Criminal Defense Blog

Wondering how to get a domestic violence case dismissed in California? Find out eight ways to do so, and six factors affecting your case’s outcome....
Facing domestic battery charges? Find out what the laws and penalties for PC 243(e)(1) are in California and get competent legal help....
Domestic Violence, California Penal Code 273.5: All You Need to Know...
Yes, in California, a domestic violence victim has the right to refuse to testify. According to California Civil Code Section 1219, victims are not obligated to testify, and they are exempt from contempt charges for refusing to do so. However, there may be consequences such as minor fees or community service if the victim refuses...
Hit-and-run DUI charges are some of the most complex in California because they involve two separate offenses. So much so that penalties can range from small fines to life in prison, depending on the severity of the incident and other aggravating factors. Here, you’ll learn all you need to know about hit-and-run DUI (California) cases...
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 it must have firm evidence and testimonies to prove the need for legal protection from the court system. Here, we’ll go over what happens at a restraining order hearing in...

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