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Helpful Criminal Defense (and Related) Links

Updated: May 2

By Clayton T. Robertson (Criminal Defense Attorney)


I intend to add a "Resources" page to this site, but in the meantime, the following are several potentially helpful links to criminal defense or related court (or state bar) resources. These links are for informational purposes only. You may need to consult with an attorney to address the specific facts and legal issues for your case.


Please note: The content of these various sites is the responsibility of the sites, not this blog.


State Bar of California:


State Bar of California (Including Attorney Search and Other Resources): https://www.calbar.ca.gov/


Pro-Bono Legal Directories:


California Pro-Bono Directories and Resources: http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Access-to-Justice/Pro-Bono and https://www.lawhelpca.org/


You can also consult your various local county bar associations for their pro-bono legal services. For example, for Alameda County, California: https://www.acbanet.org/pro-bono-legal-services/


Bar Associations:


California (and County-by-County): https://calawyers.org/bar-relations/california-bar-associations-and-organizations/


Legal Terms:


Glossary of Legal Terms (State): https://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-glossary.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en


Glossary of Legal Terms (Federal): https://www.uscourts.gov/glossary


Forms:


California Judicial Council Forms (Multiple Subject Areas): https://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm


Law Libraries:


California Law Libraries & Resources: https://www.courts.ca.gov/1091.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en and http://www.publiclawlibrary.org/


Trainings & Guides:


Judicial Council of California Online Trainings and Guides: http://www2.courtinfo.ca.gov/protem/


Criminal Law Overview:


California Courts Criminal Law Overview: https://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-criminallaw.htm


Jury Instructions:


California Criminal Jury Instructions (2021): https://www.courts.ca.gov/partners/312.htm


Collateral Consequences:


California Collateral Consequences Resources: https://california.ccresourcecenter.org/consequence-search/ and https://ccresourcecenter.org/


Collaborative Courts:


California Collaborative Justice Courts: https://www.courts.ca.gov/programs-collabjustice.htm


Immigration:


Immigration Resources: https://www.ilrc.org/ and https://www.courts.ca.gov/35563.htm


Department of Motor Vehicles:


California Department of Motor Vehicles (DUI) Site: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/driver-education-and-safety/dmv-safety-guidelines-actions/driving-under-the-influence/


Inmate Locator:


California CDCR Inmate Locator: https://inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov/search.aspx


Federal Bureau of Prisons: https://www.bop.gov/inmateloc/


Legal Research (Free):


Case Law: https://www.anylaw.com/


Additional Legal Materials: https://scholar.google.com/


Prison:


Prison Law (Including Habeas Corpus Manual): https://prisonlaw.com/resources/


Benchguides:


California Judges Benchguides: https://calcountylawlib.libguides.com/sfllbenchguides


Prosecutorial Resources:


Inquisitive Prosecutor Guides (Helpful to Defense Attorneys): https://www.sccgov.org/sites/da/publications/IPG/Pages/home.aspx


California Codes/Statutes:


Code Search (General): https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes.xhtml


Court Decisions (California):


California Appellate Court Decisions: https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions.htm


California Supreme Court Decisions: https://www.courts.ca.gov/supremecourt.htm


Appeals (Criminal):


Central California Appellate Program: https://www.capcentral.org/ and http://cap-la.org/


United States Courts:


U.S. Courts Main Page: https://www.uscourts.gov/


United States Courts Links:


U.S. Courts Links and Additional Resources: https://www.uscourts.gov/about-federal-courts/federal-courts-public/court-website-links


U.S. Department of Justice Resources:


United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Publications (Federal): https://www.justice.gov/publications


United States DOJ Criminal Manual (Federal): https://www.justice.gov/jm/title-9-criminal


U.S. Supreme Court Decisions:


United States Supreme Court Opinions: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/opinions.aspx


Criminal Defense Organizations:


California Public Defenders Association (CPDA): https://www.claranet.us/


California DUI Lawyers Association: https://www.californiaduilawyers.org/


National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL): https://www.nacdl.org/


Federal Defenders: https://www.fd.org/









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