I’m frequently asked by clients whether they should answer questions from the FBI local detectives or any other police agency. The simple answer to that question is absolutely, positively, hell no! While it’s a crime to lie to the FBI, that doesn’t mean that you have to talk to them. You should never talk to […]
Should I answer questions from the FBI?
Nov 6 , 2018
Am I Eligible For An Expungement?
Sep 27 , 2018
Clients often ask us whether they are eligible for an expungement, and how to have a past conviction expunged from their record. Changes in the law and technology means that a background check is a reality for all sort of important situations, such as promotions, professional licenses, immigration, Global Entry and TSA precheck. Expungement eligibility […]
New Location for Beahm Law
Sep 21 , 2018
Beahm Law’s San Francisco office is now located in the heart of the SoMa District (South of Market for the out-of-towners), at 877 Bryant St. We’re excited about the new space and the central location (across from the courthouse), and we think you’ll like it, too.
Questioning Dan Abrams
Jun 27 , 2018
Spring kicked into gear with Avvo’s Lawyernomics conference in Las Vegas. Check out my interaction with legal pundit Dan Abrams. He thinks the justice system is tilted in favor of the defendant. What do you think?
Apr 9 , 2018
Beahm Law’s San Francisco office is now located in the heart of the Embarcadero, at 463 Broadway between Kearny Street and Montgomery Street. We’re excited about the new space, and we think you’ll like it, too!
How to Fight a California Misdemeanor Hit and Run Under VC 20002
Oct 31 , 2017
Hit and run charges often come from what was actually a misunderstanding of the situation or the law. Or maybe you hit someone and simply drove off. Either way, I am not here to judge you, but to help you get the best possible outcome if you are suspected of a California hit and run […]
What Should I Do if the Police Come to My Home?
Jul 17 , 2017
Having police officers at your door can be intimidating. Police will not read you any rights or advise you of whether you are legally obligated to comply with their requests, so it is best to know your rights before you are faced with police at your door. Don’t Answer If you did not request assistance […]
Will My DUI Case Go To Trial?
Jun 8 , 2017
Most DUI cases result in what is called a plea bargain. This is a deal made between the prosecutor and the defense attorney that the defendant will plead guilty or no contest to the DUI or a lesser charge and be sentenced to a penalty agreed to between the parties. The percentage of DUI cases […]
What Is An Arraignment After A DUI Arrest?
May 2 , 2017
An arraignment is the first formal hearing following an arrest. The purpose of an arraignment is to provide the defendant (the person being charged) with the specific crime they are being charged with, to advise the defendant of his or her constitutional rights, to allow the defendant to enter a plea, to set bail, and […]
If I Get Convicted of DUI, Will I Have to Get an Ignition Interlock Device?
Mar 9 , 2017
If your case ultimately ends up in a guilty plea or conviction, you may have to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in your vehicle. What is an IID? An IID is a small machine which is connected to the steering column in your vehicle. Once it in installed, you must blow into it […]