California SB 731 Explained: How to Seal Your Criminal Records

Author: Mariya Melkonyan | Published: September 5, 2023 | Category: California

80% of people with a past conviction experience barriers to job opportunities, housing, education, financial services, adopting or fostering children, and more. In fact, Californians living with a criminal record face over 5,000 legal restrictions — many of which are employment-related, and 73% are permanent. California SB 731 is a transformative bill designed to automatically…

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California Child Abuse Charges, Consequences & Defense Strategies

Author: Mariya Melkonyan | Published: July 5, 2023 | Category: California

If convicted, your sentence could range from a hefty fine for a misdemeanor to six years in state prison for a felony. But you could even get 25-years-to-life if you have prior convictions. To make matters worse, the California child abuse laws are incredibly complex and hard to navigate. That’s why we decided to put…

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Understanding Degrees of Homicide: California Laws, Punishments, and Defenses

Author: Mariya Melkonyan | Published: May 22, 2023 | Category: California

Degrees of Homicide in California Homicide is the act of taking another person’s life. It’s one of the most serious crimes under California law. In this article, we’ll delve into all three degrees of homicide under California law, the punishments for each, and possible defenses that an expert defense attorney can use. Most people think…

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California Laws on Felony Plea Bargaining and What You Need To Know

Author: Mariya Melkonyan | Published: May 11, 2023 | Category: California

California Laws on Felony Plea Bargaining and What You Need To Know A felony plea bargain is an agreement that allows you to plead guilty in exchange for a less severe charge or a lighter sentence. When facing criminal charges in California, you can either take a plea bargain or go to trial. Before making…

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Overview of Road Rage Convictions in Los Angeles

Author: Mariya Melkonyan | Published: March 4, 2023 | Category: California

As per the National Highway Safety Administration, road rage encompasses aggressive driving, which may escalate to angry and violent behavior. Road rage could include physical threats, derogatory comments, rude gestures, or driving recklessly, thereby putting others’ lives in danger. California doesn’t have a specific law for road rage, but you may face criminal charges related…

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Is DUI a Felony in California?

Author: Mariya Melkonyan | Published: January 13, 2023 | Category: California

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.…

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California Child Endangerment Cases

Author: Mariya Melkonyan | Published: December 12, 2022 | Category: California

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…

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