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San Mateo and Northern California Criminal Defense Lawyer Announces 2014 Year End Criminal Defense Recap – DUI Cases Won, Charges Dismissed, Felonies Reduced to Misdemeanors, Cases Expunged  The Law Offices of Ross Green – 2014 Yearend Recap of criminal defense charges including Red Light Camera and Traffic Violations, DUI, DWI, Assault, Domestic Violence, Petty Theft […]

Extra DUI Patrol This Thanksgiving Weekend A clear message from the California Highway Patrol this Thanksgiving weekend: “Don’t drink and drive, speed, or text while driving over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.” Throughout California, the CHP will have heighten patrols focused on arresting drunk drivers. Between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, officers will be cracking […]

Governor Lowers Mandatory Sentence for Drug Use (HS 11550) Starting January 1, 2015, the mandatory ninety day sentence for drug users will be eliminated. Previously, a person charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, Health and Safety Code Section 11550, who did not otherwise qualify for a diversionary program, would face a […]

Two Prior Convictions Out of Single Act Cannot Constitute Two Separate Strikes In People v. Vargas, 59 Cal. 4th 635 (2014), the California Supreme Court has recently ruled that two charges which arise out of the same act against the same victim cannot constitute two separate strikes. Previously, a defendant could earn two or more […]

New Law Aids Noncitizens Convicted of a Misdemeanor A noncitizen is deportable for a single conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude, i.e. dishonesty, within five years of admission, if the offense has a potential sentence of one year or more.  Accordingly, a green card holder could be deported for a minimal misdemeanor offense even […]

NEW SPECIAL FEE PROGRAM FOR AFL-CIO UNION MEMBERS The Law Offices of Ross Green is delighted to announce a partnership agreement with Union Plus. Through this new program, members of any AFL-CIO Union will receive special rates on criminal defense matters, such as free consultations and reduced hourly rates and flat fees. The AFL-CIO is […]

California Death Penalty Ruled Unconstitutional On July 16, 2014, a Federal judge in Orange County ruled that California’s death penalty violates the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The Court reasoned that the random few who will be executed “will have languished for so long on Death Row that their execution will serve no […]

Important Search and Seizure Ruling Expected on Warrantless Cell Phone Searches An important ruling is expected to be issued in the next few weeks by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of cell phone searches. Two cases are currently before the Court, Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie. The Fourth Amendment protects […]

Changes to Transporation Laws – Making Them Fairer   There are four main statutes regulating the transportation of controlled substances, Health and Safety Code Sections 11352 (cocaine), 11360 (marijuana), 11379 (methamphetamines) and 11379.5 (PCP). The penalties for these offenses are significantly higher than for simple possession or even drug sales. For years, transportation was defined […]

CONTACT THE LAW OFFICES OF ROSS GREEN   USING MAP FUNCTION ON PHONE WHILE DRIVE NOW LEGAL A driver does not violate the Vehicle Code where he or she was not ‘talking or listening’, but was instead looking at a map displayed by a phone. Last month, an appellate court in Fresno overturned a traffic ticket […]

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