Recent Happenings in Drug Trafficking News

Drug trafficking is among the most lucrative crimes in the world. As our country is in the midst of an ongoing opioid crisis, it’s estimated that more than 115 people die from an overdose every day sand that drug trafficking … Continue reading

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How an Experienced Lawyer Can Help You Avoid Conviction and a Criminal Record

A criminal conviction can impact your entire life. Not only does a conviction include penalties such as incarceration and significant fines, but there’s also the fact that you’ll have a criminal record that can potentially follow you around for the … Continue reading

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California Makes Strides in Criminal Justice Reform with Bail Legislation

If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that California has been getting quite a bit of attention due to their latest movements in the area of criminal justice reform. California is currently on the forefront of … Continue reading

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Recent Criminal Law News Stories That Are Dominating the Headlines

Criminal activity is happening every day across every city in America. As criminal defense attorneys, we take a special interest in any news story that involves criminal law. Recently, there have been several news stories that have captured the attention … Continue reading

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When and Why You Should Contact an Attorney After Being Arrested

There are few things more unnerving than being forced into handcuffs, placed in a police car, and tossed in a jail cell. Whether or not you believe you did anything wrong, the moment you are offered a phone call, you … Continue reading

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Marijuana in California: Legal vs. Illegal

Marijuana laws and regulations are changing across the United States. While some of these changes have positive effects, they can muddle the system and make it difficult to know right from wrong. In California, consumers have dozens of questions about … Continue reading

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Top News in White Collar Criminal Law

At Elden Law Group, we keep a close eye on local, state, and national cases. Our country has reached a crossroads when it comes to prosecuting and sentencing white collar crimes, and we feel recent cases have highlighted this change. … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Felony Charges

When it comes to criminal law, felonies are very serious crimes. They can be violent or non-violent, and usually result in incarceration for at least one year, if convicted. This imprisonment will take place in a state prison, rather than … Continue reading

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An Outline of Penal Code 459

CA Penal Code 459, also known as the burglary law for the state of California, is separate from robbery and theft. It covers a “wobbler” crime, since burglary can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony based on … Continue reading

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Top News Stories in the Current World of Criminal Law

Not a day goes by that we don’t check the news and learn about a new case in the world of federal crime. In a world that seems increasingly at unrest, it’s important to stay on top of the news … Continue reading

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What to Expect Following a Grand Theft Auto Charge

Grand theft auto, the charge associated with stealing an automobile, is considered a felony in most states. While other theft crimes are divided into petty and grand theft depending on the value of the stolen property, the stealing of a … Continue reading

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A Breakdown of California Penal Code Section 484

Under California Penal Code Section 484, “Every person who shall feloniously steal, take, carry, lead, or drive away the personal property of another, or who shall fraudulently appropriate property which has been entrusted to him or her, or who shall … Continue reading

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Breaking News in Drug Trafficking Crimes

In California, one of the largest criminal industries is drug trafficking. The state’s location relative to the Mexican border, in addition to the number of local street gangs established in large counties, has led to an ongoing mental and physical … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know about Bench Warrants in California

A bench warrant, also known as a body attachment, is the most common type of warrant issued in the state of California. While any warrant can feel overwhelming, a bench warrant differs drastically from an arrest warrant. An arrest warrant … Continue reading

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The 6 Best Criminal Defense Strategies

There are dozens of defense strategies available to fight criminal charges. Your selection of a strategy should include the opinion of your criminal defense lawyer, consideration of your charges, and a thorough examination of the facts. Here are six of … Continue reading

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Top News in Criminal Law – August 2018 Recap

As experienced criminal defense lawyers, we pride ourselves in our up-to-date knowledge of federal crimes and criminal law standards. These standards are determined by cases that move through our court system, each making a lasting imprint on the way our … Continue reading

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Is Employment Possible After a Criminal Record?

When someone is convicted of a crime, the purpose of the associated penalties is to make amends for the crime(s) committed, and ideally, began a path towards reforming their previous lifestyle, so that they may integrate successfully as a functioning, … Continue reading

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The Top News in White Collar Crime Today

While most people have heard of white collar crimes, many have misconceptions about the types of offenses that fall under this broad umbrella term. One of the best ways of understanding the elements of white collar crime is by paying … Continue reading

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What Does Dismissed with Prejudice Mean?

The California court system is the largest in the United States, serving the nearly 40 million residents of the state. According to the most recent data available, over 6 million cases were filed in California’s Superior Courts during just one … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About California Sexting Laws

According to Pew Research, 95% of Americans now own a mobile phone. This has changed our behaviors on many fronts, including the ability to instantly text or share images with others. This has induced a need for specific regulations for … Continue reading

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