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Top Five Reasons to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Posted In: 17 Mar 2020 in Blog

Obviously, people who face criminal charges have a lot on their plate. For instance, the outcome of a criminal case could have life-altering implications. On top of this, you are probably considering whether you should hire a criminal defense lawyer. Many people decide against obtaining legal representation due to the fear of footing a large […]

Should I Take the Field Sobriety Test?

Posted In: 28 Feb 2020 in Blog & DUI

Last month’s blog discussed how marijuana legalization could change DUI stops in California. Field sobriety tests are a method law enforcement may use to determine if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. More can be said about the standardized field sobriety test (SFST) and its weaknesses. Three consecutive tests, which are sanctioned […]

What to Ask a Dublin Criminal Defense Attorney During an Initial Consultation

Posted In: 20 May 2019 in Blog

Facing criminal charges is no laughing matter. Both your personal and professional reputations are at stake. It is important that you obtain legal representation as quickly as possible. However, it is possible to make your situation worse by choosing the wrong attorney. Luckily, there are questions you can ask a Dublin criminal defense attorney during […]

Ambulance Chasing Pond Scum

Posted In: 07 Dec 2018 in Blog

Like most criminal defense practices, we send out legal advertising that offers a free consultation to individuals who have been arrested. Below is a letter that I received from an unidentified correspondent: If I were to call anyone, it would be a different law office to bring a lawsuit against you. You have invaded my […]

Breath Machines are Not Reliable – New York Times

Posted In: 04 Nov 2018 in Blog

This New York Times article is certainly worth a read. It outlines the problems inherent in the alcohol breath tests that are currently in use. It remains to be seen what action the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office will take in the face of this very bad publicity for alcohol testing instruments. It also remains […]

What the End of California’s Cash Bail System Could Mean for You

Posted In: 12 Oct 2018 in Blog

At the end of August, the California governor signed a bill to reform the bail system. The law eliminates the widely used cash-bail system and replaces it with a risk-based bail system. The purpose of a cash-bail system was to ensure defendants show up in court. Bail would be set depending on the extremity of […]

Avoid a DUI During Labor Day Weekend

Posted In: 31 Aug 2018 in Blog & DUI

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Labor Day Weekend is considered one of the most dangerous periods of the year to be on the road. In past years, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has announced a Labor Day Maximum Enforcement Period, which meant all available CHP officers were on duty and on […]

Password Email Scam – Don’t Be Fooled

Posted In: 30 Jul 2018 in Blog

I received one of these “We’ve got your password – Send us money with Bitcoin” emails today. I was quite sure it was a scam and did some research. Bottom line: Don’t panic, don’t respond. Here’s an excellent article about it. Question: What is Law Enforcement doing about this? Note: I was happy to see […]

What to Do If You’re Charged With A White Collar Crime

Posted In: 25 Jul 2018 in White Collar Crimes

Since Enron’s corporate fraud case made national news, white collar crimes have come into focus in the United States. Since the 2006 case went to United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the criminal justice system has been particularly strict in charging and sentencing individuals and corporations who have committed white collar […]

I Was Arrested But I Wasn’t Read My Rights

Posted In: 17 Jul 2018 in DUI

In 1966, the Supreme Court ruling of Miranda vs. Arizona created the “Miranda Warning” or more commonly known as the “Miranda Rights.” Police officials inform accused parties of their Fifth and Sixth amendment rights as part of due process of the law. Being arrested and not read your Miranda Rights does not automatically result in […]