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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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  • Domestic Violence - Domestic Battery: California Penal Code Section 243(e)(1)
    Domestic Violence - Domestic Battery: California Penal Code Section 243(e)(1)

    In Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Napa, Lakeport, Ukiah and Eureka The Basics Domestic battery is its own crime with its own requirements and carries a punishment greater than simple battery . The increased ...

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  • Battery on a Peace Officer: California Penal Code 243(b) and 243(c)(2)
    Battery on a Peace Officer: California Penal Code 243(b) and 243(c)(2)

    In Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Napa, Lakeport, Ukiah and Eureka The Basics Battery on a peace officer is the crime of simple battery committed on a peace officer. A “Peace officer” typically means a law ...

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