EXTORTION

Extortion Defense Attorney, Sacramento CA

Extortion, also known as “blackmail” is a serious crime that can be punishable by imprisonment, fines, community service, restitution or a variety of the sort. White-collar was first defined by Edwin Sutherland in 1939 who said it was a “crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation”. In fact, a lot of politicians, sports stars and celebrities are frequent targets of extortion. No extortion case is ever the same so it’s best to contact an experienced attorney who can help you. Continue reading “EXTORTION”

RAMEY WARRANT

Entry into a home requires an arrest warrant and a probable cause so if that standard does not exist, police officers and others cannot enter. Obtaining an arrest warrant is similar to that of a search warrant. There needs to be facts that support probable cause for the arrest that must be presented to the District Attorney. Without that an intrusion is a violation of the Fourth Amendment. The way Ramey warrants work is by bypassing the District Attorney and going to the judge directly instead.

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LEAVING A CHILD UNATTENDED IN A CAR

In the fall of 2001, Kaitlyn’s Law was passed in the state of California that makes it illegal to leave a child unattended in a motorized vehicle. The law originates after Kaitlyn Russell died after being left alone in a car for two hours. If a parent, legal guardian or any one who is over 12 years older and responsible for the supervision of someone under 6 years old could be found in violation under certain circumstances. If there are conditions that present significant risk to a child’s health or safety such as a set outdoor temperature that becomes it unsafe inside.

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CALIFORNIA’S DEATH PENALTY

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.

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TRUCK DRIVER TICKET DEFENSE

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”

WHEN CAN THE POLICE CONDUCT A SEARCH & SEIZURE?

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?”

REFUSING FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS

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.

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