Riverside County Drug Court: Changing Lives Since 1995 California Penal Code § 1000controlled substanceCriminal law attorneyDiversionDrug-related charges
November 11, 2019

Riverside County Drug Court: Changing Lives Since 1995

More than 1,540 individuals in Riverside County have successfully completed the programs provided by the Riverside County Drug Court since its inception in 1995. Riverside County operates four adult offender…
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November 7, 2019

About First-Time DUI Penalties

Even a first-time DUI is a potentially life-changing experience that affects a driver’s record, reputation, and freedom. An experienced California criminal defense attorney can assert and protect the rights of…
What Is The PC 1000 Pretrial Diversion Program? Criminal law attorneyDiversionJuvenile crimesRecovery
November 5, 2019

What Is The PC 1000 Pretrial Diversion Program?

California Penal Code § 1000 sets forth California's pretrial diversion program for drug crimes involving simple possession. The Penal Code 1000 program typically replaces jail time with drug education classes or pretrial diversion.…
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November 1, 2019

Three Strikes Still The Law In 2019

Many criminals convicted of crimes go to jail simply because the evidence of their guilt was unequivocal and, accordingly, they entered a guilty plea. However, this is not always the…
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October 30, 2019

Insufficient Evidence And The Defense Of Domestic Violence

Prosecutors in the Coachella Valley aggressively pursue and prosecute all reported incidents of domestic violence, regardless of whether the alleged victim presses charges or denies their initial accusations. Prosecutors will…
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October 28, 2019

Procedural Options When Accused Of A DUI

If a law enforcement officer stops a driver and establishes that the driver is operating a motor vehicle while drunk, the State of California will charge the driver with violating California…
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October 24, 2019

How The Dolan Law Offices Assist Clients Post-Conviction: Certificates Of Rehabilitation

The Dolan Law Offices specialize in California record clearing laws. Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys offer many valuable services to those who have made past mistakes but have presently put…
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October 22, 2019

Consequences Of A Domestic Violence Conviction

For those accused of a domestic violence offense, there may never be a more serious, frightening, intimidating, daunting situation to overcome in life. Society immediately attaches a stigma to anyone…
Expungement: How Long Will It Take? Criminal law attorneyExpungement
October 18, 2019

Expungement: How Long Will It Take?

An expungement releases an individual from the negative consequences of a conviction for most purposes, including those professional and academic. California Penal Code § 1203.4 provides the requirements for the “expungement”…
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October 16, 2019

What Is A SCRAM Bracelet And How Can It Help My DUI Case?

A SCRAM bracelet is an alcohol monitoring device worn by individuals in California as part of their DUI sentence. They are often used in cases where the court believes the…
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October 14, 2019

How Using A Weapon Affects A Criminal Charge

The contemporaneous use of a weapon during the commission of an offense is fraught with negative results for the victim and offender. The use of a weapon during a crime…
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October 10, 2019

The New Mental Health Diversion Laws: What Is § 1001.36?

Mental health diversion is just one type of many diversion programs administered by criminal justice systems in the United States. Mental health diversion involves a way of resolving criminal charges without…
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September 17, 2019

Multiple DUI’s Often Indicate Alcoholism: Here’s How to Get the Help You Need

Whether you are suffering from alcoholism or not, it can be easy to misjudge whether you are over the legal limit for driving when you have a few drinks. Many…
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September 13, 2019

Arrested for Domestic Violence? Know Your Rights!

You may find that a heated argument with your significant other can quickly escalate into a domestic violence arrest for one or both of you. Often, one member of the…
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September 10, 2019

Hoping for Expungement? Understanding the Four Most Common Types

Have you decided it is time to clean up your record? Having any arrests or convictions on your record is detrimental to your employment opportunities and can impact other areas…
DUI Defense
September 6, 2019

First-Time DUI: Am I Going to Jail?

Being arrested for DUI is a frightening experience. Many motorists are unaware that they may have had just enough wine at dinner or one too many drinks for setting them…
September 3, 2019

The Differences Between Joyriding & Grand Theft Auto

Understanding laws regarding theft in California can be confusing. There are several different levels, and the penalties are wide-ranging depending on the value of what was purported to be taken,…
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August 29, 2019

Monitoring Sex Offenders in California

If you have been charged with a sex offense in the state of California, your first course of action must be to hire an attorney skilled in such matters. Being…
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August 27, 2019

Marijuana in California: Under 21 and Charged with Possession

Marijuana laws have relaxed, to say the least—and for many of us, it can be confusing to understand some of the gray areas that still seem to exist in California.…
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August 22, 2019

Charged with Identity Theft? It May Be a Federal Crime

As online transactions become more prevalent, the legal implications become more intricate and the cybercrimes more complex. Identity theft is more prevalent than ever and now encompasses many different criminal…
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August 20, 2019

Why Street Gangs Are So Prevalent in California

While California is famous for both the beauty of its landscape and so many of the residents dwelling there, it is also known for a dark underbelly of crime and…
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August 13, 2019

Has Your Juvenile Child Been Charged with Car Theft?

Whether your child has been charged with a criminal offense previously, or this is the first time they have ever been arrested, chances are you are extremely worried about the…
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August 8, 2019

Charged with Another Felony? Understanding the Consequences

Consequences for felonies in California can be harsh in comparison to other states, and in many cases, charges for misdemeanors may escalate if they are ‘wobblers,’ meaning that the status…
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August 6, 2019

Sex Offense Charges in California & Understanding Megan’s Law

If you have been charged with a sex offense, the charges are extremely serious. Undoubtedly, you are very concerned about the specific charges and consequent penalties. In addition, the damage…
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August 1, 2019

White-Collar Crime: Understanding Fraud & the Consequences

The term ‘white-collar crime’ has been around for decades, and often invokes the vision of a corporate businessman or a stockbroker making illicit deals, often with fraud, to milk unsuspecting…
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July 24, 2019

When a Weapon is Found in Your Car in California

Gun laws around the country are controversial—not to mention complex—and even if you are from California, you may not be completely up to date on what is and is not…
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July 22, 2019

California’s Three Strikes Law

Although the Three Strikes law in California may seem harsh in some cases, it was enacted in 1994 to deter repeat crimes (mainly felonies). Also known as the habitual offender…
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July 18, 2019

Can I Still Get Busted for Weed in California?

The laws may have loosened up significantly in California regarding marijuana these days, but don’t get too carried away just yet. While both medical and recreational use of marijuana is…
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July 16, 2019

Gangs in California: Residents May Grow Up Terrified

Whether you have lived in California your whole life, just moved there, or may even be a visitor for the long or short term, it is impossible to miss the…
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July 11, 2019

Sex Offense Charges Regarding Minors—When They Are Barely Younger than You Are

If you have been charged with a sex offense, chances are you’re going through a very stressful time and being judged by many around you, including family and those you…
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July 9, 2019

Assault & Battery: The Different Categories

Assault and battery are two terms that are often used in the same sentence or even used interchangeably to describe a physical altercation that may have involved law enforcement, arrests,…
violent crimes
July 5, 2019

Charged with Murder? Understand What Happens Next

If you have been charged with murder (defined as ‘the unlawful killing of a human being or fetus with malice aforethought’) you will need the best criminal defense possible, no…
marijuana Drug-related charges
July 2, 2019

How Drug Charges Are Affected by Legalized Marijuana

Although laws have been relaxed considerably in California regarding marijuana (and the trend grows around the US), with the legalization of medical marijuana and now recreational marijuana too, that does…
DUI Defense
June 27, 2019

Is Your Interlock Device Failing You When You Are Sober?

If you have been convicted of DUI in California, you may be so thrilled to have your license back that you don’t mind the hassle of dealing with an interlock…
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June 26, 2019

What You May Not Know About Grand Theft Larceny

No matter what side of the law you are on in terms of concern about theft, it is important to understand the definitions according to California law—with different tiers being…
Gang-related crimes
June 24, 2019

California Gangs & Crime: Why Children Are So Vulnerable to Being Assimilated

Gangs run rampant in California, and while their numbers are still growing in other states—along with the violence and drugs that usually accompany these groups—California is still known to be…
June 20, 2019

Accused of Theft? Understand the Different Types of Charges

Theft is a crime as old as the ages, and of course most of us are familiar with archaic sentencing that used to be handed out, such as cutting off…
Drug-related chargesJuvenile crimes
June 17, 2019

Talking to Your Kids About Drugs: How to Be Really Effective

While it may be easier said than done, keeping your children on a healthy path usually requires extremely open communication. Teenagers may not always be the most forthcoming of individuals,…
violent crimes
June 12, 2019

Crime Trends in California: The Most Common Charges for Violent Crime

While there have been slight upticks in violent crimes in recent years, California is low on the hierarchy for such offenses, ranking around 16th in the country. News shows that…
Drug-related charges
June 10, 2019

What is Expungement & Could That Work for Me Too?

With the advent of the legalization of marijuana in California, the term expungement is thrown around more commonly. And while there may be individuals who are serving long sentences related…
Juvenile crimes
June 6, 2019

Has Your Child Been Arrested? Know What to Do!

If your child has been arrested, chances are everyone—except experienced law enforcement—is frightened. Even for an adult who may have been through the legal system previously, being arrested at any…
Drug-related charges
June 3, 2019

Marijuana & Home Growing Today: Does Anyone Really Care How Many Plants I Have?

It may still seem unbelievable to you—as to so many others—that it is okay to grow, smoke, or ingest marijuana in California, without legal repercussions if you are operating with…
DUI Defense
May 30, 2019

California: When Does the DUI Go from a Misdemeanor to a Felony?

Driving drunk is risky business all around. Whether you have been out to dinner and imbibed moderately with a couple glasses of wine or a drink at the bar before…
DUI Defense
May 28, 2019

DUI Charges: Do I Have to Walk the Line?

Drinking and driving is never a good choice, and DUI charges are serious. It’s as plain as that and we all know it, but you would probably be hard-pressed to…
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May 24, 2019

Juvenile Crime: Why are Minors Tried as Adults?

It can be a crushing experience watching your child be taken away by police, in handcuffs, and is usually a vision that is hard to forget. Aside from injury, this…
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May 21, 2019

Juvenile Courts: Rehab or Punishment?

If your child has been accused of a crime, you are probably terrified about what is going to happen to them—and chances are they are even more scared than you…
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May 16, 2019

Juvenile Justice System: Too Many Kids from Foster Homes End up There

In a perfect world, children should be home with their family units intact, happy siblings, grandparents around, and healthy, loving interaction from good role models; unfortunately, this often is not…
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May 14, 2019

Understanding DUI Penalties in California

Being charged with driving under the influence is difficult on many levels, and DUI penalties can be harsh. For many drivers, the DUI occurs after a seemingly innocent night out—perhaps…
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May 9, 2019

Sex Offense Charges: Understand the Three Most Common Categories

If you have been charged with a sex offense, this is probably an extremely challenging time for you and your family. These types of matters can be very sensitive, and…
California drivers DUI Defense
May 7, 2019

Driving Under the Influence & Facing Substance Abuse Issues

In California drivers who are stopped with a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 or over may have substance abuse issues and are usually arrested and charged with driving under the influence.…