Wrongly Accused Of A Sex Crime?

Like all criminal cases, the burden of proof for a sex crime is on the government. No matter the circumstances or the persons involved, was the crime committed “beyond a reasonable doubt?” If you, a family member or loved one has been accused of a sex...

A Introduction To California Courts

For the inexperienced, court systems are intimidating and difficult to understand. Whether you are involved in a criminal or a civil matter, knowing more about the court system in California is settling and a great confidence-builder. The more you know, the easier it...

I Received A Subpoena- What Should I Do?

A Subpoena is a court order. By definition it is a writ issued by a court of justice requiring a person to appear before the court at a specified time. Any person who receives a Subpoena must go to court on the date and time shown on the subpoena. Here is some...

What To Do If The IRS Comes Knocking

IRS Special Agents represent the Criminal Investigations department of the IRS. If you’ve been contacted by Special Agents from the IRS, it means that the IRS may believe that you have committed a tax crime and are conducting a criminal investigation about you...

Famous Santa Barbara Criminal Law Cases

Santa Barbara is world renowned for its beautiful beaches, rolling valleys, tasty wines and remarkable weather- although we could use a little more rain. But almost everywhere there are human beings, there is crime, and Santa Barbara is no exception. There have been...

California Law On Spousal and Child Support

California Family Code Section 4336(a) says that where marriage is “of long duration,” the court “retains jurisdiction.” So what is long duration? How long does a couple need to be married for the court to award spousal support? What are the...

California Divorce Law: Who Gets the House?

Divorce means splitting the shared assets and liabilities of the couple.  If the spouses agree on the splitting, this can be relatively painless. If there are disagreements, mediation is the next best thing. If, however, mediation dead-ends, the disputes go to court,...