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Excessive Force & Police Misconduct

Police misconduct consists of different unethical and illegal actions of police officers which violate a person’s legal rights. This often ranges from excessive use of force to planting evidence, police brutality, obtaining evidence through unlawful search or seizure, and abuse of authority. Unfortunately, a person involved in a police misconduct case may end up facing unlawful criminal allegations.
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Can I Get My Records Sealed?

It is not uncommon for innocent people to find themselves arrested for and charged with criminal offenses. Fortunately, the law allows Californian residents to get their records sealed.
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What Everyone Should Know About California's New AB 218 Law

After the passage and enactment of Assembly Bill (AB) 218, which took effect on January 1, 2020, any victim of childhood sexual abuse – redefined as childhood sexual assault in the legislation – can file a legal claim during a three-year “lookback” window that closes on December 31, 2022, regardless of the age of the victim or how long ago the assault took place.
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Can I Really Get Arrested for Getting in a Fight?

Many people have a tendency to experience anger when others disagree with them. When two people get angry at each other and engage in a heated argument, things sometimes get out of control and turn into a fight.
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What Constitutes “Affirmative Consent” for Sexual Activity?

The definitions of “consent” vary depending on the location and circumstances of the alleged sexual activity. However, the key concept always stays the same: consent refers to a voluntary agreement of one person to engage in mutually agreed-upon sexual activity with another person.
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COMMON DUI MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS

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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NEW RULES FOR PROBATION IN 2021 (CALIFORNIA)

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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DARRYL STALLWORTH ON LOVE THY LAWYER PODCAST

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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ARE PARENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR CHILD'S CRIMES?

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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