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Not Guilty By Insanity Verdicts in California

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Feb 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Restoration of Sanity for Defendants Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity Our law firm has had several high-profile murder cases with successful, Not-Guilty-By-Insanity Verdicts (NGI). Both clients have been released from the mental hospital following treatment. When a criminal defendant in...

Probation Reform in California - Assembly Bill 1950

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Feb 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

AB 1950 and Subsequent Case Law Provide Substantial Benefits to Probationers in California Criminal Cases In order to address an ineffective supervision system, California Assembly Bill 1950 deals with the difficult issue of probation reform by aiming to restructure the system. This reform will...

Defending a Protest Charge in California

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jan 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Review of How To Defend California Charges Related to Protesting In California, there are several different statutes that could be charged related to protesting. Obviously, it's illegal to participate in a riot, but the majority of protesters are peaceful. Penal Code 407 PC describes an unlawfu...

Defending Kidnapping Charges in California

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jan 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Review of Kidnapping Charges Under California Penal Code 207 and 209 PC California Penal Code 207 describes the crime of kidnapping as moving someone a substantial distance, against their will, by use of force or fear. PC 207 is often called “simple kidnapping” and a felony crime punishable by ...

Defending Assault and Battery Charges in California

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jan 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Review of Assault and Battery Charges Under California Penal Code 240 and 242 PC California Penal Code 242 PC defines the crime of “battery” as a willful and unlawful use of force against another person. The victim does not have to sustain an injury and the primary element of the crime is that a...

Defending Burglary Charges in California

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jan 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Review of Burglary Charges Under California Penal Code 459 PC California Penal Code 459 PC describes the theft crime of burglary as entering a residential structure, commercial structure, or a locked vehicle with intent to commit to a petty theft, grand theft, or a felony offense. The moment ...

COVID-19 Emergency Bail Schedule in Los Angeles

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Dec 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Review of COVID-19 Emergency Bail Schedule and Recent Los Angeles District Attorney Policy Changes Regarding Bail In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the State of California promulgated an emergency bail schedule which reset the presumptive bail for most offenses to $0.  Wh...

Motions to Dismiss in California Criminal Cases

Posted by Alan Eisner | Aug 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Unlike in civil court procedure, where a motion to dismiss, usually for failure to state a claim, is a commonly used mechanism, the opportunities to move to dismiss a California criminal case are generally much more limited. Nevertheless, an experienced criminal defense attorney will look for bo...

California's Criminal Threats Law - Penal Code 422

Posted by Alan Eisner | Jul 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Penal Code Section 422 describes the crime of “criminal threats.” Under California law, it is unlawful to threaten to harm or kill another person when such threat places the victim in reasonable sustained fear for their safety or that of their loved ones. Specifically, the threat involved must b...

California Crime of Statutory Rape - Penal Code 261.5

Posted by Alan Eisner | Jul 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

California Penal Code Section 261.5 defines the crime of statutory rape, which is also known as unlawful sex with a minor. The simplest way to understand this criminal statute is that it prohibits all sex with individuals under the age of 18. Given this broad definition, defendants and their love...

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