It is difficult enough to work every day, make sure monthly bills are paid, food is on the table and there is always a roof to protect the family. But when bad things happen like a sudden car accident that was not our fault it can make a person feel stressed out. It is times […]
If you have been arrested, you need to proceed carefully because a bad move can come with serious consequences. Fortunately, you can protect yourself by knowing your rights, particularly those that are mentioned in the Miranda warning. The Right to Silence First, you have the right to silence, which means that you can remain silent […]
When an individual goes to jail, the time to appear in court for trial may be weeks or even months away. Depending on the nature of the crime, the defendant may not have to wait in jail until the date of the trial. In most cases, a bail may be paid to allow the defendant […]
Criminal records can cause complexities and inconveniences in your life. Though the mistakes have already been made, you do not have to keep paying any more for these mistakes you made in the past. Thus, you should consult an expungement attorney to help you in the thorough cleaning of your criminal record. Cleaning your records […]
The Compassionate Use Act, also referred to as Proposition 215, allowed for the medical use of marijuana in the state of California. At the same time, possession was decriminalized and treated in much of the same way that traffic tickets are handled. In 2004, Senate Bill 420 was passed establishing a qualified patient card system. […]
Being arrested and charged for driving under the influence can happen to anybody. Most people don’t even think they are doing anything wrong when they get pulled over. Think about this scenario, you are at dinner with some friends, you have a couple beers, or a couple glasses of wine. You feel perfectly fine, and […]
On November 4, 2014, Proposition 47 passed, allowing for certain crimes to be charged as misdemeanors rather than felonies. Over 1000 petitions in San Diego alone have already been filed for past convictions, in order for them to be reduced. The biggest issues now, are what priority the Court is giving to these petitions and […]
The first question you are likely to ask if accused of a crime is how much will a criminal lawyer cost!
There is not a single billing structure for lawyers. Lawyers will bill by hour, flat, fixed, or contingency. The hourly fee is the most common method. Be aware of which hours will be charged for. Fees can vary depending on if the lawyer charges for the initial consultation or if they offer a free initial consultation. Most attorneys will require an upfront fee. Some will even require payment in full based on the estimate they provide for work.
Lights and sirens are flashing. You’re searched and handcuffed. Then you are put in the back of a police vehicle and brought to the nearest police station. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you might feel very helpless, but there are some things you can do to help your case.