Six Questions You Need to Ask During Interactions with the Police
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Sep 30, 2020 | Criminal Defense

Any encounter with a law enforcement officer can be intimidating and frightening. Even when you have not committed a crime and have nothing to hide, being detained by a police officer is stressful. Knowing what to do and what to say can be beneficial if the police decide to detain you. What Should You Do… read more

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Arrests Made After Halloween Party Shooting in Long Beach
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Sep 23, 2020 | News

Law enforcement officers arrested members of a gang who killed three people and wounded nine people at a Halloween Party in Long Beach on October 29, 2019. Allegedly, the gang members thought they were firing on a rival gang, although no one attending the party was a member of a gang. Long Beach Police Chief… read more

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UCLA Researcher Accused of Destroying Evidence
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Sep 16, 2020 | Criminal Defense

According to a story in the Los Angeles Times, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) opened an investigation into Guan Lei in July. Lei has been at UCLA since 2018. He was working with a professor on a project related to machine learning. An affidavit prepared by an FBI agent stated that the FBI suspected… read more

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East Los Angeles Bus Crash Injures 14; Teen Arrested for DUI
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Sep 10, 2020 | News

On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, the police and emergency services responded to the scene of a traffic accident in East Los Angeles. A Metro bus slammed into a yellow Volkswagen Beetle. Fourteen people were injured and taken to an area hospital. Eleven of the victims sustained minor injuries in the crash. Three people were in… read more

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10 Examples of Police Misconduct to Refer to for Your Case
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Sep 07, 2020 | Criminal Defense

Police misconduct is an issue that has increasingly become a part of our national consciousness over the last few years. With an alarming number of high profile police shootings driving calls for police reform, every American has dealt with this issue in one way or another. Police misconduct refers to actions taken by law enforcement… read more

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8 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Sep 05, 2020 | Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with a crime, one of the most important things you can do is hire a qualified Los Angeles defense attorney. However, not all criminal defense lawyers are going to be of the same quality. In fact, there are many criminal defense attorneys who will gladly take your money, represent you… read more

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6 Signs You Hired a Bad Criminal Defense Lawyer And How to Avoid it in the Future
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Sep 02, 2020 | Criminal Defense

Hiring a high-quality criminal defense lawyer is one of the most crucial steps you can take in defending yourself against criminal charges. A truly skilled and effective lawyer will know how to advocate for you and work toward the results you desire. Unfortunately, not all criminal defense lawyers take their job seriously, and there are… read more

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Can You Shoot Someone Who Breaks Into Your House?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Aug 31, 2020 | California Law

One question people across the country often wrestle with is what to do in the event someone breaks into your home. Would you shoot an intruder in order to protect yourself and your family? Legally speaking, can you? Because self-defense laws vary by state, the answer to this question depends on where you call home…. read more

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Five Popular Animals That are Illegal in California
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Aug 29, 2020 | California Law

Every state has its quirky laws that, at their best make for good trivia, and at their worst can be a real headache for residents. The same is true for California. The Golden State has some very strict laws on the books about which pets are permissible to own and keep. To be sure, the… read more

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July SCV Domestic Violence Reports Increase by 59% Over 2019
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Aug 25, 2020 | Domestic Violence

The number of reports of domestic violence in Santa Clarita Valley a higher than they were during the same time last year. The higher than normal reports of domestic violence also extends throughout Los Angeles County. While reports of most other crimes have decreased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, reports of domestic violence… read more

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