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5 Mistakes People Make While Talking to The Police

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Spring is just around the corner! For most people this means vacations, barbecues, and camping trips. For others, however, this means a higher chance of coming in contact with the police.  Here are 5 mistakes people make while talking to the police. Don’t be one of them. 1. Talking to...

What Does It Mean To Be Held In Contempt?

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What Does it Mean to Be Held in Contempt?  Being held in contempt of court can mean serious business.  So what does it mean to be held in contempt? Contempt of court refers to actions which defy a court's authority, cast disrespect on a court, or impede the ability of the court to perform i...

How to Stay Safe as a Pedestrian

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Pedestrian deaths are rising quickly. The Governors Highway Safety Association found marked increases in the number of pedestrian fatalities in the U.S.  Nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in 2017.  That number marks a 25 year record high.  To help safeguard you and your loved ones, we have com...

What Does Pro Bono Mean Anyway?

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Have you ever asked yourself "what does pro bono mean"?  Have you considered that sometimes attorneys do work for something other than monetary compensation?  Wondering what would drive them to do such a thing?  Read on.  Pro bono publico (English: for the public good; usually shortened to pro b...

Top 10 Myths about Lawyers

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With information available at the touch of a button, it has become increasingly difficult to sift through the real versus fake.  There is tons of information about lawyers on the internet.  A lot of it is not true.  What are the top 10 myths about lawyers you ask?  Read on. 1. Lawyers are bel...

Why Your Company Needs a Law Firm on Retainer

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In today’s business climate, every business owner needs to have a lawyer on their team. Lawsuits and other legal complications can arise, and you need to be protected. Are you a small business thinking about hiring an attorney, but not convinced? Here are some reasons why your company needs a law ...

Can I Sue If I Have Been Burned By a Firework?

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According to a 2016 report by the Consumer Products Safety Commission and its National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, every year 11,000 people land in the emergency room due to firework burns and injuries.  An estimated 7,600 of these injuries are treated during the period between June 18, ...

What is the Difference Between Probation and Parole?

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The difference between probation and parole is often overlooked. You will find people confuse the two or think they are the same thing. So what is the difference between probation and parole? The difference in pretty simple, probation is given for a defendant to serve instead of being incarcerated, ...

The Do's and Don'ts of Going to Court

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 If you ever end up needing to go to court, there are somethings you need to know. Between attire, attitude, and attendance, there are many do’s and don’ts of going to court. When you are in a legal situation and need to be in front of lawyers, a judge, and possibly a jury, there are many simpl...

What to do After a Slip and Fall

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  Slip and fall accidents are very common and can happen anywhere. Slip and fall accidents fall under the personal injury side of law. While most slip and falls are minor, some can cause major damage. Here are the five main steps to show you what to do after a slip and fall. There are many factors ...

Do I Need a Lawyer if I Am Pleading Guilty?

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This is one of the most common questions we get. Do I need a lawyer if I am pleading guilty? The answer is YES! No matter what you are pleading, it is always best to have a lawyer on your side. Any case is better fought by a lawyer with you. Even if you are going to plead guilty, there are so many ...

Domestic Violence by the Numbers

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Domestic violence is an issue that is hard to discuss. With the sensitivity of the subject, it commonly goes unspoken about all together. We want to change that. We have compiled these statistics from domestic violence incidents in California. These statistics are shocking, but real. Please take a l...

Staying Safe Over St. Patrick's Day Weekend

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March is here already, which means so is St. Patrick’s Day Weekend. This upcoming holiday is famous for many things, including drinking and partying. We want to make sure everyone stays safe over St. Patrick's Day Weekend this year. Which is why we thought it is important to give out some tips to ...

What is a White Collar Crime?

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You have undoubtedly heard the terms blue-collar and white-collar. While these terms commonly refer to job types or social status, they can also refer to criminal activities. What, then,  is a white collar crime? A white-collar crime typically refers to a crime that is conducted in a business deal ...

What to do After Being Attacked by a Dog

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Did you know that dog bites occur every 75 seconds in the United States? This number may be shocking to hear, but this type of incident can happen very easily. Whether you are walking down a street, in someone's home, or in your own home, a dog attack is a terrifying and serious experience. Since it...

Personal Injury FAQ

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There are a wide variety of Personal Injury claims. With so many options, it can be confusing to know whether your claim is valid; whether your claim is under personal injury; or what steps you need to take. Personal injury accidents that happen daily, it is therefore important to know all the infor...

New Laws for 2018

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It is now February and as we ease into 2018, we are overcome with a bounty of new laws. From firearms to marijuana, and immigration to education, a lot of changes have been happening since January 1st, and more will continue to happen. Since only a few of these topics have been discussed in depth la...

How Gun Laws Will Change in 2018 and 2019

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It’s 2018 and things are about to change. This past year proposition 63 was passed and because of this there are many new gun laws that have been, and will be put into place. From January 1, 2018, to July 1, 2019, there will be many changes to the current laws regarding firearms. These changes are...

Crime and DUI

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The Holiday season has come and gone. We hope you had a fun and safe holiday season. We handle a wide variety of DUI cases and put together this infographic to give you some holiday DUI statistics. If you have any questions or concerns about a DUI case for you or a family member, click here to conta...

Meet The Team - Ameet Birring

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Meet our Junior Partner, Ameet Birring. In this video, Ameet tells us about his history in the legal field, why Modesto is a great community to serve, and why he loves working at Sodhi Law Group. We hope you enjoy listening to Ameet’s story. Ameet has been with us since the inception of the Sod...

The 5 Things You Need To Do After an Accident

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Being in an accident is a frightening experience. While you may think that it will never happen to you, accidents happen all the time. It is important to be prepared when an accident happens, so you know what to do. There are many things that can help the situation. From calling the police, to check...

Medical Malpractice Infographic

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Medical malpractice is a term that is heard quite often. However, its meaning is sometimes swayed. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional, who holds a PhD in their title, harms a patient.  Examples of this ‘harm’ is misdiagnosing, birth injuries, neglect, misreading lab results,...

The 5 Ways Legalized Marijuana will Change California in 2018

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In 2016, California voted on Proposition 64 and ushered in a new era concerning the recreational use of legalized marijuana. We did a post that discussed the details of the Proposition, however, in this article, we want to see just how those changes might affect Californians in 2018 when the new leg...

How To Defend Your Company From A Personal Injury Case

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When a personal injury claim is made against your company, things can get hectic. Issues arise searching for documents, to preparing statements, your business and employees can suffer. Here are a few things you can do to defend your company, and prevent these sorts of situations from happening in th...

What To Do When Your Doctor Is Negligent

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Medical doctors must go through an enormous amount of schooling and training before they are allowed to be physicians and practice medicine. But even so, they are still human – and sometimes things go wrong. When this happens, it is called “medical malpractice”. Medical malpractice occurs when...

How to Protect Yourself in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

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Ding dong. It’s the doorbell. And standing on the other side of it is a process server handing you a piece of paper that tells you that you’re being sued. Now is when you panic. Except you don’t have to. Because you have us. We’re the Sodhi Law Group, and we are going to protect you from fri...

Personal Injury Facts and Stats

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This Personal Injury Infographic covers a general overview of all the facts and statistics involving personal injury cases. We take a look at how many cases go to trial, how many cases get settled before trial, the types of personal injury cases, the amounts most of these cases win, and much more! T...

Why You Shouldn't Wait To Sue

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The time immediately after sustaining an injury – Whether it be from an auto collision, a slip and fall, or any of an almost infinite number of ways to be hurt – is very intense. This time is often characterized by emotional distress, uncertainty, fear – and that’s in addition to the physica...

What To Do If You Are In A Bicycle Accident

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Accidents happen. Fun, leisurely afternoons can quickly turn ugly and unpleasant in an instant. If you're struck by an automobile while riding your bike, you have rights. Make sure you are provided for and taken care of in the ensuing insurance and legal proceedings. Here are the top three things do...

Do I Need A Lawyer After An Auto Accident In Modesto

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Everyday thousands of people in Modesto drive to work, drop off the kids, visit friends, or go to a sports game. A car accident can happen at ANY time, and leave you and your family seriously injured with thousands of dollars of medical debt. Your auto insurance may pay for a portion of your medi...

I Want To Sue, What Do I Do?

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Whether you are trying to get your money back for an unlawful eviction, or taking on a large corporation for an injury caused by a defective product, lawsuits can seem like a daunting process at any level. But with thorough preparation and the right civil litigation attorney, you should feel empower...

What Is a Felony? (An Overview)

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  Felonies and misdemeanors are terms thrown around quite a bit today in cop shows and court room TV dramas. These terms are general descriptions of crimes that are committed. The trouble is that many people do not understand the difference. Since, we don’t want to take up your entire day ...

What to Do When Your Loved One Has Been Arrested

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Chances are, it’s late at night, you might have been sleeping and the phone rings. On the other end is possibly a representative from a local jail who tells you that your close friend or relative has been accused of or arrested for a crime they might have committed. In that moment, you’ll feel a...

5 Common Mistakes Made While in Police Custody

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All people make mistakes. And mistakes have consequences. Sometimes those consequences can land you in jail. This can be a scary time in that person’s life. There are many looming questions and anxieties that can leave a person vulnerable to make snap decisions and judgements that you may regret. ...

What Is a Bail Bond?

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You are probably familiar with the idea of a bail bond, but unless you’ve used one in the past, you may not be completely familiar with what they do. A bail bond is a promise to the court that you will show up to your court date. If you do not appear before the court, the court will forfeit the bo...

5 Myths About Personal Injury Cases

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We have handled hundred personal Injury cases through the years throughout the Central Valley, and have pretty much seen and heard it all. Many people have come to us with the wrong perspective and incorrect expectations on personal injury cases. To help our community and beyond understand exactly w...

Medical Malpractice: An Overview

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Medical Malpractice is when a medical practitioner, like a doctor, dentist, or any other person who holds a “PhD” in their title, harms their patient unintentionally. Humans make mistakes. This is a common adage that many people know and say often. However, the trouble with being a doctor is tha...

The 6 Things Everyone Should Do After a Car Accident

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Being in a car accident is scary. Whether it’s a simple fender bender or a serious multi-car pile-up; everyone is scared and a shaken. It is tough to think straight in high pressure moments like these and require a lot of tough decision making. So, here’s a quick guide that should hopefully help...

5 Ways to Protect Yourself When Signing a Contract

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Signing a contract can be an intimidating, but they are an integral part of business. We understand how to protect both parties in signing a contract and what mistakes should be avoided. This post will focus primarily on the contractor/drafter of the contract, due to the fact that this is a broad to...

The 4 Ways to Defend Your Rights in a DUI Traffic Stop

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First, let’s just clear up the obvious. Do not, under any circumstances drive while intoxicated. Ever! You will pay huge fines, you will destroy someone’s property, or you will take someone’s life or seriously maim them. There, now that the “dad-talk" is out of the way, let’s talk about...

Legal Weed in California: The Dos, Donts, and Consequences of Prop 64

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2016 has proven to be a pivotal year politically. Several drastic changes are on the horizon – both on the national and state level. Here in California and Stanislaus County, we are looking at several measures that will affect us daily. You might already notice it when its time to bag your groceri...

2017 California DUI Infographic

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A DUI is one of the most painful punishments out there. There are a variety of fees, fines, and jail time that we decided to break down in this DUI infographic! This infographic shows the numbers behind DUI’s over the years, and who commits DUI’s. DUI’s are taken very seriously because they...

7 Tips for Testifying in Your Personal Injury Case

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Personal injury cases are stressful, everyone who has been in one of these situations knows this. You have the pressure of recalling every fact that you can remember, opposing attorneys will try to make you doubt your statement of the facts, and you are having to do this either while injured or reco...

3 Things to Do After Being in a Serious Car Accident

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A car accident can be among one of the most stressful situations in any person’s life. Not only are the people involved worried about their own health, but they are worried about the other party’s health as well. On top of all these emotions, both parties involved are worried about who they n...

New California Laws Coming Into Effect in 2017

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2016 is coming to a close and 2017 is just a couple days away. With this incoming new year comes a host of new California laws and regulations. We thought it would be important to break down the most noteworthy and impactful laws to help our clients and readers understand how 2017 might change thing...

What To Do After Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

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The first thing to remember is that not every case is the same. Each case will require the personal injury attorney to take different steps. But here is a general overview of what to expect from your attorney, and yourself, during a personal injury claim. Letter of Representation - The first ...

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit in California?

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Each state has different laws for how long you have after the injuries or the damages occurred, to file a lawsuit. Different States have different time limits, depending upon the situation. So how long do you have to file a lawsuit in California? The answer to these questions requires consideration ...

The Difference Between Misdemeanor and Felony

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Have you ever wondered about the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?  Are you or someone you know in a situation forcing you to understand the distinction?  If so, read on. California defines a “Crime” or "Public Offense" as an act committed or omitted in violation of a law forbidd...


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