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CALIFORNIA TRAFFIC TICKET DEFENSE

California traffic ticket defense

Child Pornography Charges - A Zero Sum Game

Federal and State Child Pornography Charges are sometimes fatal even when they don't have to be. One of the most difficult issues people face in our society is being accused of a crime by the Government. The accusers could be the federal government or state government and in some cases an administrative agency. What I want to discuss today is the plain fact that I have seen self inflicted tragedies consistently occurring with individuals who are being investigated for child pornography or a sex abuse case in recent years on the rise.

Defense Attorney's Commandments

Defense Attorney's Commandments

Burden of Proof in Criminal Cases, Why You Should Know It, Care About It, and Cherish It

Burden of Proof in Criminal Cases, Why You Should Know It, Care About It, and Cherish It

Miranda Rights

The importance of invoking your Miranda Rights

UNLICENSED HOME CONTRACTORS

Dealing with unlicensed home improvement contractors

The Surprising Psychology Behind Shoplifting

If only 5 percent of shoplifting is related to poverty, what compels the other 95 percent? For many people, it is not because of financial need, but because of a psychological need. Stealing can be an involuntary coping mechanism to deal with personal conflicts and psychological maladies.

Erasing a past criminal record in New Jersey just became quicker!

An Expungement (erasing a past criminal record) is allowed in New Jersey under certain guidelines.  Under N.J.S.A. 2C: 52-1 a mechanism has been put in place to allow someone with a criminal record or arrest to remove this information from public viewing.  Once granted by a Superior Court Judge, you will be allowed to legally answer no to the dreaded question “Have you ever been arrested or convicted of any crime?”, and this past record will not come up in a background check.

Debate on how forgetting your wallet can get you 2 years in prison

On the Net, scaremongering is a pretty usual tactic in order to move a political agenda. This debate happened in the comment section of a video with the oh so clickbaity title of "Licensed Gun Owner Gets 2 Years For Forgetting Wallet at Home??" Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtfiT63E8g0&google_comment_id=z12odvnwsquawtma004chrf4npr2gdgoc2s Spoiler: this did not happen. The content therein is an opinion piece and should not be construed as legal advice.

How do I get my undesignated felony down to a misdemeanor (Arizona)?

Make sure that your undesignated felony is made a misdemeanor; don't assume that it will automatically happen.

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