The Surprising Effects of California’s Proposition 47

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Last November, California voters took a stand against our overcrowded prisons by approving Proposition 47, which turned numerous non-violent felonies into misdemeanors. The bill not only affected those accused of future crimes, but also those who were already imprisoned -resulting in 2700 inmates being released from prison. The L.A. Times reports that while drug arrests are down, property […]

Fighting Rape Charges In San Diego

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Rape may be one of the most serious charges a person can face outside of murder and treason. Aside from the obvious criminal penalties, those convicted of rape will also face a lifetime of social ostracization while their name, address, photo and crimes are publicly listed on the sex offender registration list. If you are […]

The Two Most Common Techniques Police Use to Get A Confession

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When you are accused of a crime, the police will often work to get you to confess to the charges -even if you didn’t actually do it. That’s why it’s common for Vista criminal lawyers to help clients who have made false confessions. There are many techniques used to get people to confess to crimes […]

You Can Fight and Win Against Murder Charges

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Murder accusations are one of the handful of charges that can potentially carry the death penalty in California. These serious charges demand the knowledge and expertise of a top San Diego defense attorney like Peter M. Liss. If you have been accused or believe you are suspected of the murder of someone else, please call (760) 643-4050 […]

Police Turn to Family DNA To Catch Suspected Predator

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For the first time in history, San Diego police have turned to familial DNA to catch a suspect in a criminal investigation. Vista criminal lawyer Peter M. Liss explains what this means and why it matters not just to potential criminals, but to society as a whole. After a suspect is arrested for a felony charge, their […]

Was Robert Durst Jinxed By His Recent Documentary?

Every month, we like to have a little fun and explore the hypothetical legal situation featured in pop culture. This month we’ll be doing things a little differently by exploring a pop culture phenomenon that also happens to be a true story -Robert Durst and the evidence uncovered against him in HBO’s The Jinx. While […]

How Does the California DUI Law Define A Vehicle?

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We’ve previously discussed how you can still get a DUI for riding a bike or operating a boat under the influence, but Vista drunk driving lawyer Peter M. Liss believes it is important to recognize which means of transportation can be legally operated under the influence. This is particularly notable given that one man in Scotland, was […]

Wet Reckless Vs. Driving Under Influence Charges

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If you are arrested for drunk driving in Vista, you won’t necessarily be convicted of driving under the influence. In fact, even if your DUI lawyer in Vista can’t help you beat the charges completely, he may at least be able to have the charges reduced. One of the most common ways this is achieved […]

The Penalties Of A First-Time DUI

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Being arrested is always a scary process. It’s especially scary to be arrested for drunk driving, since the experience typically happens late at night and after you may have had a drink or two. No matter how scared you are though, it is important to remember your right to remain silent and your right to […]

Backstrom Is Funny -But A Terrible Cop

Fox’s new cop show, Backstrom, is a hilarious view of the cynical world of police life. It’s also an excellent place to study illegal police investigations. While the namesake of the show is an ingenious detective who has an impressive ability to always uncover the truth behind a case, he does so in a way that […]