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Avoid a DUI This Fourth of July Weekend

In California, drunk driving arrests tend to spike in the summer, particularly on and around certain holidays. The Fourth of July is no exception. In 2016, more than 1,110 drivers across the state were arrested on suspicion of DUI on the Fourth of July. That same night, at least 35 fatalities were tied to drunk […] Read More

Are Escorts Legal in Los Angeles?

In today’s society, it seems like you can purchase just about any service you need or want. This is even true of human companionship. Escorts are individuals who are paid to simply spend time with you. Escorts can be hired to accompany you to a public outing or family event, or simply to sit and […] Read More

Understanding Abortion Laws in California

Is it legal to get an abortion in California? Thanks to the landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, women do currently have the right to make decisions about their own reproductive lives. However, many states, including California, do place some restrictions on when, where, and how women can make the choice to terminate […] Read More

4 Defenses to Statutory Rape in Los Angeles

Statutory rape is unlike most other sex crimes in California. Most sexually-based offenses involve situations where one person forces another person to engage in sexual activity against his or her will. Statutory rape, however, does not necessarily have to follow this same pattern. In fact, the sexual behavior at the very center of statutory rape […] Read More

What is a Hung Jury?

Last year a jury could not agree about whether or not Bill Cosby was guilty of sexual assault. Earlier this year, a second jury had little trouble finding him guilty on all counts. How, though, could Cosby be tried a second time for the same crime? Doesn’t double jeopardy protect defendants from situations like this? […] Read More

Falsely Accused of Domestic Abuse? Here’s What You Need to Do.

Domestic violence is a serious issue for many California families. As a result, any allegations of domestic abuse and/or domestic violence are taken very seriously by police and prosecutors. The consequences of domestic violence allegations can be devastating. Unfortunately, this can be true even if the accusations against you are false. Domestic violence is not […] Read More

Why Is There No Statute of Limitations for Murder in California?

In the 1970s and 1980s, California was terrorized by a masked gunman known only as the “Golden State Killer.” Over a period of 12 years, the gunman reportedly killed 12 people, committed 45 rapes, and burglarized at least 120 homes. After all this time, it appears that the manhunt may be over. Last month, a […] Read More

Bill Cosby Convicted of Aggravated Indecent Assault

Bill Cosby has been found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault by a Pennsylvania jury. His conviction is cheered by many as a victory for victims of sexual assault across the country. Many attribute Cosby’s downfall to the increased willingness of victims to come forward in the midst of the #MeToo movement. What […] Read More

Can You Get a DUI If Your BAC is Below the Legal Limit?

Do you have to have a certain amount of alcohol in your body to be convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in California? Contrary to popular belief, the answer is no. There are actually two ways you can get a DUI. The first is when your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) exceeds the legal limit. […] Read More

What Happens If I Flip Off a Cop?

Have you ever had the urge to flip off a police officer during or after a traffic stop? Maybe you were pulled over for barely exceeding the limit, or perhaps the officer was just curt and unpleasant during your interaction. You may have thought twice before giving them the finger, fearing that it may be […] Read More