Author: Law Offices Of Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich

Defining Emotional Abuse in California

Every married couple argues. Every married couple can have dramatic fights that elevate to a level neither wanted it to go. But when that anger is especially one-sided, or probes deeper levels of psychological distress, it is considered domestic abuse. Normal arguing does not leave one spouse frightened of the other, or fearing that he … Continue reading


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Protect Yourself: How to Preserve Evidence in a DUI Case

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When you are stopped under suspicion of DUI, you may expect fair treatment and benefit of the doubt. Unfortunately, that is not always how it works, especially when it comes to drunk driving. There is significant pressure on law enforcement officers to find intoxicated drivers and on prosecutors to convict them. This means that innocent … Continue reading

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Three Steps to Beating a False Accusation of Domestic Violence

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There is no question that domestic abuse is a real problem in today’s world. Therefore, if you have been charged with domestic violence, it can seem impossible to prove that you are innocent. Our domestic violence lawyer in San Jose understands that a false accusation of domestic violence may feel like an uphill battle without … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Avoid a Holiday DUI in California This Season

The holiday season is a wonderful time for reunions, celebrations and new beginnings with friends and family. Alcohol happens to be one of the things that Americans celebrate with. Drinking responsibly is important, especially if you plan to drive home after an event. Unfortunately, a holiday DUI could impact more than just your holiday. It … Continue reading

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Can You Refuse a Field Sobriety Test in California?

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Officers use field sobriety tests (FSTs) as a strategy to determine whether to arrest a driver for driving under the influence. FSTs gather evidence against the driver about: Balance Coordination Attention So, can you can refuse a field sobriety test in California without consequence? Refusing a Field Sobriety Test in California In California, there is … Continue reading

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