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What is a Plea Agreement?

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Since there are many cases in the court system, the prosecution can offer you a plea deal so they do not go to trial. A plea agreement has several pros and cons, and you must work with a Sacramento criminal defense lawyer to see if it is the best option for you. Pros and Cons of a Plea Agreement…

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Common Arrests During the Holidays

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The holidays are full of laughter, stress, and shopping, but for some individuals, it is the perfect time to commit a crime. Among the chaos, you can be mistaken for committing a crime when you were not. Some of these crimes result in charges for innocent victims, which is why you need a Sacramento criminal defense attorney on your…

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What to Do if Your Spouse Files for Divorce

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Being on the receiving end of a divorce filing can be traumatic, even if you know that it is coming. How you handle the process can dictate how the divorce ultimately goes for you and your legal position. Your first step should be to contact an experienced attorney. Being served with divorce papers is a difficult experience for anyone,…

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Simple vs. Aggravated Assault in California

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Simple assault is when you make an attempt to violently injure someone when you have the ability to do so. For example, attempting to punch someone can be considered simple assault, even if you do not make physical contact. Shoving someone can also be charged as simple assault. Simple assault does not even need to involve your own bare…

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Can You Modify Your Child Support Order?

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Once the court enters a child support order, it is not set in stone. The court may grant a motion to modify the child support order if there has been a change in circumstances from the time that the original order was entered. This standard is not always an easy one to meet, but it is certainly possible. A…

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Timeline of a Divorce Case

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Divorce in California does not happen overnight. Not only is there a six-month waiting period for a divorce, but there are a number of things that must happen legally before the court can enter the divorce order. The divorce case begins when one spouse files a Petition of Dissolution with the court. That starts the six-month time period. When…

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4th Amendment Violations by Police

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The Fourth Amendment provides you with the legal right to be free from an unreasonable search or seizure. There are a number of ways that a search or seizure can be wrongful. If the police have violated your Fourth Amendment rights, you may have certain recourse in court that could even mean the end of your criminal case. The…

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Can You Get Your Criminal Charges Dismissed?

Marin County Criminal Defense

Law enforcement is not infallible. Sometimes, in their zeal to make an arrest or win a conviction, they may cross a line when it comes to your legal rights. In other cases, they filed criminal charges that they never should have in the first place. There are times when you can get your charges dismissed by a judge, or…

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Issues in Divorce Cases Involving Children

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The three primary issues in any divorce case involving children are: Where they will live and spend their time Who will make decisions on their behalf How will the children be supported In every divorce case, the primary concern is the children. The court would place their interests first, ahead of those of the parents. In any of the…

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Seeking Alimony in a Divorce

Marin County Family Law Attorney

Alimony exists to help equalize the financial situation of the two divorcing spouses to an extent. There are two primary reasons why a court would award alimony to one spouse: To help one spouse “get back on their feet” or take steps to improve their earnings capacity in the future. To keep one spouse from having a permanently reduced…

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