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False Domestic Violence Allegations: How You Can Avoid Wrongful Allegations in California

Over 20 million Americans report being falsely accused of domestic violence and other forms of abuse. False domestic violence allegations can be devastating. As a result of a fake allegation, you may be arrested, forced to hire a lawyer to defend you, and potentially convicted and sentenced to jail time.  By understanding the law,...

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Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney if I’m Innocent?

If you’re facing criminal charges for a crime you didn’t commit, you might think you don’t have anything to worry about. That’s a big mistake. If you’re innocent, you need a criminal defense attorney as much as ever — and failing to hire one can leave you convicted of a crime you are innocent...

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5 Things To Remember If You’re Up Against False Accusations in Court in California

If you’ve been falsely accused of a crime, it can be a difficult time for you and your family. Emotions may run high, and it can be hard to know where to turn. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect yourself from the legal system and the potential consequences of false accusations. ...

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Prosecution Tactics in Domestic Violence Cases in San Jose, CA

Being charged with domestic violence is incredibly serious and requires a knowledgeable San Jose domestic violence lawyer who understands the prosecution tactics used in these cases. It is important to know what is considered domestic violence in California and be aware of potential prosecution tactics to best defend yourself against these charges. What Is...

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What Happens When a Domestic Violence Victim Doesn’t Want To Press Charges?

You've been arrested and charged with domestic violence. The victim, however, doesn't want to press charges. Many people believe that domestic violence cases are automatically dismissed in this circumstance, but that’s not always the case. In some instances, the state may choose to pursue charges even if the victim is unwilling to participate in...

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What Is the Difference Between OVI, DUI, DWI, and OMVI?

Driving while impaired refers to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. In the United States, being under the influence is defined as having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher. However, DUI laws are enacted by states, so the terms used to describe impaired driving vary by state....

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Is It Legal to Drive Barefoot in California?  

You’ve just left a big meeting, are getting into your car, and can’t wait to kick off your high heels and drive home. Or maybe you just spent the day at Bay Beach, and your shoes are full of sand. You take them off to drive home.  But what if you're pulled over for...

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Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction in CA

If you’re facing criminal charges, understanding the outcomes of a conviction can help you determine the appropriate course of action in your case. For domestic violence charges, the consequences of a conviction vary greatly depending on the unique nature of the case, your criminal history, and other factors.  Domestic violence is a serious offense...

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Difference Between Lawyer and Attorney 

The terms lawyer and attorney are often used interchangeably in the media and in general. If you get in trouble with the law, you are advised that you may hire an attorney or hire a lawyer. So are these just two words for the same thing, or is there a difference between what a...

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Am I Being Detained? 6 Questions You Should Ask During Interactions With the Police

Being stopped by a police officer can be intimidating. Some people might be frightened they will be arrested, even though they did nothing unlawful. Because an interaction with a police officer could result in an arrest, you should treat each encounter seriously. Understanding your legal rights and knowing what to say if the police...

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