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Man Arrested in Suspected Los Angeles Jail Drug Smuggling Operation

An attempt to smuggle illegal drugs into a Los Angeles correctional facility has been thwarted by a K9 officer. According to the reports, police learned about a drug smuggling operation and secured a search warrant for the suspect’s home. A narcotics-sniffing police dog discovered methamphetamine and heroin valued at more than $40,000. The drugs were […] Read More

What is an Indictment?

If you’ve watched or read the news lately you may have noticed that one term has been popping up quite frequently: indictment. Rappers have been indicted for domestic violence. Mothers have been indicted for opioid-related drug crimes. Dozens of President’s associates have been indicted for a slew of crimes, ranging from financial crimes to lying […] Read More

What is a Subpoena?

When you’re arrested and charged with a crime in Los Angeles you have the right to defend yourself. In order to assert a strong defense, you’ll probably have to get some outside assistance. There may be witnesses who can offer helpful testimony or documents to support your case. What if a witness doesn’t want to […] Read More

Is a DUI a Felony in California?

It’s illegal to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol in California. While most first-time DUI offenses will be charged as misdemeanors, it is possible for DUI to be a felony. Getting a felony DUI can be devastating. The consequences of a conviction can stay with you for life. It’s important to understand […] Read More

California Abandons Money Bail In Favor of Risk Assessment

California will soon become the first state in the country to abandon its money bail system. Instead of assigning bail after arrest, a court will determine if a defendant should be detained based on their perceived threat to society. In theory, this should help to minimize racial bias in California’s criminal justice system. The California […] Read More

What is Deferred Entry of Judgment and How Can It Help Me?

Earlier this summer, a video depicting a woman stealing a “Make America Great Again” hat from a man’s head went viral. The clip showed UC Riverside student Edith Macias, 22, grabbing the hat from a classmate and accusing him of advocating genocide. While stealing someone’s hat may not seem like a major crime, Macias was […] Read More

What is Identity Theft?

After months of investigations, police in Los Angeles County finally arrested two men suspected to have stolen thousands of items from cars across San Fernando Valley. The two men, who are both in their mid-20s, have each been charged with several crimes of theft. Those charges included several counts of identity theft. Identity theft, which […] Read More

Understanding the Different Types of Warrants

Warrants are an important part of our criminal justice system. They help to protect you from unreasonable and invasive police actions. There are three primary types of warrants in California: search, arrest, and bench. It is important to understand the function of each of these warrants and when they can be issued. You have a […] Read More

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