19 Aug

Appeals Versus Writs

What is the Difference Between Appeals and Writs? Appeals: An appeal may be a proper remedy when:   A Judge makes a bad ruling; Prosecutors act unethically; Defense counsel fails to act with competence; or The jury returns a wrong verdict. An appeal is not proper when the appeal attempts to: Introduce new evidence; Retry […]

02 Apr

Child Protective Services

JUVENILE DEPENDENCY IN A NUTSHELL  Juvenile dependency is an area of law that was intended to protect children who may have been abused or neglected by their parents or guardians. The legal process is typically triggered after a referral is made to Child Protective Services (DCFS, DSS/CWS, CPS) stating that a child has been abused or neglected.  The […]

10 Dec


a. The Darkness On December 13, 2017, Our (soon to be) Client, was convicted in the Fresno County Superior Court of having violated California Penal Code Section 288.5—Continuous Sexual Abuse. Our Client was sentenced, (on May 17, 2018), to a term of six years within the State Prison. Our Client’s first eligible Parole Hearing date […]

30 Nov

What Is The Difference Between Divorce Division of Property In Equitable Distribution States Versus Community Property States?

I. INTRODUCTION A. Community Property There are nine community property states: Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. Alaska is an opt-in community property state that gives both parties the option to make their property community property. In a community property state, all marital property is split 50/50 in divorce. B. […]

02 Jun

Why Moran Law Firm Is Excited About Being Selected for Oral Argument Before the Ninth Circuit!

Moran Law Firm’s Selection For Oral Argument: Moran Law Firm represents an individual whose case was selected for Oral Argument on August 14, 2020. This is an amazing opportunity because this individual has a factually strong innocence claim. Should the Court determine to publish a ruling on this matter, this case has the potential to […]