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Articles General February 28, 2018

How do the police know I am driving under the influence of marijuana?

As of January 1, 2018, recreational use of marijuana became legal under California Law. There’s still much confusion around the specifics of this new law, but one of the most important questions that people are wondering is how a police officer will be able to tell when someone is driving under the influence of marijuana. […]


Articles General February 16, 2018

How to Choose a Criminal Defense Attorney

Looking for an experienced criminal defense attorney can be hard if you don’t know what to look for. Some common questions might be: Where do I start looking? What should I look for and how do I know that lawyer is right for me? In this article, we will be covering some basics of finding […]


Articles General February 2, 2018

8 Phases of a Criminal Defense Case

Criminal defense cases typically develop in a series of phases beginning with an arrest and ending before, during or after trial. Most criminal cases today end when a defendant accepts a plea bargain offered by the prosecution. At this point, the defendant has plead guilty to the charges before trial in order to receive a […]

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Articles DUI Information General January 16, 2018

2018 California Marijuana Laws Explained

With the approval of Proposition 64 on November 8, 2016, California residents now have the ability to smoke marijuana recreationally. However, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently made it clear that use and possession of marijuana is still illegal at the Federal level. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra responded by stating “In California, we decided it […]

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Michael Scafiddi – A Former Sergeant Defending Police Officer DUIs

If you’re a police officer or other public official who’s been charged with a DUI in California, it’s critical that you consider your next steps carefully. The decisions you make in the minutes & hours after your arrest may determine the trajectory of your career and future. As a former police officer and Sergeant with […]


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Working For Our Clients

Michael Scafiddi is the owner and President of Scafiddi Law. Mr. Scafiddi has dedicated so much to this office. He has spent countless hours, often working 65 hours or more a week, making sure our clients needs are always met. Mr. Scafiddi has so much love and compassion for our clients and it shows in his work.