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George Takei Facing Allegations of Sexual Assault

It seems like every day there is a new story about how a Hollywood superstar or producer and sexual assault. George Takei is the latest star to be accused of engaging in unsavory (and illegal) sexual behavior. According to a former male model and actor, Takei forcefully groped him while they were at Takei’s Los […] Read More

Violating a Court Order in California

If you are given an order by a Los Angeles court you are required, by law, to follow that order. Violating a court order can have serious consequences, including jail time and criminal charges. If you are facing charges for violating a court order in Los Angeles you should not hesitate to contact an attorney. […] Read More

Los Angeles Police Can Now Use Drones In an Investigation

The Los Angeles Police Department will soon be able to use drones to help them with criminal investigations. The Los Angeles city commissioners recently granted the LAPD the authority to use drones to surveil high-risk situations for one year. This decision was made despite a number of protests from Los Angeles residents. Those who oppose […] Read More

Harvey Weinstein Could Face Criminal Charges For Sexual Assault in Los Angeles

More than 30 female celebrities and entertainment industry professionals recently accused executive Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and/or sexual harassment. These allegations have shocked the entertainment industry and thrown the country into a heated discussion about sexual assault. Many are asking if Weinstein, the former head of The Weinstein Company film studio, will face criminal […] Read More

Filing a Petition for Factual Innocence in California

Have you ever been arrested for a crime that you did not commit? Unfortunately, this happens all too often in Los Angeles, CA. As police ramp up efforts to reduce crime, innocent people can easily get caught up in the legal system for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Many times, innocent […] Read More

Man Arrested for Public Intoxication After Smashing Santa Monica Carousel Window

Last month police were called to the Santa Monica Pier Carousel after a man punched a window at the attraction. When police arrived they discovered that the man appeared to be drunk. After he was treated for the injuries to his hand he was arrested for vandalism and public intoxication. Police released him from custody […] Read More

Criminal Trespassing Laws in California

In California, trespassing can be both a civil and criminal offense. This means that you can be sued by a private citizen for trespassing on their property and you can face criminal charges from the state. If you are charged with the crime of trespassing you can face serious criminal consequences. A conviction for trespassing […] Read More

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