Police Acting as La Migra?

By: Wallin & Klarich

When driving down the streets of Los Angeles, most people are not concerned about dodging La Migra, otherwise known as Federal Immigration Officials. Illegal immigrants only have to worry about that stuff around the border of the United States and Mexico, right? Well, if certain anti-illegal immigrant activists have there way, illegal immigrants in Los …

Posted In: Immigration Matters

Prop 36: Does it Give Offenders a Free Pass?

By: Wallin & Klarich

In November 2000, California voters approved Proposition 36 (Prop 36) in a landside vote. Under Prop 36, nonviolent drug offenders are diverted from jail or prison sentences in favor of rehabilitation programs. Basically, they are given three shots at completing rehab in an attempt to kick their drug addictions. Since Judges cannot send these nonviolent …

Posted In: Drug Offenses

Medical Marijuana Use – Legal or Not?

By: Wallin & Klarich

The recent opinion of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Raich v. Gonzalez, (March 14, 2007), once again draws the spotlight on the conflicting provisions of federal drug laws, which all but prohibit possession of marijuana under any circumstances, and California’s laws that permit the use of “medical marijuana” upon a …

Posted In: Marijuana Offenses

Proposition 83 – Residency Restrictions

By: Wallin & Klarich

On November 7th of 2006 California voters overwhelmingly passed prop 83 (Sexual Predator Punishment and Control Act), widely known as “Jessica’s Law”, with 70% of the vote. Although there are many facets of this legislation that have a dramatic impact on the lives of convicted sex offenders and the penalties they face, the most controversial …

Posted In: Sex Offenses

BUI: What You Need to Know about Biking Under the Influence

By: Wallin & Klarich

Anyone who rides a bicycle needs to be aware of their position with regards to the law. If you are riding your bicycle on any highway or street, you have all rights and are subject to all duties that are applicable to a motor vehicle. This includes a restriction on bicycling under the influence of …

Posted In: DUI & Drunk Driving


By: Wallin & Klarich

Since the inception of the “911 emergency” system decades ago – emergency police and medical response has evolved into a well oiled machine. Response times have gotten shorter, more modern resources are employed, communications are better, and the calls are recorded and stored better and longer. I’m sure most people have seen at least one …

Posted In: Domestic Violence

Does the Second Amendment protect an individual’s right to own and possess a firearm?

By: Wallin & Klarich

The United States Supreme Court might be primed to address this question thanks to a recent opinion by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington, DC. Parker v. District of Columbia (Ct. App. Case No. 04-7041 decided March 9, 2007). In Parker, six residents of Washington, DC sued …

Posted In: Fire Arms & Weapons

Start Out Christmas Shopping…End Up in Jail?

By: Wallin & Klarich

During this holiday season, most citizens of San Diego spend their weekends shopping for gifts for family and friends. We are all under a great deal of pressure to get the best presents for everyone we know. Many people succumb to the stress and pressure. When they realize they don’t have the money to buy …

Posted In: Theft & Shoplifting

About Wallin & Klarich

About Wallin

Wallin & Klarich was established in 1981. Over the past 32 years, our law firm has helped tens of thousands of families in their time of legal need. Regardless of whether our clients faced criminal or DUI charges, the loss of their driving privilege, or wanted to clean up their criminal record, we have been there to help them.