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22
Apr

Santa Ana Police Looking for Woman in Hit and Run

By Maltaise Cini

  Being charged with a hit and run with injuries can lead to a felony conviction.  Santa Ana Police are searching for a  driver who they say is guilty of a hit and run.  Witnesses say the female driver ran a red light, striking and seriously injury a music teacher in a marked crosswalk. Witnesses […]

29
Mar

Possessing Drugs for Sales

By Maltaise Cini

In California the Health and Safety Code makes it a felony to possess any drugs for sales. If Possessing drugs for sales can result in a jail sentence and unlike a straight possession charge an individual is not eligible for a drug program. How does the prosecutor prove that you possessed the drugs for sales. […]

08
Mar

How Do I Get A Witness to Testify?

By Maltaise Cini

One question I am often asked is “how do I bring a witness to court”? There are two ways to have a witness testify. If the witness is a friendly witness, such as a relative, friend or neighbor you could ask the person to voluntarily come to court and testify on your behalf. The second […]

26
Nov

How the DMV Gets Involved in California DUI Arrests

By Maltaise Cini

When a driver is arrested for drunk driving in California (also known as driving under the influence or DUI), the arresting police officer will confiscate the driver’s license and give them a Notice of Suspension form. Under California law, the police officer must then send the driver’s license, a copy of the Notice of Suspension […]

25
Nov

What to do when facing Domestic Violence charges

By Maltaise Cini

Being charged with Domestic Violence can be an intimidating and frightening experience. Under the current domestic violence laws in California, an individual who finds themselves charged with Domestic Violence will be taken into custody and required to post bail. It is essential that you start building a defense to your case immediately. Domestic violence charges […]

15
Sep

What to do if You’re under a California Domestic Violence Restraining Order

By Maltaise Cini

In many domestic violence cases, the alleged victim will ask the court for a restraining order to be placed against the person who has been charged with domestic violence. The court can issue a restraining order even if the domestic violence charges have not yet been proved in court. A restraining order usually orders the […]

15
Sep

What is BAC and How Does It Affect My California Drunk Driving Case?

By Maltaise Cini

Blood alcohol concentration, also referred to as BAC, is one of the key issues in any drunk driving case. This is because California law makes it a crime to drive a vehicle if your BAC is higher than 0.08 percent, no matter how impaired you feel or how good or bad your driving is. When […]

15
Sep

Does California’s Mandatory Domestic Violence Reporting Law Go Too Far?

By Maltaise Cini

Researchers and public safety advocates have long complained that domestic violence injuries are underreported and that often, those who provide medical care to survivors of domestic violence do not report what they have seen or learned. In order to prevent this, California, along with several U.S. states, recently passed a mandatory domestic violence reporting law. […]

15
Sep

What is California’s Domestic Violence Court?

By Maltaise Cini

Many counties in California have a domestic violence court, which specifically deals with domestic violence cases. Although each county runs its domestic violence court a little differently, each domestic violence court focuses specifically on domestic violence, particularly issues such as screening for related cases, providing options for the parties involved, and monitoring. Most domestic violence […]