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Is There a Difference Between a Lawyer and an Attorney?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Oct 21, 2020 | Criminal Defense

For many people, the terms lawyer and attorney carry the same meaning and are used interchangeably. While modern parlance allows for substituting one for the other, there is actually a distinction between the two. A lawyer is someone who has graduated from an accredited law school. The individual holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree though… read more

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Is a Restraining Order Public Record, Can it Be Viewed By Anyone?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Oct 19, 2020 | California Law

Restraining orders are issued by a court and are intended to keep one person, the “restrained party,” away from another, the “protected party,” due to a threat of harassment or abuse posed by the restrained party. There are four different types of restraining orders: Domestic Violence Restraining Order Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Restraining Order… read more

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Is it Legal to Own a Pet Sloth in California?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Oct 18, 2020 | California Law

Owning exotic pets has become a popular trend over the last few years. Hedgehogs, chimpanzees, and even chinchillas are among peoples’ favorites, and another animal that individuals increasingly like to keep as a pet is the sloth. Known for being slow-moving, “chill” animals, sloth ownership has been on the rise in several different states around… read more

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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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