Expungement / Dismissal Of Conviction

*Note that in California, a process to withdraw a conviction pursuant to PC 1203.4 is not technically an “expungement.” The term expungement is still used regularly in California when referring to a PC 1203.4 or PC 1203.4a dismissal and there are similarities between the two. See below for clarification. 1. What is an Expungement, and...
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Drunk in Public

PC 647(F) – Drunk In Public “Drunk in public” is sometimes referred to as “Public Intoxication” or “Drunk and Disorderly“. Elements Of Drunk In Public 1. willfully under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, 2. at the time you were under the influence, you were in a public place, and 3. you were unable to...
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Minor in Possession of Alcohol

Overview Minor in Possession is charged under Business and Professions Code 256621 which prohibits minors under the age of 21 from possessing alcohol in a public place.  B&P 25662 is a misdemeanor, with potential consequences including a fine and/or community service, attending a youth drunk driver program, and a one year driver’s license suspension pursuant to Vehicle Code 13202.52  It...
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Wrongfully Arrested And Charged For DUI

Wrongfully Arrested And Charged For DUI Question:  Earlier this week I was wrongfully arrested and charged with a DUI.  I had too much to drink so my friend was the designated driver. When we got out of the bar and walked to my car, the person who parked in front of me accused us of hitting...
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Arrested For DUI While Trying To Find My Girlfriend

Arrested For DUI While Trying To Find My Girlfriend Question:  I was arrested for DUI while trying to find my girlfriend after she went missing.   We had a little verbal argument and she got mad and stormed out into a shady area.  I tried calling her to tell her to come back but she was not answering...
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