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Supreme Court Bans Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Cases

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The Supreme Court banned non-unanimous jury verdicts for criminal cases in a recent Supreme Court decision. California already requires unanimous jury verdicts in criminal cases, so the decision applies to the…

Civil case DISMISSED in San Francisco County

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Associate attorney Clint C. Christoffersen received a favorable outcome in a civil case in San Francisco County resulting in the case being DISMISSED.

Helpful Resources for Someone Arrested in San Francisco

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When a friend or loved one has been arrested, it is often confusing how to find out where that person is being detained. Not knowing where someone is being detained,…

Search and Seizure of Cell Phones; The ramifications of Riley v. California

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As the world progresses further into the Information Age, human ingenuity and invention continues to bring us significant technological advances in the fields of electronic communication and data storage, and…

San Francisco Man Convicted of Murdering Victim at Homeless Shelter

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Rickey Leon Scott, a 64-year-old San Francisco man, was found guilty of a February 2012 murder in which Scott allegedly fatally stabbed a man at a homeless shelter.  Scott was…

Supreme Court Bans Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Cases

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The Supreme Court banned non-unanimous jury verdicts for criminal cases in a recent Supreme Court decision. California already requires unanimous jury verdicts in criminal cases, so the decision applies to the…

Bail Waived In California Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, bail will be waived in California Courts temporarily for those arrested and charged with low-level offenses. Call Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC for a free…

Oakland Mistrial

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When facing a mistrial or determining how to proceed after a mistrial has been declared, it is imperative to contact a criminal defense attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable of…

The California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation announced upcoming changes that will drastically reduce the use of solitary confinement

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The California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation announced upcoming changes that will drastically reduce the use of solitary confinement from SFGate

Associate Michael J. Pellegrini, Esq. on the recent United States Supreme Court Decision in Utah v. Strieff 579 U.S. ___ (2016):

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A note from our attorney Michael J. Pellegrini, Esq.In the case of Utah v. Strieff, the United States Supreme Court reached an important decision involving the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against…

Contra Costa County fraud case DISMISSED

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Senior attorney and firm owner David J. Cohen received a favorable outcome in a fraud matter out of Contra Costa County. Charges included Grand Theft, Unemployment Fraud and Worker's Compensation…

San Mateo County Domestic Violence Case-No Jail Time

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Senior associate Cherie R. Wallace handled a San Mateo County multiple count Domestic Violence and Child Endangerment case which resulted in a misdemeanor Disturbing the Peace charge, no jail time,…

7 out of 9 counts DISMISSED in Santa Clara County probation violation

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Of Counsel attorney Brian J. Gregory was able to get 7 out of 9 counts DISMISSED and credit for time served on a probation violation in Santa Clara County.

Civil case DISMISSED in San Francisco County

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Associate attorney Clint C. Christoffersen received a favorable outcome in a civil case in San Francisco County resulting in the case being DISMISSED.

Sentence REVERSAL on appeal for felony sex case in Contra Costa County

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Firm owner David J. Cohen and Of Counsel attorney Brian J. Gregory recently received a sentence REVERSAL on an appeal for a felony sex offense case out of Contra Costa County.