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  • former deputy public defender

    As a former Deputy Public Defender in Riverside County, Mr. Donath has always been on the defense side of the law. 

  • award winning certified criminal law specialist

    Top 100 Trial Attorneys in California 2012-2014, 2008 Trial Attorney of the Year by the Riverside County Public Defender's Office, and dozens of other awards and accolades.

  • a true passion for defending the accused

    Your lawyer should have a passion for defense, not just a passion for money. Reputation, vigor, and determination go a long way in this business.

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When Can a Juvenile Be Tried in Adult Court?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2021

In most situations, crimes committed by a person under the age of 18 will be heard in juvenile court in California. However, there are times when juveniles will get transferred to the adult criminal court through a process called a “waiver.” A waiver occurs when a judge decides to waive the protections that a juvenile…

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What You Should Know About the Animal Cruelty Act?

Posted in Criminal Defense,Uncategorized on November 26, 2019

The US federal government is working to strengthen animal cruelty laws throughout the country. Recently, the House unanimously passed a bill that makes animal cruelty a federal felony. The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture, or PACT Act, was approved and will revise a previous law passed in 2010. This bipartisan law was introduced by Florida…

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California Expungement Laws

Posted in Expungement,Uncategorized on March 27, 2019

Criminal convictions can have a deep impact on your life in California. If you have a conviction on your record, you can have trouble finding a place to work, a place to live, and even have some of your rights restricted by the court. However, a solution is available to help you get back on…

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How Does an Expunged Record End Up in a Background Check?

Posted in Expungement,Uncategorized on March 26, 2019

Criminal records can follow you for many years and impact many aspects of your life, including your ability to find employment, obtain housing, or vote. However, you can undergo the expungement process to release you of these consequences. While expungement can help with many aspects of post-conviction life, certain expunged records can appear in a…

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