• BAIL REFORM??

      With very few exceptions, anyone who is arrested is entitled to be released with some sort of bail. The purpose of bail is to assure that the accused will appear in court and to protect the community ...

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    • A Top DUI Attorney Shares Mistakes to Avoid & Possible DUI Defenses

      Getting pulled over for a potential DUI by a police officer is a nerve racking experience. The stress of the situation can cause people to not think clearly and rationally and make mistakes that can ...

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    • Criminal Record Expungement Attorney on Professions that Require a License

      We all make mistakes. Sometimes that mistake can lead to criminal charges. This can have a big impact on our careers and employment opportunities, especially if your chosen or desired career requires ...

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    • A Top DUI Attorney Shares Mistakes to Avoid & Possible DUI Defenses

      Getting pulled over for a potential DUI by a police officer is a nerve racking experience. The stress of the situation can cause people to not think clearly and rationally and make mistakes that can ...

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    • Big Summer for the Chastaine Law Office

      The summer got off to a great start with the publishing of Mike Chastaine’s, Rancho Cordova DUI attorney, new book “How to Survive a DUI Arrest: What You NEED to Know.” DUI arrests have no social or ...

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    • Why is Driving Under the Influence So Dangerous?

      We all know that driving under the influence is dangerous, but most people don’t know exactly why. Alcohol is a depressant. It causes a person’s central nervous system to slow down. This slowing ...

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    • Prop 64 from the Small Farmers Association Point of View

      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 ...

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    • Criminal Defense Attorney in Rancho Cordova Can Aid Police in Need Too

      A police officer has many duties and responsibilities. One of which is removing inebriated motorists from the streets. However, what if a police officer needs help with a DUI charge? Such is the ...

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    • Traffic Ticket Amnesty

      Getting a traffic ticket can be expensive. Failing to pay the ticket can lead to getting your driver’s license suspended and even more fines for not paying the original fine or failing to appear in ...

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    • Criminal Record Expungement Attorney on Professions that Require a License

      We all make mistakes. Sometimes that mistake can lead to criminal charges. This can have a big impact on our careers and employment opportunities, especially if your chosen or desired career requires ...

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    • Top Mistakes Your DUI Attorney Wants You to Avoid in a DUI Case

      Never assume a DUI case is not a big deal. If convicted, it can tarnish your record and reputation. It will be a part of your driving history wherever you go. A DUI conviction also leads to jail, to ...

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    • What Your Expungement Attorney Can and Cannot Do With Your Record

      With technology making it easier for employers, professional organizations and licensing agencies to look into their applicants’ criminal records, you may find it more difficult to get a job, license, ...

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    • Life & Business Coach Shares Secrets On Achieving Goals

      Successful life and business coach Jim Kaspari share with E the secrets he uses to set his clients up for successfully achieving their goals. From getting clear and crystalizing your vision, using ...

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    • Impressions of Washington DC!

      Mike and E discuss their recent trip to Washington DC. If you have never been there it will be an interesting exploration of the grounds, buildings, museums and monuments. All the interesting places ...

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    • The Importance of Having Written Legal Agreements

      Mike and E explore the importance of having a written legal agreement. Why have a contract and what should a contract include? Another great question they address is when and if you should you get a ...

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    • The Legal Hour Radio Show with Mike Chastaine

      You never know what opportunities will arise. The Chastaine Law Office has always been committed to educating its clients regarding important legal issues. Mike wrote the book “How to Survive a DUI ...

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    • Criminal Defense Attorney in Rancho Cordova Makes Top DUI Lawyers List

      Gold River, California (November 13, 2014) – Michael Chastaine, California’s top criminal defense attorney in Rancho Cordova and surrounding locations, has been given the distinction of being one of ...

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    • Posting violent language on facebook towards another, is this a criminal threat?

      Facebook and other social media can be fun and informative. It can also be abused and abusive. Where is the line drawn? When is it protected free speech and when does it become a criminal threat? The ...

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    • New Privacy Laws in California

      California is a state that is concerned with the privacy of its citizens. This year there were several new Privacy laws signed into law and going into effect January 1, 2015. Use of Drones : Drones ...

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    • California Gun Laws - New and Pending

      Governor Brown signed into law a new type of restraining order known as a “gun Violence restraining order.” This restraining order allows a family member to seek a 21 day ex parte firearm restraining ...

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    • Law Lets You Have a Clean Record via a Sacramento Expungement Attorney

      Last November, 2014, California voted for Proposition 47, which downgraded “non-serious and non-violent property and drug crimes” to misdemeanors. Since then, courts have reported a surge in petitions ...

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    • Reducing a Felony Conviction to a Misdemeanor Does Not Happen Automically - Proposition 47

      In November of 2014 Proposition 47 passed giving certain low-level, nonviolent felony convictions the opportunity to be reduced to misdemeanors on old criminal records. The law itself reclassified ...

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    • Proposition 47 - What does it mean to you?

      Last week the voters of California passed Proposition 47. In listening to some talk show hosts, it’s clear that there is some real misinformation out there. Your Rancho Cordova Expungement Attorney is ...

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    • Sex Offender registration - Light at the end of the Tunnel?

      California is only one of 4 states that have lifetime sex offender registration for any offense in which you are required to register. While there are a few very limited offenses for which it is ...

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    • Law Lets You Have a Clean Record via a Sacramento Expungement Attorney

      Last November, 2014, California voted for Proposition 47, which downgraded “non-serious and non-violent property and drug crimes” to misdemeanors. Since then, courts have reported a surge in petitions ...

      Read More
    • Criminal Record Expungement Attorney on Professions that Require a License

      We all make mistakes. Sometimes that mistake can lead to criminal charges. This can have a big impact on our careers and employment opportunities, especially if your chosen or desired career requires ...

      Read More
    • Sex Offender registration - Light at the end of the Tunnel?

      California is only one of 4 states that have lifetime sex offender registration for any offense in which you are required to register. While there are a few very limited offenses for which it is ...

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    • Reducing a Felony Conviction to a Misdemeanor Does Not Happen Automically - Proposition 47

      In November of 2014 Proposition 47 passed giving certain low-level, nonviolent felony convictions the opportunity to be reduced to misdemeanors on old criminal records. The law itself reclassified ...

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    • 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 ...

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    • Sex Offender registration - Light at the end of the Tunnel?

      California is only one of 4 states that have lifetime sex offender registration for any offense in which you are required to register. While there are a few very limited offenses for which it is ...

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    • 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 ...

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    • 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 ...

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    • California's Bail System

      There is growing concern in California that its bail system is unjust and many in the legal community are calling for reform. The average bail amount in California is five times that of the national ...

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    • Yes Means Yes - Sex on College Campus' - SB967

      This past year Governor Brown signed into law SB 967 – the so called “yes means yes” law. So what does this mean? In truth, it does very little to change the law. It does not change the Penal Code or ...

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