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How Long Will I Have to Register as a Sex Offender in California?
How Long Will I Have to Register as a Sex Offender in California?

According to California law, individuals convicted of certain sex crimes are required to register as sex offenders with a local law enforcement agency. Convicted sex offenders in the state are required to register for life, no matter the seriousness of the offense. However, ...

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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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    • How Long Will I Have to Register as a Sex Offender in California?

      According to California law, individuals convicted of certain sex crimes are required to register as sex offenders with a local law enforcement ...

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    • Supreme Court Ruling Requires Warrant to Obtain Cellphone Location Data

      Law enforcement in California, and throughout the United States, will now generally need a search warrant to track cellphone location data after a ...

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    • Are Fireworks Legal in Ventura County?

      The use of consumer fireworks on the Fourth of July is as American as apple pie and backyard barbecues. However, fireworks are illegal in the cities ...

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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 constitutes a DUI refusal?

      Under the California Implied Consent Law, a driver on the road "consents" to providing a chemical test if detained and arrested for DUI . This means a ...

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    • The Importance of Your Right to Silence

      From movies and television shows to real life, we have all seen the reading of a suspect’s Miranda rights. The United States Supreme Court and the ...

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    • New California Laws in 2018

      Every year, the California Legislature passes hundreds of bills. In 2018, most of them will take effect on New Year’s Day. The new laws cover topics ...

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    • Why Indecent Exposure is a Criminal Offense

      Willfully exposing yourself in an inappropriate manner is considered a sex crime against the suspected individual under California indecent exposure ...

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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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    • Smoking Cannabis While Driving or Riding in a Vehicle Is Now Punishable with a Fine

      Although the sale of recreational cannabis has been legal at shops throughout California this year, consumers are not allowed to light up or snack on ...

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    • Can I Be Arrested for Drugs That Aren't Mine?

      As unfair as it may seem, you can legally be arrested in the state of California if you are found with drugs left there by someone else. This kind of ...

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    • What You Need to Know About Proposition 64

      The voters of California have decided to make the recreational use of marijuana legal for adults who are 21 years of age and older. The state was the ...

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    • DUI Conviction & Education

      Not only does a DUI conviction have a negative impact on employment , but also in the academic field. Unfortunately, most young people who are either ...

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    • DUI Conviction & Employment

      In addition to a possible jail sentence, fines, license suspension and other penalties, a DUI conviction may have a negative impact on a person’s ...

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    • Can I Plead to a "Wet Reckless" Instead of DUI?

      When you have been arrested for a DUI , especially if it is your first-time offense, it is possible to obtain a lesser charge, such as “wet reckless ...

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    • DUI Conviction & Education

      Not only does a DUI conviction have a negative impact on employment , but also in the academic field. Unfortunately, most young people who are either ...

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    • DUI Conviction & Employment

      In addition to a possible jail sentence, fines, license suspension and other penalties, a DUI conviction may have a negative impact on a person’s ...

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    • Common California DUI Mistakes

      Getting arrested for a DUI can be a scary, stressful, and confusing situation. Whenever we feel emotionally overwhelmed, our judgment is clouded, ...

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • How to Get Rid of a Criminal Conviction in Ventura County

      You deserve a fresh start and it's the perfect time to give it to yourself… In Ventura County, there are literally hundreds of misdemeanor and felony ...

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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 the Law Offices of Jarrod M. Wilfert, our passion is to provide the best chance for clients' criminal charges to be reduced or ...

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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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    • How Long Will I Have to Register as a Sex Offender in California?

      According to California law, individuals convicted of certain sex crimes are required to register as sex offenders with a local law enforcement ...

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    • Can Sexual Assault Victims Sue?

      Not only are incidents of sexual assault handled through the criminal justice system, there are several ways in which the victims can also recover ...

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    • Survey Suggests Steep Rise is Campus Sex Crimes

      According to a report by the American Institutes for Research, indicate that while crimes on campus have decreased 34 percent in the last twelve ...

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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 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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    • When did stealing cigarettes become a felony?

      Scenario A: I go into a liquor store to buy cigarettes but I notice the clerk is in the back so I just take them and leave. Scenario B: I go into the ...

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    • CA Penal Code § 484: Charges for Petty Theft

      A violation of Penal Code Section 484, also known as a "Petty Theft," is a significant criminal offense for many reasons. First and foremost, it can ...

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    • Elements of a Criminal Threat

      In California, it is considered a crime to willfully communicate a threat to another individual that would result in great bodily harm or death. This ...

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    • Is Your Child Accused of Threatening Violence?

      Due to the recent school shootings and the prevalence of violence in public schools nationwide, law enforcement and school administrators are taking ...

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    • Voters Approve Proposition 57

      On Tuesday, November 8 th , 2016, 65% of California voters approved a proposition that grants prison officials more say in prisoner releases. An ...

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