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Will I be able to get a job after a conviction?
People who live in California and who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony offense and now need to search for a job should click on this link now. This article will give you important information about how to approach your job search so that you increase your chances of getting hired. Learn how and when to proactively share information with a potential employer and focus on your future.
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Implied consent in California
Learn what implied consent means when someone in California is lawfully arrested on charges of driving under the influence. State law notes that any licensed driver has given his or her implied consent to undergo either breath or blood testing. Learn about the right to refuse these tests and what the possible consequences are.
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Previous pot convictions could be cleared
Check out this article about how people in California with prior marijuana-related convictions may now be able to apply to have those convictions reduced or cleared entirely. California has legalized the recreational use of marijuana, yet up to a million people in the state are carrying convictions for pot offenses that are no longer illegal. Those people may be able to apply to have their convictions reduced or even cleared from their records entirely.
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Responding to false sexual assault allegations the right way
Find out what steps to take when accused of sexual assault or harassment while taking the BART in California. Learn the importance of cooperating even while innocent, seeking out therapy, securing legal counsel and knowing what might have contributed to you being accused in the first place to mount a solid defense.
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Sex crimes way up on BART
Take a look at this article about how reported violent sex crimes are up dramatically on BART. Already during the first half of this year there have been seven reported rapes, which is almost double the four that were reported during all of last year. The number of sexual assaults for January to June of 2017 are also equal to the total amount reported in 2016. A shortage of BART police officers has been offered as one explanation for the increase.

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DUI now qualifies for diversion treatment
Check out this article about how California recently passed a law clarifying that military members charged with misdemeanor DUI are eligible for the state’s diversion treatment program. Diversion allows military members to attend treatment in lieu of entering a guilty plea, which in turn allows them to uphold their status in the military. However, prior to this law’s passing, it was not clear whether DUI charges qualified for diversion.
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DUI in California
Learn what happens to your driver’s license immediately following a DUI arrest in California. The state has laws in place that apply to people who take chemical testing as well as to those who refuse it. Read about what your options are in these situations as well as how to get your license restored.
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The real costs of drunk driving charges in California
Take a look at this article about the financial costs associated with drunk driving arrests in California. Upon being charged with DUI, many drivers’ thoughts turn to the possibility of jail time. However, there are numerous other costly penalties and consequences, including fines, which they may also be subject to and may quickly add up. Thus, they may be paying for their drunk driving arrest long after they have served their time.
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Theft in California
Learn the differences between theft, robbery and burglary. The three terms are often used interchangeably, but they represent distinct acts that are each treated differently under California law. Read about the penalties associated with each act as well as what the presence of a weapon could do to the charges.
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Sex trafficking in California and Pleasanton
Read this article to learn about a massage parlor in Pleasanton, California, that was discovered to be a place where people came to engage in illegal sexual acts. You will also find out about some of the statistics about human trafficking in the state, such as where it takes place, and how many minors are affected by it. After learning the story of Pleasanton, find out just how much these issues affect your community.
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