Matthew Blake Wallin’s Guides

Matthew Blake Wallin

Tustin Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How to Seal Your Juvenile Criminal Record

    Written by attorney Matthew Wallin, about 5 years ago. STAFF PICK

    The right to seal your juvenile record is available in most juvenile cases, with certain exceptions. Laws vary from state to state so be sure to check with your local juvenile court for the correct procedure. The information below applies to California but may be similar in your ...

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  2. What Is The Benefit of Pre-filing Criminal Investigation?

    Written by attorney Matthew Wallin, over 3 years ago.

    PRE-FILING INVESTIGATION Prior to an arrest and prior to the prosecutor filing a formal charge against you, there will likely be an investigation by a police agency. It is important to secure legal counsel if you know or suspect that you are being charged with a crime. An attorne...

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  3. Actions Against An Adult's California Drivers License

    Written by attorney Matthew Wallin, over 3 years ago.

    Actions Against An Adult's LicenseIf you are stopped by a police officer and cited for a traffic law violation, you sign a promise to appear in traffic court. When you go to court, you may plead guilty or not guilty, or you may forfeit (pay) bail. Paying bail is the same as a gui...

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  4. Informal Probation versus Formal Probation in California

    Written by attorney Matthew Wallin, over 3 years ago.

    Informal Probation Otherwise known as informal probation. Under Summary Probation the defendant will not be required to report to a probation Officer. The defendant will be given specific requirements that must be met in order to complete a Summary Probation. Formal Probation Un...

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  5. STAGES OF PROSECUTION (Charged With A Felony Crime? Read This!)

    Written by attorney Matthew Wallin, almost 4 years ago.

    Initial Investigation During the investigation stage the police gather physical evidence and witness statements to determine if a crime occurred and who committed the crime. Suspects have rights. I

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  6. I Was Arrested & Released... NOW WHAT?

    Written by attorney Matthew Wallin, about 4 years ago.

    I Was Arrested, But Released On A Citation... NOW WHAT? Some police agencies will "cite and release" an individual for minor misdemeanor offenses (including petty theft, under certain circumstances).

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  7. EXPUNGING CRIMINAL RECORDS: Step-by-step

    Written by attorney Matthew Wallin, about 4 years ago.

    Why Would You Want An Expungement? It can be difficult to get a job with a conviction on your record. Many employers must carry insurance on their employees, and insurance companies often refuse to i

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  8. Orange County DUI - Criminal Process - MUST READ!

    Written by attorney Matthew Wallin, about 4 years ago.

    Vehicle Stop - Did the officer have reasonable cause to stop your vehicle? (1) License & Registration = required by law; (2) Officer’s Questions & Admission to Drinking = voluntary; (3) Field Sob

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  9. What Kind of "Agreement" Amounts To Criminal Conspiracy In California?

    Written by attorney Matthew Wallin, about 4 years ago.

    [1] Two or more persons came to an "understanding" to do a criminal act... When evaluating the prospect of criminal allegations of conspiracy, consider whether some sort of agreement (formal or info

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  10. How Do Prosecutors Prove a California "Simple Assault" Under Penal Code 240?

    Written by attorney Matthew Wallin, over 4 years ago.

    #1 The defendant did an act that by its nature would directly and probably result in the application of force to a person; #2 The defendant did that act willfully; #3 When the defendant acted, he was

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