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How Do Domestic Violence Investigations Work?

Posted in Criminal Defense,Domestic Violence on June 24, 2020

If you or somebody you care about has been arrested in charged with domestic violence, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Domestic violence investigations can be complicated, and you need to be sure that you are treated fairly throughout the entire process. You cannot rely on the prosecution or law enforcement…

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Aiding and Abetting Criminal Charges

Posted in Criminal Defense on June 23, 2020

When people hear the term “aiding and abetting,” they may not thoroughly understand what that means. This type of charge typically means that someone was an accessory to a crime, or that they somehow assisted the person committing an offense. In many cases, a person charged with aiding and abetting is not actually present when…

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How Does Bail Work in California?

Posted in Criminal Defense on May 27, 2020

If you or somebody you love has been charged with and arrested for allegedly committing a crime, your first thought is how to post bail. After all, you want to get out to be able to fight these charges against you. Bail is cash, a bond, or property that an arrested person will give the…

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How Long Can A Criminal Case Be Delayed?

Posted in Criminal Defense on April 24, 2020

Most people understand that those facing criminal accusations have a constitutional right to a speedy trial. This right is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the US Constitution, and is applied to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment. However, this does not mean that there will never be a delay in a criminal case. There…

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How is COVID-19 Affecting Pending Cases?

Posted in Criminal Defense on April 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed most aspects of daily life in the United States. As state and federal governments have taken measures to slow the spread of coronavirus, millions of Americans have been placed under quarantine or stay at home orders. This has certainly affected businesses, but it has also affected the court system….

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Domestic Violence Amid COVID-19

Posted in Criminal Defense,Domestic Violence,Domestic Violence FAQ'S on April 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically affected the way of life for most people in this country. While quarantine and stay at home orders have been enacted in most areas of the country to prevent the spread of COVID-19, these orders have had various unintended consequences, particularly when it comes to domestic violence. Without a doubt,…

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Domestic Violence Laws in California

Posted in Domestic Violence,Domestic Violence FAQ'S on April 5, 2020

The laws surrounding domestic violence in California are complex and can be difficult to follow. It is essential to understand how these laws work, so you can protect your rights. If you were recently accused of domestic violence and you need legal assistance, the Law Offices of Graham Donath offer free consultations and case evaluations,…

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What Happens in Probation Violation Hearing?

Posted in Criminal Defense on March 26, 2020

If you have been convicted of committing a crime, there is generally some form of punishment attached. This may include jail or prison time, but it also may include probation. Probation is the release of an offender from detention, subject to a period of supervision by law enforcement. Sometimes a person is released from incarceration…

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You Can Now be Sued for Distribution of “Deep Fakes”

Posted in Criminal Defense,General FAQ'S on March 25, 2020

Technology is rapidly evolving, and the criminal justice system is often playing catch up when it comes to certain internet-related crimes. One of the biggest growing threats for many people is the creation of “deep fakes.” Deep fakes are altered videos or photos that look incredibly realistic. This has many implications and has been in…

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What is a “No-Contest” Plea?

Posted in Criminal Defense,General FAQ'S on March 24, 2020

There are various ways that a person can be found guilty after being charged with a crime. This could include a jury finding a defendant guilty after a trial. However, a person is more likely to be found guilty after actually pleading guilty before going to trial. However, there are times when prosecutors or judges…

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