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Do I need a Lawyer for My Restraining Order Case?

Posted by Brian Michaels | Apr 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

DO I NEED A LAWYER IN A RESTRAINING ORDER CASE?  It is not required to hire a lawyer to defend yourself in a restraining order case in California. In reality it's not required to have a lawyer in any kind of legal matter but you are required to act with the same knowledge and skill as an attorne...

Judicial Diversion Explained

Posted by Brian Michaels | Apr 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

Judicial diversion in California is a program that allows certain defendants to avoid a criminal conviction by completing a treatment program or community service. The program is available for some low-level drug offenses, as well as certain other offenses. Under judicial diversion, a defendant ...

Where Can I File A Restraining Order In the Bay Area

Posted by Brian Michaels | Apr 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

In San Francisco, you can file for a restraining order at the San Francisco Superior Court. The courthouse is located at 400 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. If you live outside of San Francisco, you can also file for a restraining order at the Superior Court in the county...

Gun Violence Restraining Orders Explained

Posted by Brian Michaels | Apr 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

In California, a gun violence restraining order (GVRO) is a court order that prohibits a person from possessing firearms and ammunition for a limited period of time if they are deemed to pose a significant danger to themselves or others due to their access to firearms. A GVRO can be o...

The Attorneys Fees Conundrum

Posted by Brian Michaels | Apr 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

We are invariably asked if, after the hearing, whether we can recover your attorneys fees. The law says yes, but only if you win. Yes, it is possible to be awarded attorney's fees and costs after winning a California civil harassment restraining order. Under California law, a prevailing party in...

What Personalities Tend to Abuse

Posted by Brian Michaels | Apr 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Domestic violence can occur in any relationship, regardless of the personalities involved. However, research has identified certain personality traits that may be more commonly associated with domestic violence. One personality trait that is often associated with domestic violence is narcissism....

Understanding the Cycle of Violence

Posted by Brian Michaels | Apr 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

You may, if you are or have already been through the court process involving an abuser may have heard of the phrase the cycle of violence. Its an important concept to understand.  The Domestic Violence Cycle of Violence is a pattern of behavior that often occurs in abusive relationsh...

Origins of Covid 19 - New analysis

Posted by Brian Michaels | Jul 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Over the course of the last few months I have been trying to find time, now that my law firm has re-opened to address the vast amounts of research I have conducted over the last year and a half and have asked, encouraged and plead with people in my profession to begin to take a hard look at the e...

The Origins of Covid 19. How the U.S and China created the world's most prolific killing machine...and almost got away with it. Legal and Political Analysis.

Posted by Brian Michaels | Jun 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

This is the product of a full year of research between Attorney Brian Michaels and a small working group of professionals committed to truth. The article is part fact and part theory with a bit of opinion. We will be writing and adding chapters every few days. Feel free to follow along. Or not. B...

Covid 19 Vaccines and the Law - A Lawyer's Perspective

Posted by Brian Michaels | Dec 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the various Covid 19 vaccines begin to roll out of warehouses and onto aircraft for immediate distribution, now is as good a time as any to look forward and see how the implementation of a vaccine might look and the various legal issues surrounding inoculation. Certainly if you have one or mor...

What to do if pulled over for DUI and what to expect

Posted by Brian Michaels | Sep 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

What to do if pulled over for a DUI Over my 24 year legal career, first as a Prosecutor and now as a full time DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney I have probably been involved in now thousands of DUI cases including close to 50 jury trials. While many lawyers tend to overcomplicate and oversell th...


Posted by Brian Michaels | May 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

THE BIRD IS THE WORD. ELECTRIC SCOOTERS AND THE LAW. Anyone who lives in the Westside of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, San Diego or several other Metropolitan areas in California are becoming fast aware of the presence of hundreds, soon to be thousands, of motorized scooters, that have taken...

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