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Carina Castaneda

Carina Castaneda’s Legal Guides

268 total


  • “Tis the Season To Be Jolly” But Beware of Drinking and Driving

    DUI cases constitute the largest group of misdemeanor violations in many counties. Notable legal enactments: the lowering of the unlawful blood alcohol level, the addition of a statute prohibiting DUI

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  • Hiring an Attorney

    Most of us, at one time or another, need to seek legal advice. Whether you want to litigate an issue, draft a contract, or is in trouble with the police, it is a good idea to speak with a lawyer. Con

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  • Preparing for Immigration Reform

    With the highly anticipated changes in immigration laws and policies of this country, one thing is clear, a criminal conviction(s) is something you need to fix. You cannot have been incarcerated in a

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  • Administrative Hearings Involving Your Professional Licenses (Part 2)

    Those who hold professional licenses, such as real estate agents, nurses, contractors, lawyers or doctors have to be concerned with their licenses if they are convicted or even arrested of a criminal

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  • Administrative Hearings (Part 1)

    Professional licensing agencies may suspend or revoke a license issued for reasons enumerated in the California Business and Professions Code (BPC). It is critical to hire an attorney who is experienc

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  • Who Moves Out of the Family Home During a Divorce?

    Many couples stay together after they separate, usually because it’s cheaper to live in one place with one set of bills. This is not possible for everyone, particularly if there is a high level of con

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  • Fiduciary Duties of Disclosure in Family Law Cases

    All persons involved in dissolution of marriage, legal separation or modification cases must be aware of the fiduciary duties that have been established in the law. These duties require each party to

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  • Criminal Penalties for Failure to Pay Child Support

    Why are the states and the federal government using criminal penalties for delinquent child support obligors? Both state and federal laws targeting parents who willfully fail to pay child support to

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  • Sealing Arrest Record

    Many people have the misconception that if their case was never filed by the prosecutorial agency or if their case was dismissed, the arrest records no longer exist. I just had a call from an attorney

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  • Going Through a Divorce Without an Attorney

    Not having the funds to retain an attorney is a source of great anxiety for many family law litigants. Proceeding without an attorney can have negative economic consequences. It is already an emotion

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