What Happens If You’re Summoned To Appear As A Witness In A Trial?

What Happens If You’re Summoned To Appear As A Witness In A Trial?

It doesn’t matter if the prosecution or the defense thinks you’re a valuable witness, the process is the same for both sides. The first thing they will do is officially summon you to appear. This is done through a formal process in which a court representative hands you the information about how you’re required to […]

The Benefits Of Hiring A Good Criminal Defense Attorney

The Benefits Of Hiring A Good Criminal Defense Attorney

One of the biggest decisions you have to make after you’ve been charged with a crime is deciding if you should hire a private criminal defense attorney or if you should take advantage of a public defender. The correct answer is going to vary from one person to another. That being said, there are several […]

How To Clear Your Criminal Record

How To Clear Your Criminal Record

Having a criminal record adversely impacts your life. Depending on the severity of the convictions, your criminal record can make it difficult for you to find housing, establish relationships and secure some jobs. The fact that you’re living in the technological age where anyone with internet access has the ability to locate your criminal history […]

How To Report A Missing Person

How To Report A Missing Person

There is nothing funny about having a friend or family member fail to be where you expect them to be. The problem becomes even worse when you are unable to contact them via a cell phone call. Many people who are in this situation mistakenly believe that their loved one must be missing for a […]

Do You Have To Get Your Dog Or Cat Sterilized In California?

Do You Have To Get Your Dog Or Cat Sterilized In California?

For many of us, our dogs/cats are an important part of our family. We can’t imagine life without them. What you might not know is that if own a dog or cat in California, there are some spay/neuter rules you should be aware of. At some point, California lawmakers, many of whom are pet lovers […]

Is A Public Defender The Right Choice For You?

Is A Public Defender The Right Choice For You?

One of the great things about the way our justice system is set up is that everyone is entitled to legal representation. That means that no matter what your financial situation is, you don’t have to worry about navigating the criminal charges that have been filed against you by yourself. If you can afford a […]

California’s Marijuana Laws

California’s Marijuana Laws

In 2016, registered California voters decided that they were in favor of legalized marijuana and voted yes to Proposition 64. A little over a year later, on January 1, 2018, it became legal for adults to enjoy marijuana throughout the state. What some people failed to realize is that even though it was not legal […]

Parking Lot Safety Tips

Parking Lot Safety Tips

When you stop and think about it, we spend a lot of time in parking lots. Most of us stroll through the parking lots without giving the practice a second thought. We’re simply walking to our car. The problem is that we tend to take parking lots for granted and seldom stop to think just […]

Different Types Of Pleas In California

Different Types Of Pleas In California

Shortly after you’ve been formally arrested and charged with a crime, you’ll have an arraignment. The arraignment is your first opportunity to tell a judge how you plead. At a California arraignment, there are three different ways you can plea: Guilty Not guilty No-contest Guilty A plea of guilty should be self-explanatory. When you tell […]

House Arrest In California

House Arrest In California

Going to jail isn’t any fun. It’s something everyone tries to avoid, which is why so many people hope that the judge handling their case will agree to house arrest rather than a jail sentence. Not everyone is eligible for house arrest in California, especially if the house arrest is being used instead of an […]