you must attend is a readiness conference. Readiness conferences are also referred to as status hearings or status conferences. The court may set multiple status hearings if it deems them necessary for… read more

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Is it Legal For Minors Be Naked on Facetime, Skype, or Other Video Conferencing Platforms?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Nov 02, 2020 | California Law

Smartphones, tablets, computers, and other electronic devices are readily available to minors. Most minors use tablets and other electronic devices for schoolwork. Most of these devices are equipped with cameras that allow for pictures, videos, and live chat. Combine the availability of electronic devices with the interest in Facetime, Skype, and other apps that allow… read more

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: What is DV under California Law
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Oct 28, 2020 | Domestic Violence

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More than 10 million people in the United States are victims of domestic violence each year. Women are twice as likely to be victims of domestic violence as men, but many men are also victims of domestic violence each year. It is important to raise awareness of domestic… read more

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Is There a Difference Between a Lawyer and an Attorney?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Oct 21, 2020 | Criminal Defense

For many people, the terms lawyer and attorney carry the same meaning and are used interchangeably. While modern parlance allows for substituting one for the other, there is actually a distinction between the two. A lawyer is someone who has graduated from an accredited law school. The individual holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree though… read more

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