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California Assault Weapon Laws - Penal Code Section 30600

The laws on assault weapons are regulated under California Penal Code Section 30600. It basic terms, this statute prohibits possessing, manufacturing, selling, loaning, and transferring assault weapons and a .50 Browning Machine Gun rifle. It’s should be noted that possession or ownership of these type of weapons are covered under...

Posted: December 10 2018 read more

Possession of a Switchblade Knife Laws in California - Penal Code 21510

Possession of a switchblade knife is covered under California Penal Code Section 21510. Due to the fact that switchblade knives can be dangerous weapons and easily concealed, California has put in place strict laws regulating the sale and possession of switchblades. It’s a crime to carry a switchblade, possess one...

Posted: December 03 2018 read more

Federal Criminal Defense and Sentencing

At Eisner Gorin LLP, a top-rated Los Angeles criminal defense law firm, we frequently defend individuals either under investigation for, or already charged with, . While there is significant overlap in terms of defense strategy between State and federal crimes, several key distinctions are worth discussing. If you, or someone...

Posted: November 26 2018 read more

Differences Between Arrest Warrants and Search Warrants in Los Angeles

are a commonly used law enforcement tool during the investigation and apprehension of criminal suspects. The two types of warrants most frequently encountered by our clients are arrest warrants and search warrants. As we often receive inquiries about the scope, validity, and function of these warrants, it is helpful...

Posted: November 19 2018 read more

Defending Domestic Violence Charges in Los Angeles

At our law firm, charges are one of the most common criminal defense issues our clients face. Typically, but not always, the accuser and the alleged attacker are in a dating or marital relationship, and often cohabitate. Domestic violence scenarios can start during a bad breakup, an argument over...

Posted: November 15 2018 read more

California Senate Bill 1437 - Reduced Sentence Under New Felony Murder Law

Prior to the passage and approval of in September 2018, California law allowed first-degree murder convictions, which bring a sentence of 25 years to life, for participants in certain inherently dangerous felonies in which a person is killed. These felonies include arson, , carjacking, robbery, , mayhem, and ....

Posted: November 13 2018 read more

California Serious and Violent Felony Offenses

There are certain felony crimes that are considered a “strike” offense for the purposes of , which is considered the one of the most severe sentencing statutes in the United States. These crimes can be either a serious or violent offense. These criminal offenses are covered  which sets forth the...

Posted: November 12 2018 read more

Filing a False Document - Penal Code Section 115

Filing a false document is covered under California Penal Code Section 115. This law criminalizes the act of someone knowingly filing a forged or false document with a government office in California. Typically, PC 115, a , involves the filing of a false or forged real estate deed, meaning it’s...

Posted: October 29 2018 read more

Destroying or Concealing Evidence Laws in California - Penal Code Section 135

The crime of destroying or concealing evidence in covered under California Penal Code Section 135. This law criminalizes someone willfully destroying or concealing anything that is about to be produced as evidence in an investigation, inquiry, or a trial. In other words, it’s a crime to tamper with any type...

Posted: October 22 2018 read more

Should you speak to police or exercise your Miranda rights?

The defense attorneys at Eisner Gorin LLP often must contend with incriminating evidence in court, in the form of statements made by the client after the police giving of . Often this is some of the most difficult testimony to defend against, as the words are directly from the client....

Posted: October 11 2018 read more