What Is Violating V.C. § 23109(c), Exhibition of Speed?

What is an exhibition of speed according to the Vehicle Code?  What must the prosecutor show to convict someone of this crime?  What are the defenses to such a crime?  What is the punishment?  Will someone, if convicted, lose their driver’s license?  For answers to these important questions involved Vehicle Code § 23109(c), click on the following link.


What’s Vehicle Code § 23109(a), Engaging in a Speed Contest?

Were you arrested or ticketed for a violation of Vehicle Code § 23109(a)?  What is the punishment, you may ask?  What are the defenses?  What exactly must the prosecutor prove?  Can you get probation?  To find out answers to these questions, click on the following link.


What Happens to a Police Officer Convicted of a Crime?

As one might expect, those who take an oath to uphold the laws should also follow them.  However, this is not always the case and in fact, many people say that police officers break the law with impunity on a regular basis.  What happens, however, when the crime they commit is so egregious that it cannot be swept under the rug or evidence destroyed?  The answer naturally depends upon the type of crime and the officer’s prior criminal history.  To read more about this issue, click on the following link.


Licensing Consequences for an Attorney Convicted of a Crime

If you are an attorney who has stumbled upon this article, we are sorry to know this, as you have worked hard to earn your license to practice law.  If you are a vengeful girlfriend or soon-to-be ex-spouse of the attorney, we also feel sorry for you, but in a less sympathetic way.  The licensing consequences for an attorney vary according to the crime at issue, the attorney’s prior criminal history (hopefully none) and the moral turpitude involved with the crime.  To read more about this issue, click on the following link.


Consequences of a Conviction for a Teaching Credential?

Our office has represented a significant number of credentialed school teachers who run into criminal charges, whether it be for a DUI, shoplifting, domestic violence, prostitution or sexual battery.  In each case, there is a big concern with losing one’s credential and thus, one’s employment.  How is a conviction handled by the Commission on Teaching Credentialing?  Click on the following link to find out.


Licensing Consequences of a Doctor with a Conviction?

If a medical doctor is convicted of DUI, does he lose his license to practice medicine?  What about if it is for manslaughter?  Or solicitation of prostitution?  The answer to each of these questions varies, but if one is a licensed medical doctor, the mere fact of being arrested can create a urgent need for answers.  We understand.  Click on the following link to read more about this issue.


I Was Arrested, But Not Cited and Released – Illegal?

On what types of cases must the police cite and release someone with a signed promise to appear at a later time?  On what types of cases must the police arrest the person, book them and set bail?  Do the police have discretion on how to proceed?  If one is not cited and released, it is false imprisonment?  It is a civil rights violation?  Click on the following link to read more about a suspect’s rights to being cited and released.