Thursday, January 29, 2015
Having a criminal conviction on your record can prove to be a huge hindrance when it comes to pursuing a career. Oftentimes, information of a criminal conviction results in an outright rejection—or at the very least, a hesitation—from a potential employer or landlord. Nobody wants to be haunted by the mistakes of their past, especially if they have atoned for it already and are keen on having a new lease on life. Fortunately there are ways to help you get rid of the bad rap that goes with having a criminal record in Sacramento.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a serious offense. You are facing jail time, large fines, driving license restrictions and even possible employment implications.. If you find yourself or anyone in your family on the wrong side of the law you should you should hire a knowledgeable a law firm with a specific focus on DUI cases.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The new law will make it easier for those with certain charges to rejoin society and save the state millions of dollars (not to mention jail space) in maintaining so many inmates. A 2012 Economist report stated that the U.S. was home to a quarter of the world's prisoners. Some county jails have already released inmates since then.
It's important that any affected person, whether in custody or out, move to have their record cleaned up following Prop. 47. If you’re in custody serving a sentence, this may be your key to the jail house door. Even if your conviction is old, removing a felony from your record can have a dramatic impact on your ability to obtain employment and other services.
Friday, January 9, 2015
Remember that a DUI is not just for driving under the influence of alcohol, it also includes drugs. Driving under the influence of marijuana is still illegal, either as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on a variety of factors including whether there is an accident.
However, there are significant difficulties in the prosecutions ability to obtain a conviction for a marijuana DUI. A major problem facing law enforcement is the lack of capability to determine how much marijuana a driver has in his system, let alone knowing if the driver is really impaired. In 2011, for example, an Illinois man heading to work was arrested for DUI after finding traces of pot in his system. A year later, the court dropped the charges after finding out that hypoglycemia was to blame.