Real ID – How it Affects Your California Driver’s License

The Real ID Act is a federal law that changes the requirements for identification cards (ID's). Under the Real ID Act, you will no longer be able to use your old California driver's license as a valid means of identification for use in airports and other federal buildings. How Long Your California Driver's License Will [...]

By | February 10th, 2018|

DUI Expungement – Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego

A DUI expungement is a legal remedy to clear your criminal record. When you expunge your criminal record, you can find better employment, remove travel restrictions, and make yourself a better applicant when applying for universities. A DUI expungement in California has its basis in Penal Code 1203.4. Eligibility for a DUI Expungement A DUI is [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|

Orange County DUI Lawyer

Are you looking to hire the best Orange County DUI lawyer for your case?  How do you pick?  Can you trust the reviews on AVVO or Yelp? What about all the ads that pop up on google?  What about all those letters showing up in your mail box? And how did they know I got [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|

Clear Criminal Record – Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego

Clear Criminal Record to Find Employment. In California, an expungement is the legal method to clear your criminal record. An expungement has its basis in California Penal Code 12o3.4, and if granted by the Court, allows you certain liberties which make it easier to find employment, such as allowing you to not disclose an expunged conviction [...]

By | February 3rd, 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|