Can I Be Charged with Domestic Violence If I Assault a Roommate?

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When one thinks of domestic violence, commonly, that violence occurs between either spouses, significant others or family members. But when an assault or battery occurs between two roommates, does this count as domestic violence? The short answer – no, not typically. And here’s why. Domestic Violence Laws in California California’s domestic violence statutes are defined […]

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What Happens If I Violate a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

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If you are accused of domestic violence in California, then you may find yourself the subject of a restraining order (also known as a protective order). Protective orders are designed to protect a person from abuse, harassment, stalking and threats by the person named in the order. These orders often include provisions prohibiting contact with […]

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Common Mistakes People Make After Being Pulled Over by the Police

Don't make these traffic stop mistakes.

Being pulled over by the police can be a scary experience. Recent news stories do not help how the public perceives traffic stops. For instance, there was that one recent story in New Jersey where police pulled over a young man and performed a cavity search for marijuana. Most traffic stops are not this eventful. […]

Should I Take the Field Sobriety Test?

We answer questions about California DUIs.

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 […]

How Could California Marijuana Legalization Change DUI Stops?

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As you already know, recreational marijuana was recently legalized in California. Law enforcement agencies have expressed concern that legalization will lead to more instances of impaired driving. However, there is no state law that defines what qualifies as “impaired” for a marijuana DUI. In California and other states, you must have a blood alcohol concentration […]