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The California Legislature has ordered the DMV to provide licenses to people who reside in California, even if you don’t have proof of citizenship. The big picture is if you are a non-citizen, you can now get a driver’s license and avoid fees and convictions for driving without a license.

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Walmart Partners Up With Lawyers In a Race To the Bottom In Legal Representation. Walmart has earned a reputation as the retail leader in the race to the economic bottom. For years they’ve negotiated the lowest prices for the goods they sell and for the services of those who toil at Walmart.

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NBC News recently reported that CHP officers make game of stealing racy photos. CHP Officer Harrington of the Dublin area CHP was arrested recently for stealing photos from the cell phones of women he arrested. He would search an arrestee’s phone and then text the pictures to his friends – also members of the California Highway Patrol.

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This is an exciting development for people convicted of certain felonies.( I list them below.) Prop 47 allows reduction of felonies to misdemeanors. One of the most important things about this Proposition is it applies retroactively. This means no matter when you were convicted you can get your felony reduced to a misdemeanor.

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At DUI stops the fifth amendment and Miranda will possibly get your statements suppressed, if it is determined that you were in custody at the time the statements were made. This is unlikely in a DUI because of a US Supreme Court case called Berkemer v McCarty.

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Here is the DUI interview I did with DUI attorney Mark Rosenfeld, Mr. DUI LA. It includes us talking about the challenges of DUI Defense and going through a recent DUI trial victory of mine. In the interview Mark and I discuss the common misconception that DUI cases are unwinnable.

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