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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Veterans Treatment Courts: An Option for Service Members

The U.S. Armed Forces are a source of pride for this country. It is an all volunteer force that attracts the best and brightest from all over the United States, and time after time, these men and women are deployed into the harshest environments to do the most dangerous work on behalf of this country. It is a very different life than most people experience, and even with the best…

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How California Teachers Can Protect Themselves Against False Abuse Allegations

Other than a child's immediate family, no other group of people will spend more time or have more influence over a child's development than their teachers. Teaching is truly a noble profession and why, for over 30 years, Wallin & Klarich has been proud to work closely with the California Teachers Association (CTA). Founded in 1863 and boasting over 300,000 members, the CTA is one of the largest teachers' associations…

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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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Fighting for Students’ Rights: Matthew B. Wallin

At Wallin & Klarich, we work hard to maintain our stellar reputation as a top criminal defense firm. However, helping our clients get a fair shake from the criminal justice system isn’t all we do. We also do our part to ensure students in our community are getting a chance to grow and continue their education through our community outreach and scholarship programs. Most importantly, we defend students having to…

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California Courts Fighting to Keep the Old Felony Murder Rule

In recent years, Californians, through the Governor’s office and the state legislature, have pushed for a number of criminal justice reforms. However, a few courts in southern California aren’t ready to give up on an old rule that has an estimated 800 inmates stuck in prison on murder charges for killings they did not actually commit. It is called the felony murder rule, and the basic principle had been that…

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Success Stories: The Truck Driver

Have you ever got into trouble with the law while doing your job? Meet our client, a commercial truck driver from Canada. He had a spotless driving record, and frequently makes deliveries all across the United States. Some of his deliveries involve the transportation of hazardous materials, which, under the California Vehicle Code, have very stringent requirements. Recently, our client was transporting hazardous materials from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.…

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Success Stories: Grand Theft at a House Party [PC 487]

If there is any constant in this world, it is that young adults will make mistakes. The variable is whether those mistakes represent a lifetime of bad behavior or a lesson from which they will learn and grow. Recently, our law firm was retained to represent an 18-year-old young man who made a terrible mistake. While at a friend’s house for a party, our client snuck into the bedroom of…

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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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Success Stories Military Veteran Gets a Fair Shake

Unfortunately, our client put his faith in someone whose idea to get some extra money involved fraud and auto theft. Feeling the pressure of dealing with his return to civilian life, our client was convinced to follow a simple but illegal plan: find an apparently abandoned vehicle on the side of the road, tow it to his own property, and then file for a lien sale with the Department of…

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