Criminal Defense

The Complete Guide on How to Get a Warrant Lifted

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Feb 10, 2021 | Criminal Defense

Having an outstanding bench warrant against you can make life very stressful. You never know when a police officer might show up at your home or work to arrest you. A police officer could pull you over while your children are in the car, which could be a disaster if the officer arrests you on… read more

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3 of the Most Frequently Violated Rights of the Accused

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jan 10, 2021 | Criminal Defense

If you have been accused of a crime, you may experience a range of emotions. It makes sense for those accused of crimes to feel angry, sad, scared, hopeless, or helpless. If someone has been accused of domestic violence, they may feel ashamed or embarrassed. But when you have been accused of a crime, you… read more

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What Happens If You Get an Out-of-State Warrant for Arrest?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Dec 31, 2020 | Criminal Defense

Maybe you were arrested in another state for something that you think isn’t that serious, like driving on a suspended license or trespassing. For whatever reason, you skipped out on your court date. Now, you’re wondering whether you have a bench warrant out for your arrest, and what even is a bench warrant? Having a… read more

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Things Cops Do That Are Illegal: What a Police Officer Can and Cannot Do

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Dec 23, 2020 | Criminal Defense

No one is above the law, including police officers. Police officers who break the law are subject to the same criminal penalties as everyone else. Courts hold police officers accountable for their wrongdoing and illegal acts. For example, a police officer who assaults another person, commits a drug crime, or operates a vehicle under the… read more

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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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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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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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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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