E interviews Dominick Welch, associate attorney at the Chastaine Law Office, on what it takes to become an attorney. Follow his experience from deciding on becoming a lawyer, what it takes to apply to a school, what kinds of schools are available and all the way through what classes look…
E Interviews Mike up his upcoming book “How to Survive a Criminal Arrest: What You Need to Know”. Excellent information about the initial process if you are being accused of a crime.
Mike talks about things to consider when you are looking to hire an attorney. Questions you should ask about cost, availability and expectations. A must listen if you need legal counsel.
Interview with special guest Leonard Simpson, owner and operating manager of 20/20 Financial Advisers of Sacramento. Mr. Simpson talks about why you should have disability insurance to protect your income and why business owners should consider Overhead Business Expense insurance to protect your business.
Ever hear of the sport called Orienteering? Want something fun to do on the weekends that involves the whole family, being out in nature, using a map and compass? Join E and her special guest Mats Jansson, president of Gold Country Orienteers and Nav X, to learn more about…
Mike interviews E about what it takes to manage his front office and being the first captain of the Richard James Office Manager’s Mastermind Group.
Topo Padilla, from Padilla Bail Bonds, joins Mike for a deep dive into the challenges facing the bail bond industry. From the sharp increases in bail schedules to a movement wanting to abolish bail bonds all together. Important information affecting us all.
Mike talks with E on how her perceptions about the legal industry has changed over the time she has been with the Chastaine Law Office.
Getting the most out of life is all about how we live each day. Focusing on what’s important to you and prioritizing those things will lead to more satisfaction and balance. Listen to this week’s discussion some great tips!
Learn about the importance of the SR22 in DUI cases and why our key vendors can save you lots of money.
Mike is joined by the newly appointed Honorable Judge Scott Tedman, a former criminal defense lawyer and colleague. Learn more on what it takes to be considered for the appointment and once appointed, what the process entails.
Mike and E have a lively discussion on how to start the New Year right. Learn some of the latest techniques on how to set goals and how to keep them.
Interview with Nadia Maldonado from Low Cost Interlock Systems. Everything you wanted to know about ignition interlock devices and other collateral consequences of a DUI conviction.
Mike interviews David Wolf from Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association about the recent election results and what that means moving forward.
Mike and E talk about the benefits of growing your business with a group of like-minded professionals and other great business practices.
This week we had the pleasure to broadcast live from the Richard James Partners Club in Gilbert AZ. This is an organization devoted to helping entrepreneurial attorneys build their practices through cutting-edge marketing and technology solutions and innovative sales systems. Like all the best business practices, they hold true…
Seldom at the Chastaine Law Office do we share our personal views with any political issues, instead we focus on educating the public. The exception is this week’s broadcast. With Mike’s experience representing clients in death penalty cases, he offers a unique perspective on why he is strongly in favor…
Fascinating interview with Julia Carrera, spokesperson for the Small Farmers Association, on why they are opposed to Prop 64. Following article explains more about why this small but important demographic does not like this proposition. http://www.latimes.com/local/abcarian/la-me-abcarian-cannabis-twins-20161020-snap-story.html
This broadcast sheds light on California’s unique proposition voting process – referred to as direct democracy. A look at its history and impact on our state.
The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016 pros and cons discussed.
Learn more about Prop 63 – “Safety for All” gun control, with special guest Adam Richards, attorney who focuses on gun control legal issues.
Special guest David Wolf, from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, reviews the following Props up for vote in Nov 2016: props 51,53,54,55,56.
In order to provide some context for the current model of preliminary hearings, Mike takes a look at the history of why they were used and the various changes over time.
You have the right to testify but should you? It is a complex decision. Mike shares 30 years of experience discussing whether or not a client should take the stand and tell their story.
Everyone has heard of their Miranda Rights, but what does it really mean. An in depth look at your 5th Amendment privilege to remain silent.
Today’s special guest was Ignacio Hernandez from Hernandez Strategy Group, LLC, a government relation, advocacy and communications firm in Sacramento. Ignacio is a lobbyist for the CACJ, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Learn more about how their organizations lobbies for change and some of the bills currently before the…
A fascinating look at why our founding fathers designed the government into three branches and how it works in today’s politics.
Why should you hire an attorney and how do they come up with their pricing? If you are being charged with a crime, hiring a criminal defense attorney can be a bargain with your future on the line. An interesting look at how much time is spent behind the scenes…
Today’s podcast focuses on plea bargaining; starting with a brief look at its history, how it’s used today and its impact on the criminal justice system.
Mike and Negad discuss the potential consequences to your driver’s license when arrested for a DUI. They touch on the importance of timing, knowing the process and what to expect at the “APS” Hearing (Administrative Per Se Hearing).
Mike interviews Mike about a little known sport he has been participating in for many years – adventure racing. Learn more about this dynamic and grueling sport and how its unique challenges have helped to shape Mike into the lawyer he is today.
Our special guest Topo Padilla explains the ins and outs of being in his family’s bail bonds business for 30 years – Greg Padilla Bail Bonds. In addition, he is the president of Golden State Bail Agent Association, a state wide organization, and the president of the Council of…
Our guest Blaine Oelkers shares practical tips on how to reclaim your day. Move from flustered to focus, from overwhelm to total control. Mike will also discuss the recent Supreme Court decisions.
Mike introduces his new associate Negad Zaky and together they look at current issues where social media is being used to try and sway public opinion. Sounds bites are never a basis for making judgement that can have an impact on people’s lives or careers. A great discussion about…
Tune in to learn what expungements are; why its so important to clear your record; who is eligible; what to expect in the process and much more!
Mike takes a look at the prevalence of fear in the legal system and how its used from passing laws that are tough on crime, to how it affects the person caught up in the system. Fear is a powerful tactic but knowledge is even more powerful. Join us…
E interviews Mike on all aspects of a jury trial. From how he and his clients decide to go to trial, what he does to prepare, the impact a judge can have on the process and outcome, jury selection and more.
Many changes have happened in the legal field since Mike began practicing 30 years ago. Listen to an interesting discussion about how modern technology has changed the physical practice of law and also to the many changes in California’s criminal law especially with Three Strikes.
Mike shares the background of due process and why it was created by our founding fathers. We think that due process is an established right but some organizations like the DMV and educational institutions follow a different set of rules, different from the legal system. Learn how to be careful…
Mike talks about why having the right attitude throughout your legal process is very important. He also discusses the most effective approach to take with the attorney you hire.
What exactly happens to the body when you consume alcohol and why is this important if you are out drinking? Join us for a special interview with toxicologist Jeff Zehnder from Drug Detection Laboratories and learn when enough is enough. http://www.chastainelaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Legal-Hour-4-22-16.mp3
As part of our ongoing DUI series, this week we look into busting some of the top DUI myths. We look at things like – I am innocent so I don’t need an attorney; Its just a DUI, I can handle my own case; Its ok, I drank 2…
Our first radio show features an introduction into the field of criminal defense and what’s it like to be a criminal defense attorney. With 30 years of experience working simple cases all the way to complex capital murder cases, Mr Chastaine shares lots of great insights in this podcast….