Electronic Monitoring as an Alternative to Jail
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Electronic Monitoring as an Alternative to Jail

In this post, I will explain how electronic home monitoring or supervised electronic confinement (SEC) works and who can receive it. Let’s get started… How Does Electronic Monitoring In California Work? The monitoring is set up with a unit that is installed in the home that coordinates with a phone line or commercial cellular network and…

How To Handle An Active Arrest Warrant In California

A warrant is a document that gives authority to law enforcement to search a vehicle or structure to perform a search for certain items or to make an arrest of a particular person.  Below our attorneys explain what arrest warrants are, who issues them, and how to handle the situation if you have an active warrant for…

Being Released On Your Own Recognizance After An Arrest

Being Released On Your Own Recognizance After An Arrest

Being released on your own recognizance, or OR, means that you need not post bail or a bond in order to be released from custody following an arrest1. Persons charged with non-violent misdemeanors or low level offenses are often released OR. Bail generally is required by the court for a felony matter, whether it is violent or…

4 Qualities To Look For When Hiring A Criminal Defense Attorney

4 Qualities To Look For When Hiring A Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are charged with a crime, finding a private criminal defense attorney best suited for you and your case is essential if you want a favorable outcome. There are thousands of lawyers practicing or claiming to practice criminal defense but like any other profession, there are stark differences in ability, experience, demeanor and success….

How You Should Conduct Yourself In Court

How You Should Conduct Yourself In Court

A courtroom is a formal environment which has certain rules that judges expect everyone to follow. The Courtroom One aspect of the courtroom environment is proper attire. All the attorneys, with an occasional exception, wear suits and ties or if female, a similarly formal outfit. Although such attire is not legally required, the attorneys are aware…

A Student’s Guide to Court Trials

A trial is when two or more parties present information and evidence to a court of justice. A civil case is held to settle lawsuits or claims against a person or party. A plaintiff is the person or party who brings the case against the defendant to the court. The defendant is a person or party that is being accused or sued of…

Jury Selection in Criminal Cases

When selecting a jury, the federal or state district pulls names from a variety of sources, including registered voters, unemployment beneficiaries, and people with driver’s licenses or state identification cards. This is known as a “jury pool” and varies in size on a case-by-case basis. The potential jurors are selected at random by a computer…