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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

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