Reversing Your Conviction and How the Process Works

When it comes to reversing your conviction, it might not be easy as it sounds on paper. Courts will rarely…

Should You Ever Plead Guilty Just to Avoid Trial?

You, as the defendant in your criminal case, have the option of either pleading guilty or proceeding to trail. If…

What is Due Process Under the California Constitution?

Under the California Constitution lies a Declaration of Rights that refers to a process known as “due process.” Section 1…

The Pretrial Process for Crimes in California

What happens if you were arrested for a crime in California and have entered a “not guilty” plea? You may…

What Should I Expect From my Criminal Case?

Many criminal cases end when a criminal defendant accepts a plea bargain offered by the prosecution. However, if you decide…

The Process of Jury Selection

The Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides for the right to a fair trial by a jury in…

An Introduction to the Rules of Evidence

You may have heard the legal term “rules of evidence” but are unsure what that means, exactly. The rules of…

Investigating a Case: Preparing for Trial

One of the most important components in preparing for a case and identifying a key defense strategy is interviewing witnesses,…

Why an Identification Procedure May Be Unfair

Often, it is the testimony of an eye witness that determines the outcome of a criminal case. In fact, a…

Specific Grounds on Which to Appeal: Sentencing Errors

Many errors made in court are considered “harmless,” and nothing typically is done as a result of them. However, some…