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Police officers have the authority to conduct an investigative stop if they have "reasonable suspicion" that an individual has committed a crime. However, there are limits to this provision, and it can't simply be based on a "hunch". Learn more about reasonable suspicion by reading my blog!

#arrests  #searchandseizure  #criminalattorney   #reasonablesuspicion  
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If you think you've been a victim of an illegal search and seizure on behalf of the San Diego Police Department, there are procedures in place to protect you. A motion to suppress evidence is used in cases where evidence has been illegally obtained by an officer. Read this article to learn more!

#illegalsearchandseizure   #motiontosuppressevidence   #criminaldefense  
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Is your permanent record a hindrance to your ability to get ahead? Expungement may be the answer. Get in touch with the Law Office of Paul A. Hefley, Jr. to find out if you can get your criminal record expunged.

#CriminalRecord   #Expungement   #CriminalAttorney  
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California's "Three Strikes" sentencing has extended sentences for second- and third-time violent offenders, but there are considerations that a court can make to potentially avoid these penalties. The Romero motion gives a trial court a certain amount of discretion. Lean more about Romero motions and what a criminal defense attorney can do for you on Paul Hefley's blog.

#FelonyCharges   #RepeatOffender  #CriminalLawyer #ThreeStrikes
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If you're injured and unconscious resulting from an accident where alcohol may have been involved, can the authorities draw blood to test your BAC without your consent? Read this article to learn about a precedent-setting case here in California that tests the limits of "Implied Consent".

#ImpliedConsent   #DUIattorney  #CriminalDefense
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Many victims of police abuse believe that their arresting officer faces no recourse for behavior such as excessive force, coercion, and falsifying reports. However, in cases like this, your defense attorney may be able to file a "Pitchess" motion that calls for a review of the offending officer's personnel file. The findings may help to strengthen your case. Read this article from the Law Office of Paul Hefley to learn more.

#PoliceAbuse   #ExcessiveForce   #ResistingArrest   #DefenseAttorney  
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Drunk driving is reckless not only for yourself and your own consequences; you also endanger others. In fact, you can be convicted of second degree murder if your drunk driving leads to a fatal accident. Read more about this and the "Watson" Advisement in this article from your San Diego criminal defense attorney.

#drunkdriving   #DUIconvictions   #DUIlawyer  
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Having felony charges brought against you is a serious situation that could have a huge impact on your future. If you find yourself in this position, it is important to know about how the San Diego County courts handle felonies. Having the help of an experienced criminal attorney can improve your chance of a positive outcome. Read this article to learn more!

#felonies   #felonycharges   #criminalcourt   #criminaldefense  
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Interacting with police officers can be a stressful situation, even if you've done nothing wrong. From casual conversations to investigative detentions and arrests, it's important to understand what your rights are when dealing with law enforcement officials. Read my criminal lawyer's blog to learn about the different types of ways in which police officers can interact with members of the public.

#criminallawyer   #arrests   #detained  
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If you've been cited for a DUI in San Diego and are planning on fighting the drivers license suspension, you need to act fast! The DMV provides a very limited amount of time to request a hearing. Visit criminal defense attorney Paul Hefley's blog to read more on this topic learn how you can exercise your rights.

#DUILawyer   #LicenseSuspension   #CriminalLawyer  
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