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5 Steps to Immediately Take When Getting a DUI Charge

Posted by Joel Bailey | Feb 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

From 2017 to 2018, Californians enjoyed a whopping 903 million gallons of alcohol. That's a 5% increase from how much they consumed a decade before. California, after all, is the leading producer of alcohol in the nation. In fact, an estimated 85% of the total alcohol produced in the country in...

DUI and Moving out of CA?

Posted by Joel Bailey | Jul 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you have suffered a DUI conviction and are moving out of state, or already hold an out of state license, the DUI conviction in CA will likely result in a suspension in your home state, based on an interstate compact. This link shows the current member states.

Recent Results: TRO Victory

Posted by Joel Bailey | Jul 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Just successfully defended a client in a Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) hearing. Not only did we get the TRO dismissed against my client, but also obtained a 3 yr. permanent restraining order against the other party. To celebrate the victory, I filed a motion for attorney's f...

Domestic Violence Charges in Vista or San Diego

Posted by Joel Bailey | Apr 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Domestic Violence Defense in Vista and San Diego If you have been arrested for a domestic violence (DV) offense in California, you need an aggressive attorney immediately to help you through the process. DV cases are typically defined as allegations of force or violence between individuals who ...

Why not use the Public Defender (instead of private)?

Posted by Joel Bailey | Mar 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Why Not Just use the Public Defender? Do you really need to retain a private attorney when faced with a DUI, Domestic Violence, or Drug Case? Although the Public Defender is only appointed for indigent defendants, many people try to save money by asking for them. Does a private attorney really ...

Trump’s Latest Executive Order on Immigration

Posted by Joel Bailey | Feb 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Trump's Immigration Order to Change Everything if Enforced: I've attached below the text of the initial pages of an executive order from President Trump regarding Deportation of aliens. This order, if found to be legal and enforceable, will have sweeping and devastating effects on our criminal j...

When can Online Threats be Charged?

Posted by Joel Bailey | Oct 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The internet can be a very mean place to be. Twitter exchanges can get heated, comments on social media profiles can turn nasty, and it takes just a comment or two for a news article's discussion section to turn into an all-out flame war. Why does this happen so much? Well, the anonymity of the...

Theft by False Pretenses Explained

Posted by Joel Bailey | Sep 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The most typical kinds of theft usually involve an act of physical force such as burglary or robbery, but the state of California recognizes another kind of theft. This theft, called theft by false pretenses, is when someone convinces another person to voluntarily give them their property by sayi...

Illegal Weapons in California

Posted by Joel Bailey | Aug 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

In California, possession of illegal weapons can be either a felony or misdemeanor, depending upon the weapon possessed and, in some cases, the discretion of the prosecutor. By the way, Penal Code Sections 19910 through 22810 are merely re-classifications of weapons that were controlled or prohib...

Do I Need a Lawyer for my DUI Case

Posted by Joel Bailey | Aug 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Getting arrested for a DUI in California is traumatic, embarrassing, expensive and humiliating.  With maximum punishments including up to six (6) months in jail, $3700 in fines, and loss of driving privileges, you deserve to invest in a competent, aggressive attorney to defense your money, time a...

Welfare/Public Assistance Fraud

Posted by Joel Bailey | Aug 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Have you or someone you know been investigated or arrested for Welfare Fraud? If you have received public aid, but either misrepresented income, assets, or the composition of your family, you may be investigated and/or charged with crimes like Perjury (118 PC) or Welfare Fraud (Welfare & Institut...

Legislature Approves Wave of Restrictions on Gun Owners

Posted by Joel Bailey | Jul 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the wake of so many devastating high profile mass shootings in the United States, California's legislature approved several bills that aim to keep the state's residents safe from such gun violence. New restrictions on gun laws in California New gun legislation that was initiated after the ...

California Capital Punishment Statistics

Posted by Joel Bailey | Jul 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The death penalty is the highest form of punishment our society can impose, making it extremely important that defendants being tried for this receive all of their civil rights protections in these cases. California's death row is the largest in the country, condemning over 700 prisoners. Since 1...

Military Diversion

Posted by Joel Bailey | Jul 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

First, thank you for your service to our great country.  California recently passed a bill recognizing the trauma caused by prior and current military service.  The military diversion program (1001.80 PC) creates process whereby active military or veterans can apply for a pre-plea diversion, with...

How to Pick a Good Criminal Defense Attorney

Posted by Joel Bailey | Jul 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you've never been arrested, and aren't familiar with the system, how do you know which criminal defense attorney to pick? If you look online or in the yellow pages, it seems every attorney these days boasts about being the best, making promises regarding their experience, reputation and abil...

Tips on Avoiding Identity Theft

Posted by Joel Bailey | Jun 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Identity theft rarely happens, so it's pretty likely that it will never happen to you, right? Wrong! Identity theft is extremely common, affecting an estimated 9 million Americans every year. Making sure your personal information is protected is important in preventing identity theft. There are a...

Immigration Consequences of a Criminal Conviction

Posted by Joel Bailey | Jun 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you are not a US citizen, a conviction in the US can result in deportation, exclusion and removal.  Federal immigration law changes rapidly, so consulting a seasoned professional criminal defense attorney, and possibly even an immigration law specialist, is always in your best interest if faci...

What is California’s Three Strikes Law

Posted by Joel Bailey | Jun 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

California's three strikes law is a harsh sentencing law that was enacted in the 90's to punish offenders that continually commit serious and violent crimes. Any offenders convicted of serious and violent felonies three times will face 25-years to life in prison. While the law was created with th...

DUI DMV Suspensions

Posted by Joel Bailey | Jun 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

YOU MUST RESERVE A DMV HEARING WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS OF YOUR ARREST You can avoid DUI DMV suspensions with the right attorney in certain circumstances.  If you have been arrested for a DUI in California, it is imperative that you request a DMV Admin Per Se (APS) hearing within 10 days of the dat...

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