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Law Office of Douglas Pharr Blog

  • Arson
    California’s arson laws state that it is a crime to set fire to any building, forest land or property either by willfully and maliciously or ...
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  • Field Sobriety Test
    Driving symptoms such as weaving and lane straddling is enough suggestion for a police officer to suspect you are driving under the influence. ...
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  • Domestic Violence
    How is Domestic Violence Defined? – There are a variety of common definitions of domestic violence. The legal definition in California is broad: ...
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  • Driving Under the Influence
    Driving under the influence, more commonly referred to as DUI, arises in two circumstances. First, one may be convicted of DUI when one has been ...
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  • Arrested for White-Collar Crime
    If you are arrested on a white-collar crime charge, there are definitely certain things you should avoid doing. First off, do not run. If you attempt ...
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  • Your Rights Under the Fourth Amendment
    The fourth amendment to the United States Constitution protects citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures. The police normally must obtain a ...
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  • When to Use Deadly Force
    Your right to defend yourself includes the right to use “deadly force” in appropriate situations. You can use deadly force to defend yourself only ...
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  • Intentional Torts
    An intentional tort is an offense when the person deliberately meant to hurt or damage your property. For example, if some one punches you, purposely ...
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