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Manslaughter vs. Criminally Negligent Homicide in California

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Sep 27, 2022 | Manslaughter

Taking the life of another human being falls under the catchall phrase of “homicide.” However, there are different levels of homicide in California with different degrees of criminal culpability. Understanding these differences is important to understanding the nature of the charges against you. If you were charged with manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide in California,… read more

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Miranda Rights: What Happens if the Police Don’t Read You Your Rights?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Sep 26, 2022 | Criminal Law

If you watch television or movies, you might have an incorrect assumption about when police officers must read you your Miranda Rights. Most people believe that their criminal charges are automatically dismissed if they are arrested and do not receive their Miranda warning. However, that is not true. Before discussing what happens if the police… read more

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What Is the Difference Between Murder and Manslaughter?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Sep 21, 2022 | Manslaughter

Manslaughter and murder are potential criminal charges that can be pursued after someone causes another person’s death. But what is the difference between these two terms? The details surrounding the death are crucial for your criminal defense attorney to understand to lodge a vigorous defense on your behalf. Definition of Murder in California Murder is… read more

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What Are the Safest and Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Los Angeles?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Aug 23, 2022 | Criminal Defense

Los Angeles is the second biggest city in the United States, with almost 4 million residents. There are several neighborhoods within Los Angeles, some safer than others. Unfortunately, Los Angeles sees a lot of criminal activity, from petty crimes to violent crimes. Thankfully, violent crimes are nowhere as frequent as they used to be, but… read more

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What Are Crimes Against the Person?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Aug 22, 2022 | Criminal Law

The FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System divides criminal offenses into three categories: Crimes Against Persons Crimes Against Property Crimes Against Society Crimes against the person are criminal offenses involving victims. The suspect is accused of committing a crime that caused injury, death, the threat of injury or death, or other harm to a victim. Title… read more

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Does California Have Romeo and Juliet Laws?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Aug 18, 2022 | Sex Crimes

A Romeo and Juliet law decriminalizes teenage sex. It states that it is not a crime when two minors consent to sex. Romeo and Juliet laws vary by state. Generally, Romeo and Juliet laws generally allow someone over 14 to have consensual sex with another person who is also a teenager. California does not have… read more

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How to Deal With an Outstanding Warrant for Your Arrest

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Aug 08, 2022 | Warrants

Finding out you have a warrant for your arrest can be a scary experience. You may not know what this means for you and what you can do. A knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer can discuss your next steps during a confidential consultation, and you should almost certainly contact an attorney for help if you have… read more

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California Gun Laws Overview

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jun 29, 2022 | California Law

Some federal laws, such as the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Gun Control Act of 1968, already regulate access to guns. New legislation is in the works that would tighten regulation at the federal level. All states and some local governments have their own gun laws regulating firearms. With over 100 laws regulating… read more

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What Does “Motion for Discovery” Actually Mean in a Docket Entry in California?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jun 03, 2022 | Evidence

A criminal court docket may have many entries for a case, including several motions. A standard entry on criminal dockets is “Motion for Discovery.” This motion is a tool your criminal defense lawyer uses to access the prosecution’s information and evidence against you. Virtually every criminal case that reaches trial will undergo the discovery process…. read more

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How Do “Smart Start” Interlock Devices Work?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | May 23, 2022 | DUI

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious problem in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, one person dies due to a drunk driving accident almost every 45 minutes. Legislatures across the country have passed numerous laws to try to combat this menace. One such law passed by the California legislature… read more

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