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 “You have the right to remain silent…” is arguably one of the most popular and well known legal phrases in the United states. These six words are the beginning of the Miranda Warning, which is used to inform criminal suspects who have been taken into custody of their Fifth Amendment rights to not make any...
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It’s estimated that more than 12 million women and men will become the victim of domestic violence this year – that’s roughly 24 people every minute. Domestic violence comes in many forms, but most commonly involves threats or acts of violence among members of the same household. In the state of California, domestic violence is...
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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 cost the nation more than $78 billion annually. We’ve reached the point in the epidemic...
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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 rest of your life. The unfortunate truth is that a criminal record can set you...
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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 making crucial changes to the criminal justice system, with both sides being equally vocal about...
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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 of the entire nation. While these stories paint a picture of the troubles we’re experiencing...
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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 need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Making immediate contact is essential for a...
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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 recreational and medical marijuana laws. Here, we’ll outline what’s legal, what isn’t, what additional restrictions...
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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. Here are three of the most important cases we have on our radar: California Representative...
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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 a county or local facility. Finally, criminal fines for felonies can amount to thousands of...
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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 the defendant’s past and the details of the crime. Burglary, defined under Penal Code 459,...
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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 stories that can affect us all. Here are three current criminal law news stories that...
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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 vehicle is taken more seriously. This is true even when the value of the vehicle...
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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 knowingly defraud any other person of money or personal property is guilty of theft.” Penal...
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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 health crisis. At Elden Law Group, we specialize in protecting innocent men and women from...
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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 calls for the arrest of an individual for criminal or questionable conduct. Arrest warrants are...
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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 the most effective criminal defense strategies. Duress or Immediate Danger If you can prove that...
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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 legal system functions. Over the past month, we’ve kept the following stories on our radar:...
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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, productive member of society. One of the first steps along this path is finding stable,...
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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 attention to current news stories and seeing the law in action. We specialize in white...
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