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Do Fourth Amendment Protections Extend to Cell Phone Records?

The right to be free from unlawful searches and seizures is a cornerstone of American freedom. The Fourth Amendment plainly states that “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, […] Read More

California Restraining Order Violations

If you’ve had a California restraining order filed against you there are certain limitations to what you can and cannot do. A restraining order is basically a legal way of infringing on some of your legal rights. A restraining order can prohibit you from contacting certain people or going to certain places. You have to […] Read More

What Happens at an Arraignment?

What happens after you’ve been arrested for a crime in California? According to the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, you must be “informed of the nature and cause” of your arrest. This Sixth Amendment right is provided through what is known as an arraignment.  An arraignment is the official first legal proceeding in […] Read More

How Do Bail and Bonds Work?

If you are arrested for a crime you may be required to post bail before you are released from police custody. What is bail? What if I don’t have cash to pay the amount set by a court? Who can help me post bail? As experienced California criminal defense attorneys we get questions like these […] Read More

California Deputy Attorney General Arrested and Charged With Possession of Child Porn

In California, you can face severe consequences if you are convicted for possessing or distributing child pornography. Last month, we learned that when the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children task force receives information that child pornography may have been uploaded to online pornography websites it does not sit idly by. Acting on this information, […] Read More

Understanding California Sexual Assault Laws

Reports of sexual assault are not uncommon in California. More than 31,000 sexual assault victims were treated by California’s rape crisis centers between 2011 and 2012. There are an estimated 2 million living rape victims in the state, and another 8.6 million who have been the victim of some kind of sexual violence. Women account […] Read More

Differences Between Murder and Manslaughter in California

To the family of a person killed by another, there is little difference between the terms murder and manslaughter—either way, a loved one is dead. For the person facing charges of killing another human being, the difference between the two terms can be huge—the difference between being put to death or spending the remainder of […] Read More

What is Clemency?

Clemency is a type of forgiveness for a crime, granted either by the governor of a state for a state crime, or the President of the United States for a federal crime. There are different types of clemency: Pardon, Reprieve, and Commutation of aSsentence. A reprieve is granted in capital cases, to suspend the execution […] Read More

Charges of Public Urination in Los Angeles

Public urination generally prohibits urination on any street, public facility, sidewalk, beach public building, alley, park or plaza. Urination on private property is also prohibited, if it is visible from a public place—meaning you can’t go out in your front yard to urinate if your front yard is visible from any public place—including the street. […] Read More

Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders

Penalties for instances of domestic violence have become much more severe over the past few years, not only in California, but across the nation. Governments and politicians seek to prove they are tough on crime, yet the crime of domestic violence has many facets. If you have been charged with domestic violence in Los Angeles, […] Read More