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What Happens If I Get Pulled Over with a Gun in My Car?

By Criminal Defense Attorney on October 3, 2017

California allows many people to own and carry guns, a right that is protected under the Second Amendment to the Constitution. But along with this right comes many responsibilities, including knowing how to properly carry a gun in a vehicle. So, what happens if you get pulled over while a gun is in the car?

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What Is the Punishment for Speeding in California?

By Criminal Defense Attorney on July 20, 2017

Like every other state, if you are caught speeding in California, you will be fined. But what is different in the Golden State is just how expensive speeding tickets can be. So why the high cost? What makes speeding in California so much expensive than in any other state?

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Can the Police Search Your Car?

By Criminal Defense Attorney on July 1, 2017

There is great debate about whether or not police are legally allowed to search your car, and if they are, exactly what circumstances warrant it. There are many different answers to the question because it really depends on the individual circumstance, what the officer has seen or smelled, what has transpired before the search, and the information the officer has on an individual or the vehicle at the time. In short, the question cannot be answered with a simple “yes” or “no.”

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Can the Police Search My Cell Phone After a Traffic Stop?

By Criminal Defense Attorney on January 15, 2016

Your Rights After Being Pulled Over

At some point in your life, you will probably be pulled over in a traffic stop if you drive. Do you know what your rights are? After being pulled over for a traffic stop, it is crucial that you know your rights! You are protected from unlawful searches and seizures in such instances. If a police officer asks to see your phone, you need to be aware of your legal rights.

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