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When You’ve Been Accused Of Kidnapping Your Own Child: What Parents Need to Know

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on May 13, 2020

When parents are in the middle of a particularly contentious custody battle, or there is a disagreement between separated parents about custody and visitation, tensions can escalate to the point where one parent decides to physically take their child without the permission of the other parent (often out of state) in order to prevent them from seeing the child.

However, what many parents do not realize in the heat of the moment is how serious this action is, as they can actually face criminal charges for parental kidnapping. While many parents may be surprised to learn this fact, there actually are situations in which a parent can be tried and convicted for kidnapping their own child. Whether you have been thinking about taking your child away from their other parent, or you are facing parental kidnapping charges, here is a quick look at what you need to know about parental kidnapping. 



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How To End Your Probation Early: What You Should Expect

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on April 29, 2020

Many people think of probation as getting off lightly when it comes to the legal system. However, while probation can be given in lieu of a prison sentence or as part of a reduced sentence, it often puts people between a rock and a hard place. After all, just because someone is on probation that doesn’t mean they don’t still have bills to pay, or go in to work. If the restrictions and requirements placed on them by probation cause a strain, it’s possible that someone will lose their job or their home, and what could be worse that could make them violate the terms of their probation on top of everything else.



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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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Posted in: White-Collar Crime

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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