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  • What to Do When I Am Stopped by the Cops?

    The Police Stopped Me for Speeding. What Are My Constitutional Rights? You have many that have been explained in many legal guides in this forum. You must remember however that most cops who are ki

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  • What do I do if I Am the Victim of Police Brutality?

    What Do I Do If I Am a Victim of Police Brutality? If you truly were the victim of excessive force document your injuries while they are fresh. Demand to be taken to an emergency room. Have photos

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  • What Happens at Your Arraignment in California?

    What Is an Arraignment in CA? At your arraignment you are informed of the charges against you and you may enter a plea. Sometimes your lawyer will not want you to enter a plea because he will want t

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  • The Difference Between Theft, Burglary and Robbery

    What Is Theft? Theft is simply the unlawful taking of another person's property without the intent to return it. This is the lowest in seriousness of the three crimes under discussion and carries th

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  • Legal Malpractice and IAC Part 1

    My Attorney Made a Mistake at Trial. Did He Commit MalPractice? Attorneys are like everyone else (although some don't act that way). They make mistakes from time to time. Even in a successful laws

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  • Legal Malpractice and IAC Part 2

    How Does Criminal Malpractice Differ from Civil? In terms of definition it does not. But in practice the 2 big mistakes mentioned in Part 1 can't be made by a criminal attorney. Since your attorney

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  • Search and Seizure Motions

    My car was searched by the cops with no warrant. Were my rights violated? If this has happened to you, there be a number of reasons why the search occurred. The best way to find out the reason, ass

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  • How to Out a Snitch

    The police used a snitch to arrest me but won't say who it is. What do I do? This is a tricky area of criminal law. If the snitch has knowledge that doesn't come from any other source, in other wor

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  • How to Get the Goods on the Cops

    When you were arrested the cops beat you badly. How can you find out whether they have other past complaints? That's where your lawyer comes in. Police personnel records are protected from disclosu

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  • How to Expose Discriminatory Law Enforcement in California

    Did the cops discriminate? Many people when they are arrested feel discriminated against. Other drivers were drunker, worse criminals are not prosecuted an so on. This is not the kind of discrimina

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