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  • What is a Speedy Trial ‘Serna Motion’ in Criminal Law?

    What is a Speedy Trial ‘Serna Motion’ in Criminal Law?

    The Right to a ‘Speedy Trial’ United States Sixth Amendment The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to a speedy trial for all criminal cases (it does not apply to civil cases). Under the federal constitution there is no precise measurement of what is considered “speedy.” “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused... Read More »
  • How Can My Probation Period be Terminated Early?

    How Can My Probation Period be Terminated Early?

    Early Termination of Probation Under California Penal Code Section 1203.3 PC, a defendant can petition the court for early termination of probation. If granted, the defendant’s conviction can usually be expunged at the same time. A judge will only consider granting an early termination of probation when the defendant has successfully completed all the terms... Read More »
  • Can I Own a Gun if I’m a Marijuana User?

    Can I Own a Gun if I’m a Marijuana User?

    Federal Law When purchasing a gun, you are required to fill out Federal “Firearms Transactions Record” Form (ATF Form 4473), where question 11e specifically inquires about your current drug usage. If you take marijuana medically or recreationally, and answer this question honestly, you will be disqualified from purchasing the gun. “Are you an unlawful user... Read More »
  • Employment After a Felony Conviction

    Employment After a Felony Conviction

    Avoid a Felony at All Cost A felony conviction can be devastating to your search for gainful employment, as most reputable companies and desired job positions will merit some form of background check. Depending on the nature of your felony, there are certain jobs that can be impossible to get. For instance, if you have... Read More »
  • Will a California DUI Impact My Life in the Long Term?

    Will a California DUI Impact My Life in the Long Term?

    Most people think of a DUI as something that is not serious, when in fact, a California DUI is a very serious offense. It is not something that will result in a slap on the wrist. You are better off obtaining an experienced DUI attorney if you want to protect your future, and your reputation.... Read More »
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