Corruption in the Fresno County Government

The Fresno Bee has obtained internal documents from Fresno County that shed light on allegations of blackmail, retaliation, and discrimination within the highest echelons of local government. Paul Dictos, the Fresno County Assessor-Recorder who secured a four-year re-election in 2022, finds himself at the epicenter of these allegations. Although Dictos refrains from providing comments, the…

The Deception of Ego Awards

Don’t be fooled by these tactics! Are you facing a dilemma in choosing between two lawyers? Perhaps one of them has been celebrated by the American Academy of Civil Law Distinction, while the other has been recognized as a State Top 50 by the Academy of American Justice. However, the decision may not be as…

COVID-19 Relief Leads to Personal Gain. Fresno Woman’s Fraudulent Scheme Lands Her in Prison

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented level of economic disruption, leading to widespread unemployment and financial hardship. Unfortunately, some individuals have taken advantage of these difficult circumstances for their own gain. One such case is that of Cecilia Aquino, a 32-year-old woman from Fresno who has been sentenced to over six years in prison…

SB 731 Expands California Expungement Laws

SB 731, authored by Democratic Senator Maria Elena Durazo, builds on existing state law and will take effect July 1, 2023. This new law expands automatic sealing to arrests for felonies. Individuals who served time on or after January 1, 2005, will now have their records automatically expunged if they have been felony-free for the…