Vehicular Manslaughter California Laws & Defenses

Author: Mariya Melkonyan | Published: November 9, 2022 | Category: California

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…

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Aggravated Assault Case Defense in California

Author: Mariya Melkonyan | Published: September 12, 2022 | Category: Federal Crime, California, Personal Injury

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…

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What Should You Expect at Restraining Order Court Hearings

Author: Mariya Melkonyan | Published: June 22, 2022 | Category: California

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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How to Terminate Sex Offender Registration in California.

Author: Mariya Melkonyan | Published: April 28, 2022 | Category: California

California PC 290 Requirements It is almost impossible for those convicted of a sexual offense in California to rebuild their lives. California penal code 290 requires persons convicted of sexually motivated crimes to register with the state’s sex offender registry. The registry limits where you can live, work, and in some cases, where you can…

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Domestic Violence Case Defense

Author: Mariya Melkonyan | Published: March 25, 2022 | Category: Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic violence cases, unfortunately, affect many people in California. If you’ve been charged with domestic violence, we can help you. Contact our experienced attorneys today and get a solid defence team for your case. It’s critical to understand the legal ramifications of any domestic abuse case. If you’re charged with a domestic abuse case, having…

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California Marijuana Cultivation Laws

Author: Mariya Melkonyan | Published: February 4, 2022 | Category: California

California Marijuana Cultivation Laws Recent years have brought changes to California’s marijuana laws. It’s now legal in some instances for residents to cultivate and possess marijuana for more than just medical purposes. While recreational use and cultivation are now legal, there are limitations in place to protect the health and safety of all residents. Violating…

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Marijuana DUI Charges – Laws, Penalties & Defenses

Author: Mariya Melkonyan | Published: January 25, 2022 | Category: Federal Crime, California

While the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana is legal in some states, including California, you can still be arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana. Breaking marijuana DUI laws is a serious offense, and a conviction could change the course of your life. Penalties for marijuana DUI charges correspond with alcohol-related DUIs but…

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