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    • Federal vs. California Gun Ownership Rights

      We have been seeing an increasing number of clients who, while allowed to own a firearm under California law, nevertheless are prohibited under federal law. In California, if a person is convicted of ...

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    • How Prop 64 Can Help Those Marijuana-Related Convictions

      Marijuana has been a recreational drug in California for some time, and while many are at home celebrating that fact, there are still thousands of Californians in prison for marijuana possession ...

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    • Breaking Down California Misdemeanor & Felony Marijuana Charges

      Californians have enjoyed the benefits of a legalized state for some time, but that doesn’t mean users have unlimited access with no consequences. Mark Raymond McDonald is here to discuss the ...

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    • How to Reduce Your Felony to a Misdemeanor in California

      If you have been convicted of a felony in California, you are probably facing many hurdles trying to rebuild your life. With a felony on your record, you can have difficulty finding a job or even a ...

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    • Why do attitudes towards the police differ from county to county.

      According to Asymmetry in the Impact of Encounters with Police, there are several factors of individuals in poorer neighborhoods that can be attributed to the negative attitudes: (1) illegal drugs use ...

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    • Obtaining a California Restricted License

      A majority of Californians commute to work, which means a driver’s license is a necessity for many jobs. Unfortunately, some criminal convictions can result in having your license suspended or revoked ...

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    • How to Reduce Your Felony to a Misdemeanor in California

      If you have been convicted of a felony in California, you are probably facing many hurdles trying to rebuild your life. With a felony on your record, you can have difficulty finding a job or even a ...

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    • Guide to Getting Your Marijuana Conviction Reduced

      Do you have a drug charge from many years ago that is haunting you? Are you unable to get a good job and a nice place to live because of this record? If you were previously convicted of a marijuana ...

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    • New Juvenile Record Sealing Law

      Seal Your Juvenile Record We can petition the court to seal juvenile records for the serious offenses listed in Welfare and Institutional Code § 707(b) (these are the offenses that can be transferred ...

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    • Modification in California's Sex Offender Registration Law

      Sex offender registration effects an individual for the rest of their life; however, the California legislature recently modified California Penal Code 290, which governs the lifetime registry ...

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    • Seal Adult Records

      Sealing of Adult Record & Penal Code Section 851.91 Posted By Mark Raymond McDonald || 24-April-2018 The California legislature has revised the law allowing individuals to petition the court to seal ...

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    • What to Do When You’re Accused of Sexual Assault

      Sexual assault is a serious allegation, and as seen in the media today, even allegations can prove to have severe ramifications to one's livelihood and reputation. While it pays to always put yourself ...

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    • Can I Get In Trouble For Having Unwanted Explicit Photos Sent to Me?

      In today’s digital era, sexting among teenagers has become a social phenomenon shown to be somewhat of a gray area in the court system. Sexting involves sending explicit (usually nude or semi-nude) ...

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    • 3 Sex Crimes You Wouldn't Think You Could Be Accused Of

      A long weekend of hanging out with friends, partying, and having fun is finally over. You recall all the memories you made and the people you met and wish you could do it all over again. You get back ...

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