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Bail in California: What is a PC 1275 Hold?

As a legal professional who has witnessed countless criminal cases unfold, I understand how overwhelming and intricate navigating the justice system can be. One particularly stressful aspect is the PC 1275 Hold. In this blog post, I’ll shed light on this penal code, which directly impacts the burden of proof in criminal cases and potential […]

AB 960: Expanding California Compassionate Release

As an experienced criminal justice professional from San Diego, I am passionate about advocating for more humane and empathetic incarceration methods. Recently California passed AB 960, which offers a compassionate release for inmates who suffer from infirmities or are facing the inevitabilities of old age. This article will discuss the specifics of this revolutionary bill, […]

Understanding The Safer Streets for All Act & Racial Profiling in California

Over the last few years, conversations around law enforcement and public safety have frequently centered on discriminatory profiling. As a prime example in California, the criminalization of loitering with intent to commit prostitution has disproportionately impacted communities of color, the LGBTQ, and transgender individuals. This unjustified practice has been used primarily as an instrument for […]

Cost of Divorce in California

The divorce process can be stressful and expensive. In California, the amount you spend on your separation depends upon which procedure you select and how long it drags out in court. To ensure a favorable outcome, proper financial preparation beforehand is essential. So to help you do that, I put together an overview of the […]

How the Youth Bill of Rights Impacts California’s Juvenile Justice System

As of September 2022, teenagers across California have recently been granted some additional protection under the law with the signing of The Youth Bill of Rights by Governor Gavin Newsome. This bill was a long-time goal for many juvenile justice advocacy groups that outlines human rights incarcerated youth inside county juvenile facilities can now rely […]

The Future of ICE Detention Centers in California

California has been a leader in immigration reform over the past few years, and the enactment of the Alternate Plea Act in 2022 is clear evidence. This innovative law now ensures legal protection for undocumented immigrants and citizens facing specific drug-related offenses. Despite this, a surprising amount of individuals remain uninformed regarding ice detention centers […]

Criminal Justice Lawyers & California Criminal Justice Reform

As criminal justice systems across the nation continue to address mass incarceration, police brutality, and racial profiling, many people are left wondering what this means for them. In California, criminal justice reform is a hot topic, and many different voices have been clamoring for change for years. The cost of our broken system is staggering […]

Assault vs. Battery – What are the Differences in California?

Although most people use assault and battery as terms together, they are two different crimes in California. Assault falls under California Penal Code 240PC, and battery falls under Penal Code 242PC.  The differences between assault and battery are what the end result of the action looks like: did the alleged assailant go through with their […]

About Non-Violent Crimes in California

Changes to Penalties for Non-Violent Crimes  Republicans and Democrats have been arguing over proposed changes to Proposition 47, the law passed in 2014 that lessened penalties for many non-violent offenses in California.The law could be changed, with penalties increased, or it could be repealed completely.  With these changes possibly coming and affecting your sentence or […]

Understanding Unmarried Fathers’ Rights in California

In California, more than 35% of babies are born out of wedlock. Cultural norms are evolving, but this trend presents some unique complications in the event of a custody dispute. What happens if the father wants custody or visitation rights? We’re here to clear up the confusion about unmarried fathers’ rights in California.   Does an […]

About Child Custody for Unmarried Mothers in California

You have just experienced one of your life’s joyous occasions—the birth of your bundle of joy. At the same time, you’re experiencing one of life’s greatest nightmares—a custody squabble with the child’s father, as you are not currently married to him. The question is, what are unmarried mothers’ custody rights in California? And does the […]

A Guide to Uncontested Divorce in California

When two people take their wedding vows, the last thing that they want is for their spiritual and civil union to end before “death do us part.” There’s plenty of data to suggest that marriages in the U.S. are more resilient than previously believed.  While it’s hard to pin down divorce statistics, the old 50 […]