September 10, 2014

Can police officers ask to search my parked car without probable cause?

Police officers can ask to search your car. However, you have every right to say NO! One of the problems these days is that cops will make something up to give them justification to search your vehicle. If they are going to arrest you for a crime they have observed, or otherwise have probable cause […]

September 10, 2014

How to find the right attorney for my criminal case?

You can look up the profiles of the attorneys you are interested in on Avvo. Most offer free initial consultations, so you can call or consult with them to see which one you like. There are other resources such as Super Lawyers and Martindale.com that can help you find a highly qualified attorney.

September 10, 2014

My husband just learned that he has a warrant for a parole violation. How much time will he have to serve in jail?

There are a variety of factors that can affect the length of time he could receive on a violation of probation. Start by looking at the sentencing report prepared by the probation department. It will state the amount of time they’re recommending if the judge sends your husband to prison. The probation department will also […]

September 10, 2014

What is the statute of limitations for filing charges?

For a misdemeanor, charges must be filed within one year of the date of offense. For a felony, the minimum statute of limitations is three years, for some felonies there are longer statutes of limitations, and for murder there is no statute of limitations.