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  • Judge Dismisses Charges in San Bernardino Corruption Case
    Judge Dismisses Charges in San Bernardino Corruption Case

    In the largest corruption case in San Bernardino's history, Grech & Firetag successfully demurred to several counts and allegations in a major blow to the Prosecution's case. The Court agreed with the ...

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  • Dozens of Charges Dropped!
    Dozens of Charges Dropped!

    Grech & Firetag scored a major victory in a political corruption case in San Jacinto following the dismissal of dozens of charges! The District Attorney's office had alleged over a hundred counts of ...

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  • Bill To Make Battery on a Cop a
    Bill To Make Battery on a Cop a "Strike" Defeated in Committee

    Yesterday, a California Legislative committee voted down a proposal to make battery on a cop a "strike" offense in California. The bill was supported by Officer Ryan Bonaminio's father, the officer ...

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  • US Supreme Court redefines testimonial evidence under the Sixth Amendment
    US Supreme Court redefines testimonial evidence under the Sixth Amendment

    The Supreme Court recently published a confusing case that may affect how courts view the Confrontation Clause. Following the seminal cases of Crawford v. Washington and Davis v. Washington, the ...

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  • Tougher Sex Offender Laws in Orange County
    Tougher Sex Offender Laws in Orange County

    Orange County has recently approved a law that will restrict the movement of registered sex offenders, effectively barring them from entering beaches, parks and harbor areas. Under the new law, any ...

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  • New Legislation May Bring New Court of Appeal
    New Legislation May Bring New Court of Appeal

    A new bill in the California Legislature is making its way through various political channels that would create a new District Court of Appeal. If this bill passed, it would replace the current 4th ...

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