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Should You Hire a Lawyer for a Misdemeanor?

Posted on : October 16, 2020, By:  Donald J Matson
California Misdemeanor Lawyer

Does A Misdemeanor Require A Lawyer Many people assume that misdemeanor crimes are trivial and don’t require the assistance of an attorney. While it is true that misdemeanor crimes result in less penalties than felonies if you are convicted, these crimes are still life changing. The short answer is yes, you absolutely still need a […]

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What You Need to Know About California’s DMV Point System

Posted on : September 8, 2020, By:  Donald J Matson
California Traffic Attorney

What Is The DMV Point System In California? Like many other states, California has adopted a “point system” that causes a driver to accumulate points against his or her license for certain driving¬†offenses within a specified period of time. When too many points are accumulated, a loss of license may result. Losing your license can […]

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Search and Warrants Q&A

Posted on : August 16, 2020, By:  Donald J Matson

California Searches And Warrants Being searched by the police or being handed a warrant is a frightening prospect. However, it’s important to keep a level head and understand your rights when it comes to searches and warrants. Here are answers to the questions you want to know. 1. What Is a Warrant? Simply defined, a […]

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Constructive Possession vs. Actual Possession of Drugs

Posted on : July 12, 2020, By:  Donald J Matson

Possession Laws In California Being arrested for the possession of drugs in California can be a frightening and disconcerting experience. However, in order to properly defend yourself against these charges, it’s important that you understand the difference between the types of possession and how they can play an important role in your case. Actual Possession […]

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How to Challenge Breathalyzer Test Results

Posted on : June 5, 2020, By:  Donald J Matson
California DUI Lawyer

Can You Challenge Breathalyzer Test Results In California? When a person is pulled over and the law enforcement officer suspects the person has been drinking, they will typically issue a breathalyzer test. If the results are over the legal limit of 0.08% BAC, the person is generally arrested. Contrary to popular belief, breathalyzer results don’t […]

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