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High Court Rules Hit and Run Driver Owes No Restitution

Often in hit and run cases a Court will order Restitution of the damages caused in the accident as part of probation. Recently a Court of Appeals held the driver in a hit and run case is not automatically responsible … Continue reading

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California DMV Negligent Operator Hearing

In California you can be suspended if you incur too many points during a certain time period. Here is the maximum amount of points you can incur: Point Count Time Period 4 Within 12 months 6 Within 24 months 8 … Continue reading

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How Do I Get A Copy Of My Criminal Record?

Many people find a need to get a copy of their own criminal records, for example, when you are searching for a new job it is helpful to know what is on your public record. The best way to get … Continue reading

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Taking A Cellphone From Your Spouse Could Be Robbery

In a very interesting case a California Appeals Court has ruled taking a cellphone from your wife with force during an argument could constitute robbery, even if the phone is community property. The case is People v. Aguilera (2016) 244 … Continue reading

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New California Law Makes It A Felony For Prosecutors To Withhold Evidence In Criminal Cases

Although it happens in some cases, I was surprised to learn that it was not a felony crime for prosecutors to withhold evidence in criminal trials. That has changed in 2017. California Penal Code ยง 141 (Amended): A Prosecutor Withholding … Continue reading

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Memorial Announced For Criminal Defense Attorney Anthony Brooklier

A memorial has been set for one of our own, Tony Brooklier, a well known criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles. Here are the details: Dear family, friends and colleagues. Tony’s memorial service has now been set for Saturday, January … Continue reading

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What Affect Does Judicial Diversion Have On My Arrest Record?

Judicial Diversion under Penal Code 1001.94 allows a case to be dismissed upon completion of certain conditions. What happens to the arrest record? Penal Code 1001.96 addresses that issue It states that If the defendant, during the period of deferral … Continue reading

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