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Is Assault a Felony or Misdemeanor in Ventura, CA?

Is Assault a Felony or Misdemeanor in Ventura, CA?

Assault is one of the most common crimes people get arrested for in Ventura. In fact, arrests for violent crimes like assault are on the rise in Ventura County. In an interview with the Ventura County Star last year, Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney said, “Arrests were...

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The 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Southern California

The 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Southern California

Stretching from Kern, San Bernardino, and San Luis Obispo Counties down to the southernmost tip of the state, Southern California features some of the Golden State’s most beautiful scenery and most desirable property, not to mention the heart of its film industry....

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Are the Police Allowed to Confiscate a Phone in California?

Are the Police Allowed to Confiscate a Phone in California?

There are many scenarios in which your personal property could be seized or confiscated by law enforcement in California. For example, police confiscation could occur if an officer discovers your phone at the scene of a crime. Police seizure can also occur when you...

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How Bail Amounts Vary by Crime in California

How Bail Amounts Vary by Crime in California

California bail amounts can vary based on factors like offense severity, prior offenses, and other considerations. They also change from year to year, and furthermore vary from county to county. To keep families of defendants updated with the latest information, our...

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Can the Ventura County District Attorney Dismiss a Case?

Can the Ventura County District Attorney Dismiss a Case?

As Ventura criminal attorneys, we are frequently asked the question, “Can a District Attorney dismiss a case?” Continue reading to hear the answer and learn more about what it means when a defendant’s criminal case is dismissed, who has the authority to dismiss a...

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When is Drug Possession a Felony in California?

When is Drug Possession a Felony in California?

Drug possession is generally charged as a misdemeanor in California. However, there are certain situations where alleged possession of controlled substances can lead to felony charges. If you or one of your family members was arrested and charged with drug possession,...

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Is California a No-Fault State for Car Accidents?

Is California a No-Fault State for Car Accidents?

When it comes to auto insurance and car accident liability, there are two types of states: no-fault states, and fault states. But how are they different, and which category does California fall into? The Ventura personal injury lawyers of Bamieh & Erickson answer...

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Is Domestic Violence a Felony in California?

Is Domestic Violence a Felony in California?

All domestic violence charges are serious. However, felonies can result in tougher penalties than misdemeanors, including higher fines and longer prison sentences. Additionally, due to the controversial “Three Strikes” sentencing law enacted in 1994, felony...

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