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Dismissing a Case in California

When faced with a criminal case, defendants usually have to go to court to defend themselves so that the charge can be reduced, or better yet, completely dismissed. However, in a lot of cases, dismissals may occur pretrial and defendants don’t even have to defend themselves in court. Many cases can be dismissed even before a trial or a plea…

California Warrant Search – What are Warrants and How to Know If You Have One

Warrants are orders issued by judges on behalf of the state that allows the police department, or another body, to search premises (search warrant), make arrests (warrant of arrest), or perform an action related to the administration of justice. According to California Law, there are two types of warrants that allow law enforcement officers to arrest someone- arrest warrants and…

What are Criminal Defense Lawyers and 11 Reasons You Should Get One

Criminal defense lawyers, also known as criminal lawyers, criminal attorneys, and public defenders, are a type of lawyers that defend entities that have been charged with a crime, including individuals, organizations, and corporations. The scope of their work spans the different crimes covered in the U.S. penal code and state laws which include, but are not limited to, drunk driving,…

Disorderly Conduct in California

Disorderly conduct, also known as disturbing the peace, involves actions done in public that may be disruptive or offensive. Depending on the state, public intoxication may be considered as part of disorderly conduct or the state may have separate laws specific to being drunk in public. Still, alcohol and drugs are often a common factor in disorderly conduct, as well…

California Criminal Background Check

Job hunting has never been easy, having a criminal record certainly does nothing to help it make it any easier. Studies have shown that most employers actively perform background checks to screen potential employees. They often also ask about applicants’ criminal histories during interviews. Unfortunately, this is bad news to the roughly 8 million California residents out there, which is…