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Month: April 2015

Getting to the Other Side – Sage Words from a Criminal Defense Attorney

The Importance of Having a Good Attitude Mike , founder of The criminal justice system can be a harsh mistress. It is not very sympathetic or caring. Sometimes people screw up and make mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes rise to the level that law enforcement gets involved and people are prosecuted. If this ever happens to you, you need to determine…

Mass Incarceration

Over the past four decades, our country’s incarceration rate has more than quadrupled and is now the largest in world history. About one in every 31 people is either incarcerated, on probation or on parole. The Southern Law Poverty Center has stated that “this vast expansion of the corrections system-which has been called ‘The New Jim Crow’, is the direct result…

US Supreme Court Rules Satellite Monitoring Constitutes a Search for Sex Offenders

The United States Supreme Court in Grady v North Carolina, held on March 30, 2015 that the North Carolina’s satellite-based monitoring program (the equivalent of California’s GPS system) of sex offenders constitutes a search under the Fourth Amendment. They remanded the case back to the state court to determine whether this search was unreasonable. What does this mean for sex offenders…

Hofsheier Overruled. What is the impact of persons who have been relieved of their duty to register under Penal Code section 290?

Penal Code section 290 requires mandatory lifetime sex offender registration for persons convicted of most sex offenses including oral copulation with a person under 18, digital penetration with a person under 18 and other “consensual” conduct with persons between the age of 16 and 18. However, sexual intercourse with a person under 18 (commonly known as statutory rape) does not…

What to do if you are arrested, but were actually innocent. Sacramento Criminal Record Expungement Attorney on what to do if you are the victim of a False Arrest

Getting arrested is a tough thing to have happen to you. Moreover, getting arrested for something you didn’t do is really tough and can adversely affect your life long after it is all over. If you have been arrested for something you didn’t do, you need to get good legal counsel. Innocent people do get arrested. You could be the…