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Common Prostitution Related Crimes

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Sep 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

California Penal Code 647(b) defines the state’s prostitution crime as agreeing to engage in, or actually engaging in, any act of prostitution intending to receive something of value in exchange. Put simply, it’s a crime to make an offer to pay or accept money or something of value in exchange for a sexual...

Lewd Conduct Crimes in California

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Sep 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

California Penal Code 647(a) PC defines the crime of lewd conduct in public as the touching of your genitals, buttocks, female breast, or another person’s, in order to gratify sexual desires, when you knew, or should have known, other people were present and might be offended by your behavior...

How to Defend DUI Causing Injury Charges

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Sep 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

California Vehicle Code 23153 defines the crime of DUI causing injury. Put simply, this statute makes driving under the influence more serious in a situation where someone was injured. It’s generally described as somebody driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and then you cause physical... 

How Can I Fight Child Endangerment Allegations?

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Sep 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

Penal Code 273a PC describes California’s child endangerment crime as willfully placing a child in an endangering situation likely to produce the child’s great bodily harm or death. The statute also includes language prohibiting exposing a child under 18 to unjustifiable...

Hit and Run Laws in California

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Aug 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you flee the scene of an accident, you can be charged with hit and run, a potentially serious offense that can result in major fines and jail time. There are two types of hit and run charges in the state of California. Vehicle Code 20002 VC defines a misdemeanor offense and Vehicle Code 20001 VC...

How Can I Fight Receiving Stolen Property Charges?

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jun 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Review of Receiving Stolen Property Charges and Defenses. California Penal Code 496 PC describes “receiving stolen property” as when someone buys, receives, conceals, or sells any property they know is stolen. This theft crime statute can be filed as a either a misdemeanor or felony...

Assault with a Deadly Weapon Laws in California

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jun 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Review of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charges and Defenses. California Penal Code 245(a)(1) PC describes the crime of assault with a deadly weapon as when someone attacks another person, or attempts, with a deadly weapon, or by a means that is likely to cause great bodily injury...

Defending Robbery Charges in California

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

Review of California Penal Code 211 PC Robbery Charges and Best Defenses. The serious felony crime of robbery is described as felonious taking of personal property in possession of someone else, from their person or immediate presence, against their will, by means of force or fear...  

Defending Credit Card Theft Charges in California

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Apr 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Review of Penal Code 484e Credit Card Theft Charges and Defenses. This statute makes it a crime for someone to steal a credit or debit card, or the information on the card. PC 484e can be filed as misdemeanor or felony crime, depending on the amount of loss and other factors...

Defending Extortion Charges in California

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Apr 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Review of Penal Code 518 PC Extortion Charges and Defenses. Extortion is a felony crime described as when a person uses force or threats to compel someone to give them money or property, or to compel a public officer to perform an official act and also commonly known as blackmail....

Defending Embezzlement Charges in California

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Apr 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Review of Penal Code 503 PC Embezzlement Charges and Defenses. The white collar crime of embezzlement is described as the “fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom it has been entrusted.” PC 503 embezzlement is commonly called “employee theft” because the...

Defending Child Endangerment Charges in California

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Apr 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

Review of Penal Code 273a PC Child Endangerment Charges and Defenses. California Penal Code 273a PC describes the crime of child endangerment as willfully exposing a child under 18 years old to unjustifiable pain, suffering, or danger. It should be noted that you can be charged and convicted o...

Defending Elder Abuse Charges in California

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

Review of Penal Code 368 PC Elder Abuse Charges and Defenses in California. PC 368 describes the crime of elder abuse as physical or emotional abuse, neglect, or financially exploiting someone who is 65 years of age or older. In many cases, elder abuse falls under the category of domestic violence....

Defending Grand Theft Charges in California

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

Review of Penal Code 487 PC Grand Theft Charges and Defenses in California. PC 487 describes defines grand theft as unlawfully taking another person's property that is valued at $950 or more. This theft crime is a “wobbler” that can be filed by the prosecutor as either a misdemeanor or felony...

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...

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