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Welcome to the Official Blog of Simas & Associates, Ltd. Below, please find recent postings from our firm in regards to items of interest concerning our law firm, our cities, state, and nation, and our legal practice areas and service. We try to update frequenty, so check back often.

California Law on Slot Machines

Under California law, slot machines are illegal, with a number of limited exceptions.  (See, e.g., Penal Code, §§ 330a – 330.9.)  This means it is illegal to own, possess, control, maintain, license, permit its placement in any room, space, inclosure, or building owned, leased, or controlled by an individual.  It is also illegal to manufacture, repair, […]

New Law Limits Use of Expunged Convictions in License Denials

On September 28, 2014, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 2396, which provides that an individual with an expunged conviction cannot be denied a license solely because of the expunged conviction, notwithstanding any other law in the Business and Professions Code.  This new law gives relief to applicants applying to certain state agencies for licenses, effective […]

Interstate Drivers License Compact

If you are arrested in California for driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% with an out-of-state driver's license, your driver's license will not be immediately confiscated.  However, you will be notified that your driving privileges in the state of California will be suspended in thirty (30) days. Wow, just reading that aloud for the first […]

Training Reminder – Administrative Writs of Mandamus: What You Need to Know

On November 14, 2014, Steven L. Simas, owner and founder of Simas & Associates, Ltd., will be serving as one of several presenters for Administrative Writs of Mandamus: What You Need to Know.  This day-long seminar is being co-hosted by Pincus Professional Education and the Sacramento County Bar Association Administrative Law Section.  The seminar will […]


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