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Category: Criminal Defense

4th Amendment Violations by Police

4th amendment violations

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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Penalties for Theft Convictions

Theft Convictions

California law harshly punishes theft. Even more “minor instances” have the potential to result in jail time. The punishment depends on the value of what is alleged to have been taken. Given the escalating values of property due to inflation and the lack of an indexing mechanism in the law, more cases of theft are being punished more severely….

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State vs. Federal Charges

criminal defense lawyer

No matter which jurisdiction files a white collar criminal charge against you, it is a serious matter. There are some differences between federal and state charges. Federal white collar charges are more common than those on the state level. The federal government has a strong arsenal of charges that they can file that can even criminalize a phone call…

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Penalties for Burglary

Marin County Burglary Defense Attorney

Burglary is considered a serious offense in California. The penalties reflect the fact that private property rights are inviolable, and entering someone’s property is a significant violation. Many burglary offenses are automatically charged as felonies, while others give the prosecutor the discretion to charge them as a felony or misdemeanor. The penalty for burglary depends on the severity of…

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When Should You Plead Guilty to a Crime

Marin County Criminal Defense Lawyer

There are times when it makes sense to enter a guilty plea in a criminal proceeding. You may be able to obtain a better legal outcome through a plea bargain than if you tried to fight the charges. Initially, you would always plead not guilty to criminal charges no matter what. Your lawyer would get time to review your…

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California Drug Possession Charges

Marin County Criminal Defense Attorney

California makes it a misdemeanor to illegally possess a controlled substance. The definition of a controlled substance would include drugs such as: Cocaine Heroin Meth Morphine Oxycodone Simple possession can be punished by up to a year in jail. However, the reality is that possession for a first-time offender, with nothing more in play, would not lead to a…

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Should You Remain Silent When Arrested?

Marin County Criminal Defense

If police officers have respected your legal rights when you are arrested, they will tell you that you have the right to remain silent. The question is whether you should choose to exercise this right. The answer is absolutely, because of the second part of this statement – anything that you say can and will be used against you…

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Is Theft a Serious Crime?

Sacramento County Criminal Defense Lawyer

You should never downplay an arrest or not take it seriously because you perceive it to be a “minor crime.” There is practically no such thing as a minor crime because any conviction could have an outsized impact on your present and future. In terms of punishment, theft can be very serious, depending on the amount at issue in…

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Will You Go to Jail for a DUI?

Marin County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Drivers who are convicted of a DUI face a number of significant consequences. Some of the penalties for DUI include: A potential jail sentence A fine Loss of your driver’s license for a period of time A jail sentence for a DUI conviction is always a possibility. In California, the law allows for it, even on the first conviction….

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