Criminal Defense

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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Can I Shoot Someone in California Who Is Trying to Steal My Car?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Apr 17, 2022 | Criminal Defense

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 more

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Criminal Defense: 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Attorney

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Mar 21, 2022 | Criminal Defense

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 more

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FACT OR FICTION: Doxing Someone Can Get You Arrested.

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Mar 14, 2022 | Criminal Defense

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 more

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Breaking Down Attorney-Client Privilege: What it Means and How it Can Affect Your Case

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Mar 11, 2022 | Criminal Defense

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 more

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What is Criminal Mischief?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Mar 01, 2022 | Criminal Defense

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 more

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What Is a Disposition Hearing in Criminal Court in Los Angeles?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Feb 02, 2022 | Criminal Defense

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 more

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What is a Failure to Comply in Los Angeles?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Feb 01, 2022 | Criminal Defense

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 more

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What is a Body Attachment? Is This a Criminal Charge? What Will Happen to Me if a Body Attachment is Placed on Me?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jan 28, 2022 | Criminal Defense

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 more

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What To Expect at an Initial Legal Consultation

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jan 27, 2022 | Criminal Defense

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 more

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