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DUI

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a priorable misdemeanor in California...

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When facing a highly inflammatory charge such as rape, lewd conduct...

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Possession of a firearm can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony...

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California’s Three Strikes law has luckily undergone drastic change in the past few years...

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Simple drug possession and drug sales convictions can get in the way of employment...

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Violent crimes can consist of anything from a fist fight to a murder...

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If you have an action pending on your driver’s license due to a DUI arrest ...

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Sometimes cases can be stopped before they are ever filed...

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California Domestic Violence laws are strict and police officers are ordered...

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So possession of less than an ounce of marijuana is no longer a misdemeanor...

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Theft includes petty theft, grand theft, embezzlement, check washing...

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Fraud charges generally fall under different categories of theft and perjury...

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TESTIMONIALS
  • “Excellent, thanks for all your hard work! I'll keep your contact info handy next time I forget my halo at home.”

    — friend of a client, after Ms. Hardie turned the client’s DUI charge into a $50 speeding ticket on the day of trial

  • “With Kate on my side, I felt secure and comfortable. I believe that without her, I would be sitting in jail for a crime that I did not commit.”

    — TM, charged with robbery, dismissed after a hung jury

  • “If it wasn’t for Kate, I would be behind bars right now.”

    — EC, charged with first degree residential burglary, settled for a misdemeanor and time served

LATEST NEWS
  • 2015 was a big year for the office.  Kate Hardie successfully secured the release of a man facing a Sexually Violent Predator petition at jury trial.  That client had been in custody for 20 years including prison and state hospital time and the State was attempting to commit him indefinitely as a Sexually Violent Predator […]

  • A new bill went into effect for the New Year authored by my very own Senator Ted W. Lieu.  This bill seeks  to avoid wrongful convictions from false confessions.  The juvenile brain is not fully developed and is more prone to suggestion and impulse.  Many juveniles have been wrongly convicted because they are coerced into […]

  •   DUI Check points and the Constitution   The holidays always bring on overindulgence- in food and alcohol- with the countless office parties, New Year’s soirees and for some just an attempt to cope with stress and family during this demanding time of year.   Many have also probably noticed the increased publicity regarding drunk driving […]