lady justice

The “Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016” will soon dominate the criminal justice reform debate in California. Governor Brown and a number of reform groups appear ready to take on the California District Attorneys Association with a ballot initiative that will rival Proposition 47 in its impact on criminal sentencing laws. Governor Brown seems…

court

Criminal defendants are often extremely nervous about their initial arraignment in court.  The client’s first experience in criminal court can be very frightening.  Accordingly, a defense attorney should always explain the purpose and game plan for each hearing. The purpose of an “arraignment” is to provide the criminal defendant notice of the charges against him. Our federal and state constitutions recognize…

DUI Ventura County

DUI cases are aggressively pursued by Ventura County law enforcement agencies and prosecutors.  If you are facing a DUI Alcohol or Drug case in Ventura County, you should always enlist the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. There are essentially two phases to a DUI case – the DMV hearing and the criminal case….