A valid prescription is a legal defense to most California codeine-related charges--but there are some caveats.
I've been charged with HS 11378 possession of methamphetamines for sale. Should I accept a plea bargain to simple possession?
For defendants charged with possession of methamphetamine for sale, a plea bargain to simple possession may make sense--but caution is required if you are not a US citizen.
So, you may have recently found yourself in a situation where you need a lawyer. Maybe you have recently been arrested, maybe you decided on a divorce, or maybe you have issues related to immigration. No matter the reason, legal matters are never easy to deal with. That is why it is helpful to work with an experienced attorney who works in your area and is well-respected.
There is a difference between graffiti and vandalism in Las Vegas. They are actually two separate and distinct criminal offenses in Nevada.
You are only guilty of transportation of ecstasy, a felony, if you were transporting the ecstasy with intent to sell it.
What is the difference between HS 11153 prescription fraud and HS 11156 prescribing controlled substances to an addict?
HS 11156 prescribing controlled substances to an addict and HS 11153 prescription fraud are both common charges against doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals who prescribe or dispense addictive prescription drugs.
My family member has a prescription for methamphetamines. Will I be charged with meth possession if I handle the drugs for them?
Health and Safety Code 11377 HS specifies that you are not guilty of possession of methamphetamines if you handle these drugs at the request of someone who has a prescription for them.
A top California sex crimes attorney describes the process of rape kit testing for both possible victims and defendants.
Beginning in 2017, there will be no statute of limitations for bringing sexual assault crimes charges in California.
A new California law, AB 2888, bans probation for defendants convicted of rape or sexual assault of unconscious or intoxicated victims.
California and federal law prohibit discrimination and harassment based on gender, gender identity or gender expression. In the article, a top California criminal defense attorney explains your rights and remedies if you have been wrongfully treated based on cross-dressing or other behavior that does not conform to gender stereotypes.
Nevada and federal law prohibit discrimination and harassment based on gender, gender identity or gender expression. In the article, a top Nevada criminal defense attorney explains your rights and remedies if you have been wrongfully treated based on cross-dressing or other behavior that does not conform to gender stereotypes.
If you leave your child unattended in a car when it’s extremely cold, you could face Nevada criminal charges.
All criminal defendants in California, including those charged with DUI, have the right to remain silent when interrogated by police.
In Nevada, the crime of blackmail is known as extortion, NRS 205.320. In California, the crime of blackmail is known as extortion, California Penal Code 518 PC.
Reasonable suspicion--a slightly lesser standard than probable cause--is required for traffic stops, including stops for California DUI.
The United States Copyright Act generally prohibits the copying of other people's creative content, including photos. Violation can subject you to civil damages, an injunction, and even a criminal fine and a stint in federal prison. But you can protect yourself by using free photos or obtaining a license from the copyright holder. We tell you how.
A breathalyzer that can determine whether someone has consumed marijuana may be in use in California by 2017.
I was suffering from hypoglycemia when I was arrested for DUI in Nevada. Can I use this to fight the charges?
Hypoglycemia--which is common in people with diabetes--can be mistaken for drunkenness and lead to unfair DUI charges in Nevada.
A hiatal hernia can lead to a falsely high result on a DUI breath test.
A California blood split will not always help your DUI defense--but because you don't have to disclose the results of an independent blood test unless you use them at trial, it also can't hurt you.
My preliminary alcohol screening test result was lower than my DUI breath test result. Can this help my DUI defense?
A PAS test result that is lower than your DUI breath test result can be a sign of rising blood alcohol--which can be a viable DUI defense.
Chewing tobacco can cause "mouth alcohol," which in turn can lead to a falsely high reading on a DUI breath test.
I was arrested for California DUI with my child in the car. Will I be charged with child endangerment?
Most people arrested for California DUI with a child under 14 in the car receive s sentence enhancement under Vehicle Code 23572. In the most serious cases, prosecutors may also file Penal Code 273a child endangerment charges.
California currently requires IIDs for all DUI offenders in four counties--and may extend that requirement to the whole state.