Criminal Defense Attorney Felonies, misdemeanors, and infractions are some of the stages in which criminal statutes are put down in every single state. Depending on factors such as the harshness of an offense, all of the changes that have taken place, and the total amount of damage that has happened, lawmakers can determine the stage… Read More
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Bay Area DUI Checkpoints (Halloween – 2017)
Bay Area DUI Checkpoints – Halloween 2017 Local law enforcement agencies will be out in full force, utilizing sobriety checkpoints all over the bay area to deter drunk driving. It is important for individuals to avoid any potential criminal penalties for DUI arrests, including jail time, costly fines, and a driver’s license suspension. Halloween is known for having… Read More
What Is a “Section 1983” Lawsuit Against the Police?
The Civil Rights Act of 1871 allows people to sue for certain kinds of civil rights violations, including excessive police force. By Micah Schwartzbach, Attorney The Civil Rights Act of 1871 is a federal statute, numbered 42 U.S.C. § 1983, that allows people to sue the government for civil rights violations. It applies when someone acting “under color… Read More
Convincing a Judge to Lower the Initial Bail
Judges want to know about the defendant, including potential danger to the community and likelihood of coming to court. The law and procedure around pretrial release vary at least somewhat from state to state, but here are some of the factors defense attorneys regularly address when trying to get lower or no bail for a… Read More