What constitutes a “hit and run” charge and what can I do about it if I am charged with the crime of  ”hit and run”?  California Vehicle Code Section 20002(a) says: “The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to any property, including vehicles, shall immediately stop the vehicle at the nearest location that […]

Theft Crimes

Have you been arrested for petty theft or grand theft?  Because these crimes are considered crimes of moral turpitude it is important to do everything possible to avoid a conviction for theft related crimes.  Theft crimes unlike many other misdemeanors or even some felonies carry a stigma of sneakiness and deceit that can make it […]

Why Do I Need To Hire an Attorney if I Have Been Arrested for DUI?

Why Do I Need to Hire an Attorney If I Have Been Arrested for DUI? Driving under the influence charges are some of the most frequent charges filed by the District Attorney’s office in California.  In this state alone nearly 600 people are arrested every day for D.U.I.  I am frequently asked by my clients and prospective clients, […]

Big Law, Big Problems

You Must Read this Article on The Bright Future for Small Firms The era of the small law firm is dawning. The big law business model is stumbling. Since “Bloody Thursday” in 2009 when big law firms laid off more than 748 staff and lawyers, dozens of firms have gone out of business or restructured. […]

Richard McGuire