Success Stories: Learning Under the Influence Can Lead to Expulsion

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Success Stories: Learning Under the Influence Can Lead to Expulsion

As much as a parent wants to believe their son or daughter won’t experiment with illegal drugs, there is no way to predict if (or when) some students will make a choice to rebel or give in to peer pressure. One of our recent cases from the Irvine Unified School District shows this to be true. Our client, a high school senior, was within a few weeks of walking on…

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Beware: Bullying Can Lead To School Expulsion

High school is a place where we hope our children will learn not only the basic education needed to move onto college or into a career but also that they will learn life lessons that will help them relate to others in the community. That learning process, however, is not perfect, and at times, our children will make mistakes.  Sometimes, those mistakes can be severe, and lead to discipline from…

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Winner of the Fall 2019 Wallin & Klarich Scholarship Announced

Southern California Law Firm Awards Education Scholarship To Student Who Faced Hardships Studying Criminal Justice [TUSTIN, CA]: Wallin & Klarich is proud to announce the winner of the Wallin & Klarich Scholarship for the 2019 Fall Semester is Kendyl Geathers. Though facing adversity, Kendal was involved in various extracurricular activities and graduated third in her class at Fivay High School in Hudson, Florida. Kendyl will be attending Florida A&M University…

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Appealing a School Expulsion in California

Expulsion from school and entire school district is the ultimate punishment that any school can impose on a student. It is a drastic measure that is intended only for the most severe of discipline problems because it can affect the rest of the student’s life. If your child is in grade school, high school, or college, an expulsion will limit your son or daughter’s ability to get a diploma, or…

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Police Can’t Search Your Genitals without a Search Warrant (PC 4030)

When you are arrested for a crime, you will probably be frightened and anxious. You may be too overwhelmed to think straight. So, when a law enforcement officer asks you to submit to a strip search, you may think you have to comply with this request. However, there are very strict requirements for a strip search, and if the police violate these requirements, an experienced criminal defense attorney may be…

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Differences between theft and embezzlement

Your boss comes to you and asks if you can deliver some cash to the bank for a deposit. Of course, you say yes. When you get to the bank, you think “My boss won’t realize that a few hundred dollars went missing,” and you pocket some of the money. A few days later, the police show up to work and arrest you for embezzlement. “What is embezzlement?” you are…

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How California Law Distinguishes Burglary Offenses

Summer in California is associated with beaches, vacations and fun. According to reports, the summer months also bring an increase in crime. Burglary reportedly increases 11 percent during the summer. Whether it takes place during the summer or during the coldest night in the winter, burglary is a serious offense in California. Let’s take a closer look at the crime of burglary and how it is prosecuted under California Penal…

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California Hit and Run Statute of Limitations Extended

According to various reports, Los Angeles experiences more hit-and-run accidents than any other city in the country. An investigation by L.A. Weekly found that about 48 percent of crashes in Los Angeles were hit-and-runs in 2009.1 The Los Angeles Police Department investigates approximately 20,000 hit-and-run incidents annually. On a national level, about 11 percent of traffic collisions are hit-and-runs.2 In California, it is about 18 percent of all traffic collisions.…

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What is the Difference Between 1st and 2nd Degree Burglary in Los Angeles?

California Penal Code 459 defines burglary as breaking and entering a structure with the intent to steal or commit a felony. A structure could include a residence, a business, a cargo container, or even a tent or a storage unit. That is the basic definition of burglary in California, but what makes a burglary a first-degree burglary, and what makes it a second-degree burglary? The answer has to do with…

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How to Avoid Trial for DUI Charges in California

If you are arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it does not necessarily mean you will be convicted, but it also doesn’t mean your case will automatically go to trial. In fact, your best option may be to agree to a plea bargain before the case can go to trial. An experienced DUI defense attorney can help you negotiate a favorable plea agreement, which…

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