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What is an Accessory After the Fact?

The hunt for a gunman responsible for a fatal Monrovia shooting has come to a close. Earlier this week police arrested Jeremiah LaCroix after he surrendered himself at a Los Angeles correctional facility. LaCroix, who was also wanted in connection with a gang-related shooting, is reportedly responsible for killing one and injuring two others during […] Read More

What are Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude?

What is a crime involving moral turpitude? If you or someone you know has recently been arrested for a crime you may have heard this term thrown around. A crime involving moral turpitude is not a specific offense. Instead, a crime involving moral turpitude is a classification that can be assigned to a crime. If […] Read More

Weinstein Could Face Criminal Charges for Sexual Battery

Many of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein have been for incidents that occurred years ago. Many of these cases can never be prosecuted because California’s criminal statute of limitations has expired. There are, however, some allegations against Weinstein for recent incidents sexual misconduct. At least one Weinstein accuser, an actress who wishes to remain anonymous, […] Read More

What is Vehicular Manslaughter?

What happens when you are driving a car and cause the death of another person? In California, you can face criminal charges for vehicular manslaughter if your unlawful or negligent conduct causes a fatal accident. If you are facing criminal charges for vehicular manslaughter it is important to speak with an experienced criminal lawyer as […] Read More

Understanding Return Fraud in California – PC 484(a)

The holiday shopping season is underway in Los Angeles and retailers are on the lookout for crimes of theft. This includes acts of return fraud, where items that have been stolen or purchased at another store are exchanged for cash. Return fraud is a crime of theft in Los Angeles and can carry significant criminal […] Read More

Motion to Suppress Evidence California (Penal Code §1538.5)

If you believe that police have gathered evidence against you illegally, or that your Constitutional rights may have been violated, it is important to speak with an attorney. An attorney will review your case and determine if a motion to suppress evidence should be filed in your case. If this motion to suppress evidence is […] Read More

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