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  • LA Hit and Run Defense Attorneys

    Jul 17, 2024

    There are 2 different sections of the California Vehicle Code under which the criminal offense of “ In Los Angeles, VC 20002(a) involves collisions that resulted in only property damage, with no injuries to any person other than the driver. These are prosecuted as a On the other hand, Hit & Run charges under VC 20001(a) are usually more serious. These charges involve vehicle collisions that resulted in injury or death to another person...
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  • The Long-Term Effects of a DUI Conviction on Your Record

    Jun 18, 2024

    A DUI conviction can have far-reaching consequences that extend well beyond fines and short-term legal penalties. Understanding the long-term effects of a DUI conviction on your record is crucial for anyone facing such charges. At the Law Offices of Christopher Chaney, we are dedicated to helping clients navigate these complexities and mitigate the long-term impacts of a DUI conviction. Here, we explore the various ways a DUI conviction can affect your life in the long...
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  • 7 Things to Do Immediately After a DUI in California

    Jun 4, 2024

    Facing a 1. The first thing to do when you are pulled over on suspicion of DUI is to stay calm and cooperate with law enforcement officers. This includes providing your driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance when requested. Avoid making any sudden movements or acting defensively, as this can escalate the situation. Remember, your behavior during the arrest can be used against you in court. 2. While it is important...
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  • Can You Contest a Domestic Violence Restraining Order in Los Angeles? Step-by-Step Guide

    May 15, 2024

    In Los Angeles, facing allegations of Understanding Domestic Violence Restraining Orders A Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) in California is designed to protect individuals from harm by someone with whom they have a close relationship. This includes family members, spouses, cohabitants, or those closely associated through dating or engagement. Here’s what you need to know: Types of Restraining Orders in California Emergency Protective Order (EPO): Temporary Restraining Order (TRO): Permanent Restraining Order (PRO): Implications...
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  • Arrested for DUI and Hit and Run in Los Angeles: What Comes Next?

    Apr 16, 2024

    Being arrested for Understanding Your Charges What Does a DUI Charge Entail? In Los Angeles, DUI charges are serious. They are typically issued when an individual is suspected of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and is deemed incapable of driving safely. The state of California has stringent DUI laws with a legal BAC (blood alcohol concentration) limit of 0.08% for most drivers, 0.04% for commercial drivers, and stricter regulations...
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  • Steps to Take Immediately After a DUI Accident in California

    Mar 27, 2024

    Have you been charged with a This blog post is your guide through the storm. We'll walk you through the essential actions you need to take after being charged with a DUI accident. With the right guidance and steps, you can manage this situation. Remember, facing a DUI charge is tough, but it's not the end. With informed decisions and timely actions, you can work through this. Understanding DUI Charges in California The Severity...
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  • Which Sex Crime Charges Require Sex Offender Registration in California?

    Mar 13, 2024

    Facing a Understanding Sex Crimes in California California's approach to sex crimes is detailed and nuanced, governed by the California Penal Code. These laws meticulously outline what constitutes a sex crime, ranging from acts of non-consensual sexual intercourse to offenses that do not involve physical contact, such as voyeurism or possession of illegal material. Notably, California law categorizes sex crimes into various degrees of severity, each with its own legal definitions, potential penalties, and,...
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  • Facing Homicide Charges in Los Angeles? Here's How to Protect Your Rights

    Feb 23, 2024

    The moment you are confronted with Recognizing your rights and the paramount importance of taking immediate, informed actions is crucial. Each decision from the moment of being charged can profoundly influence the outcome of your case. The Law Offices of Christopher Chaney is here to be that experienced ally for you, ready to steer through these challenging times, ensuring your rights are robustly defended, and your voice is heard amidst felony murder charges. Understanding...
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  • Navigating Felony Sex Crime Charges: What Distinguishes Sexual Battery, Assault, and Rape in California?

    Feb 9, 2024

    Facing It's essential to recognize the importance of expert legal guidance during such times. Navigating the intricacies of California law requires a seasoned sex crime attorney, particularly when the stakes involve serious felony charges that can impact the rest of your life. This post aims to shed light on the legal process you may face, offering clarity and hope, demystifying what lies ahead, and providing a beacon of support for those grappling with the...
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  • What Kind of Proof Is Needed for a Conviction?

    Jan 19, 2024

    Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Is Required for a Conviction According to United States In criminal cases, the burden of proof does not require absolute certainty that the accused committed the offense. The burden of proof instead requires that the evidence presented persuades the jury beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty. So. for a jury to find a defendant guilty, they must be convinced it is more likely than not that...
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