December 20, 2019

DID YOU KNOW: The police are in force during the holidays, searching for intoxicated drivers. The courts have even allowed stopping everyone at DUI checkpoints. You should cooperate with lawful orders from law enforcement. You are required to provide your license, regi...

February 23, 2019

After Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling, we are left with the question:  Are

cannabis abatement administrative penalties, even partially, a form of punishment. If so, then they are fines and it can be argued that they are violating the 8th Amendment. As the United States...

February 21, 2019

Local governments have implemented excessive fines to replace criminal prosecutions and maintain the status quo of cannabis prohibition. When cannabis growers are unable to pay the imposed fines, counties place liens on homes and sell them at public auction. This mirro...

September 3, 2018

Did you know that an inmate's calls, that are not to an attorney, can be recorded and used against him in court? When an inmate makes a call to a friend or family member, anything they say can be recorded and used against him.  However, a criminal defendant has a Sixth...

August 30, 2018

The cash bail system is unfair. Both federal and state lawmakers and judges acknowledge a problem. California’s new law tries to fix that problem, but it may be worse than what we have now. When your bill is opposed by the ACLU, law professors, defense bar, public defe...

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