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Possible Domestic Violence Defenses

California law enforcement receives more than 450 calls a day related to domestic violence. If you are one of those accused of committing the crime, you aren’t alone.

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Restraining Orders and Social Media

Restraining orders are orders of protection issued by the courts to protect an accuser from physical violence, the threat of violence, or harassment by a specific individual. Once issued, the courts and law enforcement adamantly enforce them.

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When Teachers & Professors are Accused of Misconduct

Professors and teachers play a tremendous part in the lives of their students. They teach and mentor students, improve their knowledge and career skills, and help them become responsible individuals

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Going to Court Over Your Student Misconduct Case

Just like academic excellence, conduct is a crucial aspect of being a student in a post-secondary institution. An allegation involving student misconduct or a violation of the university's code of conduct could require you to go to court or attend a student conduct hearing

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

According to the statistics from the Crime in California Report, there were about 853,576 arrests for various felony and misdemeanor offenses statewide in 2020. In California, a person could be arrested for committing an offense or violating a law. Unfortunately, such an arrest could result in a criminal charge, and the consequences could be devastating.

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How Domestic Violence Charges Affect Child Custody

According to the statistics from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, there were 278 total arrests for offenses against the family and children in California in 2019. Even when children are not direct targets of abuse or violence in the home, witnessing its occurrence can harm them mentally or psychologically.

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What to Do if You Receive an Academic Integrity Violation

Universities and colleges in California and across the United States often establish academic integrity codes that students must adhere to. It is typically against the school’s code of conduct for students to plagiarize, cheat, fabricate results, or misuse academic materials.

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When Family Gatherings Escalate Into Violence

Family gatherings offer an opportunity for people to get to know their relatives, interact, and spend quality time bonding with loved ones. Unfortunately, a peaceful family gathering can sometimes turn violent due to disagreements, contrasting beliefs, or misunderstandings between family members.

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The Consequences of Violating a Restraining Order

According to a recent study, an estimated 2 to 3 million temporary restraining orders are issued in the United States annually. In California, a restraining order may be issued to protect individuals facing legitimate threats—such as domestic violence, assault, abuse, or sexual harassment— from their abuser.

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What to Expect at a Student Conduct Hearing

According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), about 28,500 criminal incidents against persons and property on campuses of post-secondary institutions were reported to police and security agencies in 2018. Students in colleges and universities in California and across the United States are expected to follow their schools’ codes of student conduct.

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