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The Plea Bargain Process Between Prosecution and Defense Attorney

The plea process is an essential component of the criminal justice system. Below we describe in detail how this process plays out in a case. Overview Of Plea Bargaining The plea bargain is an agreement between a criminal defense attorney and the prosecution to resolve a criminal case and ends with a defendant pleading guilty or nolo…

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…

Understanding Your Miranda Rights

In 1963, Mexican immigrant Ernesto Miranda, age 23, was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona, on suspicion of kidnapping and rape. Miranda’s arrest was based on a report and description provided by the victim that matched his physical description. The victim also identified Miranda in a lineup. After officers informed Miranda of the positive identification, he made…

What Happens If You’re Caught Driving Without A License In CA?

If you violate subsection (a) of Vehicle Code section 12500 by driving a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license, the violation can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a less serious offense – an infraction. When Is Driving Without A License A Misdemeanor? Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or infraction will…

How GERD, Heartburn & Acid Reflux Affects DUI & Breath Testing
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How GERD, Heartburn & Acid Reflux Affects DUI & Breath Testing

If you are arrested for DUI and have G.E.R.D then this may have influenced the results of your DUI breath test. In fact, an expert can testify on your behalf and show that G.E.R.D was the cause of your falsely high BAC reading Lets take a closer look…. What Is Gerd? GERD stands for “Gastroesophageal Reflux…

3 Ways You Can Be Charged For Disturbing The Peace In California – PC 415

3 Ways You Can Be Charged For Disturbing The Peace In California – PC 415

In this post I am going to explain three (3) situations where you can be charged in California under Penal Code 415 pc for disturbing the peace. In fact… These are the guidelines I used as a prosecutor to prosecute these cases and now use as a defense attorney to defend my clients. Lets get…

9 Things You Should Know About “Peeping Tom” Laws

9 Things You Should Know About “Peeping Tom” Laws

It is a crime for anyone who is on someone else’s property without their consent to peek in or to view into a window of an inhabited building or other structure to observe persons who are inside under Penal Code 647(i) PC. It is also unlawful to invade someone else’s privacy while being lawfully on…

Illegal Use of Disabled Parking Placards – VC 4461

Illegal Use of Disabled Parking Placards – VC 4461

Under California Vehicle Code Section 4461, it is unlawful to use a disabled parking placard in the following manner: Lending a valid placard to someone else who is not authorized or permitted to use it1 Using or displaying a disabled placard that was not issued to you2 Displaying a disabled placard that has expired or…