Rhonda Mae Hixon

Rhonda Mae Hixon

  • Criminal Law
  • California
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Biography

I have been involved in the criminal justice system for much of my adult life- as a Probation Officer, Deputy District Attorney, Judge Pro Tempore, and for the past 23 years as a committed fighter for the rights of the accused in Shasta County.

Practice Area
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Legal Services of Northern California
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Attorney
Shasta County District Attorney
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Headed White Collar Crime/ Consumer Fraud Unit
Deputy Probation Officer
Los Angeles County Probation Department
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Education
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
J.D. (1985) | Trial Advocacy
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California State University - Long Beach
B.S. (1978) | Criminal Justice
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 119870
Member
- Current
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Legal Answers
124 Questions Answered
Q. In California can I file a motion to dismiss for failure to bring to trial(statute of limitations) without being Booked?
A: The Statute of Lim itations is a defense to the criminal prosecution, so you must have an active criminal prosecution against you to raise it.
Q. Prison sentence 2yrs half time,with 10months credit,5 actual month in will you have 2months left to do or 7 months left,
A: When calculating credits you want to subtract actual time in custody from the total sentence imposed, then apply the half-time credits to determine the out date. So, roughly two years is 730 days, minus the 150 (5mo in), or 580, which would be 290 at half-time, or about 9 months
Q. I was pulled over for, "licence plate out". I was pulled out of my car because the 2 cops(with guns) saw a knife on my
A: Oh yes... the old 'license plate light' stop...leading to dog searches and the violation of your 4th Amendment right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure! Any traffic violation is justification for a vehicle stop. From there, however, is some good law in challenging these types of end- around -your- rights police behavior, that may well warrant a Motion to Suppress (1538.5 P.C.). The issuing of a simple fix it ticket cannot be delayed to bring in dogs for a search. Rodriguez v. U.S. 135 S. Ct. 1609 (2015); see also U.S. v. Evans 786 F. 3d 779 (9th Cir. 2015). If the knife wasn't otherwise illegal, it provides no reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, and no threat to law enforcement, once you were removed from the car. There may be some things for a good lawyer to explore. Best of Luck!!
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