Saturday, July 25, 2015
Many people mistakenly believe that California DUI law merely involves drunk driving. But DUI stands for “driving under influence” and there are countless substances that can impair one’s ability to drive safely, including not only alcohol, but drugs as well. Some people only think of illegal drugs for cases of driving under the influence such as cocaine, LSD, and methamphetamine. However, you can be arrested for driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) for having taken prescription drugs or even over-the-counter medications.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
You’ve always dreamed of having a child, yet somehow certain life circumstances denied you that chance. The only option that seems available to you now is adoption. California mandates background investigations of all prospective adoptive parents. Unfortunately, a criminal record can cause your application to be rejected. Fortunately, you might be able to clear up any negative record you have with the help of a criminal record expungement attorney from Sacramento firms, such as the Chastaine Law Office.
Monday, July 13, 2015
What to do if you are arrested, but were actually innocent. Sacramento Criminal Record Expungement Attorney on what to do if you are the victim of a False Arrest
If you were falsely arrested, even if you were not charged you need to do everything that you can to remove it from your record. Retaining a criminal record expungement attorney in Sacramento like Michael Chastaine is a step in the right direction. There are a couple of things that one can do if falsely arrested. You can move the court for a determination of factual innocence. While the burden on you is fairly high, I have found that sometimes you can get the District Attorney to agree to such a finding. If the Court makes a factual innocence finding, the record of arrest must be removed from your record completely.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Being charged with a DUI is a serious matter that has serious consequences. While traumatic, it need not be a hopeless case if you can present a viable defense in court.
There are several of options for a defense, but you need to identify and use the one that best suits your situation. This is where help from a Rancho Cordova DUI lawyer can immensely improve your chances for a successful outcome. If successful, you may find yourself getting a reduced sentence or even having the charges against you dropped completely. Even an imperfect defense can have value.