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Carina Castaneda

Carina Castaneda’s Legal Guides

268 total


  • How A Criminal Domestic Violence Case Impacts Child Custody/Visitation in Family court

    There are many types of abuse, and a family law court shall take all of them in consideration. There are generally eight types of domestic violence/abuse: physical, intimidation, child abuse, verbal a

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  • DUI and the DMV

    With Memorial weekend and the summer travel season upon us, it is important that you know your rights if you are stopped for a DUI (Driving under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs or both) investigati

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  • DUI Causing Injury

    If you are stopped for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both and you injure another person, you will face a charge of “DUI with injury.” This is a charge that could be filed as a felon

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  • What You Need to Know About Bail

    If you are involved in a criminal case and held in custody, immediately call an attorney. I just had a client this morning call me about her husband being involved in a hit and run case and my first p

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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. Funds or monies held in j

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  • Legal “Niceties” in Divorce

    Mention “restraining order, “ and most people think you are referring to physical violence or someone needing a court order to be protected. However, the Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders (ATROs)

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  • Appealing a Criminal Conviction

    Once you are convicted at a bench trial (no jury) or a jury trial, you have the right to appeal that conviction. A Notice of Appeal must be filed with the court 30-60 days following the judgment. This

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  • Parent’s Rights in Juvenile Cases

    When your child is arrested, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But you have rights. You have the right to be informed when your child has been taken into custody, to advise your child to talk to an

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  • The U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide When Police Can Act on an Anonymous Tip

    On January 21, 2014, The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Navarette v. California to decide the following issue: “Does the Fourth Amendment (right against unreasonable search and seizure), r

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  • Contempt of Court

    The primary purpose of the contempt power is to preserve the effectiveness and sustain the power of the courts. The secondary purpose is to protect and enforce the parties’ rights by compelling obedie

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