Category: Criminal Defense


California Justices Rescind Emergency Zero-Bail Order

SACRAMENTO  — A statewide court order that provided bail relief to low-level arrestees is set to expire after California’s judicial rule-makers voted to rescind the policy. In a vote announced late Wednesday afternoon, the Judicial Council, led by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, chose 17-2 in favor of ending the $0 emergency bail schedule that has […]

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Private Attorney Vs. Public Defender: Pros & Cons

When your freedom is on the line, you want the most experienced professional managing your criminal case.  The most important decision you will make in your own criminal defense is knowing who to hire.  The Statistics in Criminal Defense: Public Defender vs Private Attorney A study on private attorneys vs public defenders by Judge Morris […]

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Your Civil Rights and Excessive Force by Law Enforcement

The Civil Rights Act of 1871, numbered 42 U.S.C. § 1983,and commonly referred to as “Section 1983”, prohibits any person from violating constitutional rights while acting “under the color of law.” Said simply, it is unlawful for a state/federal employee performing a governmental function, even if exceeding their authority, to deprive another person of his […]

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Understanding Prop 57: Early Parole

In November 2016, California voters passed Proposition 57.  Under Prop 57, certain non-violent detainees are allowed the responsibility to convince the court system of their readiness for parole and apply for an early release. This helps many non-violent offenders to serve their sentences faster and return to their normal lives sooner.   Who is Eligible […]

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What to Do and Not Do When Arrested

The single most important factor to remember if you are ever arrested is that you have the RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT and the RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY, but these rights protect you only if you use them! If you are arrested, the best thing that you can do for yourself is to keep quiet until […]

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