Mental Health Diversion

Mental Health Diversion pursuant to PC 1001.36 is a fairly new statute that came into effect on January 1, 2020.  Mental Health Diversion is eligible for both Misdemeanors and Felonies, although there are certain specific offenses that are excluded from eligibility (ie. for example, murder, rape, and voluntary manslaughter are a few of the offenses...
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Teacher with Petty theft charge

Question: Can I loose my teaching credentials? I was charged with petty theft misdemeanor and I have been teaching for 22 years. I have no other criminal record and I am very concerned on how this may negatively affect my career. Thanks in advance for your time. Answer: To clarify, your case is still pending,...
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Restraining Order against my mother

Question: Would I be able to file a restraining order against my mother? My mom has physically and emotionally abused me my entire life. I moved out over year ago to get away from her. She hasn’t since physically abused me, but she still attempts to contact me even after I blocked her number. When...
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Speeding 99mph

Question: Hello, I was caught near the Mojave area speeding at 99mph in the 65 mph speed limit zone. What should a 1st time ticker receiver do? I was clocked at 99. I have had a perfect driving record for almost 5 years now and this is my first ticket. I am a 24-year-old female...
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DUI conviction not showing up

Questions: I have a DUI conviction based out of San Diego that didn’t show up on my background check, but it shows I have a warrant out of LA. I recently had a pre-employment background check done and they sent me a copy of the report. It doesn’t show the DUI conviction even though I...
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Chemical Breath Tests outside

Question: Can chemical breath test be given in parking lot of police station? I took the PAS test on side of road before I was arrested. After I was arrested the officer took me to the jail. But before taking me inside they had me blow again for a chemical/evidential test while I was in...
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