Entries by Leslie Legal Group

Bankruptcy Law Basics

Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding in which an individual or company experiencing financial trouble can get a fresh start. When bankruptcy is filed, it immediately stops all creditors from seeking out debt collection from that person or company until the bankruptcy proceedings have concluded. When an individual files bankruptcy, it will likely discharge most, if […]

What Happens When a Sex Offender Fails to Register?

If you have been convicted of a sex crime in the state of California, you are almost always required to register as a sex offender according to the California Penal Code – oftentimes for the remainder of your life. You must register as a sex offender within five days of your initial release from prison. […]

Potential California Initiative Would Bar Transgender People from the “Wrong” Bathroom

A proposed ballot measure called the Personal Privacy Protection Act was submitted to Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office in April by Privacy for All that would require people to “use facilities in accordance with their biological sex in government-owned buildings, including public schools and universities.” The proposal would not apply to family or single-occupancy bathrooms. […]

Wrongful Death Lawsuits in California

A wrongful death claim arises when someone dies due to the negligence of another person or entity. Survivors, typically relatives or spouses, may be able to initiate a lawsuit to recover damages. A wrongful death lawsuit seeks compensation for the survivor’s loss resulting from the death of the loved one, i.e., lost wages, loss of […]

California Supreme Court DUI Ruling: Coffey v. Shiomoto

Last month, a California Supreme Court case made it more difficult to escape a DUI charge. The California Supreme Court ruled that the Department of Motor Vehicles is now able to consider circumstantial evidence (i.e. swerving in and out of lanes, failing field sobriety tests) to prove a driver was impaired behind the wheel. This […]

California Drug Possession Laws

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Sean F. Leslie are well versed in defending clients accused of drug possession charges in California. We know that prosecutors often allege sales charges instead of possession charges, as charges for selling drugs make defendants ineligible for drug diversion programs generally available to first-time drug possession offenders. Our […]

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: The Basics

Today’s economic climate has caused many families and individuals to feel trapped by debt and struggling to make ends meet. Whether you have been laid off, accumulated medical debt, or accumulated credit card debt, debt can make life incredibly difficult and stressful. Bankruptcy may be an option for you to start fresh with your finances. […]

Revocable Living Trusts: An Overview

A living trust is a significant part of an estate plan. A revocable living trust is a partial substitute for a will. You can put your assets into the trust, and they are managed for your use during your lifetime. The remaining assets are transferred to your beneficiaries upon your death. Generally, most people will […]

Dog Bite Liability in California

Dog bite liability laws vary from state to state. Many states have a “one free bite” policy, which does not hold the owner strictly liable if the dog has never bitten anyone and has never shown tendencies toward aggressive behavior. California has eliminated the “one free bite” policy. This means that a dog owner can […]