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How accurate are drunk driving tests?
Residents in California who have been arrested for and charged with suspected drunk driving should click on this link now. This article will give you important details about the factors that may contribute to inaccurate results of a field sobriety test and of a breath test. Learn also what each of these tests is actually designed to measure and find out how to get help to defend your rights after an arrest.
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Standing your ground in California
Find out what stand your ground laws apply in California. Learn what your rights are if someone should threaten you and your family in your home. Discover the limitations of the laws in the state and how to ensure you are not on the wrong side of the law. Also, learn about a couple important factors that will greatly impact your rights and your ability to defend yourself in the face of danger.
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Life sentences are common in California
Take a look at this article looking at how California has, along with Utah, the highest percentage of prisoners serving life sentences in the country. The high rate of life sentences is largely due to sentencing enhancements, whereby a convicted felon can have additional years added to their sentence if they use a firearm during their offense or if they have had previous convictions. As a result, many people are serving disproportionately long sentences even for relatively minor felonies.
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Driver’s license actions after a DUI arrest
Check out this article about DUI and what happens to a driver’s license after he or she is arrested for drinking and driving. For instance, after a driver’s license is revoked or suspended, he or she has the right to request an administrative hearing to discuss the situation. Drivers worried about the consequences of DUI, including driver’s license suspension or revocation, may benefit from working with an attorney.
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Issues that come up in domestic violence defenses
Take a minute to read about the ways in which it can be tricky to defend yourself against a domestic violence charge. For example, photographic evidence may show that someone has an injury but not who caused it. Likewise, any child witnesses in your case might not be reliable. An attorney can help advocate for you and identify the issues.
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How California approaches police body cameras
Residents in California who are interested in the use of video cameras worn by police officers should click on this link now. This article will give you interesting insights into how these cameras are used in California and what agencies are involved in determining what may be videoed and what footage may be released when and why. Learn about some of the issues including the privacy of defendants as well as oversight into potential police misconduct.
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Marijuana in California
Read the specifics about marijuana laws in California that could affect someone who uses it recreationally. Though voters legalized its use, there are still limitations as to what people in the state can do. Learn the potential consequences of possession and cultivation as well as other regulations that apply to marijuana use.
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Social media: A valuable source for investigators
Take a look at this article on social media and criminal investigations. A recent survey examined how law enforcement is starting to view social media as a source of valuable information. Learn what kind of data agencies are on the lookout for, how courts are handling this evidence and if social media accounts are viewed in the same way homes are when it comes to search and seizure.
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Self-representation: The disadvantages
Read this article on the disadvantages of self-representation in a criminal case. If you have been charged with a crime, you may think that you can do a better job than an attorney or save yourself legal fees. However, before you do that, learn about the disadvantages that come with self-representation and how you could be putting your future unnecessarily at risk.
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False Confessions: An Overlooked Threat in Criminal Cases
Check out this article about the danger of wrongly accused people in California giving false confessions. Many common factors can give rise to these confessions, and once made, they may have irreversibly damaging effects on a person’s case. Learn more about the prevalence of false confessions and the reasons that these confessions often occur.
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