Ruth Maurice

Attorney (UC Davis School of Law)

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. She also practiced tax-exempt private foundation law and contract law for the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Office of the General Counsel.

Ruth subsequently worked in Santa Clara County as a certified mediator, helping 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

Does an Officer Have to Witness a Misdemeanor in Order to Make an Arrest for It?
In most states, the misdemeanor must occur in the officer's presence.
Search and Seizure at and Around the U.S. Border
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects against random and arbitrary searches and seizures.
Can I Withdraw Consent to a Search?
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.
What's the difference between the burden of proof and the standard of proof?
One party generally has the burden of proving its case to the factfinder by a standard of certainty demanded by the law.
Legal Standards of Proof
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.