San Diego Criminal Law Basics: The Misconceptions Surrounding “Pressing Charges” and the Process of Filing Criminal Charges

In a lot of TV shows, you see the detectives or officers responding to a call of a bar fight or domestic disturbance. When they arrive, the alleged victim says that they don’t want to “press charges” and the cop tells the suspect: “it’s your lucky day, Bob doesn’t want to pursue charges against you … Continue reading San Diego Criminal Law Basics: The Misconceptions Surrounding “Pressing Charges” and the Process of Filing Criminal Charges

LinkedIn-Published Article On New Standard for Expert Witness Use Of Hearsay

The ability for expert witnesses in trial to discuss hearsay (which is generally presumed to be inadmissible unless an exception applies) can make a huge difference in how a jury receives that testimony. While courts will usually instruct the jury not to consider hearsay relied upon and discussed by the expert for the "truth of … Continue reading LinkedIn-Published Article On New Standard for Expert Witness Use Of Hearsay