• Why Humans Drink & Get High Before undertaking this kind of topic, a few things need to be clarified.  The medical, treatment, and law enforcement communities can disagree about the different ranges between alcohol or drug "use," "abuse," and "addiction."  Not all people who have tried alcohol or drugs have "abused" them.  And not all [...]

  • When is a DUI a felony? How does a DUI Felony affect you?  What you can do about it? In California, a DUI is what is commonly referred to as a “wobbler”; this means it can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Generally, in order to be charged with a felony DUI [...]

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  • Punishment for BHO Labs Could Soon Be Aggravated Felony California's Senate approved a bill to increase the punishment for BHO labs in the state this week, further showing the growing sentiment against the manufacturing of Butane Hash Oil (AKA: BHO, Dabs, Wax, Shatter, etc.). The current punishment for BHO labs is already a felony.  But the [...]

  • For How Long is a DUI on my record? Once you successfully complete the term of probation, you can apply for an expungement to get the conviction off your criminal record. The value of this is that you don't have to disclose your conviction to employers. However, just because the conviction is expunged from your record [...]

  • Reckless Driving What is it?  Is it better than a DUI?  How do I get one? Many who search for more information about their DUI and the law that governs it will come across the alternative plea of reckless driving.  Some believe it is not a DUI while others have been lead to believe it [...]

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  • Criminal Charges On Your Record The real consequences that come with having criminal charges on your record are very misunderstood. What most believe about their criminal record is motivated by their fear of the unknown. Like credit reports, we have no idea how much our lives will be effected by the decisions we have made [...]

  • Concentrates and Extraction Law As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, so do the definitions of "drug labs".  Recently, a highly-regarded testing lab was raided in Pasadena--resulting in two arrests for the illegal manufacturing of concentrates.  If the arrests had anything to do with illegal concentrates and extraction methods, does that mean everyone who makes dabs fall under California's [...]

  • Case Dismissed

    How to Get a Criminal Case Dismissed URGENT LEGAL UPDATE: California has implemented a series of legislative actions that make it possible to petition the court for removing past marijuana-related charges or reducing past serious felonies to misdemeanors.  To take advantage of these petitions, go here: Removing Marijuana Charges EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers should be aware [...]

  • Is it Child Abuse to get a DUI with Kids in the Car? Consider the following scenario: You’ve had a wonderful family dinner at a mutual friends house with your children and spouse. You may have drunk some wine but nothing excessive. On your way home, you are pulled over and arrested for DUI. By [...]

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  • It's not often the public gets to see this kind of justice-system drama. But the 9th Circuit described it as alarming. And the AG's were put into a difficult position because of it. OC Weekly provides a look into the ruling that could carry shockwaves down the road. Here's the Link: http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2015/02/moxley_confidential_tunstall_dekraai_goethals.php