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Can You Be Convicted of a Crime in CA if Someone Else Actually Committed It?

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One of the biggest misconceptions that people have about the criminal law is that they can only be convicted of the crime if they themselves took the actions which constituted the crime. Thus, a person might think that if he merely took some seemingly legal action of telling a...

Los Angeles DUI Checkpoints as of 01/27/17

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Always remember to please ride with a designated driver and be sure to be safe. Here are the DUI / DWI checkpoints this week as provided by law enforcement. As always, if you have any questions related to this post feel free to give us a call. LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with...

Los Angeles DUI Checkpoints as of 01/19/17

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Always remember to please ride with a designated driver and be sure to be safe. Here are the DUI / DWI checkpoints this week as provided by law enforcement. As always, if you have any questions related to this post feel free to give us a call. LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with...
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CBD and Other Marijuana Extracts Declared Schedule I Drugs by DEA

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For years, the law surrounding marijuana was pretty simple: it was illegal under both federal and California law. Then, in the 1970s, California took steps to decriminalize possession, and in the 1990s, became the first state to legalize the medical use of marijuana. And finally,...

Los Angeles DUI Checkpoints as of 01/10/17

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Always remember to please ride with a designated driver and be sure to be safe. Here are the DUI / DWI checkpoints this week as provided by law enforcement. As always, if you have any questions related to this post feel free to give us a call. LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with...
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Can Medical Marijuana Prevent You From Winning a Custody Battle?

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Last year’s Proposition 64 passage legalized the use of recreational marijuana in California, and medical marijuana has been legal in the state for over two decades now. But that does not mean that the use of recreational or medicinal marijuana will have no negative consequences...

Los Angeles DUI Checkpoints as of 01/05/17

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Always remember to please ride with a designated driver and be sure to be safe. Here are the DUI / DWI checkpoints this week as provided by law enforcement. As always, if you have any questions related to this post feel free to give us a call. LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with...
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When Can I Get Spousal Support in California?

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Ending a marriage can create financial havoc for a spouse who has been at least partially dependent on the other spouse throughout the marriage. While this is of course the case after the divorce, this financial stress can begin as soon as one of the spouses decides to pursue a...
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Facing Assault Charges: Proving Self-Defense

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There are two sides to every story in an assault charge and figuring out who was the innocent victim and who was the criminally liable aggressor often comes down to a matter of which story to believe. At the same time, however, California law provides a valid self-defense to...
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What the Legalization of Marijuana Means for California Criminal Law

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On November 8, 2016 California voters took the historic step of legalizing the recreational use of small amounts of marijuana, effective immediately. The steady decriminalization of marijuana in California has come a long way over the past several decades. It may seem hard to...
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