Monthly Archives: January 2018

Will I Lose my License on a First Time DUI in California?

First time DUI in California VC 23152(a) and 23152(b) Before breaking this one down, let's start with a few assumptions.  For purposes of this article we are talking about a first time DUI in California charged under California Vehicle Code section 23152(a) or 23152(b). Not all first time DUI cases are the same and the [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|

Long Beach Traffic Ticket with FTA – Traffic Ticket Attorney

If you have a Long Beach traffic ticket with a failure to appear (FTA), chances are you are getting different stories from different people about the proper course of action to take. As a traffic ticket attorney who has handled traffic tickets in Long Beach and throughout Los Angeles County for several years, I can [...]

By | January 27th, 2018|

How Long Does a Misdemeanor Stay on Your Record?

If you have ever wondered "How long does a misdemeanor stay on your record?", this article explains your rights concerning your criminal record in California. How long does a misdemeanor stay on your record, when you have NOT had the conviction expunged? When you are convicted of a misdemeanor, the Superior Court of California is [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|

Felony Expungement – Facts and Tips for Getting a Felony Expungement

A felony expungement in California is a legal remedy that helps you ensure a criminal felony conviction will not harm you going forward. Under Penal Code 1203.4, the grounds for a California expungement, when you get a criminal conviction expunged you are freed from "all penalties and liabilities of the offense." What this primarily means [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|

Is a DUI a Felony?

When people ask, "Is a DUI a felony?", this is really a question of the level of punishment involved. A non-civil ("criminal") offense can have one of three classifications: An infraction A misdemeanor, or A felony Each of these labels indicates what type of potential punishment is involved. An infraction is an offense punishable by [...]

By | January 2nd, 2018|