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Are There Alternatives to Going to Jail?

If you are facing criminal charges that could result in imprisonment, you may wonder whether there are alternatives to incarceration in your particular case. Depending on your situation, you may be able to pursue some alternative sentencing options to avoid going to jail or prison.

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Understanding DUI Tests

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is prohibited and often punished severely in California. On reasonable suspicion of drunk driving, a police officer can stop your car and request you to take a DUI test – chemical test or field sobriety test.

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Common Myths About DUIs

There are a number of myths surrounding driving under the influence (DUI) charges in California. Many of the myths are spread by people who have never been arrested for drunk driving and have no understanding of DUI laws. If you are facing DUI charges, it is important to know common myths and misconceptions about DUIs in order to avoid falling for them.

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Can I Get Arrested for Getting in a Fight?

When an argument between two or more people gets too heated, emotions can run high and lead to a fight. If someone who witnesses the fight calls the police, you may get arrested for the altercation, even if you were not the one who started it.

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Ineffective Representation Has Costly Consequences

When you are facing criminal charges, you are fighting for your livelihood, your freedom, and in some cases, your life. This is no time to try to save money by hiring a criminal defense attorney who is inexperienced, overworked, or otherwise ineffective. You have far too much at stake.

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Can I Get My Records Sealed?

If you were arrested but never convicted, the statute of limitations to charge you with a crime has passed, or you have been acquitted of a crime in California, you may be eligible to have your records sealed.

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Can I Be Arrested for Drugs That Aren’t Mine?

In California, nearly 10% of felony arrests and a whopping 25.5% of misdemeanors are drug related. Facing a drug charge is never easy, but it can be especially traumatic when the drugs weren’t even yours.

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Yes, a DUI Is Worth Fighting

With the pandemic forcing the closure of bars and restaurants throughout Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department processed 1,745 cases of drunken driving from the date of the closure order in March 2020 through March 2021.

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California’s New Criminal Law Changes for 2021

California greeted the New Year with sweeping changes in criminal justice and the rights of defendants. Some of the major changes affected how much probation time you may face if convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, how new diversion options can get a criminal offense removed from your record, and how the institution of no-cash bail survived despite a statewide referendum against it.

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