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Four Things to Keep in Mind When Arrested The Nieves Law Firm, APC
Getting arrested is a frightening and confusing experience, especially if you are not guilty of the crime! If you do get arrested, here are some tips.
  1. Do not resist arrest. This is one of most important things to be aware of. People will often disobey officer commands o...
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3 Misconceptions About Miranda Warnings The Nieves Law Firm, APC
The Miranda warnings originated in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, which set forth the following warning and rights:
  • You have the right to remain silent
  • Anything you say can be used against you in a court of law
  • You have the right t...
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SB1437: What does this mean for Felony Murder? The Nieves Law Firm, APC
The felony murder rule, perhaps one of the most controversial doctrines in criminal law, will undergo a major change on January 1, 2019, when Senate Bill 1437 goes into effect. The bipartisan bill, authored by Senator Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and approved by Governor Jerry Brown on...
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Penal Code 415: Disturbing the Peace The Nieves Law Firm, APC
Have you ever heard someone claim that you were disturbing their peace? Did you know that disturbing the peace can actually lead to an infraction or misdemeanor? Penal Code section 415 makes the following acts a crime:
  • Any person who unlawfully fights in a public place or challeng...
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