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Allstate Files $3.8 Million Medical Fraud Lawsuit Against Physicians and Medical Corporations

Hauppauge, NY – Allstate Insurance Company is currently seeking to recover $3.8 million from six physicians and five medical professional corporations for insurance fraud, this so happens to be ...
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3 Drivers Arrested at Thousand Oaks DUI Checkpoint

On Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th, local authorities set up a sobriety checkpoint in Thousand Oaks which subsequently led to three DUI arrests. Ventura County sheriff's deputies set up a ...
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A Third Strike Is Not a Guaranteed Life Sentence

The state of California has a "three strikes" law that was passed back in 1994 in an effort to discourage repeat offenders from committing further major felonies and violent crimes. Under ...
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Changes in the Three Strikes Law

Prop 36 was a measure sent to the voters in November, 2012, which passed with a huge margin. This measure reformed the Three Strikes Law. Prior to the passage of Prop 36, there were a number of ...
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How Can I Defend Myself Against Reckless Driving Charges?

Reckless driving can be defined as driving a vehicle in a dangerous or reckless manner that clearly shows a wanton disregard for the rules of the road and the safety of people or property. In the ...
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Enhanced Penalties: Weapons used in the Commission of a Crime

The State of California has what is termed "determinate sentencing" in felony offenses. When a crime has been alleged to have been committed and a weapon was found on the accused, there is a ...
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Chemical Test Defense in a DUI Case

After a police officer pulls you over for a suspected DUI, they will ask you to submit to a Field Sobriety Test and/or a chemical test. Should you refuse to take one of the chemical tests (breath, ...
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A Closer Look at The Law Offices of Douglas H. Ridley

Let's face it, getting arrested for a criminal act is possibly one of the most frightening and stressful situations any person can be placed under. Whether it means an arrested for a first time ...
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Does a Failed Sobriety Test Guarantee a Conviction?

When an individual is pulled over for a suspected DUI, the officer will often subject him/her to a field sobriety test or breath test if the officer has reason to believe the driver is under the ...
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Children as Young as 14 Can Be Tried as Adults in the State of California

Juvenile crimes are handled differently than adult crimes in the California justice system. In general, when a juvenile commits a minor criminal offense they can be released into the custody of their ...
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Ventura Criminal Defense Attorney

According to the Per Capita Crime Index for 2011, the City of Ventura faced a crime rate of 34.8 crimes for every one thousand residents. As a comparison, local cities of Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley ...
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Welcome to Our Criminal Defense Blog!

After being charged with a crime, one of the most important things that you can do is educate yourself on your situation and your legal options. If that is what you're trying to do, then ...
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