What Happens If You Violate the Coronavirus Lockdown?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Mar 31, 2020

In quick sequence, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Gavin Newsom delivered orders forcing most residents to remain home and limit their social interaction until further notice. The move – not seen in modern times – is aimed at curbing the outbreak of the coronavirus.  While the orders allow for people to leave… read more

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What Should I Do If I’m Arrested for Drug Possession?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jan 31, 2020

Drug charges in California carry some pretty harsh penalties. The things you do and the decisions you make after an arrest can have a huge impact on your criminal case. Here’s what you need to know. 1. Don’t Panic. Stay Calm. An arrest doesn’t mean that your life is over. The state has the burden… read more

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How Long After an Accident Can I Be Charged With a DUI?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez |

You’re driving home one night after having a few drinks with your friends in downtown Los Angeles. Before you know it, your car crashes into another. The police show up at the scene and ask some questions. Then, to your surprise, they complete a report and send you on your way. How long after that… read more

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How Long Does a Felony Stay on Your Record in Los Angeles?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jan 23, 2020

If you’ve been convicted of a felony in Los Angeles, that will remain on your criminal record indefinitely. That is, unless, you file a petition to have your conviction expunged. Certain felonies in California can be expunged – or removed – from your record. However, there are certain limits regarding when you can initiate the… read more

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Southern California Uber Driver Accused of Rape
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jan 16, 2020

Uber can be really convenient. You can avoid traffic and not have to worry about driving if you’ve had a few drinks. However, there are increasing safety concerns when it comes to Uber – and those concerns aren’t about accidents. Those concerns center on sexual assaults, rapes, and murders committed by Uber drivers. Earlier this… read more

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How Long Does Alcohol Stay On Your Breath?
by Rhan Pemberton | Dec 12, 2019

You have a few drinks at the bar. Then you have a glass of water and some food. You want to make sure that you’re alert and able to drive home safely. You get into the car and begin your journey home. Then, not long after you begin to drive away, you see red and… read more

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5 Things to Do If You’re Being Falsely Accused in Court
by Rhan Pemberton | Dec 06, 2019

Sometimes people are falsely accused of misconduct or criminal behavior. In some cases, those false accusations can result in criminal charges. Other times, those allegations can adversely affect rights pertaining to your children and family. Those are some serious consequences for something that’s untrue. If you’re facing false allegations in court, it’s important to know… read more

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What is the Age of Consent in California?
by Rhan Pemberton | Nov 25, 2019

Can a 16-year-old date an 18-year-old? Can a 15-year-old date a 19-year-old? Is it okay for teens to have sex if both are fully on board and want to willingly engage in the act? These questions – or similar variations – are asked more frequently than you might think. And, for good reason. When sex… read more

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Do Ankle Bracelets Have Microphones?
by Rhan Pemberton | Nov 06, 2019

Sometimes, as a part of your probation requirement, you’ll be required to wear an electronic monitor on your ankle. The ankle bracelet transmits a wireless signal that allows the state to keep an eye on your location. If you exceed the boundaries of your house arrest, the company keeping an eye on your monitor will… read more

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Are Hidden Nanny Cams Legal in California?
by Rhan Pemberton | Oct 16, 2019

Maybe you’ve decided that it’s finally time for a night out without the kids. Someone will have to watch them. Or, perhaps you’re going away on vacation. Someone will have to take care of the dog and water the plants. Either way, someone is going to have to come into your house while you’re not… read more

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