Golden State Lawyer

Law Blog by Ariel Rief, Esq.

December 22, 2016

Well it's the holiday season, which means drunk driving is rampant. If you've ever had the unpleasant experience of being arrested and later charged with driving under the influence (DUI) here in California, you may have noticed something odd about the charges—there we...

November 30, 2016

Most Americans know that they have constitutional rights in a criminal investigation and case. But do you know which rights or the broader scope of your rights? It’s OK, most folks don’t. So here’s a crash course in criminal procedure.

In short, your most important or a...

October 26, 2016

The following question was posted today on Avvo.com: (Here's a link to the full question.)

[I]f the DA put a restraining order on my boyfriend [in a domestic violence] case[,] [h]ow do I get the restraining order lifted? My boyfriend was seen kicking me ... and was arre...

October 26, 2016

The following question was posted today on Avvo.com (see the full question here):

...[M]y car broke down on the side of the [freeway.] ...[M]y friend who was the driver asked that I stay in the car while he runs off ... to the nearest gas station ... . As I waited for h...