Chico, CA 530-359-8810
Sacramento CA 916.877.5297
CONTACT CAROLYN CHAN
Email Carolyn Chan
Chico, CA 95928; Fair Oaks Blvd. CA 95825, Madison Ave. 95841
Telephone + (530) 359-8810
Telephone + (916) 877-5297
Experience:24 years Jurisdictions: California
Eastern District Federal Court (Sacramento/all Eastern District Counties)
Southern District Federal Court (San Diego)
Northern District Federal Court (San Francisco)
Colorado Federal District Court (Denver)
Amazingly, Ms.Chan is one of the few attorneys that has likely won many difficult cases, but not charged high hourly fees. Civil, criminal, family, business issues and other legal problems, addressed with personal service. Experience working on challenging cases, such as where defendant is charged with 60 felony counts, and case involves real property, receivership, bankruptcy, animal law, foreclosure, mortgage fraud and more, is not common.
Lots of references available. Available for local area Northern CA including Roseville,Chico,Sacramento, State/Federal courts and other Northern CA counties, Redding, Butte, Shasta, Glenn, etc. Shared offices near Loehmann's Plaza (Sierra Oaks Exec.,Fair Oaks Bl.) and off Madison Ave(Sacramento)+by appointment in Butte County.
For services covering document processing (without using attorney full time for entire case) see www.justicefactorx.wix.com/justicefactorxsite, which is available for most counties of California.
Check out our video listings, we look for interesting cases and news reports, popular legal topics, and bring you the stuff that most people don't have time to view.
Also, look below at the ITEX video, which is a Trade Exchange where you can hire people without using all cash. The old fashioned method of trade (barter) is very alive today.
For example of our current local NATIONAL case involving mortgage issues, fraud, con law,animals,illegal seizure and abuse of process,spanning 20-30 pages on Google searches, see:
For example of animal related legislation see:http://petdefense.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/caacquitted-in-crim-ct-you-lose-your-animals-anyway/
For example of successfully opposing summary judgment in Federal Court see:
Possible Breed Ban Lawsuit Toothless, City Says
Pit bull lovers confident as ban litigation mounted
By J.C. O'Connell 03/07/2007
Aurora Sentinel & Daily Sun
Aurora, CO | Pit bull aficionados think they have a fighting chance to overturn the breed ban that took effect last year, but city officials say the ban is beyond legal challenge. "Once we have a trial in federal court the breed ban will be overturned," said Glen Bui, a representative for the American Canine Foundation.
The federal court proceedings have just gotten under way, but Bui thinks his organization can prove Aurora's ban on pit bulls and seven other breeds of "fighting dogs" is arbitrary and unconstitutional. City Attorney Charlie Richardson said there have been no court decisions in Colorado or elsewhere that would jeopardize Aurora's ban since it was adopted.
"We remain confident," Richardson said.
The ACF is involved in fighting breed-specific legislation in communities across the country and advocates laws that target irresponsible dog owners rather than a certain breed or breeds of dogs.
"Breed bans aren't going to solve the problem," Bui said. "This is not about American Pit Bull Terriers. There's 27 breeds of dogs being targeted by breed bans right now."
registered with the city, according to city officials.
*Note: 4 years after the lawsuit, Aurora voluntarily removed all breeds of dogs from the "banned" list except for generic "pitbulls"...according to the ABA House of Delegates in 2012, breed neutral laws for canines are to be implemented in contrast to BSL (breed specific legislation)which singles out breeds of canines without any regard for their individual behavior at all.
UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT CASE U.S. V STEVENS-- a First Amendment Case, highly precedential in Animal Issues
Supreme Court overturns anti-animal cruelty law in First Amendment case
By Robert Barnes
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The Supreme Court on Tuesday forcefully struck down a federal law aimed at banning depictions of dog fighting and other violence against animals, saying it violated constitutional guarantees of free speech and created a "criminal prohibition of alarming breadth."
The 8 to 1 ruling, written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., was a ringing endorsement of the First Amendment's protection of even distasteful expression. Roberts called "startling and dangerous" the government's argument that the value of certain categories of speech should be weighed against their societal costs when protecting free speech. ...[t]he court said the legislation passed by Congress was far too broad. Anyone who "creates, sells or possesses a depiction of animal cruelty" for commercial gain can be imprisoned for up to five years. A depiction of cruelty was defined as one in which "a living animal is intentionally maimed, mutilated, tortured, wounded or killed." It should be noted that as applied, children's cartoons, common tv shows, movies, books, magazines, and any and all depictions of animals potentially being harmed (even if not harmed, such as in movie actor animal scenes) --would violate this law as written. Although the law was specifically meant only for crush videos, in fact, the government had purposely applied it to historical video of dogfighting in the world, not crush films. The Humane Society of the United States basically wrote the law, then pushed to have it applied to the video (which was not a crush film.) Taken to an extreme, we assume it could apply to a fish on a hook.Roberts wrote that the definition was so loose that it could include all depictions of wounding or killing animals, even hunting videos or magazines.
See Supreme Court Case where our canine expert testified for Mr. Stevens, against HSUS law re depictions of animal cruelty, the court finding the law unconstitutional, violating the First Amendment: http://www.oyez.org/cases/2000-2009/2009/2009_08_769
Attorney has worked with canine experts, including dog aggression specialists, animal husbandry humane officers, criminal defense gang experts, and other experts required for criminal defense cases, and has investigated numerous illegal seizure cases, especially in regard to property involving animals, and forfeiture issues.
If you have been *arrested* you need to indicate arrest/name but not give specifics, just the jail location. Calls can be made 24/7, make sure to leave your name and contact. Bail info. http://www.bailstop.com For Federal Bail information, for example, see http://www.orangecounty-bailbonds.com which goes over Federal Bond with no justification, and Corporate Surety Bond, 1275 bail sufficiency (Nebbia.) We can arrange for this in Northern CA if needed.
PRACTICE AREAS: Criminal Law, State and Federal
Many criminal charges (felony/misdemeanor)
Animal & Dog Law: All issues including negligence, strict liability, animal
control problems, hearings, administrative issues; sales, accusations of
prima facie guilt; ordinances, search and seizure, state law involving animals and more
Adversary (bankruptcy issue trials), fraud, stay violations
including violations impacting animals, claims against the estate, exemptions,
liens, purported liens, false claims against estate, more
Contempt, Civil Harassment
Civil rights, Commerce, Due Process/EP; search/seizure re animals, takings,
issues in animal related enterprise including crimes; activist demonstrators amounting to
nuisance or other unlawful violation (free speech v SLAPP issues); ordinances without
Pets,farm animals, animal law related, business issues
Most issues related to sales or offering of animals in pet trade
Professional Negligence Defense
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Rate for legal services may be adjusted according to income in many cases...affordable, experience with high profile cases and those considered highly political, including property issues, constitutional law.
JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
California Since 1990-- Also, Eastern District CA, Northern District CA, Southern District CA
Colorado Since 2007-- Federal District Court, Denver
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Animal related Legislation and Opposition, Lobbyist consultant 2002-Current
Advise lobbyist and activist opposition re due process issues of pending legislation, unintended consequences including but not limited to issues involving interstate commerce, dormant commerce clause and violation of key principles of constitutional law,or inviting state actor liability or other related liability issues.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Board of Directors P.I.E.C.E.S Non Profit Corp. (Oroville, Butte County) 2011-Current Details: Non profit corp. designed to empower formerly incarcerated and those on parole, probation to realize their potential by manifesting change from within.
Volunteer Director, Community Based Paralegal Services JusticefactorX 2010-Current Details: Community based legal document preparation based upon sliding scale, geared toward pro se litigants, civil litigation, divorce, TRO, discovery issues, pre trial issues, law and motion documents, CA judicial council forms,proper formats for submission to courts; law student mentoring, paralegal work experience. http://www.paralegalinsacramento.blogspot.com
Supreme Court Rejects Ban on Taping Police Officers
Supreme Court Rejects Con law case on People Filming Police
"The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case on the constitutionality of recording
...HSUS: Lawyers In Cages
Parody of Shelter Animals and Attorneys. If you can't understand it then see petdefense.wordpress.com
The Humane Society of the United States is not affiliated with your local pet shelter, but ads ...
...Forfeiture Abuse: Even Your Drums Aren't Safe From the Police
Institute for Justice, Forfeiture ..OMNI Drug Seizure, Anonymous Tip
Can you DIGG it? http://iam.ij.org/ht6aQJ Forfeiture abuse in action: Cops caught on tape ...
Police plant drugs on homeless black woman
Police Plant Indicia on Black Female, caught on tape and given to authorities, claiming it was a joke
Police released video Thursday that Officer Chrisman arresting a woman right next the medical ...
Prison Guard Saved By Inmates
Guard Saved by Inmates
Shocking footage of an inmate strangling a guard at a Florida jail before other prisoners battled ...
Dirty cops caught stealing attorney's documents in court from her brief case reportinjustices.com
Officer rifles Attorney's Briefcase on camera
Cops already being investigated by the justice department , getting caught on camera after ...
How to Avoid a Vehicle Search!
Stopped and Searched? Nope.
Using your 4th Amendment Rights! Staying calm, telling the police that they can't search as a ...
Man Arrested for trying to save his drowning dog
Man arrested for Trying to Save Dog
I can understand both sides. BUT, your life is worth more then the dogs.
A doggy Christmas surprise - Karácsonyi kutyás meglepetés
Our dog school's presentation group made a surprise video for Christmas. It is our first work of ...
Asset Forfeiture, The Donald Scott Case.
Land Owner Killed in Malibu CA
A large and growing list of Americans -- now numbering in the hundreds of thousands -- who have ...
Links of Interest:
Wrongly Convicted Defendants Data, by National Geographic
Summary of Criminal Defense Process, by San Francisco Firm (Written in Plain English)
10 Reasons NOT to Talk to the Police
Federal Lawsuit in Sacramento against Panhandling Ordinance, ACLU Asserts Law is Unconstitutional (Equal Protection)
Eastern District of California Blog, Criminal and Civil Rights Cases Emphasis