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Ask A Lawyer: Can I withdraw my plea after I’ve made a plea deal?

Ask a Lawyer is an occasional feature that highlights the answers that the attorneys at the Law Offices of Nuttall & Coleman give to questions asked at Avvo.com. In this edition, defense attorney Mark Coleman discusses whether someone can withdraw their plea after they’ve made a deal with prosecutors.

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Ask A Lawyer: What can I do to help a jailed mental health patient?

Ask a Lawyer is an occasional feature that highlights the answers that the attorneys at the Law Offices of Nuttall & Coleman give to questions asked at Avvo.com. In this edition, defense lawyer Adam Rodriguez discusses how a defense attorney can help someone with mental health issues who has been jailed.

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Ask A Lawyer: How do I pick a lawyer for a felony narcotics charge?

Ask a Lawyer is an occasional feature that highlights the answers that the attorneys at the Law Offices of Nuttall & Coleman give to questions asked at Avvo.com. In this edition, defense attorney Mark Coleman discusses what to look for when choosing a defense lawyer for a felony narcotics charge.

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We’ve got Super Lawyers!

We’ve got Super Lawyers!

After a five month wait, we can’t keep the secret identities of our Super Lawyers a secret any longer. The Law Offices of Nuttall & Coleman can now say that it has a full roster of attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers, a lawyer rating organization.

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Fresno law firm attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers

FRESNO, CALIF. – The Law Offices of Nuttall & Coleman, a leading Fresno criminal defense and personal injury law firm, now has a full roster of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars: Four out of the four lawyers at the firm were recognized by Super Lawyers, a lawyer rating organization. Partners Roger T. Nuttall and Mark W. Coleman were recognized as Super Lawyers, and associates Jonathan E. Rooker and Adam J. Rodriguez were recognized as Rising Stars. These accolades distinguish lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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Mark Coleman: From the courtroom to the high country

Mark Coleman: From the courtroom to the high country

For the past 10 years, Law Offices of Nuttall & Coleman partner Mark Coleman has traded the “seriousness of court for the serenity of the Sierras”, spending several days out of the summer to participate in an 80-mile cattle drive.

Coleman’s moo-ving hobby was recently featured on an ABC 30 story by Sontaya Rose, who followed Coleman during a portion of the 80-mile, four-day trek that begins in Raymond in Madera County and ends in Iron Creek above Fish Camp.

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Top Criminal Justice TED Talks

Top Criminal Justice TED Talks

For those of you who haven’t yet discovered the wonder that is the TED Talk, imagine the eloquence and magnetism of the best teacher you’ve ever had combined with a smidge of quirkiness, a dollop of inspiration, and the convenience of Netflix. That’s a TED Talk.

What’s really amazing about TED Talks is that the smartest individuals from their respective fields are able to communicate complex ideas that inspire and provoke thought in experts and non-experts alike.

Here are our favorites (in no particular order) from experts in psychology, criminal law, and criminal justice.

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Standards for marijuana DUIs aren’t clear-cut, says defense lawyer

Standards for marijuana DUIs aren’t clear-cut, says defense lawyer

According to Jonathan Rooker, a Fresno criminal defense lawyer, the standards for driving under the influence in relation to marijuana use aren’t as clear-cut as sometimes police officers and prosecutors make them out to be. “They keep getting tougher and tougher, and moving the line, and sometimes fudging the line on where a DUI really is,” says Rooker, who appeared on Central Valley Buzz with Chuck Leonard yesterday.

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Quick Guide: Domestic violence charges in California

Quick Guide: Domestic violence charges in California

Articles in our California Penal Code section guide that give an overview of two of the more common domestic violence charges that someone in California could face: domestic battery and corporal injury on a spouse, cohabitant, or co-parent.

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Common Domestic Violence Charges in California (Infographic)

Common Domestic Violence Charges in California (Infographic)

Learn about two common California domestic violence charges: domestic battery on a spouse, cohabitant, or co-parent (California Penal Code section 243(e)(1) PC) and corporal injury on a spouse, cohabitant, or co-parent (California Penal Code section 273.5(a) PC).

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