San Jose California Criminal Defense And Immigration Law Blog
In these days of angry rhetoric against immigrants and increased enforcement of immigration laws, it is crucial that immigrants, documented or otherwise, know their rights in California. One of the most important of these rights is the right to remain silent when...
Almost two years into the era of legal recreational marijuana in California, many drivers remain unsure about how marijuana use affects driving, and how the authorities treat the issue. And these drivers aren’t alone in their confusion: The authorities have been...
When the police use DUI checkpoints, they often target times when they believe there may be an increase in impaired driving, such as the weekend. That's what they did with a recent checkpoint in California, which started late on a Friday night and ran into Saturday...
If you're immigrating to the United States, it's likely going to be a big change for you and your family. This can be a positive change in many ways, of course, but it can also feel a bit overwhelming. You may not even be sure what you need to know, and you certainly...
If you find yourself involved in a criminal case, an arrest or any other part of this process, it may all be brand new to you. You have no experience, it feels overwhelming and somewhat foreign, and it's hard for you to navigate this entire process on your own. One...
If you are convicted of DUI, you're going to lose your license. In fact, the officer will probably confiscate it when you are arrested. When do you get it back? First of all, you may not be guilty of DUI. That's why it's a bit problematic that they can take your...
by Law Office of Ronald A. Cabanayan | Aug 9, 2019 | Uncategorized
When most people are pulled over by a police officer, they tend to worry immediately. Even if the officer just issues a ticket, it could mean fines or other penalties, which are annoying in the least. Of course, an officer could also suspect that you are driving under...
You were not sure if you wanted to immigrate to the United States, but you got into a good college. You applied for a student visa and decided you'd make up your mind when the program ended. It would give you a chance to find out more about the realities of living in...
All of your life, you have respected the police. You know they are in a position of authority. You are polite to them when you encounter them. You don't go out of your way to cause trouble. However, you start to reconsider your position when an officer shows up at...
Drunk driving, you've always heard, happens when you go over a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08%. That's the legal limit. If you drink more than that and drive, you're breaking the law. This is not entirely accurate. Yes, exceeding 0.08% and driving is illegal....
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