A lot of people are talking about Proposition 47 and how it has changed Criminal Law in California. In a nutshell, here is the answer: Newly passed Proposition 47 reduces certain felonies to misdemeanors permanently. Prop 47 also allows those currently serving incarceration time (“serving the sentence”) for a felony enumerated in Prop 47 to…

It seems like a strange question, but I’ve actually been asked this numerous times in the past. So, is it legal to film a police officer while they’re carrying out their duties?  The answer is yes, if that is all that you’re doing.  The First Amendment actually protects a citizen’s right to film a police…

In today’s tough job market, a criminal record can be the difference between employment and unemployment.  To obtain an expungement, it is important to have an attorney who knows the requirements and procedure involved with cleaning your record. With a clean record, you can have the confidence of knowing that most employers will be unable…

Recently, the Supreme Court heard a case originating out of our very own city of San Diego.  In the case, the defendant was arrested for driving with a suspended license.  Subsequent to his arrest, the digital contents of his smartphone were searched.  This search included text messages, call logs, photos, and videos.  As a result…

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