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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Vandals Cause Thousands of Dollars of Damage to Culver City School
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Aug 19, 2020 | News

Just before school begins in the L.A. Unified School District, one of its schools was damaged by vandalism over the weekend. Damage to one classroom at a Culver City elementary school is estimated to be at least $30,000. Vandals broke in and caused the damage at Stoner Avenue Elementary School, according to the Los Angeles… read more

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LAPD Officers Charged With Falsifying Gang Records Could Disrupt Over 750 Criminal Cases
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Aug 12, 2020 | False Accusations

According to reports by CBS Los Angeles, allegations of officers falsifying gang records could impact more than 750 criminal cases. Hundreds of cases are currently under review by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. The outcomes in cases involving the three police officers are not subject to review. Police Officers Accused of Criminal Conduct Three… read more

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Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting of Teenage Girl in Hollywood
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Aug 10, 2020 | Homicide

Police arrested the suspect in the death of a 17-year-old girl in Hollywood. The incident that led to the teenager’s death began near Highland Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, just after midnight on July 26. Accounts of the incident allege that about 200 people had gathered to watch an illegal street race early Sunday morning. The… read more

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Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer If I’m Arrested For a Misdemeanor?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Aug 05, 2020 | Criminal Defense

Misdemeanor can often be a misnomer. Too often we think about misdemeanors by directly comparing them to felonies. Yes, they are less serious than felonies. However, that doesn’t mean that a misdemeanor charge isn’t serious, in and of itself. It is a costly mistake to assume that misdemeanors do not come with serious consequences. This… read more

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When Is a DUI a Felony in California?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jul 29, 2020 | DUI

Are you wondering when a DUI is a felony in California? The knowledgeable lawyers at the Rodriguez Law Group are always happy to provide our friends and neighbors in Los Angeles with the information they require. Here’s what you need to know about drunk driving charges in LA. Driving Under the Influence – Understanding the… read more

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LA County Votes to Initiate Plan to Close Men’s Central Jail Within the Year
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jul 21, 2020 | Criminal Defense

In a 4-0 vote, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors decided to look into closing a jail in downtown Los Angeles. The fifth supervisor did not respond to the roll call for the vote. The vote opens the door to developing a plan to shut down the Men’s Central Jail within one year. Proponents… read more

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Los Angeles Crime Up 250% in the First Week of June, According to LAPD 
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jul 03, 2020 | Criminal Defense

Reopening businesses and returning to “normal” life has an impact on everything, from the economy and your health to crime rates. According to the LAPD, homicides rose by 250% for the week of May 31 through June 6. Shootings for that week increased by 56 percent from the prior week. Interestingly, after the initial stay-at-home… read more

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