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California First State to Ban Grand Juries in Deadly Force Cases Involving Police

With grand juries failing to indict the police officers involved in the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, there has been civil unrest and a mistrust in the judicial system. The decision not ...
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This New Year We Resolve to Fight Harder for You

As the New Year rolls in, the resolutions take hold. This time of year is always exciting, offering limitless opportunities and possibilities. While most people focus on achieving personal goals and ...
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Happy Holidays!

Everyone at Chung & Ignacio, Attorneys at Law, would like to wish you a very happy holidays and a brighter new year. We would like to take this moment to thank our clients – past, present, ...
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What Should I Expect at a Parole Hearing?

The word parole holds a lot of meaning, evoking many emotions such as anxiety and hope. A parole hearing has the potential to significantly affect your life. The verdict of the hearing can mean more ...
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Racial Profiling and Traffic Stops

With incidents such as what happened to Michael Brown and Eric Garner gaining more public and media attention, issues of race and police are on many people’s minds. It seems distant that these ...
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Setting aside a Judgment and Stopping the Garnishment of Wages

One situation that we, as a firm, see often is a potential client seeking a consultation with us when they discover that there is a judgment against then. Usually, they are unaware of the lawsuit ...
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How to Know if a Warrant is Out for Your Arrest

There can be many reasons why you may want to know if there is a warrant out for your arrest. Maybe you have applied for a new job and the company does thorough background checks. Maybe you started ...
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What You Need to Know About Preliminary Hearings

A preliminary hearing is a hearing that occurs before a trial. It is commonly known as “the trial before the trial.” During these hearings, both the prosecutor and the defendant are ...
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When Ignorance and Mistakes Can Work in Your Favor

Everyone makes mistakes. The old adage has been littered in daily conversations and proverbial life lessons. The idea that individuals make mistakes is common knowledge. But did you know that it is ...
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Steps of the Criminal Process Part 3: Setting Bail and Pre-Trial Hearings

Part three in our series on criminal procedure in San Bernardino County details pre-trial appearances and information about setting and posting bail. Your first hearing before a judge is called an ...
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Steps of the Criminal Process Part 2: Booking, Initial Appearance, and Preliminary Hearing

Part two in our series on criminal procedure in San Bernardino County will detail the processes of booking, the initial appearance before a judge, and preliminary hearing. After the arrest, an ...
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How Bail Works

Want to get out of jail after your arrest? That’s what bail is for. Depending on your offense, bail can allow you to get out of jail while awaiting your hearing in exchange for a fee. Bail is ...
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Steps of the Criminal Process Part 1: Allegations, Investigation, and Arrest

Our San Bernardino criminal defense attorneys break down the criminal process. In part one of four in this series, we’ll take a look at allegations, investigation, and the arrest. The criminal ...
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How Will a DUI Affect My Insurance?

A drunk driving arrest has many implications. What comes to mind for most is a mark on your criminal record, fines, losing your license, and possible jail time. But what about the collateral ...
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5 Things You Should Know When Stopped for Driving Under the Influence

Law enforcement officers in Southern California have made driving under the influence a top priority. Because of this, they are very aggressive when stopping motorists who display signs of impairment, ...
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How Proposition 47 Can Change California's Sentencing Policies on Drug Crimes

Across the United States, there's been a serious effort by advocates and lawmakers to change our criminal justice system. Why? Well, for many, our criminal justice system has been functioning on ...
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Former San Bernardino Police Officer Sentenced to 25 Years for Sexual Assaults

There are times when our criminal justice system serves to remind us and our public officials that their power does not grant them immunity from being punished for crimes. Last week was one of those ...
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Alternative Sentencing Options for Drug Crimes

Being charged for a drug crime can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. Because there has been a significant national shift in how law enforcement agencies prosecute and penalize drug ...
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California's 10-Day DUI Hearing Rule

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is serious criminal offense that poses serious criminal penalties. If you or someone you love has been arrested for DUI in Rancho Cucamonga or any of ...
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Why You Need to Act Fast After an Arrest

Being arrested for a criminal offense of any type can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you've never been on the wrong side of the law. While investigations, arrests, and legal ...
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Understanding California Shoplifting & Petty Theft Charges

Shoplifting is one of the most commonly prosecuted criminal offenses, as well as an offense committed by people from all walks of life. As a theft crime, shoplifting is defined as the unlawful taking ...
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What Penalties Will I Face for DUI?

Driving under the influence ( DUI ) of alcohol or drugs has become a nationwide problem – as well as a top priority for law enforcement agencies. In San Bernardino and the surrounding ...
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Men Convicted of Killing, Robbing Rancho Cucamonga Resident

Last year, Matthew Cook formed friendships with two men named Antonio Eubanks and Jon Dozier. The men were from the Rancho Cucamonga area, and began spending time together frequently. Matthew Cook, ...
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Understanding the Issues with Eyewitness Misidentification

When looking to build a prosecution case, one of the most commonly used and considered to be one of the strongest pieces of evidence will be eyewitness identification. For many people, this is ...
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The "Soul Collector"

Check out this news article. A man allegedly went into someone's garage and said he was a "soul collector." The "soul collector" attempted to cut of the man's toes, slit ...
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