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...

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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.