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What is False Imprisonment Charges in California?

A false imprisonment offense is covered under California Penal Code Section 236. In basic terms, false imprisonment charges can be filed if you unlawfully deprive another individual of their personal liberty. This means if you intentionally detain another person without a legal right to do so, and they are not allowed to...

Posted: September 14 2017 read more

Juveniles and Vandalism Charges in Los Angeles

The experience of having your child arrested for any type of crime is probably one of the most stressful situations in your life. Kids make bad decisions and mistakes. Peer pressure to be a “cool kid” is often enormous. One of the most common  is vandalism, which is described as...

Posted: September 07 2017 read more

Meeting Minors for Lewd Purposes in Los Angeles

Advances in technology have completely changed the way we communicate. The internet and social media websites provide a form of anonymous communication. Internet chat rooms are primary targets for undercover police operations seeking illegal sexual related activity. Most people remember the infamous Dateline NBC series “To Catch a Predator,” where...

Posted: August 31 2017 read more

Making False Statements to Police in Los Angeles

Most people don’t typically realize that providing false or incomplete information to a police officer is a criminal offense in the state of California. Some believe providing less than truthful information to a law enforcement officer is no big deal or have any repercussions. However, in some cases, the legal consequences...

Posted: August 24 2017 read more

Trespassing Laws in California

California’s Penal Code Section 602, criminal trespassing, prohibits an individual from entering or remaining on another person’s property without permission. The state of California has established numerous situations where a trespassing crime can occur. For example, an individual can be considered a trespasser if they enter a restaurant with the...

Posted: August 17 2017 read more

Can You Pass the DUI Field Sobriety Test?

Few things terrify drivers more than being pulled over during a night out in which they have consumed alcohol, even if only one drink. Driving Under the Influence - also known as DUI - is a serious criminal charge that may have a lasting impact on California drivers. Before any...

Posted: August 10 2017 read more

California Marijuana Law Update 2017

, California citizens voted to pass the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. The Act, which was known on the ballot as , allowed adults over the age of 21 to purchase, possess, and privately consume up to 1 ounce of marijuana. They can also transport and give away the same...

Posted: August 04 2017 read more

Invasion of Privacy Laws in California

Invasion of privacy cases receive widespread media attention. Many news outlets cover the issue of very private, graphic photographs and videos made public on social media without the consent of both parties. Civil and criminal cases typically follow. Reality star Rob Kardashian is accused of posting nude photos of his...

Posted: July 28 2017 read more

Social Media as Evidence in a Criminal Case

Balancing the Rights of the Accused Against the Privacy of Social Media Users   Social media has evolved into a major form of communication in our society. It has revolutionized how we communicate in our personal and professional life by instantly sharing information with family and friends. Every year, individuals place more...

Posted: July 24 2017 read more

What Are White Collar Crimes?

The term "white-collar crime" is more of a term of art than an actual legal definition. The term is used to describe those prosecuted crimes that are inherently nonviolent and involve either fraud or dishonesty. White collar crime frequently involves financially motivated crimes committed by business executives or government officials. These crimes...

Posted: July 21 2017 read more