Capital punishment was declared unconstitutional in California on July 16, 2014 when federal judge Cormac J Carney ruled that California’s death penalty system is arbitrary and plagued with delay. It violates the 8th Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment by imposing a sentence that “no rational jury or legislature could ever impose: life in prison, with the remote possibility of death”. Death sentence in California originated in 1778 when four Native Americans were sentenced to be shot for conspiracy to commit murder.
We have an excellent track record in defending against traffic violations. Our track record is the direct result of our oral argument skills and our ability to provide the judge and district attorney with an excellent “common sense” view of the situation. We work hard to obtain a successful resolution through either reduction of the charge, reduction of the fine, or dismissal of the charges. Contact a defense lawyer at our firm for experienced defense representation throughout Northern California. Continue reading “TRUCK DRIVER TICKET DEFENSE”
The law of search and seizure governs some of the most basic police investigative techniques, including wiretapping and other electronic surveillance, examination of business records, and going through people’s trash. In addition to more traditional techniques such as stopping suspected criminals and searching their clothes, cars, or other belongings. Continue reading “WHEN CAN THE POLICE CONDUCT A SEARCH & SEIZURE?”
You commit the crime of embezzlement when you wrongfully take something that someone else has entrusted to you. The main difference between larceny and embezzlement is that in embezzlement, you start off with lawful possession of the property. Continue reading “CRIMES OF THEFT”
Few motorists realize that they have the right to refuse an officer’s request for field sobriety tests (FSTs). There is no legal requirement that a driver must perform FSTs before or after an arrest. An officer can only request, not compel, a motorist to perform tests. The critical issue is whether the refusal to perform FSTs is admissible as evidence of intoxication.
Upon DUI conviction, many jurisdictions require the installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) in all vehicles operated by the defendant. The IID is a mechanism connected to the vehicle’s ignition to measure ethanol within a person’s breath. Continue reading “IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE”
Driving under the influence is a serious crime with some harsh penalties. Contact a DUI attorney for consultation immediately.
Over 200,000 drivers are arrested each year for driving under the influence in California alone and the administrative penalties vary. Before you can be sentenced of drunk driving though, the prosecution must establish three things. Continue reading “FIRST DUI”
It is always in an individual’s best interest to have a criminal arrest expunged from their record. An arrest on a person’s record can affect an individual’s ability to get a job, housing, an education, loans and grants, special licenses, promotions, and security clearances. Continue reading “EXPUNGEMENT”
If you are arrested for a DUI for the second time within a 10 years from your first DUI, the result will carry harder fines and penalties. You will be even harder to insure with insurance company significantly raising your premium. You need the help of a Sacramento DUI attorney. A second drunk driving condition can carry potential penalties of: Continue reading “ARRESTED FOR A SECOND DUI?”