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Michael Donald Ross

Michael Ross’s Legal Guides

10 total

  • What to Look for in Finding a Good Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Broad experience in actual criminal trials Broad experience means that your criminal lawyer has actually handled thousands of all types of criminal cases, from heavy felonies (for example: "Three Str

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  • What to Do and What Not to Do if You're Arrested

    At your residence It is not uncommon for police to visit the residence of a suspect, sometimes with little more than a mere suspicion of wrongdoing from a neighbor’s complaint. While an arrest warra

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  • A Word About "Client Testimonials"

    The ethics of client tesimonials So-called "client testimonials" benefit only the lawyer, not the client. Reputable attorneys never post or rely upon so-called "Client Testimonials," nor would an et

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  • Bail in Criminal Cases

    What is bail and how is it set? The right to reasonable bail in a criminal case is a constitutional right that everyone in this country enjoys. When a person is arrested, the police use a "Bail Amou

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  • Probation Violations and Their Consequences

    A Violation of Probation case requires the same diligent and competent defense as any new case. A good lawyer's goal, as with a new criminal case, is to reduce or eliminate your exposure to real jail time to the best of his or her ability.

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  • Theft Offenses in California

    The seriousness of theft offenses, as well as the types of people who commit them, varies widely Many people who have never been in trouble with the law sometime get involved in theft offenses such a

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  • Should you retain private counsel or apply for a public defender in your criminal case?

    How is the public defender appointed in criminal cases, and will there be any cost? The public defender's office is appointed by the court only for those who are financially unable to retain private

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  • Drivers License Suspensions by the California DMV

    What are the grounds for the DMV to suspend a drivers license? These are the specific grounds for suspension of your driver’s license: 1.) Medical reasons (e.g.: epilepsy, dementia, alleged loss

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  • A Brief Overview of Drug Offenses in California

    What catagories do the different levels of drug cases fall into? Drug cases fall into three distinct categories: 1. Possession of a controlled substance, 2. Being under the influence

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  • A Brief Overview of Domestic Violence Cases in California

    What is "domestic violence?" It takes only a "minor or serious injury"* (in short, almost any injury by any physical force to the victim, however slight) to give rise to a criminal charge of domestic

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