California Governor's Pardon - Granted

Posted by Nafiz M. Ahmed | Jan 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

In April of 2015, my client hired me to apply for a certificate of rehabilitation, and if granted, then a gubernatorial pardon on a 1995 possession of marijuana for sale conviction (Health and Safety Code section 11359).  I filed my client's petition for a certificate of rehabilitation in May 201...

2nd DUI Flow Chart - DMV & Court

Posted by Nafiz M. Ahmed | Aug 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

When you are arrested for a DUI, you face two different government actions against you. You face an action from the DMV and from the criminal court. The DMV seeks to take your license away from you. The criminal court seeks to take your license away from you as well. The criminal court also seeks...

UNDER 21 Year Old DUI

Posted by Nafiz M. Ahmed | Aug 04, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you are under 21 years old, you are not allowed to drive with any measurable amount of alcohol in your system.  If you drink and drive, but have less than a .08% blood alcohol concentration (B.A.C.), then you can be charged with violating California Vehicle Code section 23140.  Section 23140 p...

California's New Definition of an Assault Weapon

Posted by Nafiz M. Ahmed | Jul 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

On July 1, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed 6 new firearms related bills into law.  Amongst the most controversial new laws that Gov. Brown signed are Assembly Bill 1135 and Senate Bill 880.  These bills change the definition of an assault weapon in California by amending California P...

Felony Assault Likely to Cause GBI

Posted by Nafiz M. Ahmed | Jul 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

ASSAULT BY FORCE LIKELY TO PRODUCE GREAT BODILY INJURY CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTION 245(A)(4)      In California, there are many different kinds of criminal assault.  There are assaults with specific types of weapons, i.e., semi-automatic firearms, firearms, or deadly weapons.  Or, there are a...


Posted by Nafiz M. Ahmed | Jul 04, 2016 | 0 Comments

An individual uses force against another when that is the intent of his action.  Can it be said that an individual uses force against another when that individual does not intend that his action result in the application of force against another?  The United States Supreme Court has recently answ...

DUI with Injury 1st and Second Offense misdemeanors

Posted by Nafiz M. Ahmed | Jun 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

License Ramifications of Misdemeanor DUI with Injury convictions DUI with Injury - 1st Offense Did you know that if you are convicted of your first offense DUI with injury that you face a license suspension of 1 year?  Worse yet, if your license is suspended for 1 year as a result of a convicti...