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Sale of Marijuana

Posted on November 4, 2016 by

With medical marijuana legal in California and an increasing movement toward the legalization of recreational marijuana for adults 21 years of age and older, it’s easy to think that the decriminalization of marijuana has occurred across the board. However, under California Health & Safety Code § 11360, the sale and transport of marijuana is illegal. … Continue reading Sale of Marijuana

Driving Restrictions and Senior Citizens

Posted on November 4, 2016 by

California has a large population of seniors. According to statistics published by the State Controller’s office, more than 4 million people over 65 lived here in 2010, and that number is projected to grow to 6 million by 2020. Seniors are living longer, living active lives and wish to remain independent as long as possible. … Continue reading Driving Restrictions and Senior Citizens

Sale or Transport of a Controlled Substance

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The penalties for a conviction of California Health and Safety Code § 11352 can be severe, especially so for those with prior drug offenses. If you have been charged with or are being investigated for such a crime, it is important to consult with an experienced Santa Ana criminal defense attorney to understand the nature … Continue reading Sale or Transport of a Controlled Substance

Bench Warrants

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The two most common types of warrants in the California criminal justice system are arrest warrants and bench warrants. An arrest warrant is issued based on suspected criminal activity; after submission of documents by law enforcement officials to a judge, that judge must find probable cause that a crime has been committed or is imminent.  … Continue reading Bench Warrants

Forced Blood Draws

Posted on November 4, 2016 by

When a DUI stop is made and an officer has probable cause that the driver is under the influence, the driver is deemed to have given his consent to chemical testing of his blood or breath under Vehicle Code § 23612(a)(1). Although firmly established as California law, recent US Supreme Court decisions have created some … Continue reading Forced Blood Draws