Los Angeles Criminal Defense Blog

Common Mistakes To Avoid During a DUI Stop

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on January 20, 2024

No one likes a traffic stop. Especially after a night out with friends, the anxiety one feels when being pulled over is entirely understandable. It is essential to be aware of drivers’ most common mistakes and how to avoid them when interacting with law enforcement. Taking proactive measures can protect your rights and significantly improve the potential outcome of a DUI stop.

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Posted in: DUI Defense

The Main Types of Identity Theft and Their Potential Penalties

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on January 1, 2024

Identity theft cases are complex and sensitive due to the intricate nature of tracking and proving the misuse of personal information. The emotional toll on victims, coupled with the need for thorough investigation, adds many layers to addressing these crimes.

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Posted in: White-Collar Crime

California’s Stipulations of Domestic or Spousal Battery

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on December 20, 2023

Domestic or spousal battery charges in California are a serious matter with far-reaching legal implications. Understanding the details of this crime, especially as outlined in California Penal Code 243(e)(1), is crucial for anyone facing such accusations.

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Posted in: Domestic Violence

Accused of Posting Harmful Information on the Internet?

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on December 10, 2023

In today’s digital age, the internet serves as a vast platform for communication, information sharing, and, unfortunately, the dissemination of harmful content. Individuals accused of posting harmful information online may face serious legal consequences, making it essential to understand the legal framework surrounding such actions. Navigating these complexities requires the legal guidance of a Los Angeles cybercrime defense lawyer.

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Posted in: Cybercrime

All About California Penal Code 995: Motion To Dismiss

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on November 30, 2023

In the intricate realm of criminal law, defendants possess certain rights and avenues to challenge legal proceedings. One such mechanism is found in California’s Penal Code 995, which provides the framework for a crucial legal tool – the motion to dismiss.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Can I Have My Arrest Records Sealed in California?

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on November 15, 2023

Arrest records can have a lasting impact on individuals, affecting various aspects of their lives, including employment opportunities and housing prospects. In California, there is an option to address this concern through record sealing. To successfully seal an arrest record in California, it is vital to have a firm grasp on legal criteria, procedures, and the potential benefits of sealing arrest records in the state.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Excusable Homicide: Its Meaning and How to Use It

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on October 30, 2023

In the complex and sensitive matter of homicide, several state laws may come into play. One legal concept that deserves attention is excusable homicide. It is essential to understand the concept of self-defense generally, the legal criteria behind excusable homicide, potential defenses, consequences, and how skilled criminal defense attorneys approach excusable homicide in their work.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Defending Against Telemarketing Fraud Charges

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on October 15, 2023

Telemarketing fraud, as defined by California Business and Professions Code 17511.9, involves deceptive or fraudulent practices carried out through telemarketing calls, stating:

“any person, including, but not limited to, the seller, a salesperson, agent or representative of the seller, or an independent contractor, who willfully violates any provision of this article or who directly or indirectly employs any device, scheme, or artifice to deceive in connection with the offer or sale by any telephonic seller, or who willfully, directly, or indirectly, engages in any act, practice, or course of business which operates or would operate as a fraud or deceit upon any person in connection with a sale by any telephonic seller shall, upon conviction, be punished…”

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Posted in: White-Collar Crime

Illegal Search and Seizure: Challenging Drug Crime Charges

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on September 20, 2023

Possession, use, sale, and transportation of a controlled substance are all serious legal offenses. You may be looking at significant jail time if you have been arrested for a drug crime in California.

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects people against unreasonable search and seizure. In many cases, overzealous law enforcement officials overstep the bounds of their authority when conducting a search or petitioning a judge for a warrant.

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Posted in: Drug Crimes

Welfare Fraud: Accusations, Prosecutions, and Defenses

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on September 10, 2023

Throughout the State of California, local task forces have been established to prevent welfare fraud. These task forces are well-staffed with enthusiastic investigators who build strong cases before handing them off to prosecutors.

Local prosecutors are eager to convict people of welfare fraud. It provides good headlines and helps get them reelected. Prosecutors have a lot of discretion when it comes to which cases they decide to pursue and the type of penalties they seek.

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Posted in: White-Collar Crime