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Assault and Battery 101

Posted on : May 26, 2020, By:  Donald J Matson
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California Assault & Battery: What You Need To Know Understanding assault and battery is sometimes difficult. Often, the crimes are charged together. Therefore, many people consider them to be a single crime. The truth is, you can be charged with assault and battery separately. However, battery typically isn’t charged without assault even though the reverse […]

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Second Offense DUI in California

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

Facing Your Second DUI Offense? If you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol for the second time in California, you stand to incur some harsh penalties. Here’s what you need to know about second time DUI offenses and how to protect your rights under the law. When Is a Second Offense […]

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Do You Really Have to Perform Roadside Sobriety Tests?

Posted on : March 8, 2020, By:  Donald J Matson
California Roadside Sobriety Test Attorney

Participating In A Field Sobriety Test If a police officer pulls you over and suspects that you have been drinking and driving, he will likely request that you perform a variety of roadside sobriety tests. These tests are commonly used in California to help an officer determine if a person is driving under the influence […]

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First Time DUI Penalties in California

Posted on : February 6, 2020, By:  Donald J Matson
First Time DUI Attorney California

Facing A First Time DUI? Getting arrested for drunk driving is a frightening experience.¬†Knowing what you’re up against and how you can best protect your rights under California law is critical to defending yourself against DUI charges. Here’s what you need to know about penalties for first time DUI charges and what your next step […]

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How Defend Yourself Against Petty Theft & Shoplifting Charges

Posted on : January 4, 2020, By:  Donald J Matson
California Shoplifting Attorney

Petty Theft & Shoplifting Charges Defenses If you’ve been arrested and charged with petty theft or shoplifting, you need to act quickly in order to protect your rights and your reputation. This type of charge can result in serious penalties. If you’re convicted, you’ll have a criminal record for the remainder of your life. Here’s […]

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