Criminal

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The Domestic Violence Prevention Act (Fam. Code, §§ 6200-6409) authorizes a court to issue a protective order enjoining a party from engaging in specified acts, including threatening or harassing the other party or disturbing the peace of the other party. “Disturbing the peace of the other party” is broadly defined as “conduct that destroys the mental or emotional calm of the other party.”In 2020, this definition was expanded to included “coercive control,” recognized as a pattern of behavior that unreasonably interferes with a person’s free will and personal liberty and includes, among other things, unreasonably isolating a victim from friends,…
IF YOU WERE ARRESTED FOR DUI THIS SUMMER You need the best DUI attorney available to you in the geographic area where you were arrested. You do not want to get a lawyer who fought your DV case before or who your daddy knows from the club. If you want the best possible chance of beating the DUI that you were arrested for, then you want to get the lawyer who is actually a DUI lawyer. That means that you want to retain a lawyer who is very experienced with defending DUI cases in the city or county where…
When it was signed back in September 2020, Assembly Bill 2147 felt like a fitting reward for heroes doing heroes’ work, regardless of their criminal background. The bill offers the chance for inmate fire crew members to get their records expunged in exchange for their service fighting wildfires through the distinguished Conservation Camp Program within the California Department of Corrections. “Inmates who have stood on the frontlines, battling historic fires should not be denied the right to later become a professional firefighter,” Gov. Newsom said upon signing the bill into law. “AB 2147 will fix that.” On paper, it appeared…
As one of the few multi cultural law firms in the Coachella Valley, we offer our legal services to our clients in most world languages. We have many Spanish speaking clients and we are able to offer direct communication with and for our clients throughout the pendency of their case. We also serve many Chinese and Vietnamese clients in our Valley by providing services to them and most other Asian clients through our interpreter services from trained professionals who understand our needs and maintain strict confidentiality with their services. And most importantly, when it comes to DUI, domestic violence,…
As one of the few multi cultural law firms in the Coachella Valley, we offer our legal services to our clients in most world languages. We have many Spanish speaking clients and we are able to offer direct communication with and for our clients throughout the pendency of their case. We also serve many Chinese and Vietnamese clients in our Valley by providing services to them and most other Asian clients through our interpreter services from trained professionals who understand our needs and maintain strict confidentiality with their services. And most importantly, when it comes to DUI, domestic violence,…
A Contra Costa deputy sheriff who shot and killed an unarmed man during a slow-speed pursuit in 2018 was charged with homicide Wednesday by District Attorney Diana Becton, who recently closed a nearly three-year investigation into the killing. Deputy Andrew Hall was charged with one count of voluntary manslaughter and one count of assault with a semi-automatic weapon that led to the death of 33-year-old Laudemer Arboleda, Becton said during a press conference. Hall shot Arboleda nine times on Nov. 18 while Arboleda was driving. Each charge carries an enhancement alleging Hall personally used a firearm and the assault charge…
We have recently noticed an increase in arrests by law enforcement of men who are seeking the companionship of a woman by use of the internet. Just last week it was reported that several men were entrapped through the use of online advertising method to go to a La Quinta hotel or similar location to meet a woman to spend some personal social time together. This is all being done in the name of the government’s fight to end so-called human trafficking in the Coachella Valley…although there is no such human trafficking occurring here! False Arrests If you have been…
The Ninth Circuit held Thursday that the current version of a federal sentencing guideline isn’t the proper legal standard for motions criminal defendants file under the First Step Act, a 2018 law that among other criminal justice reforms expanded prison inmates’ opportunities to have their sentences reduced. The defendant in this case, Patricia Aruda, pled guilty to a drug charge in 2015 and was sentenced to 130 months in prison and five years of supervised release. In June 2020, Aruda filed a motion for compassionate release under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A)(i), which was amended by the First Step Act. She…
In our effort to be the best DUI and domestic violence attorneys in the Coachella Valley, we keep our eyes on the arrest trends of local law enforcement to be able to best determine how we can serve you. Because we monitor the daily arrest records of local law enforcement, we have seen a steady rise in the number of DUI and domestic violence arrests in our area since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Even though bars are closed, restaurants and liquor stores are still serving and selling as much alcohol as ever. And, since the pandemic hit us,…