Fresno Criminal Lawyer Blog


Category: DUI Defense

Like driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs in California is also prohibited. Driving while under the influence of drugs presents some unique issues for law enforcement, however. A body of research and evidence-based tests have been established for alcohol testing, but most illegal substances do not affect people in the same predictable manner that alcohol does.

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Category: DUID Defense

When most people think of driving under the influence or DUI, they think about drunk driving or perhaps getting behind the wheel while using some illegal drug such as cocaine. But Joseph Schwab, was pulled over for allegedly driving erratically and cutting off an agent from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. A breathalyzer test showed that Schwab had zero alcohol in his system, but had caffeine in his system. He was, subsequently, charged with DUI.

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Category: Domestic Violence

If you've been accused of domestic violence, you are likely experiencing one of the most difficult times in your life for a myriad of reasons. A Domestic Violence Lawyer has the specific experience that you need to defend your character and reputation in court.

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Category: DUI Defense

Nobody ever plans on being pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving. Unfortunately, it happens to drivers hundreds of times per day across the United States. Regardless of whether you've been drinking or not, there are some mistakes to avoid if you're ever pulled over.

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Category: Criminal Defense

Courts and law enforcement agencies increasingly rely on updated software solutions to carry out a variety of tasks. Greater efficiency and improved accuracy are supposed to be the main benefits of new software programs. But is this always the case?

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Category: Domestic Violence

You are formally accused of domestic violence and the police are involved. Now what? What happens next depends largely on your circumstances.

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Category: Criminal Defense

Looking for a useful criminal defense tip? Remember this: it only takes one. One false accusation. One bad decision. One traffic stop. One misunderstanding. Just one time of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Category: Criminal Defense

How do you respond when a police officer asks if it's okay to look at your cell phone or personal computer? The wrong answer can drastically affect your future. Take these tips from a criminal defense attorney to heart...

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Category: Death Penalty

Recently, Californians voted in favor of the death penalty on two separate proposed measures. In the first case, Proposition 62, roughly 54 percent of people voted against repealing the death penalty and replacing it with life in prison without the possibility of parole. Instead, with just over half of the voters in favor of Proposition 66, Californians have voted to speed up the repeal process, so condemned murderers are executed, rather than dragging out their appeals, possibly for decades.

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Category: Drug Crimes

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Proposition 64 passed and marijuana is now legal!! Or is it? There are exceptions built into the law that trigger criminal penalties for those that have prior convictions for certain offenses. In addition, while Proposition 64 decriminalizes many aspects of marijuana possession, marijuana sales, transportation for sale and cultivation over six plants is still a criminal act. This blog post discusses the new law and how possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana for sale and cultivation have been softened but remain illegal.

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