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California Law Change Will Help Citizens Win Damages for Civil Rights Violations

An amended state law has made it easier for victims of police brutality and other civil rights violations in California to recover money damages from public entities and their employees. Read More

What You Need to Know About California’s Cannabis Laws

Recreational marijuana use has been legal in California since late 2016. Still, if you plan on using marijuana (also called cannabis) recreationally in the state, you must be aware of Read More

Advantages of Collaborative Divorce

Divorce is often contentious, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If the spouses can remain civil, they can pursue a collaborative divorce, a form of alternative dispute resolution Read More

Protecting Your Business Using a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement

With the average age of Americans getting married approaching 30, more and more newlyweds are entering into marriage with significant assets of their own, including an ownership stake in a Read More

Common White Collar Crimes in California

A “white collar crime” is any non-violent act that deprives rightful owners of their money or property. Examples of white collar crimes are public corruption, money laundering and fraud in Read More

New Law Allows Criminal Defendants to Appear Remotely for Certain Proceedings

Advances in audiovisual technologies have made remote communications much more efficient and cost effective. During the COVID-19 pandemic, courts took advantage of this technology and began holding hearings via telephone Read More

What is the “Waiting Period” for a California Divorce?

Like other states, California has a “waiting period” before a married couple can officially divorce. The state favors marriage as a matter of public policy. Therefore, a waiting or “cooling Read More

Can You Go to a Treatment Program Instead of Prison for a Drug Crime?

Many California drug offenders need help, not prison time after getting arrested for certain drug crimes. In these cases, offenders can complete a state sanctioned drug treatment program rather than Read More

Understanding California’s “Zero Tolerance” Policy for Those Under Legal Drinking Age

California operates under a “zero tolerance” policy for drivers under the legal drinking age. What this means for drivers under the age of 21 is that drinking even a single Read More

Can You Get Kicked Out of the Military for a Domestic Violence Charge?

Military service puts unique pressure on both those in uniform and their families. Individuals returning from tours of duty may be contending with PTSD or have difficulty re-acclimating to home Read More

What Are Some Available Defenses Against Assault Charges?

If you have been charged with assault, there are several effective defenses you can raise. In addition, you may be able to offer mitigating evidence to reduce the level of Read More

Understanding California’s Aggravated White Collar Crime Enhancement

White collar crimes are nonviolent crimes that involve some form of fraud. The state of California and federal agencies can be involved in the investigation and prosecution of white collar Read More

A Divorcing Spouse’s Right to Reimbursement for Contributing Separate Property

In California, property acquired during a marriage is considered community property and is therefore subject to being divided equally in a divorce. So, what happens if a spouse used money Read More

What Happens if You Refuse a Breath Test in a California DUI Stop?

There are two different types of breath tests that an individual may be asked to take when stopped by the police for suspicion of a DUI. What happens if you Read More

Common Domestic Violence Charges and How to Fight Them

California law makes it a crime to willfully inflict bodily injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon certain family members or close acquaintances, such as spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, former spouses, Read More

Making a Convincing Child Custody Move-away Case

If you are considering a move out of state with your children, you will need to take some important steps to ensure that your child custody move-away case is convincing Read More

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