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Case Studies Q&A

Case study: I am a victim of domestic violence

The other day my girlfriend and I got into an argument inside of our car while driving. After pulling over on the side of the freeway I started yelling in her face and she pushed me away in defense and in doing so accidentally scratched my face. A cop pulled up behind us to see if we were ok and arrested my girlfriend for assault per domestic violence due to the scratch. The officer didn’t read her Miranda rights to her, can the case be dropped? She went to court and there is a no contact order. As the victim is there a way to lift the order so I can see my girlfriend? Also what can my girlfriend do to go thru the court process as soon as possible? By the way this is her first criminal offense.

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Case study: Can I return to the store I was caught shoplifting in?

I was almost caught shoplifting at Target and I think the guys took down my name and DOB. I’m not sure. He said from now on I can only go to Target with a parent since I was a minor back then. They banned me from the store and I heard that if they banned you but still go back there shopping they can call the police to arrest you. I’m an adult now and I wonder if I can return to shopping there?

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Case study: I was caught stealing about $20 worth of make up

I stole about $20 worth of make up and I opened one package. The security came out and told me to go in to a room and give them all of the makeup that i took. I took it out of my purse and gave it to them. The police were not called and I didnt have to sign any papers. I am 19 and I am freaking out beacuse I dont want my parents to find out. Please tell what is going to happen to me. Thank you.

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Case Study: CA criminal laws

This arose from $24 of spoiled sushi purchased at market, initially told: next time you are here we will replace it for up to same price, but when I went back three weeks later the store said we don’t know who told you that and cannot honor it (” this store never sells bad sushi”), when customer attempted to take/eat same the equivalent amount of sushi , store filed theft complaint–filed as misdemeanor for $22—CRAZY !

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Case study: Computer improperly seized by police

Actually 2 computers were seized 2.5 years ago. The case went to trial, and an appeal is pending. Can the police continue to hold these computers? On a side note, these computers were seized without a search warrant. Consent was given while handcuffed to a bench after requesting an attorney.

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Criminal Defense

There is a common misconception among critics of this craft that defense attorneys “represent” or “defend criminals.” We defend the Constitution against its attempted dismantlement by those who would concentrate in themselves expanding power at...

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