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California AB 60 Passes, 2 Million Undocumented Immigrants Eligible for Drivers Licenses

Late last night the California State Legislature signed California AB 60 which will allow over 2 million undocumented immigrants to obtain a valid California Drivers License….sort of.    There appears to be an ongoing debate right now about whether California AB 60 will allow a drivers “license” or just a driving “privilege”.    Either way,Continue Reading

How to Reduce Your Bail in a Criminal Case

There are a number of ways to get your bail reduced in a criminal case.  Often times the arresting agency will arrest a suspect for a felony.  Bailing out on felony charges can be extremely expensive.  I have often witnessed individuals arrested on felony cases with felony bail set by the arresting agency, only toContinue Reading

How to Drop Domestic Violence Charges Part III

Dropping Domestic Violence Charges: Some alleged victims of domestic violence, whether it be male or female, may use the threat of calling the police as a means of controlling their partner and relationship.  Whenever the police are used as a vehicle to enforce control in a romantic relationship, then it is time to leave….and quickly. Continue Reading

Obama’s New Immigration Policy

On Friday June 15, 2012, President Obama’s administration announced the largest change in US Immigration policy in decades.  After years of stalled talks about the dream act, immigration reform, and amnesty; reality hit the fan in about 30 seconds on Friday.   According to the press release on the US Department of Homeland Security website,Continue Reading

Cleaning up a California Criminal Record

As a California Criminal Defense Lawyer I get calls every day from people looking to clean up their criminal record.   Cleaning up a California criminal record can done for many reasons.   Most of the time the motivation to do something about an old criminal conviction in California comes from one of following factors: 1-Employment-Cleaning upContinue Reading