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Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Huntington Beach

Have you or someone you know been arrested for disorderly conduct in Huntington Beach?  Disorderly conduct goes by more than one name.  It is also known as “public intoxication” as well as being arrested for being “drunk in public”.  All three are essentially identical with only a slight variation on what agency involved calls it.  For those arrested for disorderly conduct in Huntington Beach, it carries several different possible outcomes depending on each individual case.  Below is some guidance on what kinds of issues you may be facing if you were arrested for disorderly conduct in Huntington Beach.  Keep in...

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Hash Oil Extraction License

Hash Oil Extraction License

Hash Oil Extraction License – What you need to know   URGENT LEGAL NOTICE: For those with past marijuana-related offenses, California now allows certain specified crimes to be dismissed or reduced to less serious charges.  Therefore, those who wish to participate in the new regulated cannabis industry are strongly urged to take advantage of these new laws.  Read More: Remove Marijuana Charges CBD Laws and CBD Products For those seeking information about infusing CBD into food products, go here: CBD Laws and CBD Products Many are surprised that there is such as thing as a hash oil extraction license.  By now you may already know that...

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Arrested in Laguna Beach for Public Intoxication

[caption id="attachment_13645" align="alignleft" width="359"] Photo Credit: D. Ramey Logan[/caption] 4 Things to Know: If you were Arrested in Laguna Beach for Public Intoxication There is an idea floating around that some cities are good "drinking towns" and some aren't.  When it comes to Laguna Beach, it may come down to a lot more factors than that.  But as one of the most visited cities in Orange County, some clients are shocked when they are arrested in Laguna Beach for public intoxication (aka: "drunk in public"or "disorderly conduct").  The biggest shock comes with a statement such as, "I wasn't even that drunk!  Why...

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Arrested in Newport Beach for Public Intoxication

Arrested in Newport Beach for Public Intoxication

3 Things to Know: If You Were Arrested in Newport Beach for Public Intoxication ("Drunk in Public") The city of Newport Beach is a unique place in Orange County.  It's both a tourist destination for those who live far away and it's a highly visited place for those who live locally and want to experience a great time.  So it's no wonder that where people spend quality time with one another, sometimes you can have "one-too-many" and spend the night in jail.  That's why it's important to know a few things after you've been arrested in Newport Beach for public intoxication...

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What Types of Criminal Charges Can Be Expunged in California?

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People seek expungement of past criminal convictions for a variety of reasons in California. They might not have contested a charge in their earlier years, but did not realize how much that criminal conviction would affect their career and/or reputation in later years. Or maybe they did contest the charge and were nevertheless found to be guilty, and now they want to take advantage of California’s relatively progressive expungement laws to prevent any unnecessary obstacles in their careers (e.g. denial of licenses, failing background checks, etc.). It is important to understand that expungement does not mean that you are asking...

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Johnny Manziel’s Domestic Violence Charge Dismissed Via Agreement with Prosecutor

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Johnny Manziel is barely 24 years old, but his name has been in the headlines for years. He won the Heisman Trophy at age 20 and was a first-round draft pick for the Browns in 2014, but was released a year later due in part to his numerous off-field run-ins with the law. His latest controversy has been a domestic violence charge brought against him by Texas prosecutors after he was accused of striking his girlfriend in public in January 2016. Manziel faced up to a year in prison for the misdemeanor charges and a $4,000 fine, but it appears...

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How to Expunge a Criminal Record in California

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If you are seeking a new job, career, license, or other position involving a background check, or you simply want to protect your reputation and legacy now and in the future, there are steps you can take to expunge a criminal record in California. Not all crimes can be expunged, and expungement can be a multi-step process, but the rewards of expungement often make it worth it. Here are the basic steps on how to expunge a criminal record in California. Collect All of Your Criminal Records For most people seeking an expungement in California, the goal is to expunge as many...

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How a Current/Pending Criminal Charge Can Affect Your Employment

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Criminal charges can effect some of the most important aspects of our lives and during the most vulnerable time.  Where we live, who we meet, and whether you get the job you really want.  It is difficult to describe just how serious a brief moment in the past can create anxiety in so many situations and for so long.  One area where most people fear their criminal record will jeopardize their well-being is employment. California state law provides extensive protections for individuals who have been convicted of crimes in the past but have taken steps to either expunge their record, have...

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Are There Limits to Expunging Your Record?

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California offers one of the most gracious expungement programs in the country, and it is a principle of California state law to provide a second chance to people who have made mistakes in the past. But that does not mean that the process is necessarily simple, that any and all criminal records will be erased, or that you will be in the exact same position as you were before. While the benefits of expungement are enormous - namely the reputational and career benefits you will experience - it’s good to go into the process clear-eyed and with the right resources...

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