Can I Shoot Someone in California Who Is Trying to Steal My Car?
Typically, the answer is no. While there are a few exceptions, most states, including California, do not allow the use of deadly force simply because someone is trying to steal your car. However, if someone is stealing the car by means of armed robbery, for example, that is a completely different matter – that situation… read moreRead More
Criminal Defense: 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Attorney
It’s an emotional and overwhelming experience to be charged with a crime, whether your charged with a DUI or a homicide. It’s critical to find a legal representative who will give you the highest probability of a positive outcome in your case. Unfortunately, most people are unsure about how to find a good criminal defense… read moreRead More
FACT OR FICTION: Doxing Someone Can Get You Arrested.
Many people may not be familiar with the word “doxing.” However, they are familiar with cyberstalking. Cyberstalking may involve doxing. Doxing is using the internet to gather your personally identifiable information (PII). Examples of sensitive information include, but is not limited to: Full name Social security number Contact information, including street address, telephone numbers, e-mail… read moreRead More
Breaking Down Attorney-Client Privilege: What it Means and How it Can Affect Your Case
Attorney-client privilege protects your communications with an attorney from being shared with other parties. When you meet with a criminal defense attorney to discuss your criminal case, you can openly talk about what occurred without fear of what you say being used against you in court. It applies whether you are innocent or guilty of… read moreRead More
What is Criminal Mischief?
Criminal mischief is a common property crime often referred to as vandalism. California also refers to this crime as malicious mischief. Criminal mischief is defined under California Penal Code Section 594 as maliciously harming the property of another. In California, criminal mischief is a “wobbler” crime, meaning it can be charged as either a misdemeanor… read moreRead More
What Is a Disposition Hearing in Criminal Court in Los Angeles?
If you are scheduled to attend a disposition hearing in criminal court in Los Angeles, you’re probably wondering what to expect. If you have a disposition hearing coming up it is critical that you retain legal counsel and discuss your situation with them. Only your lawyer can properly advise you regarding an upcoming hearing. Disposition… read moreRead More
What is a Failure to Comply in Los Angeles?
If you’ve been ordered by the court to do something (or not do something), it’s important that you follow the court’s instructions. If you don’t abide by the court’s orders, you could be faced with a “failure to comply” notice. What is a failure to comply? In general terms, it just means the court found… read moreRead More
What is a Body Attachment? Is This a Criminal Charge? What Will Happen to Me if a Body Attachment is Placed on Me?
Wondering what a body attachment is? Is it a criminal charge? What will happen to me if a body attachment is placed on you? If you have a body attachment, you need to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Your attorney will be able to advise you on the best course of action for… read moreRead More
What To Expect at an Initial Legal Consultation
If you’ve been charged with a crime in LA, it can be scary to reach out to an attorney. It may feel like you are admitting to yourself that you may be in trouble. But the initial consultation with your lawyer is an essential step in the fight for your freedom and reputation. An experienced… read moreRead More
Prosecution Tactics in Domestic Violence Cases in Los Angeles
If you have been charged with domestic violence, you need experienced and aggressive legal counsel. Prosecutors treat domestic violence (DV) defendants with unique distaste. They tend to forget that you are 100% innocent unless they prove you guilty at trial. The state may use underhanded tactics to try to convict you of DV charges. A… read moreRead More