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Monthly Archives: May 2011

California releases 450 violent felons by accident

We have known for years that the system is a mess but this is taking it to a whole new level. According to news reports on yahoo, California’s automated system just raised the gate and let 450 violent felons walk due to a computer error.  Oops….sorry about that. The full story is here http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_technews/20110527/tc_yblog_technews/prison-computer-error-lets-450-violent-felons-walk-freeContinue Reading

Can I fight a traffic ticket in California?

Can I fight a traffic ticket in California?

Of course you can! There are thousands of violations that you can be cited for in California but they all share one thing in common, you have a right to trial. Use it and watch good things happen. Here is some info on impeding traffic violations If you’ve been cited for one of the manyContinue Reading

Child Custody and Visitation in California

Child Custody and Visitation in California

“I want full custody!” is a term that is often used when people go through a child custody battle. However, the parents of the child(ren) must understand how custody works before they start arguing for full custody. First of all, there is no such thing as full custody. In a child custody case, there isContinue Reading

Is Bankruptcy the answer to my financial problems?

For many people living in California today there simply isn’t enough money to pay the bills. At some point when liabilities exceed assets it’s make financial sense to start over. California Bankruptcy laws are designed to protect the consumer and can do exactly that if applied properly. Many clients are afraid to discuss a bankruptcyContinue Reading

Handy Dandy Bail Schedule for Misdemeanors and Infractions in LA County

Handy Dandy Bail Schedule for Misdemeanors and Infractions in LA County

Not sure if you are aware, but there is a handy dandy bail schedule available free online for LA county. Why is it so handy? It is especially handy for traffic citations because it lists ALL vehicle codes and tells you whether it can be charged as a misdemeanor or an infraction (“wobblet”), how muchContinue Reading