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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

Arrest Warrants and Search Warrants in California

There are several different types of warrants that a law enforcement officer in California may obtain during the course of a criminal investigation. Understanding the differences between an arrest warrant and a search warrant can allow you to understand your legal rights if you are ever served a warrant. Arrest warrants allow law enforcement officers […] Read More

Los Angeles Fake IDs Attorney

If you are caught with a fake ID in California you could face steep penalties – especially if you are under the legal drinking age. California has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to kids and alcohol, and has implemented a number of laws to discourage underage drinking. The most comprehensive law targets individuals […] Read More

Truancy Laws in California

California’s state Constitution declares public education to be an essential and fundamental right for all. The state takes public education very seriously and has strict attendance requirements for all students between the ages of 6 and 18. Children between these ages who are frequently absent or tardy – as well as their parents – are […] Read More

Is a Hit and Run a Felony in California?

The city of Los Angeles sees some 20,000 hit-and-run collisions annually. While the majority of those hit-and-runs cause only property damage, in 2014, twenty-seven people died in LA hit-and-run crashes, with another 144 being severely injured. Because of the number of hit-and-runs in Los Angeles, a city alert system now publishes information related to the […] Read More

A Breakdown of California Stalking Laws

California is home to many of the country’s most notable and popular celebrities. With fame and fortune comes increased attention which, in many cases, is unwanted and potentially dangerous. Sandra Bullock, Sean Penn, and Jennifer Lopez are a few of the A-list California celebrities who, in recent months, have turned to the police for assistance […] Read More

Robbery Charges in Los Angeles

According to the LA Times, robberies in the LA area increased by 12.3 percent in 2015. In particular, in more affluent areas in the city, residents have increasingly complained of home thefts and car break-ins. Additionally, packages have been taken from resident’s doorsteps, and smartphones have literally been lifted right out of the hands or […] Read More