Good news! If you are reading this AND you aren't on parole, you probably have the right to vote in California. You can't vote if you're serving a felony sentence. California divides felonies into two
If your lawyer in a criminal case says, "That's an immigration question," look for a new lawyer! Immigration consequences in criminal cases If you are not a citizen, a criminal conviction can have ser
What does "no contest" mean? No contest is from the Latin "nolo contendere." It means you aren't going to fight the charges and the judge can find you guilty. The judge is required to advise you that
If you are the defendant, charged with a crime, THE JUDGE WILL NOT READ YOUR LETTERS. You should have a lawyer representing you in a criminal case... so let him or her do the talking. Except in very
A subpoena is an order of the court, requiring you to appear as a witness and/or produce documents. This guide is limited to subpoenas in California criminal cases.
If you're a lawyer who sends out these letters, stop reading now I hold these attorneys in very low regard. If you're one of them and your feelings get hurt easily, you probably won't want to read th
Don't talk to anyone except a lawyer. Even statements to a close friend or family member -- even a psychiatrist, counselor or clergy member -- might turn out to be very damaging. Your statements to
Get your case dismissed Of course, this is like those disclaimers on television: DON'T TRY THIS YOURSELF You need an experienced criminal defense attorney who can provide evidence to the District At