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  • What is a “Wobbler”?

    What is a “Wobbler”?

    What is a “Wobbler”? There are several common criminal offenses that a prosecutor can charge as a felony or a misdemeanor, depending upon the specific facts of the case and the defendant’s criminal history. In other words, it can “wobble” between a felony and a misdemeanor. It’s important to note that if you are charged... Read More »
  • Wrongfully Arrested: Do You Need Your Arrest Record Sealed?

    Wrongfully Arrested: Do You Need Your Arrest Record Sealed?

    Protect Your Future Self Having a “criminal record” doesn’t always mean that you have been convicted of a crime. Employers are permitted to protect themselves by asking potential employees whether they have any felony convictions, and then get permission to obtain a criminal history. That printout contains all arrests, innocent or not. Although it’s illegal... Read More »
  • Can an Employer ask for My Criminal Record in California?

    Can an Employer ask for My Criminal Record in California?

    One‑In‑Four Americans If you are one of the four Americans with a criminal record, you may run into obstacles in your job search. Surveys suggest that an alarming 92% of employers conducted criminal records checks on some job candidates, and 73% conducted criminal background checks on all candidates. An estimated one in four Americans has... Read More »
  • What Crimes are Associated with ‘Road Rage’?

    What Crimes are Associated with ‘Road Rage’?

    Road Rage is Deadly Road rage often boils down to an accident or some kind of confrontation between drivers. These confrontations have a tendency to turn violent. For example, if a driver “cuts off” or quickly maneuvers into another driver’s lane, the driver who was cut off may follow the other driver closely to a... Read More »
  • What is Considered a Hate Crime in California?

    What is Considered a Hate Crime in California?

    Hate Crime: Defined as a Bias The main purpose of hate crime laws, as incorporated under various California Penal Code sections, is to deter threats, violence and other violations, including civil rights violations, against an individual, based on the individual’s real or perceived characteristics, against which the defendant holds some bias. It is this “bias”,... Read More »
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