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  • California's Prop 47: One Year Later
    California's Prop 47: One Year Later

    It's been roughly one year since the implementation of California's controversial Proposition 47, a law that sought to bolster community and educational programs by reducing the state's prison ...

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  • No Matter of Fact Defense for DUI Manslaughter
    No Matter of Fact Defense for DUI Manslaughter

    DUI defense attorneys in Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Napa, Lakeport, Ukiah and Eureka explain recent court decision eliminating a mistake-of-fact defense in a DUI manslaughter case. In the case of People ...

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  • New Red Light Camera Photo Defense
    New Red Light Camera Photo Defense

    Explained by California Criminal Attorney for Santa Rosa, Napa, San Rafael, Lakeport, Ukiah, and Eureka In a recent case, People v. Rekte, the Fourth District Court of Appeals on January 8, 2015, ...

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  • Court Decision to Allow Medical Marijuana Growers to Sell Marijuana to Fellow Collective Members
    Court Decision to Allow Medical Marijuana Growers to Sell Marijuana to Fellow Collective Members

    Criminal Defense Attorney in Santa Rosa, Napa, San Rafael, Lakeport, Ukiah and Eureka Explains Court Decision Allowing Medical Marijuana Growers to Sell Marijuana to Fellow Collective Members ...

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  • Leading DUI Lawyer Clarifies New Provisions of DUI Law, Vehicle Code §23152 for Santa Rosa, Napa, San Rafael, Lakeport, Ukiah and Eureka
    Leading DUI Lawyer Clarifies New Provisions of DUI Law, Vehicle Code §23152 for Santa Rosa, Napa, San Rafael, Lakeport, Ukiah and Eureka

    As of January 1, 2014, the California State Legislature changed Vehicle Code §23152 to include six specific versions of a DUI criminal charge prohibiting driving under various circumstances. (a) ...

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  • Santa Rosa Criminal Attorney Explains the Unconstitutionality of Law Requiring a Person Arrested for a Felony to Provide a DNA Sample to the Police
    Santa Rosa Criminal Attorney Explains the Unconstitutionality of Law Requiring a Person Arrested for a Felony to Provide a DNA Sample to the Police

    In the case of People v. Buza , Mr. Buza was arrested for setting a law enforcement vehicle on fire and, after his arrest, he refused, pursuant to Penal Code §296.1(a)(1)(A) and Penal Code ...

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