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How Juror Misconduct Can Affect a Criminal Case
How Juror Misconduct Can Affect a Criminal Case

A jury consists of a group of impartial citizens who have reviewed the evidence presented in a case in order to unanimously declare if a defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The members of the jury cannot be influenced by biases, outside sources, and even other ...

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    • Types of Prescription Drugs Crimes

      The abuse of prescription drugs has become a national epidemic. Although many states have addressed this important issue by increasing drug treatment ...

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    • Adderall & Other Study Drugs on College Campuses

      For many overworked, overcommitted and overscheduled college students, the pressure to succeed is so high, they turn to concentration enhancing drugs ...

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    • Can I Refuse a Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) Test?

      After a DUI arrest, California’s “implied consent” law requires all suspects to submit to chemical testing to determine blood alcohol content (BAC) or ...

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    • What Affects a PAS Test (Breath Test)?

      Breath tests are the most common chemical test administered for DUI investigations because they can be used roadside and the results are ...

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    • What’s the Difference between Factual Innocence & The C.A.R.E. Act?

      A person could obtain a criminal record in California for a conviction or even an arrest. Having a criminal history can lead to denied career and ...

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    • What is the Age of Consent in California?

      The minimum age at which a person is considered legally old enough to consent to sexual activity in California is 18 years of age. This means minors ...

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    • How Many DMV Points Can I Get Before I Lose My CA Driver’s License?

      The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) rates driving records using a points system. Each licensed driver starts out with a clean record ...

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    • How Do I Clear a Bench Warrant in California?

      If you have failed to appear (FTA) in court, pay a fine, or obey a specific court order, a judge may issue you a “bench warrant” to arrest and detain ...

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    • 5 Questions to Ask Your Criminal Defense Attorney

      If you have been arrested for a crime, remember you have the right to consult an attorney before speaking to the police and to have an attorney ...

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    • What Crimes Qualify for Expungement in California?

      In California, expungement of criminal records means that a prospective employer cannot see or use your past conviction against you when it comes to ...

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    • What is Swatting?

      Last month, a 26-year-old California man named Tyler R. Barriss was given a 20-year prison sentence for making false emergency calls to law ...

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    • How Do I Clear a Bench Warrant in California?

      If you have failed to appear (FTA) in court, pay a fine, or obey a specific court order, a judge may issue you a “bench warrant” to arrest and detain ...

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    • California's No Cash Bail System: How Will It Work?

      Back in August, California became the first state in the country to eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial. Once the new law takes effect on ...

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    • One DUI and Two Cases?

      Yes, it is true. If you are caught driving under the influence of alcohol, you have two cases. One is with the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the ...

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    • What Crimes Can Result in Deportation?

      Not only can a criminal conviction result in a jail/prison sentence, fines, and a permanent criminal record, but it can also lead to deportation if ...

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    • Can I Avoid Going to Jail for Drug Possession in CA?

      A routine traffic stop could result in criminal charges if police discover a controlled substance—whether it’s cocaine or prescribed medication ...

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    • Types of Prescription Drugs Crimes

      The abuse of prescription drugs has become a national epidemic. Although many states have addressed this important issue by increasing drug treatment ...

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  • DUI
    • Does Eating Before Drinking Really Lower BAC?

      It is important to understand that you shouldn’t drink on an empty stomach. Not only does it take fewer drinks to become intoxicated, but it also ...

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    • California DUI & Hit-and-Run

      A DUI is a serious offense in California. Not only does a conviction lead to time spent behind bars, costly fines, and the loss of driving privileges, ...

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    • The Effects of Prescription Drugs While Driving

      In August 2017, Tiger Woods was arrested on a DUI charge in Florida. According to the case’s toxicology report, the golf superstar who has won 14 ...

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    • The Effects of Prescription Drugs While Driving

      In August 2017, Tiger Woods was arrested on a DUI charge in Florida. According to the case’s toxicology report, the golf superstar who has won 14 ...

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    • CHP Arrested 1,140 Suspected Drunk Drivers New Year's 2019

      Over the New Year’s holiday weekend between December 28 and January 2, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials arrested a total of 1,140 suspected ...

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    • Common Mistakes Made by Police in DUI Cases

      Police are required to follow specific rules and protocols when investigating a suspected DUI driver and making a subsequent arrest. However, if any ...

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    • How to Avoid a DUI Arrest this St. Patrick's Day

      St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, which means many individuals will be hitting the local bars and having some green beer, Guinness, or ...

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    • Holiday DUIs & Checkpoints

      The holiday season is notorious for being a dangerous time on public roadways. While this may partially be caused by increases in traffic and more ...

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    • Holiday Checkpoints

      As we near the holidays, there is often an increase in the number of people arrested for Driving Under the Influence. Many of these arrests come from ...

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    • What’s the Difference between Factual Innocence & The C.A.R.E. Act?

      A person could obtain a criminal record in California for a conviction or even an arrest. Having a criminal history can lead to denied career and ...

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    • New Bill to Help Expungement of Old Cannabis Convictions

      On November 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, making recreational marijuana legal throughout the state. Additionally, the measure also ...

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    • How Can I Clear My Criminal Record in California?

      A conviction on your record can make you feel embarrassed and frustrated. It can jeopardize your career and future job opportunities and not allow you ...

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    • California Lawmakers Approve Tougher Gun Restrictions

      In the wake of recent massacres involving firearms in the United States, California lawmakers sent several bills to Gov. Jerry Brown’s office that ...

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    • What Should I Do If Arrested By A Police Officer?

      Question: "What should I do if I am arrested by a police officer?" Answer: Do not speak or answer questions without first consulting with an attorney. ...

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    • Ventura Criminal Defense Blog

      Welcome to our blog! At Wilfert Law P.C., our passion is to provide the best chance for clients' criminal charges to be reduced or dismissed. We know ...

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    • 3 Most Common Holiday Crimes

      With the holidays fast approaching, we at The Law Offices of Jarrod M. Wilfert understand how societal pressures to purchase gifts for friends and ...

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    • 3 Ways Identity Theft Occurs

      Identity theft is the act of obtaining, purchasing or stealing someone’s personal identifying information for his or her own financial gain. Identity ...

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    • What are my Miranda Rights in a DUI Arrest?

      One of the most common questions posed to me during an initial DUI consultation revolves around the lack of Miranda warnings being issued prior to the ...

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    • 3 Most Common Holiday Crimes

      With the holidays fast approaching, we at The Law Offices of Jarrod M. Wilfert understand how societal pressures to purchase gifts for friends and ...

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    • What is the Age of Consent in California?

      The minimum age at which a person is considered legally old enough to consent to sexual activity in California is 18 years of age. This means minors ...

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    • What Crimes Can Result in Deportation?

      Not only can a criminal conviction result in a jail/prison sentence, fines, and a permanent criminal record, but it can also lead to deportation if ...

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    • I've Been Accused of a Sex Crime! What Should I Do?

      Although our country’s legal system presumes each person is innocent until proven guilty, false allegations can still have a negative impact on your ...

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    • 3 Most Common Holiday Crimes

      With the holidays fast approaching, we at The Law Offices of Jarrod M. Wilfert understand how societal pressures to purchase gifts for friends and ...

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    • What Crimes Can Result in Deportation?

      Not only can a criminal conviction result in a jail/prison sentence, fines, and a permanent criminal record, but it can also lead to deportation if ...

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    • Burglary vs. Robbery

      Although it is common for people to use burglary or robbery interchangeably when discussing theft, they are actually considered separate crimes in ...

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    • 3 Most Common Holiday Crimes

      With the holidays fast approaching, we at The Law Offices of Jarrod M. Wilfert understand how societal pressures to purchase gifts for friends and ...

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    • Can I Own a Gun If I’m Convicted of Domestic Violence?

      Domestic battery occurs when an individual intentionally commits any harmful and unlawful touching against a current or former spouse or fiancé, a ...

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    • What is Swatting?

      Last month, a 26-year-old California man named Tyler R. Barriss was given a 20-year prison sentence for making false emergency calls to law ...

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    • How Long Does a CA Restraining Order Last?

      Marriages and relationships have their ups and downs. Sometimes, an argument elevates into a physical altercation that warrants law enforcement ...

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