Articles by Topic or Issue (Military / Veterans - Police)

Military / Veterans

  1. Diversion Programs in California for Armed Forces Veterans

  2. Sentencing Alternatives for Military Veterans (PC § 1170.9)

  3. DUI Double Jeopardy: Is Military NJP a Bar to Civilian Case?

  4. Is Diversion Available for Veterans for a DUI?  Yes
  5. What Is Veterans Court? Who Is Eligible? How Does It Work?

Miscellaneous / Offenses & Laws

Miscellaneous Laws

  1. Ten New Laws for 2012 to Consider for Criminal Consequences

  2. Thirteen New Crime-Related Laws Becoming Effective in 2013

  3. New Crime Related Laws for 2015 to Keep in Mind Now

  4. What Is an Ex Post Fact Law and When Can It Matter?

  5. AB 2124 - Court Diversion Program in LA County

  6. What Is Marsy’s Law and What Does It Provide a Victim?

  7. Arrested by the CHP, But No Case Filed?  DOJ Record Updated?

Miscellaneous Offenses

  1. What Is False Imprisonment (Penal Code § 236)? Defenses?

  2. What Is Trespassing (Penal Code § 602)? Defenses? Punishments?

  3. What Is Tampering with a Vehicle (Vehicle Code § 10852)?

  4. What Happens for Being a Minor in Possession of Alcohol?

  5. What Is Sales to Minors – for Alcohol?  For Tobacco?
  6. What Is Disturbing the Peace (Penal Code § 415)? Defenses?

  7. Disturbing the Peace Sentence of 25- Year-to-Life? Really?

  8. Disturbing the Peace Case Not a First Amendment Violation

  9. What Is Being an Accessory in Assisting Parolee Abscond?

  10. Aiding & Abetting Reversed When DA Withholds Rap Sheet

  11. Fish and Game Violation? It May Become a Federal Case!

  12. What Happens If I Made a False 911 Call?  Jail?  Prison?
  13. What Is Child Endangerment, PC 273a? Defenses? Punishment?
  14. Caught for Taking Undersized Lobsters? Punishment? Defenses?
  15. What Is Unlawful Use of Tear Gas (Penal Code § 22810(g)(1))?

Miscellaneous

  1. What Should I Ask Before Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney?
  2. Can an Attorney Guarantee a Result in a Criminal Case?
  3. My Car Was Towed – How Do I Get It Out of Impound?
  4. What Is an Office Hearing?  Is This Good?  How Long Is It?
  5. Why Is Trial So Expensive?  Why Can’t It Cost $1,000?
  6. What Is Veterans Court? Who Is Eligible? How Does It Work?
  7. What’s Second Chance Women’s Re-Entry Court? Who’s Eligible?
  8. What Is Co-Occurring Disorders Court (CODC)? Jail Involved?
  9. My Attorney Won’t Do What I Tell Him to Do – Fire Him?
  10. I Received a Subpoena – What Should I Do? Ignore It?
  11. I Got a Subpoena; Am I Too Far Away?  Do I Get Witness Fees?
  12. I Was Arrested, But Not Cited and Released – Illegal?
  13. Procedure for Identifying & Questioning Witnesses to a Crime
  14. When Can a Deposition Be Taken in a Criminal Case?
  15. How Broad Is Brady?  Exculpatory and Impeachment Material?
  16. What Is a Motion to Obtain Privileged Psychiatric Records?
  17. A Second Dismissal of a Felony Case?  Can We Celebrate?
  18. My 995 Motion Was Improperly Denied.  What Can I Do?
  19. Is Innocence Required for Malpractice Action for an SVP?
  20. Can I Sue My Criminal Defense Attorney for Malpractice?
  21. What Can One Do to Minimize Prejudicial Case Publicity?
  22. What Information May an Attorney Disclose in a Pending Case?
  23. Can I Get a Copy of My File from the Court and If So, How?
  24. Can a Defendant Choose the Judge for a Marsden Hearing?
  25. Penal Code § 1385 – What Is Required?  The Limits?
  26. What Is Discriminatory Prosecution? What Is a Murgia Motion?
  27. You Want to File a Motion to Change the Prosecutor?
  28. Are You the Target of Vindictive or Retaliatory Prosecution?

Murder / Attempted Murder

  1. Manslaughter with Great Bodily Injury Sentence Enhancement?

  2. What Is Vehicular Homicide (California Penal Code § 192(c))?

  3. Charged with Attempted Murder? Defenses? Punishment?

  4. What Is Murder (P.C. 187)? The Defenses? The Punishment?

  5. Second Degree Murder vs. First Degree Murder – Differences?

  6. What’s Voluntary Manslaughter, the Punishment, the Defenses?

  7. Must the Jury to Agree upon Only One Theory of Murder?

  8. Voluntary Manslaughter and Heat of Passion Circumstances

  9. Can Sleepwalking Be a Defense to Attempted Murder?

  10. Murder Conviction Reconsidered When DA Withholds Evidence

  11. Conviction for Second Degree Murder by Child Neglect Upheld

  12. Convictions Reversed When Based on 'Kill Zone' Theory

  13. Voluntary Manslaughter Upheld for Killing Thief of Pot Crop

  14. Seventeen Year Old May Be Charged As an Adult with Murder?

  15. Right to Speedy Trial Violated by 7 Years to Murder Trial?

  16. Speedy Trial Right Violated After 33 Years Passes for Murder?

  17. Using Booby Trap to Kill Police Warrants Sentence Increase

  18. Sentence of 50 Years for Teenager for Murder Proper

  19. Murder Conviction Overturned When DA Hides Sniff Dog Problem

  20. Second Degree Murder Based on DUI from Meth Affirmed

  21. If Jury Not Instructed on Provocation Defense, Reversal?
  22. What Is Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in a Murder Case?

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Police (Pitchess Motion / Confession / Informant)

  1. What Should I Say If a Detective Calls to Ask Me Questions?

  2. The Police Asked Me to Be an Informant- Should I?

  3. Illegal for Police to Use Informant with Criminal History?

  4. Was There a Bad Cop on Your Case? What Is a Pitchess Motion?

  5. Getting Police Records Via a Pitchess Motion Now Easier

  6. If a Pitchess Motion Is Granted, The Judge Review Records

  7. The Cops Lied to Me and I Confessed - Case Dismissed?

  8. Is a Confession Valid After 9 Hours of Police Questioning?

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