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What can a Criminal Attorney do for you?

If you find yourself charged with a crime your first impulse might be to worry and react haphazardly. You might not be ready to deal with the complex paperwork, procedures, and rules and failing to do so can cost you money or time in prison. In this situa…
If you find yourself charged with a crime your first impulse might be to worry and react haphazardly. You might not be ready to deal with the complex paperwork, procedures, and rul… http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2017/08/what-can-criminal-attorney-do-you/

4 Reasons to Work with a Fresno Criminal Lawyer

Being charged with a crime is never a good thing. Whether you are guilty or not, it's important to know what to do. Rather than stumbling through the legal proceedings, it's best to look to a criminal lawyer for help.
Being charged with a crime is never a good thing. Whether you are guilty or not, it's important to know what to do. Rather than stumbling through the legal proceedings, it's best t… http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2017/06/4-reasons-work-fresno-criminal-lawyer/

Times Police Can Search You or Your Home or Car Without a Warrant

The fourth amendment of the United States Constitution grants persons reasonable rights to not have themselves and their properties searched. Unlawful searches and seizures can violate a person's expectation of privacy. There are, however, several mitigat…
The fourth amendment of the United States Constitution grants persons reasonable rights to not have themselves and their properties searched. Unlawful searches and seizures can vio… http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2017/05/times-police-can-search-you-or-your-home-or-car-without-warrant/

Criminal Defense Tips When it Comes to Social Media

If you have been charged with a crime, the time between your arrest and your court date should be taken seriously. Aspects of your day-to-day life can be fair game for judges and prosecutors to review. Police and investigators will often review your post…
If you have been charged with a crime, the time between your arrest and your court date should be taken seriously. Aspects of your day-to-day life can be fair game for judges and … http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2016/10/criminal-defense-tips-when-it-comes-social-media/

Criminal Defense Tips for Minimizing the Impact of a Being Put on Trial

If you have been charged with a crime, using these Criminal Defense Tips may serve you well inside and outside of a courtroom. It can be tempting to take a favorable plea or sign something, to avoid far more legal jeopardy down the road. Don't plead to an…
If you have been charged with a crime, using these Criminal Defense Tips may serve you well inside and outside of a courtroom.  It can be tempting to take a favorable plea or s… http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2016/10/criminal-defense-tips-minimizing-impact-being-put-trial/

Criminal Defense Tips: How To Get A Copy Of Your Criminal Record

Whether it's the manager at that new job you applied for, or a potential significant other who wants to know what she's getting into, your record is out there for them to find. Which is why it's a good idea for you to get a copy for yourself, so you know …
Criminal records, like so many other pieces of paper that we need to establish ourselves in this modern world, are a matter of public record. Which means, of course, that anyone wh… http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2016/08/criminal-defense-tips-how-get-copy-your-criminal-record/

Fresno Criminal Lawyer Discusses Lay Opinions

If you watch courtroom dramas on television or in movies, you probably remember a time when a lawyer yelled objection because a witness stated an opinion and not a fact. People who are not expert witnesses must generally only talk about what they observed…
If you watch courtroom dramas on television or in movies, you probably remember a time when a lawyer yelled objection because a witness stated an opinion and not a fact. People who… http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2016/08/fresno-criminal-lawyer-discusses-lay-opinions/

Is Video Footage Getting Used Against You? Call on a Fresno Criminal Attorney

Given the prevalence of video surveillance cameras, it's possible that should you ever face criminal charges (for any of a variety of crimes), camera footage may serve as evidence against you.
Video surveillance cameras play an important role in criminal investigations. These cameras are in many locations, public and private, and proliferating in new places. For example,… http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2016/07/video-footage-getting-used-against-you-call-fresno-criminal-attorney/

Fresno Criminal Lawyer Discusses Not Guilty Plea by Trucker in Tracy Morgan Crash

On February 1, 2016, the man driving a Walmart truck when it struck a limo occupied by comedians James McNair and Tracy Morgan entered a not guilty plea at an arraignment hearing in New Brunswick, NJ.
On February 1, 2016, the man driving a Walmart truck when it struck a limo occupied by comedians James McNair and Tracy Morgan entered a not guilty plea at an arraignment hearing … http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2016/02/fresno-criminal-lawyer-discusses-not-guilty-plea-trucker-tracy-morgan-crash/

A Fresno Criminal Lawyer Explains What a Plea Bargain Is

The term “plea bargain” is heard widely on television and movies dealing with the criminal justice system. What is a plea bargain?
The term “plea bargain” is heard widely on television and movies dealing with the criminal justice system. What is a plea bargain? Simply put, it means that an accused person, his… http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2015/12/fresno-criminal-lawyer-explains-what-plea-bargain/

Fresno Criminal Attorney Explains Bail and the Courts

“Bail” is one of the most commonly used terms in legal proceedings. One hears it in every courtroom drama. However, what is bail and what is its purpose?
“Bail” is one of the most commonly used terms in legal proceedings. One hears it in every courtroom drama. However, what is bail and what is its purpose? Below, we provide a quick… http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2015/12/fresno-criminal-attorney-explains-bail-and-courts/

Arraignment under California Law: Five Facts You Should Know

An arraignment is one of the first steps to follow an arrest on criminal charges. If you have been arrested, here are five facts about the arraignment procedure in California that you should know.
An arraignment is one of the first steps to follow an arrest on criminal charges. If you have been arrested, here are five facts about the arraignment procedure in California that… http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2015/10/arraignment-under-california-law-five-facts-you-should-know/

Fresno Criminal Lawyer Advice: Don't Become Involved In The Wrong Kind Of Summer Fun

Throughout an entire year, you will see an abundance of crimes and charges. However, there may be some charges that occur during a particular time of year than others.
Throughout an entire year, you will see an abundance of crimes and charges. However, there may be some charges that occur during a particular time of year than others.  Charg… http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2015/07/fresno-criminal-lawyer-advice-dont-become-involved-wrong-kind-summer-fun/

Fresno White-Collar Crime Attorney Will Defend You Against Identity Theft Charges

As terrible as it is to become a victim of identity theft, those accused of the crime still deserve strong legal representation. If accused, it's possible that you're innocent or that the charges brought against you are unwarranted in other ways.
Identity theft is a common crime. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that in 2012, roughly 16.6 million people were identity theft victims. The crime can take on a variety o… http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2015/05/fresno-white-collar-crime-attorney-will-defend-you-against-identity-theft-charges/

Criminal Defense Tip: Do Not Agree To A Polygraph Without The Representation Of An Attorney

In criminal cases, there always seems to be some confusion about the use of lie detector tests, also referred to as a polygraph. These tests are given as an attempt to show when someone is giving a deceptive answer to a question. Criminal investigators an…
In criminal cases, there always seems to be some confusion about the use of lie detector tests, also referred to as a polygraph. These tests are given as an attempt to show when s… http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2015/05/criminal-defense-tip-do-not-agree-polygraph-without-representation-attorney/

Criminal Defense Tips: Testifying in Court

If you're going to be testifying in a criminal case, it's important that you prepare properly ahead of time. This is particularly the case if you are the defendant.
If you're going to be testifying in a criminal case, it's important that you prepare properly ahead of time. This is particularly the case if you are the defendant. As a cri… http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2015/04/criminal-defense-tips-testifying-court/

Criminal Defense Tips: How to Act When Confronted by Police

Anyone who lives in Fresno ought to know a few criminal defense tips. One such tip involves behavior when in the presence of police. There are three different kinds of police encounters.
On December 4, the Fresno Bee reported local PD chief Jerry Dyer's announcement that the police force will be ramping up their efforts to control escalating gang violence in the c… http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2014/12/criminal-defense-tips-how-act-when-confronted-police/

Fresno Criminal Lawyer Takes a Look at California Crime Trends

Now that we're approaching the end of the year, it might be a good idea to take a step back and look at the state of crime in California.
Now that we're approaching the end of the year, it might be a good idea to take a step back and look at the state of crime in California. Recently, the Public Policy Institute of… http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2014/12/fresno-dui-attorney-asks-are-police-behaving-they-should-during-traffic-stop/

90 Day Diagnostic California Department of Corrections Evaluation

The 90 Day Diagnostic is a useful tool used by the court to get the opinion and evaluation of the California Department of Corrections whether an individual is a suitable candidate for probation or should be sentenced to state prison. This option is emplo…
Recently, I've had a couple of cases involving 90 day Diagnostics with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).  The 90 Day Diagnostic is a tool used by… http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2014/05/90-day-diagnostic-california-department-corrections-evaluation/

Call on a Fresno Criminal Attorney to Help You Deal with Changes in California's Prison Policies

For years now, the state of the California prison system has been hotly debated by legislators and various advocacy groups. The prisons are overcrowded, the conditions often posing serious dangers to inmates' health and safety.
For years now, the state of the California prison system has been hotly debated by legislators and various advocacy groups.  The prisons are overcrowded, the conditions often posi… http://fresnoscriminallawyer.com/fresno-criminal-blog/2014/04/call-fresno-criminal-attorney-help-you-deal-changes-californias-prison-policies/