Los Angeles Criminal Defense Blog

What Exactly Is A ‘Cybercrime’?

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on March 26, 2020

One hundred years ago, if someone wanted to steal money – they had to physically rob a bank, a house, an office, or some other property. If they wanted to stalk someone, they had to actually follow them. These days, our technology has evolved to the point that virtually everyone spends a portion of their day on the internet and benefitting from computer technology – for everything from communication to finances, and home security to national security. Unfortunately, crime has advanced just behind this rapidly advancing technology curve.



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Posted in: White-Collar Crime

The Facts About Concealed Carry in California

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on March 16, 2020

Unlike many other US states, it is against the law to carry a gun in public in the state of California without a permit. The law doesn’t differentiate between open carry and concealed carry – a permit to carry a concealed weapon, also known as a CCW permit, is required to carry a gun in public at, with few exceptions. With the law as it is, you can be charged with a crime if any police officer or sheriff finds you carrying a firearm without the proper license.

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Is Crime in the Air?

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on March 2, 2020

Recent scientific research from three different universities in the US has provided startling conclusions: both weather and pollution may have a significant impact on crime rates. While the data isn’t conclusive and there are no direct cause-effect relationships, the correlations of heat and pollution to aggression and crime are such that they shouldn’t be ignored.

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What’s The Difference Between a Writ and an Appeal?

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on February 21, 2020

Law can be a very confusing subject, and one of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of a trial is the difference between a writ and an appeal. While both writs and appeals should be done by a qualified attorney, having an understanding of them can help you navigate the complicated process of being acquitted.

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What Is False Imprisonment?

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on February 11, 2020

False imprisonment is a serious crime in the state of California, with heavy penalties imposed in a conviction. However, many individuals are unclear as to what precisely false imprisonment is and how it relates to other similar crimes like kidnapping and human trafficking.

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The Differences Between Extortion and Blackmail

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on November 30, 2019

Extortion and blackmail are similar crimes. In the state of California, they are both covered under one law (the California Extortion and Blackmail Law) and have the same penalties, but these two crimes are different.

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How to Defend Against Copyright Violation Allegations

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on November 17, 2019

Copyright infringement is a violation of the rights of the creator to his creative work, and as such, any owner of copyrighted work can take someone to court if he feels another party has stolen his work.

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The Basics of Title IX

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on October 28, 2019

As a college student, being accused of a Title IX offense can be harmful to your reputation. People accused of gender discrimination, harassment, or sexual assaults do not fare well in public opinion. The Title IX complaint resolution is a complicated process, and school administrators may be biased against you. It is in your best interests to have an experienced lawyer by your side if you are facing Title IX allegations.

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The Anatomy of an Insider Trading Case

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on October 13, 2019

You don’t have to be the CEO of Enron, Michael Milken (the Junk Bond King), or Martha Stewart to be charged with insider trading. In fact, some people discover after the fact that they have engaged in this illegal activity without even knowing it. If you are investing, it is important to know what constitutes insider trading and how to avoid it, and in the worst-case scenario, how to defend against the charges.

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Do Higher Temperatures Mean More Domestic Violence?

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on September 25, 2019

Living in the Los Angeles area means we all deal with temperatures in the 90s and above during the summer and fall. CBS reports that a study conducted by researchers at the University of California has found a link between increased crime rates and high temperatures. It was discovered that on days 85 degrees Fahrenheit and higher, violent crime increased 5.75%. The problem is made worse by the fact that the police are also less active during heatwaves.

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