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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Driving in California With An Out of State Driver’s License

You may be wondering why you got a traffic ticket for driving without a valid license in California, when you have a perfectly fine out of state driver’s license. California is a popular state because, frankly, we have a lot of cool shit here. It’s not uncommon for out of state drivers to get pulledContinue Reading

California Drivers With New York Speeding Tickets

California Drivers With New York Speeding Tickets For those of you who plan on visiting the Big Apple in the near future, this article is for you. Remember, when you get a speeding ticket in a different state, you are not automatically off the hook simply because you do not live there.  You will stillContinue Reading

Look Before You Charge – California Unlawful Detainer Actions

Recent case came up, not a criminal one, a civil. A client called me on a Thur night with a default judgment entered against him. He was very distressed. Possibly the other attorney he had hired had dropped the ball. (This guy changes attorneys more often than some people change their underwear) Anyway, I chargedContinue Reading

Can You Avoid A Prostitution Conviction By Claiming You Were Doing Porn?

Yes, but there are a lot of issues to consider. In California, there is a difference between pornography and prostitution and I’m not talking about the bad acting…from what I’ve heard of course.  In the landmark case of People v. Freeman, the California Supreme Court held for an act to be  prostitution, the money orContinue Reading

When Can the Cops Search My Car?

The 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects your right to be free from unlawful searches and seizures. That means the cops can’t search your body, your house, your purse, your man-bag, or your vehicle unless they have “probable cause,” or in some cases, “reasonable suspicion” (reasonable suspicion is something less than probable cause). EveryContinue Reading