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If you’ve been arrested with a DUI charge, you'll likely want to know what to expect in the coming weeks and months. One of the most important things you can do for yourself is retain a skilled criminal defense lawyer who can clear up any misconceptions about your charge,

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According to statistics from the National Institute of Corrections, as of December 31, 2019, there were about 199,313 people under probation and 107,139 people under parole in California. In the state of California, probation is an alternative sentencing option (non-prison) that is available to defendants who have been convicted of an offense.

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We’ll talk to real lawyers about their lives in and out of the practice of law, how they got to be lawyers and what their experience has been. I’m Louis Goodman, the host of the show, and yes, I’m a lawyer. Nobody’s perfect. He is a veteran of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

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Many parents do not realize that they can face liability for their minor child’s crimes. For any parent, seeing their child being accused of a crime can be stressful and overwhelming. Besides fearing for the child’s future, a parent whose child is in trouble with the law has one more thing to worry about: parental responsibility.

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It’s Saturday morning and you’re waking-up slightly hungover to the sound of your cell phone ringing. You ignore it and your mind drifts to the night before. There was a party, plenty of beer and cheap vodka. There was a girl. After a few drinks together, the conversation was easy and things between you were moving at a quick pace. ...

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As a Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County in early 2003, I was offered a career-making case. In October of 2002, Demarcus Ralls and his seven co-defendants had embarked on an unprecedented three-month journey of murder and terror.

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