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    • Understanding the Importance of Your Second Amendment Rights to Bear Arms

      Less than a decade ago, the City of Chicago attempted to pass an ordinance that would ban handgun ownership, even inside a trained individual’s home. It immediately sparked serious controversy and ...

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    • Memorial Day-Honoring Those Who Died Defending Our Freedom

      We Honor those today who have given their lives so that we may live ours in Freedom; our memories and our GRATITUDE, will NEVER die!! Ivan Morse - Dublin Criminal Defense Attorney, Lawyer - ...

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    • Expungement for Battery in California

      According to California’s penal code, battery is defined as the willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon another person. If you have been convicted for battery in the state of California, ...

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    • Errors in Blood Testing in Orange County Crime Lab

      There was a recent article in the Los Angeles Times regarding errors found in blood- alcohol testing. A few weeks ago, the Orange County Crime Lab discovered errors in the blood-alcohol testing for ...

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    • Burglary: Broader Than Before

      Long before the California Penal Code defined the crime of burglary , there was a Common Law definition. Over time, California has whittled away at that definition such that much more behavior ...

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    • Burglary & Theft Laws in California

      California Penal Code § 459 and 459.5 According to the California Penal Code, burglary is any instance in which a person unlawfully enters a “home, store, car, boat, etc. with the intent to perpetrate ...

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    • Burglary Vs. Robbery in California

      The terms burglary and robbery are often used as synonyms by people who are unaware of the difference. These two theft crimes are different and result in different penalties in California. First, the ...

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    • Legitimate Expectation of Privacy During a Home Search

      Privacy is one of the fundamental rights given to us by the United States Constitution. This has been best described as a “legitimate expectation of privacy” of the area to be searched. Our Founding ...

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    • How We Approach A Case | Dublin Criminal Defense Attorneys

      Prospective Client Interview: How Our Attorneys Look for Constitutional Abuses & Other Issues that Impact Your Case After you have been arrested by police or contacted by investigators, you need to ...

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    • What You Need to Know About Filing Criminal Charges

      Of all the concepts we explain to clients and potential clients at free initial consultations, what comes up most often is “being charged with a crime.” Many people assume it is the police, or the ...

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    • What Should I Do If I Was Arrested for Being Drunk in Public?

      During my time as an Oakland Police Officer, we arrested many people in public places who were unable to care for themselves or others. We would find people passed out and lying on the sidewalk and ...

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    • Can I Seal My Arrest Record for Embezzlement in California?

      Section 503 of the California Penal Code defines embezzlement as the “fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom it has been entrusted.” At the Law Office of Ivan O.B. Morse, we have ...

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    • How Do I Seal My Arrest Record for Battery?

      Under California law, “battery is any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another.” However, people who have been convicted of battery can possibly have their arrest ...

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    • California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Hearings

      There are many things one should know about the DMV. We will be discussing how you may lose your California Driver’s license (CDL) and the ramification thereof. You have a right to have a DMV Hearing ...

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    • DMV DUI Arrest Drugs

      If arrested for DUI , no alcohol, Drugs only, the police should not take your drover's license and give you a temporary license. One is not required to contact the the DMV within 10 days if the DUI ...

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    • DUI Chmical Test

      Dublin California Criminal Defense Attoney Ivan Morse is often asked which chemical test he prefers. In California, if arrested for DUI, one is required to take a chemical test, to wit, blood, breath ...

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    • Domestic Violence Charge in California

      By: Law Office of Ivan O.B. Morse Each state has different definitions and penalties for domestic violence . In California, the law defines domestic violence as committing a criminal act against a ...

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    • How Can I Seal My Arrest Record for Drugs?

      If you have previous charges for being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, or possession of or use of any other drug, ...

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    • Drug Schedules in California

      Drug crimes and the penalties involved have a lot to do with the type of drug involved. California categorizes drugs into five different schedules, ranging from most serious and addictive to less ...

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    • Marijuana Possession Charges in Dublin, CA

      When discussing marijuana possession in California, the key aspects of a case involve the amount in possession and the location. In order to be arrested for possession of marijuana, you generally need ...

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  • DUI
    • How the DMV in California Deals with DUI Arrests

      In California, if you are arrested for driving under the influence ( DUI ), there are two processes that will be going on. First, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to suspend your driving ...

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    • DUI Expungement in California

      Criminal Defense Attorney Handling DUI Expungements in Dublin, Oakland, and Throughout the State of California Being convicted of a DUI has harsh, long-lasting consequences on your life. In addition ...

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    • Sealing an Arrest Record for Drunk Driving

      An arrest for driving under the influence can impact you for the rest of your life. Not only do you go to jail, you also face a suspended license, probation, fines, community service, higher insurance ...

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    • DMV DUI Arrest Drugs

      If arrested for DUI , no alcohol, Drugs only, the police should not take your drover's license and give you a temporary license. One is not required to contact the the DMV within 10 days if the DUI ...

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    • Stopped for DUI, What To Do, Silence is Golden

      Criminal Defense Attorney, in Dublin CA, Livermore CA, Pleasanton CA, and northern California in general, offers the following advice if stopped for DUI : Do NOT ever say that you have had any ...

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    • DMV Proceedings if Arrested for DUI

      If arrested for DUI, Livermore DUI Criminal Defense Attorney Ivan Morse would suggest the following as it pertains to the DMV: After you get out of custody, make sure you call the DMV number on the ...

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    • What is DUI Consent?

      DUI charges can be hefty, and they sometimes have the power to drastically affect your life, if you aren’t careful. In the United States, implied consent laws are in place to safeguard every person on ...

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    • DUI Expungement in California

      Criminal Defense Attorney Handling DUI Expungements in Dublin, Oakland, and Throughout the State of California Being convicted of a DUI has harsh, long-lasting consequences on your life. In addition ...

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    • Expungement for Battery in California

      According to California’s penal code, battery is defined as the willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon another person. If you have been convicted for battery in the state of California, ...

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    • Petty Theft & Expungement in California

      In the state of California, if you have been arrested for and convicted of petty theft, you may be able to expunge the record. This is a viable option for people in select cases and situations, as ...

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    • What Should I Do If I Was Arrested for Being Drunk in Public?

      During my time as an Oakland Police Officer, we arrested many people in public places who were unable to care for themselves or others. We would find people passed out and lying on the sidewalk and ...

      Read More
    • California Field Sobriety Test Defenses

      If you were asked to perform a field sobriety test due to suspicion of intoxication, the results can serve as probable cause for a DUI arrest. In order to fight against conviction and avoid the ...

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    • How to Fight the Results of a Field Sobriety Test in California

      Field sobriety tests are often thought of as subjective exercises that many people can easily fail. While they are meant to evaluate a person's ability to operate a vehicle and their attentiveness, ...

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    • 5th Amendment Right to Remain Silent

      We have heard politicians and famous people exercise their Constitutional Right to Remain Silent. This is because that anything you say can and will be used against you in court of law. Most citizens ...

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    • Detention Under the Fourth Amendment

      Many of us are aware of our rights, including the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures without a legal search warrant, which can only be obtained with probable cause. ...

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    • Legitimate Expectation of Privacy During a Home Search

      Privacy is one of the fundamental rights given to us by the United States Constitution. This has been best described as a “legitimate expectation of privacy” of the area to be searched. Our Founding ...

      Read More
    • Unreasonable Searches & Seizures

      Privacy is one of the fundamental rights of the American constitution, as the government believes its people deserve the right to protect their property and assets as best as they see fit. Law ...

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    • Cars Stopped By the Police are a Detention Under the 4th Amendment

      A vehicle stopped by the police is a detention governed by the 4 th Amendment. Detaining motorists, i.e., stopping a person by the police activating their red lights/siren, is a detention even if its ...

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    • How Racial Bias is Affecting Voting Maps

      This past week, the Supreme Court ruled against Republican-led legislatures who redrew the congressional districts, claiming they violated the Constitution. The justices claimed the legislatures ...

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    • California Proposition 64, Adult Use of Marijuana Act 2016

      According to the California Proposition 64, regarding Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016, you cannot lawfully purchase marijuana, weed, or cannabis until January 01, 2018. In order to do so, you must ...

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    • California Penalties: Infractions, Misdemeanors, Felonies, & Wobblers

      Infractions, misdemeanors, felonies, and wobblers--these terms can be confusing for people who don’t have an in-depth level of knowledge of the legal realm. This is why our Dublin criminal defense ...

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    • Petition to Destroy Criminal Records in California

      If you have been arrested, but no charges were filed, you may be able to have all law enforcement agencies destroy all records. This is different from an expungement. Many times, a person has an ...

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    • What You Need to Know About Proposition 47

      On November 4, 2014, California voters passed the ballot initiative Proposition 47, which lessens the penalty for crimes that fit the category of "nonviolent" and "nonserious." The bill affected ...

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    • What You Need to Know About Proposition 47

      On November 4, 2014, California voters passed the ballot initiative Proposition 47, which lessens the penalty for crimes that fit the category of "nonviolent" and "nonserious." The bill affected ...

      Read More
    • California Proposition 64, Adult Use of Marijuana Act 2016

      According to the California Proposition 64, regarding Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016, you cannot lawfully purchase marijuana, weed, or cannabis until January 01, 2018. In order to do so, you must ...

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    • Memorial Day-Honoring Those Who Died Defending Our Freedom

      We Honor those today who have given their lives so that we may live ours in Freedom; our memories and our GRATITUDE, will NEVER die!! Ivan Morse - Dublin Criminal Defense Attorney, Lawyer - ...

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    • Attorney Ivan Morse's Favorite Quotes about the Law

      "The law is reason free from passion." – Aristotle “May you have the strength of eagles' wings, The faith and courage to fly to new heights, And the wisdom of the universe to carry you there.” – ...

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    • How Racial Bias is Affecting Voting Maps

      This past week, the Supreme Court ruled against Republican-led legislatures who redrew the congressional districts, claiming they violated the Constitution. The justices claimed the legislatures ...

      Read More
    • What You Need to Know About Proposition 47

      On November 4, 2014, California voters passed the ballot initiative Proposition 47, which lessens the penalty for crimes that fit the category of "nonviolent" and "nonserious." The bill affected ...

      Read More
    • Understanding the Importance of Your Second Amendment Rights to Bear Arms

      Less than a decade ago, the City of Chicago attempted to pass an ordinance that would ban handgun ownership, even inside a trained individual’s home. It immediately sparked serious controversy and ...

      Read More
    • Does the 14th Amendment Apply to Forfeiture in California?

      The 14 th Amendment & Forfeiture in California In the state of California, many arrests for drugs are subject to forfeiture laws. This means that the government can seize most property without ...

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    • Unreasonable Searches & Seizures

      Privacy is one of the fundamental rights of the American constitution, as the government believes its people deserve the right to protect their property and assets as best as they see fit. Law ...

      Read More
    • 5th Amendment Right to Remain Silent

      We have heard politicians and famous people exercise their Constitutional Right to Remain Silent. This is because that anything you say can and will be used against you in court of law. Most citizens ...

      Read More
    • Silence is Golden - Videos Help

      It was quite gratifying when I received a call from a gentleman from the Stockton, CA area thanking me for videos posted on the web site. It seems he had reviewed my videos earlier in the year, and ...

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    • Stopped for DUI, What To Do, Silence is Golden

      Criminal Defense Attorney, in Dublin CA, Livermore CA, Pleasanton CA, and northern California in general, offers the following advice if stopped for DUI : Do NOT ever say that you have had any ...

      Read More
    • Burglary Vs. Robbery in California

      The terms burglary and robbery are often used as synonyms by people who are unaware of the difference. These two theft crimes are different and result in different penalties in California. First, the ...

      Read More
    • Understanding the Importance of Your Second Amendment Rights to Bear Arms

      Less than a decade ago, the City of Chicago attempted to pass an ordinance that would ban handgun ownership, even inside a trained individual’s home. It immediately sparked serious controversy and ...

      Read More
    • Hummer Mom Arrested For Violating Her Parole

      In Livermore, CA, 44-year-old C.H. was convicted of sexually abusing two 14-year-old boys. When the abuse came to light, it was discovered that she has taken tens of thousands of dollars from her ...

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    • New Year Brings New Changes to Megan's Law

      In California, sex offenders are subjected to a harsh set of penalties, as regulated by Megan's Law . Under the jurisdiction of the law, state law enforcement authorities are expected to make ...

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    • What are the Penalties for Shoplifting in California?

      Shoplifting can result in serious consequences in the state of California. Under California Penal Code § 484, the shoplifting offense is explained as a type of theft . Shoplifting refers to stealing ...

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    • Memorial Day-Honoring Those Who Died Defending Our Freedom

      We Honor those today who have given their lives so that we may live ours in Freedom; our memories and our GRATITUDE, will NEVER die!! Ivan Morse - Dublin Criminal Defense Attorney, Lawyer - ...

      Read More
    • 6th Amendment-Speedy Trial

      Client Charged with DUI, Possession of Drugs, Under the Influence of Drugs and Child Endangerment in 2007. All charges dismissed for failure to prosecute in a timely manner.

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    • Cars Stopped By the Police are a Detention Under the 4th Amendment

      A vehicle stopped by the police is a detention governed by the 4 th Amendment. Detaining motorists, i.e., stopping a person by the police activating their red lights/siren, is a detention even if its ...

      Read More
    • Detention Under the Fourth Amendment

      Many of us are aware of our rights, including the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures without a legal search warrant, which can only be obtained with probable cause. ...

      Read More
    • Burglary & Theft Laws in California

      California Penal Code § 459 and 459.5 According to the California Penal Code, burglary is any instance in which a person unlawfully enters a “home, store, car, boat, etc. with the intent to perpetrate ...

      Read More
    • Petty Theft & Expungement in California

      In the state of California, if you have been arrested for and convicted of petty theft, you may be able to expunge the record. This is a viable option for people in select cases and situations, as ...

      Read More
    • Theft Crime Definitions in California & Possible Legal Defenses

      Theft crimes in California generally defined as the intentional taking of a person’s property without any direct permission, or without the intention of ever returning it. Virtually any of notable ...

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    • Unreasonable Searches & Seizures

      Privacy is one of the fundamental rights of the American constitution, as the government believes its people deserve the right to protect their property and assets as best as they see fit. Law ...

      Read More
    • How Racial Bias is Affecting Voting Maps

      This past week, the Supreme Court ruled against Republican-led legislatures who redrew the congressional districts, claiming they violated the Constitution. The justices claimed the legislatures ...

      Read More