DISCLAIMER: This section offers a series of criminal law and personal injury related bulletins prepared by the attorneys at Hayes Law Offices. This is not exhaustive, nor is it legal advice. You should discuss your particular situation with us or with your own attorney. Our legal representation is only undertaken through a contract and not by the distribution or use of this information.
Know Your Miranda Rights
Law enforcement can only arrest you if they have probable cause to believe you’ve committed a crime. If you are questioned, detained, or arrested, you have the right to remain [...]
First DUI (Without Injury)?
If you were caught operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may face criminal charges for driving under the influence. You can learn more about [...]
Penal Code section 1203.4 Relief
Contrary to popular reference, true expungements do not exist in California. A true expungement is defined as the act of legally destroying, deleting, obliterating, or striking out records or information [...]
Generally speaking, minors under the age of 18 are tried in the California juvenile court system. However, there are cases in which younger minors can be tried in adult court. [...]
California Open Container Law
California’s open container law makes it illegal for anyone to drive with an open container of alcohol in the car. If you or a passenger in your car is caught [...]
How Does a Case Start?
Knowledge is power, and when you know what to expect when involved in a legal dispute, you could have a better chance of getting a favorable outcome. Here is the [...]