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Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Huntington Beach

Have you or someone you know been arrested for disorderly conduct in Huntington Beach?  Disorderly conduct goes by more than one name.  It is also known as “public intoxication” as well as being arrested for being “drunk in public”.  All three are essentially identical with only a slight variation on what agency involved calls it.  For those arrested for disorderly conduct in Huntington Beach, it carries several different possible outcomes depending on each individual case.  Below is some guidance on what kinds of issues you may be facing if you were arrested for disorderly conduct in Huntington Beach.  Keep in...

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CBD Law and CBD Products

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CBD Law and CBD Products What is behind CBD Laws and why CBD Products stand in Regulatory Purgatory   What are CBD laws and how do they effect CBD products?  Go ahead and search for any tincture, lotion, vitamin, or food product that has any relation to CBD and you will find a wonderful bag of confusing labels associated with it.  For starters, some products will list their product or ingredients as "Hemp Oil", others "Hemp CBD", and a whole host of them as "CBD Oil". But some online retailers prohibit any CBD products and both the FDA and state level agencies have raided...

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Can you Patent an Algorithm?

Trying to Patent an Algorithm? A common question for developers is whether or not their algorithm can be protected under intellectual property law--most specifically as a patent.  The issues falls under two competing thoughts: abstract ideas versus the patent eligibility of a "process".  The word process is important in this context because an algorithm is at it's essence a series of steps that when undertaken with code, mechanizes that process.   The landmark decision often cited for this discussion is In re Bilski, which ultimately made it to the Supreme Court as Bilski v. Kappos.  Essentially, many patents have been rejected or criticized...

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Hash Oil Extraction License

Hash Oil Extraction License

Hash Oil Extraction License – What you need to know   URGENT LEGAL NOTICE: For those with past marijuana-related offenses, California now allows certain specified crimes to be dismissed or reduced to less serious charges.  Therefore, those who wish to participate in the new regulated cannabis industry are strongly urged to take advantage of these new laws.  Read More: Remove Marijuana Charges CBD Laws and CBD Products For those seeking information about infusing CBD into food products, go here: CBD Laws and CBD Products Many are surprised that there is such as thing as a hash oil extraction license.  By now you may already know that...

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How to Testify in Court

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How to Testify in Court   At first glance, you maybe thinking, “Why would anyone need to write something about this, you just tell the truth.” And that may be true. But court testimony is no the same as an average conversation you would have with your friends or family. When a person has to testify in court, it will feel like the opposite of a normal conversation. Which is why this article was written for those who are anxious about having to testify in court.   It should be noted that this does not just apply to defendants in a criminal case or...

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Arrested in Laguna Beach for Public Intoxication

[caption id="attachment_13645" align="alignleft" width="359"] Photo Credit: D. Ramey Logan[/caption] 4 Things to Know: If you were Arrested in Laguna Beach for Public Intoxication There is an idea floating around that some cities are good "drinking towns" and some aren't.  When it comes to Laguna Beach, it may come down to a lot more factors than that.  But as one of the most visited cities in Orange County, some clients are shocked when they are arrested in Laguna Beach for public intoxication (aka: "drunk in public"or "disorderly conduct").  The biggest shock comes with a statement such as, "I wasn't even that drunk!  Why...

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Arrested in Newport Beach for Public Intoxication

Arrested in Newport Beach for Public Intoxication

3 Things to Know: If You Were Arrested in Newport Beach for Public Intoxication ("Drunk in Public") The city of Newport Beach is a unique place in Orange County.  It's both a tourist destination for those who live far away and it's a highly visited place for those who live locally and want to experience a great time.  So it's no wonder that where people spend quality time with one another, sometimes you can have "one-too-many" and spend the night in jail.  That's why it's important to know a few things after you've been arrested in Newport Beach for public intoxication...

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5 Things You Need to Do If You’re Arrested for a DUI

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There are few worse ways to end an evening than with an arrest for a DUI. Whatever the particular circumstances of your DUI arrest might have been, and regardless of whether you thought the police officer was fair in making the arrest, the situation anyone arrested for DUI is always the same: you face serious consequences if convicted for your DUI. This can include jail time, expensive fines and court costs, the installation of an ignition interlock device on your car, and skyrocketing insurance rates that can cost you tens of thousands of dollars over the years. You will also...

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What Types of Criminal Charges Can Be Expunged in California?

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People seek expungement of past criminal convictions for a variety of reasons in California. They might not have contested a charge in their earlier years, but did not realize how much that criminal conviction would affect their career and/or reputation in later years. Or maybe they did contest the charge and were nevertheless found to be guilty, and now they want to take advantage of California’s relatively progressive expungement laws to prevent any unnecessary obstacles in their careers (e.g. denial of licenses, failing background checks, etc.). It is important to understand that expungement does not mean that you are asking...

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