Ruth Maurice is a California attorney with a diverse background. She has practiced criminal defense work for the public defender offices in San Joaquin and Santa Cruz Counties. More recently, she practiced tax-exempt private foundation and contract law for the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Office of the General Counsel. Ruth is now following her interest in mediation and can be found once again in the court hallways, this time in Santa Clara County, where she is working as a certified mediator with litigants interested in alternatives to trial. Ruth earned her A.B. from Harvard College and her J.D. from the University of California Davis School of Law.
Articles By Ruth Maurice
In most states, the misdemeanor must occur in the officer's presence.
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects against random and arbitrary searches and seizures.
Do you have the right to record a police officer doing his job?
It’s possible to withdraw (“revoke”) your consent in order to stop a search. But you have to do it right and you have to do it in time.
One party generally bears the burden of proving its case to the factfinder by a standard of certainty demanded by the law.
The following are the most common standards of proof in civil and criminal cases, from lowest to highest. The standard that applies depends on the type of case.