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Should I Still Hire an Attorney if I Think I'm Guilty?

Being arrested and charged with a crime can be terrifying, and the consequences of a conviction can be devastating. In California, a criminal conviction could jeopardize your quality of life, personal reputation, liberty, professional opportunities, and entire future.
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Zachary McCready

What Qualifies as Solicitation of a Minor?

A charge of solicitation of a minor is taken very seriously in the state of California, as are other sex-related crimes. In 2020 alone, over 4,000 people were arrested for a sexual offense. However, like any charge, there are many factors to take into consideration. I know from experience that not all those charged with this crime had the intent to do harm, and in many cases, they could have been rightfully confused about the event.
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Zachary McCready

The Consequences of Parental Kidnapping

In family law matters involving children, heightened emotions can overwhelm the judgment of the parents. Sometimes, a parent or family member may abscond with the child in the middle of a contentious custody dispute. According to the United States Department of Justice, more than 200,000 children become victims of family abduction each year.
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Zachary McCready

Arrested for Domestic Terrorism

According to the Strategic Intelligence Assessment and Data on Domestic Terrorism report, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted about 1,000 domestic terrorism investigations each fiscal year from 2017 through 2019. Any involvement in domestic terrorism is an extremely serious offense in California and the United States.
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Zachary McCready

New Rules for Probation in 2021

Probation has typically been the least costly of criminal sentencing penalties. According to a study by the Public Policy Institute of California, probation costs the state $4,438 per offender per year and is the most widely instituted sentence in the court system at more than 50 percent.
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Zachary McCready

Ineffective Representation May Have Costly Consequences

You’ve been arrested, hauled in, and faced with charges for a crime you didn’t commit. You’re offered free legal counsel from a public defender under the guarantee of the 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. You’re sure they’ll drop the charges, so you agree to rely on the public defender.
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Zachary McCready

California Changes the Felony Murder Rule

Before California adopted its revised felony murder law in 2019, people serving prison time under the previous law were, on average, 20 years of age, and 72% of women serving a life prison sentence for felony murder did not actually commit homicide, according to a report from the Anti-Recidivism Coalition and Restore Justice.
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Zachary McCready

Drug Sales Attorney in Huntington Beach, Irvine, Long Beach, Orange County

Drug laws, especially in California cities like Huntington Beach, Irvine, Lakewood, Long Beach, Orange County, and the surrounding areas, are changing at a rapid pace. What was once illegal is now legal, and things that were legal are suddenly illegal. Drug crimes can include possession and selling, distribution as well as manufacturing, and if you get charged with a drug crime you need a skilled attorney with knowledge of how police operate.
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Zachary McCready

DUI Attorney in Huntington Beach, Irvine, Long Beach, and Orange County

riving under the influence is a crime that happens all of the time. Many times, people who engage in it have convinced themselves that they aren't really drunk or impaired, but that isn't an excuse that holds up. If you are charged with a DUI in Huntington Beach, Irvine, Lakewood, Long Beach, Orange County, or the surrounding areas, you don't want to take representing yourself as the answer. You need an experienced DUI attorney that understands the law and will investigate your case thoroughly.
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