Supreme Court Restricts Government’s Power To Seize Property

Supreme Court Restricts Government’s Power To Seize Property Introduction “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is only sixteen words and one sentence but it is one of the most powerful […]

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New Law: Domestic Violence and Gun Ownership In California

New Law: Domestic Violence and Gun Ownership In California Introduction If you are convicted of domestic violence in California, you face harsh penalties that will impact you for the rest of your life. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could face up to four years […]

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California: What Do You Have To Do To Be Accused of Burglary?

California: What Do You Have To Do To Be Accused of Burglary? Introduction Under California Penal Code Section 459, burglary is when you enter a structure with the intent to commit a felony. Burglary is straightforward, but it is important to note that the crime does not require […]

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California No-Bail Law: To Be Decided in 2020

California No-Bail Law: To Be Decided in 2020 Introduction California may become the first state in the nation to abolish bail for suspects awaiting trial under a sweeping reform bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in August 2018. Brown stated that “California reforms its bail system so […]

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Sole Custody: How To Get Sole Custody of Your Child?

Sole Custody: How To Get Sole Custody of Your Child? Introduction You may have never imagined that you would be facing the circumstances you are right now, preparing for divorce and planning to seek sole custody of your children. If you want the court to grant sole […]

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Proposed Law Would Raise Age For Being Tried As An Adult In California

1. Introduction In California, minors as young as 14 can be subjected to the adult criminal justice system if they are charged with certain crimes. That means a 14-year-old child could be sentenced to life in prison. However, a new proposed law would raise the minimum age […]

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California DUI Laws & Penalties

California Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limits Generally, a drunk driving offense based on BAC—as opposed to the driver’s level of impairment—is known as a “per se” DUI. The amount of alcohol a person must drink to reach the legal limit depends on a number of factors. These […]

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Child Relocation After Divorce

When economic considerations require a move, it comes time for parents to revisit their custody plans. However, an open doorway to one parent will often feel like a closed door to the other when “frequent and continuing contact” with the children becomes no longer economically feasible after […]

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Reopening a Divorce Settlement in California

Many people end their divorce case feeling like the orders made by the court are fair. But what do you do if you feel like you were cheated out of a fair settlement? Even though it may not be common, there are circumstances under which a divorce […]

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Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders (ATROs) In Divorce Case

Automatic Temporary Retraining Orders (or “ATROs”) are judicial orders that automatically take effect when one spouse files for divorce, annulment, or legal separation. These orders prevent both spouses from taking certain actions with regards to the couple’s children or joint assets. An ATRO will not take affect […]

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