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What is the Current Status of the Death Penalty in California?

August 30, 2019

Ask two people you know what their opinion on the death penalty is and you’ll probably get two different answers. There has always been a lot of debate on the topic in this country. There has been so much pressure over the years that 20 states have abolished the death penalty. Technically, the death penalty…

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Can the Prosecutor Use Proof of Your Past Crimes to Prove You’re Guilty?

August 15, 2019

If you’ve been charged with a crime in California, there are certain things that the prosecutor isn’t allowed to use as evidence like past crimes. For the most part, the State will find a way to get evidence admitted. However, there are certain rules of evidence that protect defendants in court. The reason this is…

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What are the Defenses to Statutory Rape in California?

July 31, 2019

If you’ve been charged with statutory rape in California, you’ll be facing some serious penalties. Regardless of whether your charged with a misdemeanor or felony, you’ll be facing fines and possible jail time. If you’re convicted of statutory rape, you’ll also be required to register as a sex offender in California. This can affect your…

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Can You Be Charged with Statutory Rape in San Diego?

July 15, 2019

Statutory rape can be a difficult crime to understand. When we think of rape, we think of someone who forces their victim to have sex with them. With statutory rape, there’s no requirement of this at all. It simply has to do with the age of the person you had sex with. In California, the…

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Updates to the Felony-Murder Rule in California | Criminal Defense Lawyer

Updates to the Felony-Murder Rule in California

June 28, 2019

If you or your loved one were sentenced to prison under the felony-murder rule in California, you may be eligible for re-sentencing. A new law was signed on September 30, 2018 redefining the crime of felony-murder in California. This law will impact prison sentences for hundreds of men and women sentenced over the last few…

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How Does Miller v Alabama Impact Juvenile Sentencing?

How Does Miller v Alabama Impact Juvenile Sentencing?

June 19, 2019

Back in 2017, the Supreme Court heard a case called Miller v Alabama. The case questioned whether a juvenile can fairly be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The case was filed by attorneys for a young man named Evan Miller. When Miller was just 14 years old, he beat his…

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Difference Between Theft and Fraud in California

What is the Difference Between Theft and Fraud?

May 30, 2019

A lot of people think they know the difference between theft and fraud. But when asked to say what that difference is, they’re at a loss. That makes sense. There’s no reason for people to think or care about the differences between these two crimes. Unless you’re a criminal attorney or someone studying for the…

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Most Outrageous Defenses to Murder

What are Some of the Most Outrageous Defenses to Murder?

May 15, 2019

We’ve all seen movies where the defendant claims some insane defense to murder and gets off. In real life, it doesn’t work like this. If you kill someone, odds are, you’re going to jail. You’re probably going to jail for life. There are some defenses to murder. For example, in San Diego you may claim…

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What are Defenses to Rape in San Diego? | San Diego Criminal Lawyer

What are Defenses to Rape in San Diego?

April 30, 2019

If you’ve been charged with rape or sexual assault, you have to be scared. In this day and age, you can’t be sure where people are coming from anymore. We’ve gone from a time when accusations of rape weren’t taken seriously enough to a time when people are afraid to have relations for fear of getting in…

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Murder Charges for Children in San Diego | San Diego Defense Attorney

Can Your Child Be Charged As an Adult for Murder in California?

April 15, 2019

We all raise our children in the hopes that they’ll grow up to be happy and successful. We never expect to raise our children to be criminals. However, things happen. Just because your child has been charged with a crime doesn’t mean he’s a bad person. People make mistakes. And, kids make more mistakes than…

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