Understanding Negligent Discharge Of A Firearm Laws – PC 246.3

Understanding Negligent Discharge Of A Firearm Laws – PC 246.3

What is important to understand with laws regarding negligent dishcharge of a firearm is firing a gun in celebration, to show off or to demonstrate how the gun operates can be a criminal offense under California Penal Code 246.31, which punishes anyone who negligently discharges a firearm, BB or pellet gun2. Negligent Discharge Of A…

VC 4463 – Forgery or Falsification of Car Registration Stickers

If you tampered with any document or device designed to provide evidence of current car registration, or fraudulently altered a smog certificate you may have violated this offense. Watch this video to understand when the prosecutor will file charges. What is Forgery or Falsification of Car Registration Stickers? VC 4463 Vehicle Code Section 4463 essentially…

Will the Prosecutor Drop Domestic Violence Charges if the Victim Recants?

California prosecutors are unlikely to drop domestic violence charges even if an alleged victim recants his or her testimony before trial. Watch this video to understand how the system works. Instead, the state is likely to persist in its prosecution, with the help of unique evidentiary rules that apply to domestic violence cases.   If…

23 Things You Must Know About A First Time DUI In California

In this post you are going to learn everything there is to know about a first time DUI in California. In fact: A person who has been arrested for a first offense DUI in California is facing two different government agencies. The DMV The local criminal court Lets get started….. First DUI In California In…

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How To Expunge A DUI Conviction In California

California, allows misdemeanor DUI’s to be expunged from your criminal record as well as some felonies as long as you complete certain requirements1. What Are The Benefits Of Expunging A DUI Conviction? Besides having your DUI conviction sealed from public view, you have the right to deny under oath and without penalty of perjury that you were…

Misdemeanors: How The Law Works In California
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Misdemeanors: How The Law Works In California

In this post, I will explain how misdemeanors work in California. Let’s get started… A misdemeanor offense in California is characterized by how much potential time you could serve incarcerated and where you would spend it. What Is A Misdemeanor Misdemeanors are criminal offenses that are less serious than felonies, though many do involve violence…

Important Reasons To Hire An Attorney When Charged With A Crime

If you are charged with a crime, your first question might be whether you need an attorney to represent you. Your options include the following: Representing yourself Getting a public defender (If you qualify), or Hiring a private attorney Watch this video to understand how to decide between these (3) options: What Are The Risks…

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How The Mouth Alcohol Defense Can Help Win A DUI Case

In this guide, I am going to explain how alcohol that is trapped in your mouth can provide a falsely high reading on a breathalyzer test. And: If you indeed did have mouth alcohol we can use that in our defense. Let’s get started….. But first, watch this video to understand which medical conditions can…

Vehicle Code 23152(e): DUI Law For Uber, Lyft, Taxi & Limo Drivers

Vehicle Code 23152(e): DUI Law For Uber, Lyft, Taxi & Limo Drivers

California Vehicle Code 23152(e) which commenced on July 1st 2018, makes it a crime to drive with .04 or more blood alcohol concentration when a passenger for hire is a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the offense1. What Is Vehicle Code 23152(e) VC? Taxi, limo, or ride-share drivers such as Uber or…