Cannabis and Marijuana DUI Charges
Marijuana DUIs are not new. Although, California recently legalized marijuana – police officers have been arresting people on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana for decades. The California Vehicle Code describes several instances where it is unlawful to drive under the influence of any controlled substances – including,...Read More
Can I use Recorded Telephone Calls in my Restraining Order Case?
In restraining order cases, people often ask to use secretly recorded telephone conversations as evidence. Recording telephone calls without permission presents several significant legal issues, both civil and criminal. The main issue is having the other person’s consent to record the conversation. California...Read More
Can I register the name of an app before the app is finished?
Yes. The name of an app can be registered before the app is completed, published, sold, or beta tested. Names of apps are generally subject to United States trademark law. A trademark can be registered before the name is actually used. This is commonly accomplished through a device at the USPTO called “intent to...Read More
How to Prove Self Defense in a Domestic Violence Case
California Courts have long recognized the theory of self defense, even in domestic violence cases. The law allows people to apply any necessary force to protect yourself from wrongful injury. If your spouse, significant other, or family member attacked you, and you defended yourself – you need to speak with an attorney...Read More
DUI and Child Endangerment
If a child under the age of 14 years was a passenger at the time you were arrested for a DUI, you will be subject to an additional two days of jail time under California Vehicle Code section 23572.
If the this is your second offense within ten years, the child endangerment enhancement adds ten additional days in jail. If this is your second or third DUI within...Read More
California Penal Code §148(a)
Resisting arrest is one of the most commonly charged crimes in California. Penal Code section 148(a) describes the misdemeanor resisting arrest charge. Like most law enforcement agencies, the District Attorney’s Offices in Santa Clara, Alameda, San Francisco, and especially in Contra Costa counties are especially aggressive in prosecuting those who resist...Read More
What a Data Security Attorney Should Include in an Internal Software Security Policy
In order to comply with the law, and to protect your business against data losses, companies should adopt and enforce adequate data security policies. Our data security attorneys advise companies on specific security policies to address specific data use procedures.
Because each business is unique,...Read More
Computer Hacking Criminal Defense
California has some of the most sophisticated computer crime prosecuting agencies. However, proving all of the elements of hacking or cracking can be difficult. California Penal Code Section 502 creates felony criminal penalties for unauthorized access to computer systems, or disruption to services. This includes denial of service attacks, and...Read More
Cases at the Pleasanton Gale-Schenone Hall of Justice
As DUI defense and criminal defense attorneys in the Bay Area, we find ourselves at the Pleasanton Gale-Schenone Courthouse very often.
Quick entry. This courthouse has one of the fastest entries in all of California. Even at peak times, you can get to your court room in under ten minutes. Even the parking is great with plenty of...Read More
Cases at the San Jose Hall of Justice
As DUI defense and criminal defense attorneys based in San Jose, we have an intimate understanding with DUI cases at the Hall of Justice in San Jose. This office appears at the Hall of Justice (also known as “the HOJ”) at least a few times per month.
Get to court 60 minutes early. It is probably best to point out the painfully obvious:...Read More