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Can You Go to Jail for First-Time Gun Charges...

Can You Go to Jail for First-Time Gun Charges...

For the most part, California’s criminal laws aim to keep non-violent, first-time offenders out of jail.  However, violating California’s gun laws can still lead to jail time, even for a first-time gun possession charge.  If you or a loved one...

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Can You Appeal DUI Charges in California?...

Can You Appeal DUI Charges in California?...

If you take your criminal charges to court and lose your case, you may be convicted for the offenses and sentenced.  However, that is not the end of your case.  You have the right to appeal legal errors in your case, potentially getting the conviction thrown...

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What Are the Punishments for Repeat Probation...

What Are the Punishments for Repeat Probation...

If you violate your probation in California, you could have your probation revoked and be sent straight to jail or prison.  In many cases, judges and prosecutors require strict penalties for probation violations, but there may be opportunities to have your...

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Who Keeps Custody of Pets in a California Div...

Who Keeps Custody of Pets in a California Div...

Divorce is often incredibly complex, with dozens of interconnected legal issues.  When finding a divorce attorney, it is important to look for someone who will consider your entire case, not just the divorce.  That means that if you have children who will be...

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3 Differences Between Same Sex Marriage and a...

3 Differences Between Same Sex Marriage and a...

The term “domestic partnership” confuses many Californians.  Domestic partnerships are a very specific legal relationship available in California, similar to “civil unions” in other states.  If you are considering marriage or an...

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How Does Having a Drug Addicted Parent Affect...

How Does Having a Drug Addicted Parent Affect...

In any child custody proceedings, the court’s ultimate goal is to protect the best interests of the child.  In general, the court sees it in the child’s best interests to give joint custody to both parents, but if one parent is hiding a secret or is...

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How Are Assets Usually Divided in a Californi...

How Are Assets Usually Divided in a Californi...

There is a stereotype in divorce cases that your spouse “gets half your stuff.”  This stereotype is truer than in most states, but there are some technicalities to consider.  The Ventura divorce lawyers at The Law Offices of Bamieh and Erickson...

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What is the Statute of Limitations for Theft ...

What is the Statute of Limitations for Theft ...

Theft is a common offense.  Many people might have gotten away with shoplifting or another small theft crime in their distant past – or recent past.  In many cases, theft goes unpunished, but thousands of other cases each year are prosecuted and lead...

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Can You Go to Jail for Public Indecency in Ca...

Can You Go to Jail for Public Indecency in Ca...

“Public indecency” or “indecent exposure” is a crime in California.  People may associate a crime like this with flashers, which may seem somewhat comical.  However, these allegations are quite serious and apply in a wider range of...

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The Difference Between Sexual Harassment and ...

The Difference Between Sexual Harassment and ...

Especially over the past year or so, sexual assault claims, claims of inappropriate sexual advances, and sexual harassment have been widely discussed in the news.  While many of these news stories go into details about the specific conduct alleged, many of the...

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