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The truth is the basis for building a defense strategy

If you have been arrested for allegedly committing a crime, you may choose to have an attorney represent your interests. Once an attorney is able to speak with you and get a look at the material that is being used as evidence in your case, the attorney may then begin to prepare a defense strategy.

Domestic violence charges could stem from a variety of acts

It is an unfortunate truth that relationships can sometimes become strained. Disagreements and arguments are perfectly normal between domestic partners. However, problems can arise if emotions escalate to a level where one or both partners exhibit behavior that could be construed by the law as being abusive. Yet, the line between an argument and abuse can sometimes get blurry.

What are the possible consequences of a probation violation?

Often, individuals who are on probation are working hard to get their lives back on track. It is no secret that things can be much more difficult for those with a criminal record. After a conviction, just getting and keeping a decent job is a challenge. Therefore, if you are on probation, it is best to always meet with your probation officer as scheduled. It is also important to avoid violating any other conditions of your probation.

The right defense can make all the difference

Every year in California, countless arrests are made in connection with a wide variety of crimes. This can often mean that the legal system is under strain while officers are working around the clock to keep the peace. As a result, mistakes can be made, and you might find yourself facing charges for a crime you didn't commit. Furthermore, even if you have been involved in criminal activity, you could be implicated in more serious offenses or faced with an unfairly long sentence.

The right defense can make all the difference

In California, people are arrested every day, though not all are guilty of the charges against them. Unfortunately, determining the truth can be extremely complicated and often involves a lengthy investigative process. Meanwhile, the stress and pressure of all this can take its toll on both you and your family. Furthermore, you have the threat of conviction hanging over your head and the worry of the penalties you could face.

Charges against pregnant California woman dismissed by judge

Being arrested can be a distressing experience, especially if you know you have done nothing wrong. All you want to do is be able to prove to the officers involved that you are not at fault. However, it is not always easy for officers to get to the bottom of an investigation and it is important to bear this in mind when responding to their actions. It can be hard to stay calm when you are being treated unfairly, but if you react aggressively, you could face further charges.

California men cleared of shooting charges

Every day in California, numerous crimes are committed throughout the state. As a result, police officers are constantly working to protect communities within the state and root out the source of the problems. Of course, in a bid to prevent harm coming to innocent people, officers will often carry out extensive investigations, occasionally going as far as arresting people who have not committed a crime, until they have established the truth. This can be a difficult thing to accept, but ultimately it is often better to be safe than sorry.

You have the right to defend your home in California

As the Roman orator, Cicero once queried, "What is more sacred, what more strongly guarded by every holy feeling than a man's own home?" It is a sentiment that survives today and one to which any homeowner can relate. Your home should be a place of safety and happiness for you and your family. But what happens when someone invades that sanctuary?

What does it mean to plead the fifth?

Choosing the right line of defense when faced with a criminal charge can be the difference between a conviction and walking free. Of course, it is not quite as simple as it sounds. Every case is different, so a method that works for one person may not apply to you at all. In some cases it may be enough to simply enter a not guilty plea and say nothing more.

What are the benefits of negotiating a plea bargain?

Undergoing a criminal investigation can be an extremely stressful experience. It is often a lengthy process and in the meantime you are faced with an uncertain future. A conviction could mean the loss of your job, damage to your reputation, fines or even a prison sentence. In many cases, your instinct may be to deny everything and attempt to avoid conviction altogether.

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