Michael Donald Ross’s Guides

Michael Donald Ross

San Francisco DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 9
  1. Probation Violations and Their Consequences

    Written by attorney Michael Ross, almost 5 years ago. STAFF PICK

    There are three types of situations that give rise to violations of probation A charge of a new criminal offense, separate from the original case which is now the subject of an alleged violation of probation. Even if the new offense is not actually charged by the District Attorn...

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  2. Bail in Criminal Cases

    Written by attorney Michael Ross, almost 5 years ago. STAFF PICK

    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

    23 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  3. What to Do and What Not to Do if You're Arrested

    Written by attorney Michael Ross, over 5 years ago. STAFF PICK

    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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  4. A Brief Overview of Domestic Violence Cases in California

    Written by attorney Michael Ross, almost 5 years ago.

    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

    11 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  5. A Brief Overview of Drug Offenses in California

    Written by attorney Michael Ross, almost 5 years ago.

    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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  6. Drivers License Suspensions by the California DMV

    Written by attorney Michael Ross, almost 5 years ago.

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

    Written by attorney Michael Ross, almost 5 years ago.

    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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  8. Theft Offenses in California

    Written by attorney Michael Ross, almost 5 years ago.

    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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  9. A Word About "Client Testimonials"

    Written by attorney Michael Ross, almost 5 years ago.

    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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  10. What to Look for in Finding a Good Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Written by attorney Michael Ross, over 5 years ago.

    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

    11 people found this Legal Guide helpful