Is DUI a Felony in California?

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Is DUI a Felony in California? Driving under the influence (DUI) in California refers to operating a vehicle over the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. If the police arrest or detain you for a DUI, you may face fines, imprisonment, driver’s license suspension, and be required to complete a DUI program.…

California Child Endangerment Cases

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California Child Endangerment Cases: Legal Definition Child endangerment is a legal term that refers to putting a child in a dangerous or harmful situation. It can include hurting a child under 18 on purpose, physically or mentally, or letting them get hurt because you didn’t watch them well enough.  California child endangerment cases require the…

Vehicular Manslaughter California Laws & Defenses

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What Constitutes Vehicular Manslaughter in California? Vehicular manslaughter in California is defined as a driver negligently operating a vehicle and causing another person’s death. The two types of vehicular manslaughter in California are ordinary and gross vehicular manslaughter. Defending yourself against a serious crime like vehicular manslaughter in California requires an experienced defense attorney. A…

Aggravated Assault Case Defense in California

What Constitutes Aggravated Assault in California? If you are facing aggravated assault charges, finding a skilled attorney to represent your case is vital. The right defense attorney can mean the difference between having your charges reduced or the case dismissed or facing severe legal consequences. As a former Deputy District Attorney for 13 years, Mariya…

What Should You Expect at Restraining Order Court Hearings

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Restraining Order Hearings Under California’s Code of Civil Procedure, restraining orders protect people against harassment, abuse, stalking, or violent threats. To obtain a restraining order, the person filing must have firm evidence and testimonies to prove the need for legal protection from the court system. If you or a loved one received a restraining order,…

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