Impeachment With Prior Felony Conviction

As illustrated by Darren Chaker in other articles, under Article I, section 28, subdivision...

Penal Code Section 1203.4 are Convictions for Immigration Purposes

Darren Chaker found when a conviction is expunged, under 1203.4(a), does not change the...

California Fourth Amendment Waiver

An improper term of probation should be challenged, per Darren Chaker. Regardless of the...

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Excluding Past Lawsuits Due to Lack of Relevance

Darren Chaker discusses what the federal evidence rules lay out precisely what is meant by “relevant evidence”: “Relevant evidence” means any evidence having any tendency...

Impeachment With Prior Felony Conviction

As illustrated by Darren Chaker in other articles, under Article I, section 28, subdivision (f) of the California Constitution, “Any prior felony conviction of...

Penal Code Section 1203.4 are Convictions for Immigration Purposes

Darren Chaker found when a conviction is expunged, under 1203.4(a), does not change the fact it may be used for immigration consequences. Courts have conclusively...

California Fourth Amendment Waiver

An improper term of probation should be challenged, per Darren Chaker. Regardless of the applicable standard, a probationer's, or parolee's home, like everyone else's,...

Fourth Amendment Waiver

Fourth Amendment is critical in everyday life in a free society, Darren Chaker reports. However, statutory authorization of warrantless searches is not the sine...

Federal and California Courts to Expunge the Conviction

While review recent cases, Darren Chaker found multiple courts determined expungement and sentencing guidelines. One court has already concluded that the set-aside provision contained...

California Expungement and Federal Sentencing

Darren Chaker reveals there are two distinctions between the expungement provisions construed in United States v. Hidalgo, 255 F.3d 768, and those contained in...

California Terrorist Threats and Law of Attempts

When the context  of California terrorist threat law as described here by Darren Chaker, specific intent to make a terrorist threat becomes apparent as...

California Penal Code 664 and Law of Attempts

In this article by Darren Chaker, California penalizes the attempted commission of crimes. Criminalizing an attempt to make a terrorist threat is consistent with...

California Terrorist Threat Law

While writing about California terrorist threat law, Darren Chaker decided to look at the statute from the start. In 1981, this Court found the...

Pennsylvania Offense of Terroristic Threats is a “Crime of Violence”

Sentence enhancement by Darren Chaker reveals a terrorist threat under Pennsylvania law may not be a crime of violence. Section 2L1.2(b)(1)(A)(ii) provides for a...

Terroristic Threats Does Not Qualify as a “Crime of Violence”

Illegal reentry is a continuing that will evolve, says Darren Chaker. A person who is convicted of illegal reentry into, or being found unlawfully...

Right to Video-Photograph Police First Amendment

Beverly Hills based First Amendment advocate Darren Chaker notes that it is clearly established law that officers may be filmed while carrying out their...

California Police Privacy Challenged

By Darren Chaker : This is a short post concerning the success found in Publius v Boyer-Vine directed at Government Code § 6254.21, a...

Darren Chaker To Catch a Murderer

Just as to Making_a_Murderer, there's to Catch a Murderer : Darren Chaker heard screams from what he thought was another domestic violence instance in San Diego. Darren Chaker helped police capture a murder suspect in La Jolla.

Texas Open Records Victory by Darren Chaker

Darren Chaker, First Amendment victory in Texas making the names of police public records. Former Harris County Precinct Four Constable Ron Hickman challenged Darren Chaker in a Texas Open Records Act request for the names of his staff. Ultimately, an opinion was issued requiring Texas police to reveal the names of its entire staff.

Darren Chaker Wins First Amendment Appeal

Darren Chaker, went to jail for a blog. The ACLU, Electronic Frontier foundation, First Amendment Coalition supported his appeal to the Ninth Circuit. The court reversed the trial court.

Rape Victim Thanks Darren Chaker for Help

Darren Chaker helps a rape victim through a difficult time, encourages victim to come forward, has victim preserve evidence.