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Michael Berg

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What are the penalties for a domestic violence conviction?

In the state of California, individuals convicted of domestic violence charges may be placed on probation, required to take 52 weeks of domestic violence anger management classes, perform  community service, and pay restitution. There ...
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What do I do about a temporary restraining order (TRO)?

Generally at the first hearing there will be a protective order issued. This emergency protective order usually will last for 10 days and may be referred to as a “cooling off period.” In some circumstances, those restraining orders ...
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What do I do if my partner doesn't want to press charges?

It's more common than many people think. A couple is arguing, and in the heat of the moment, the woman calls the police and the man is arrested. Then later, once everyone cools off, the alleged victim is no longer interested in pressing charges...
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If I've been charged with DUI, do I really need an attorney?

Generally, what happens in Sacramento is that individuals who are unrepresented at their first court appearance are offered a standard deal by the district attorney (DA). Usually, this deal includes a $2,400 fine, installation of an ignition in...
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What are the consequences for losing my DUI criminal case?

If you lose or plead guilty, you will lose your license. The length of the suspension depends on a variety of factors. Even if you win your administrative DMV hearing but are convicted in criminal court, you're going to lose your license. In ot...
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What do I do if I'm arrested for DUI?

Normally individuals who are arrested for DUI spend the night in jail and are released the next morning with a future court date. If you were arrested for DUI, one of the most important things to remember is that California DMV only gives you 1...
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Sacramento Police Take Stabbing Suspect in Custody

Sacramento police arrested a suspect who is believed to be involved in the stabbing of a loss prevention officer. The stabbing occurred as a result of what seems to have been a botched shoplifting attempt. While shoplifting usually does not bec...
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Tampa Police Nab Neighbor in July Strangulation Case

Tampa police have taken a man in custody on suspicion of the murder of a South Tampa resident. The murder took place back in July. It was apparently a strangling according to police records. On July 16 there was some kind of an incident at ...
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Sacramento Police Investigate What is Believed to be a Homicide

Reports issued by Sacramento police suggest that authorities are investigating the death of a man. He was apparently found in his Oak Park home. Some reports have stated that the individual in question is quite elderly. Investigators have n...
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Over 400 Arrested for DUI During Recent Crackdown

Historically, Labor Day is one of the busiest times on the road each year.  Running from August 16 to September 2, the national 2013 "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" High-Visibility Enforcement Campaign is intended to make the ro...
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