If you are facing criminal charges, criminal defense attorney Scott Ball will fight for your legal rights to have the charges completely dismissed, keep you out of jail, keep your license, keep your job, reduce or eliminate fines, and clear your criminal record. A graduate of USC Law, Scott Ball practices exclusively in the field of criminal defense and works hard to ensure his clients are satisfied with his representation by making sure all rights are understood and questions are answered.

Recent Articles

Common Traffic Tickets in CA Explained: Failure to Yield

September 10, 2012
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Everyone knows that speeding or running a red light or stop sign can result in being pulled over and given a traffic ticket for your momentary lapse in judgment. But did you know there are literally hundreds of California Vehicle Code sections you can violate every single time you get in your car? (And some, […]

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How to Challenge Your Traffic Ticket Without Going to Court

September 10, 2012
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If you receive a ticket which you felt was totally unjustified, you have every right to challenge it. The problem is, to do so you need to take time off from work to go to court, right? And c’mon, you’ve seen traffic court, it is a total PAIN, as you may spend hours simply waiting […]

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Underage Drinking and Driving – VC 23136 & VC 23140

March 11, 2011
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You probably know that if you are over the age of 21, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol level over .08%. You may even be aware of your right to refuse to take the road side breathalyzer test (referred to as a preliminary alcohol screening, or PAS test) if you have not […]

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Common Traffic Tickets in CA Explained: Impeding Traffic

March 10, 2011
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Everyone knows that speeding or running a red light or stop sign can result in being pulled over and given a traffic ticket for your momentary lapse in judgment. But did you know there are literally hundreds of California Vehicle Code sections you can violate every single time you get in your car? (And some, […]

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Common Traffic Tickets in CA Explained: Non-DUI Drinking Offenses

March 7, 2011
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Everyone knows that speeding or running a red light or stop sign can result in being pulled over and given a traffic ticket for your momentary lapse in judgment. But did you know there are literally hundreds of California Vehicle Code sections you can violate every single time you get in your car? (And some, […]

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Stages of a Felony Case in CA Prior to Trial

March 2, 2011
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If you are arrested for a felony in California and are taken into custody, you have a right to be brought before a judge within 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays. This initial appearance is the arraignment. If you make bail or otherwise are not in custody, your arraignment will generally be set within a […]

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Bad Law! Password Protect Your Cell Phone!

February 25, 2011
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The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects every person from being free from unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement. This means the police must have either a warrant, or some other legitimate reason to be able to search anything in which a person has a “reasonable expectation of privacy”. One of the reasons […]

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Penal Code 594 Vandalism Explained

December 15, 2010
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Elements of the Crime In order to be convicted of California Penal Code Section 594, vandalism, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused person: 1) maliciously 2) defaced, destroyed, or damaged 3) the property of another. To act “maliciously” means that the person acted with the intent to cause the damage […]

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Easy Ways to Avoid Being Pulled Over

November 18, 2010
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The US Constitution protects a person from being stopped by the police without a legitimate reason. Law enforcement may not pull over a vehicle without reasonable suspicion that some sort of crime has been committed. However, that reasonable suspicion can be for ANY crime, including very minor vehicle code infractions. Further, even if the true […]

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Miranda Rights Explained

November 15, 2010
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Everyone has heard the familiar lines in your favorite police drama: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney…” Most are probably familiar that these warnings are known as a person’s Miranda rights. But […]

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