ACLU Explanation of Your Rights When Stopped By Police

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been around for almost 100 years protecting your rights and defending you in…

How to File a California Pitchess Motion for Police Misconduct

If you live in California and you believe that there was police misconduct against you, you may be able to…

The Truth About Police Force

Law enforcement officers face many dangers each day when they are carrying out their working responsibilities. Recently, after many shootings…

Resisting Arrest When Police Use Excessive Force

People are arrested for a multitude of things each and every day. An officer may legally arrest somebody when they…

The Defense of Duress: When You Were Coerced to Commit a Crime

What does it mean to act out in response to duress and is it a successful defense to raise in a…

The Ins and Outs of “Self-Defense”

It is well known that a person has the right to protect themselves from immediate harm, even though the action…

Defense for Penal Code 290: “ Failure to Register as a Sex Offender ”

In California, someone convicted of a sex crime is required to register as a sex offender within in the state….

Criminal Court Process: “ Pitchess Motion ”

In the State of California, a defendant going through the criminal court process has the ability to make a certain…

Defense for Penal Code 243.4 – Sexual Battery

Certain sex crimes, also known as sexual assault or sexual battery, are prosecuted in the State of California through Penal…

Bitten By A Police Dog … Can I Sue?

In specific situations the use of canines by law enforcement personnel is allowable in the State of California. Often, police…