The following articles are a compilation of case summaries about legal concepts that arise frequently and general information that our clients repeatedly request. Greg Hill wrote each of these articles. We present these with one purpose: to make the client and/or the client’s family more comfortable with the criminal process and knowledgeable about what to expect.
The case summaries are of published (reported) decisions from the California Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeals, the federal court of appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Sometimes, the facts are similar to those we see frequently.
The general information articles range from an explanation of what punishment one may face on a first-time DUI to the defenses to a charge of shoplifting to a short discussion of whether expungement is worth it. The information is not meant to be legal advice. Instead, it is meant to educate the reader.
Each article ends with hyperlinks to three more articles on the same or similar topics so the reader can learn more if interested.
The reader can also click here to a separate page with articles organized by the type of offense, if the reader wishes to narrow the scope of his or her focus.