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Immigration Removal for Marijuana Possession and the Moncrieffe Case

Generally, how does a criminal act translate into the removal or deportation of a non-citizen? Our immigration laws generally group removable offenses into crimes of moral turpitude (dishonesty) and ...
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Dismissal and Sealing of Convictions

Under what circumstances can someone obtain a dismissal of charges after a conviction? When can you seal your conviction? California law provides for a unique disposition of cases after conviction ...
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Can Police Come to Your Porch to Conduct a Search?

Police cannot come to your porch and conduct a search. In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court moved away from the issue of property rights to determine whether police could conduct a search without ...
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Taub & Taub, P.C. Accepting Federal Criminal Cases!

At Taub & Taub, P.C., our firm was formed by Richard Taub in 1996. Since the firm's inception we have effectively handled over 100 jury and bench trials in various areas of criminal defense. ...
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Does a Victim of Domestic Violence Have to Testify against the Defendant?

In California, the answer is a resounding "no". A vicitm of domestic violence (and victims of sexual assualt) are immune from imprisonment or confinement for refusing to testify regarding ...
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What Do you Do if Caught Shoplifting in California?

This article sets forth some practical information about detentions and arrests for theft by shoplifting or video recording in a movie theater. California Penal Code section 490.5 provides merchants ...
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Ordering and Correcting Your Criminal History

In California, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") handles criminal history information. You may order your criminal history from the Office of the Attorney General. An application may be ...
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How to Defend a Criminal Case* - Part III

By this time in our series, the charges have been reviewed, broken into their elements and all of the facts have been gathered, poured over and sifted. It is now time to make that all important ...
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How to Defend a Criminal Case* - Part II

In this Part II of How to Defend a Criminal Case, we will explore more of the investigative stage of preparing a criminal case for negotiation, motions and, possibly, trial. After determining the ...
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How to Defend a Criminal Case* - Part I

A fundamental question that frequently arises is how should one approach the defense of a criminal case? This article is an overview of the steps necessary to defend a criminal case. First, and I ...
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Can an Undercover Agent or Informant Record Conversations in your House?

A government agent may use an audio/video device to record observations and conversations once consensually allowed into your home. At least, that is what the United States Court of Appeals for the ...
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Does the Sixth Amendment Require Criminal Defense Counsel to Advise of Deportation Resulting from a Plea?

In Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S.Ct. 1473 (2010), the United States Supreme Court answered this question in the affirmative. The accused's Sixth Amendment Right is violated when defense counsel fails ...
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Is it Constitutional to Take DNA Samples from Arrestees?

The U.S. Supreme Court is to decide this very issue this term (in fact, oral argument is today). Maryland along with many states, including California (i.e. Pen C 296(a)), have enacted laws to permit ...
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Should Double Jeopardy Bar Re-trial?

If a court errs in granting a dismissal mid-trial, should a defendant be subject to re-trial? This is the subject of a most recent case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. In Evans v. Michigan, the ...
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K-9s Alerting to Search Only Need Training

Yesterday, February 19, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision that K-9 alerts for searches need only have detection training. In the Florida vs. Harris decision, the high Court overturned ...
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US Sentencing Guidelines Again Violate Constitution

Previously, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the United States Sentencing Guidelines ("USSG" or "Guidelines")because Courts need to consider wider ranges of factors for ...
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Criminal Affirmative Defenses

On January 9, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision that has profound signifcance to all defendants with defenses to the crime charged. In this case, it was a defendant charged with ...
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Sherman Oaks Criminal Defense Blog

At Taub & Taub, P.C. we look to keep our clients informed on the status of their case and educated on the laws regarding the crime they are accused of. We are proud to announce the launching our ...
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