Monthly Archives: May 2015

Police Dog Sniff Held Unconstitutional

Many searches occur every year in an effort to control illicit drugs. In this case the Court found the police went too far. An officer pulled Rodriguez over for swerving his car onto the shoulder of the road then back … Continue reading

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How To Write A Character Reference Letter

A character reference letter can sometimes make the difference between a favorable and unfavorable resolution in a criminal case. You see, Prosecutors like to have documentary evidence justifying a reduction or dismissal in case the District Attorney reviews the file … Continue reading

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The Importance Of Background Information In a Criminal Case

A criminal prosecution is typically based solely on police reports and any background checks the District Attorney may conduct. What is often left out is the “human story” behind a particular case. Police do a great job of writing about … Continue reading

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The Effect Of An Expungement Of A Criminal Conviction

In California the law permits offenders to have their conviction “expunged” if they satisfy probation and have stayed out of trouble. An expungement is available for those who have completed probation, or if no probation was granted, after the lapse … Continue reading

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