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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...

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...

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