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Sex Offender Registration – The Ins and Outs
Law Office of Kristine Koo

People who are convicted of certain sex crimes will have to register as a sex offender in California (Penal Code 290).  Registering as a sex offender negatively impacts one’s life.  Being a sex registrant effects one’s residency, restricts one’s employment, one can lose child custody, and there can be prejudice. Prior to 2021, no matter…

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When a domestic violence victim becomes a domestic violence defendant
Law Office of Kristine Koo

She came in fear.  The night before, she was arrested for domestic violence for pushing her boyfriend away from her.  She had to spend money to bond out.  The district attorney filed a Complaint against her for domestic violence, a violation of Penal Code 243(e)(1).  She had an upcoming court date.   You see, though,…

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Sealing Your Arrest Record: PC 851.8 vs. PC 851.91
Law Office of Kristine Koo

Let’s say you are arrested 10 years ago, but are never convicted of that crime. For example, you are charged with simple battery, a violation of Penal Code 242, but the District Attorney never filed the case/filed a complaint against you, and eventually dismissed the case against you. That is great, but you still have…

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Consequences of Speaking to the Police During a Molestation Investigation
Law Office of Kristine Koo

In 2014, the defendant was charged with committing sodomy on his 2 year old niece.  He did it while babysitting her and her 5 year old sister.  A few days later, the mother found out about the sexual assault because she saw blood on her daughter’s toilet paper.  The 2 year old then told her…

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Kristine was my lawyer for an unexpected and ugly divorce and custody battle last year. Kristine was professional, taking the time to get to know me. She constantly kept me informed of upcoming hearings and...


If i could give Kristine 10 Stars i definitely would , i hired Kristine after i got my 1st DUI back in November of 2021 and not only did she managed to guide me through the entire process but also made it...

Rodrigo Rodriguez

Very professional, she helped me clean my record very fast and gave a fair price in these difficult times.... so grateful for lawyers like Kristine


I highly recommend Kristine. Kristine not only referred me to one of the best family law attorneys, she also worked to contact the DA and make sure the felony domestic violence charges were dropped prior to my...


Kristine Koo represented me on a second DUI offense. I took this case to trial and plead not guilty. Ms. Koo was able to get my case dismissed! This has been the most nerve-wracking experience in my entire life...


I worked with Kristine on a very stressful Family Law case. She took the time to fully understand my situation and needs and touched base regularly with me on next steps while addressing my concerns and...