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  • Fairfield Shooting Case Potentially Corrupted, Move to Dismiss
    Fairfield Shooting Case Potentially Corrupted, Move to Dismiss

    A judge has been asked to throw out a gang-related shooting case originating in Fairfield after it was discovered that the prosecution may have intentionally hid evidence from the defense. Due to the ...

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  • Changes to California Laws in 2017
    Changes to California Laws in 2017

    Starting January 1, 2017, hundreds of new laws went into effect in the state of California. These changes range from minimum wage to foreclosures to catching Pokémon while driving. Staying on top of ...

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  • State vs. Federal Crimes
    State vs. Federal Crimes

    The Maher Law Group, APC: Your Fairfield Criminal Defense Attorney Most criminal prosecutions are undertaken at the state level, for violations of state law and carried out in state court. However, ...

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  • How Does Prop 64 Change California's Marijuana Laws?
    How Does Prop 64 Change California's Marijuana Laws?

    While the results of the November 8 th election have created considerable division among American voters to say the least, Californians have reason to celebrate due to the landslide passing of ...

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  • What Is the Difference Between Manslaughter & Murder?
    What Is the Difference Between Manslaughter & Murder?

    Many people have heard the terms, homicide, murder, and manslaughter, but may not know what differentiates one act from another. When an individual takes the life of another person it is legally known ...

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  • California Felony Sentencing: What it Means to Be a
    California Felony Sentencing: What it Means to Be a "Striker"

    Since 1994, California has had a “ Three Strikes ” law regarding sentencing for repeat felony offenders. Under this law, individuals who are convicted of violent or otherwise serious felony crimes are ...

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