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What is the Difference Between Pimping and Pandering?

Pimping and pandering are both serious felony offenses under California’s criminal laws. They involve the unlawful trafficking of others for purposes of commercial sex acts, meaning the exchange of money or other things of value for sexual acts, i.e. prostitution.   Pimping and pandering are so closely related that it is extremely...

Posted: May 27 2020 read more

When Does a Theft Crime Become a Felony in California?

The term “theft crime” actually covers a wide range of offenses that are commonly committed. Depending on the circumstances of your case and what you were charged with, you will be facing either misdemeanor or felony charges.    There are numerous different statutes and definitions in California regarding theft crimes, and the...

Posted: May 20 2020 read more

When Can I Post Bail After a Los Angeles County Arrest?

In the California criminal justice system, bail has to be posted with the court in order to get an inmate released from jail. It’s designed to ensure they will appear for future court appearances. There are situations when a judge will release someone on their own recognizance, known as an...

Posted: May 17 2020 read more

What Happens if You Resist Police During an Arrest?

Getting arrested for any type of crime is never a good experience. If you resist the police who are performing their lawful duties, it will always make a bad situation worse. This is not to suggest you don’t have rights when you are stopped by police and decline to answer...

Posted: May 13 2020 read more

Common Defenses in California Domestic Violence Cases

As with any criminal charge under California law, the best defense, meaning the defense most likely to result in the defendant’s acquittal at trial or in convincing the prosecutor to offer an advantageous plea agreement, will differ from case-to-case depending on the particular facts and circumstances of the case.   Whether or...

Posted: May 10 2020 read more

How Can a Domestic Violence Conviction in California Affect My Life?

Domestic violence is one of the most commonly prosecuted crimes under California’s criminal law provisions. Our criminal defense law firm has represented numerous individuals who are charged with either misdemeanor or felony-level domestic violence offenses.   Domestic violence crimes are considered serious in California criminal courts and anyone convicted will normally face...

Posted: May 07 2020 read more

Environmental Crimes Under California Criminal Law

There are numerous state and federal laws that are intended to protect environmental interests. Any violations of these laws can result in harsh penalties. Anyone accused of certain environmental crime could not only face jail time, but also be ordered to pay the costs of resulting cleanup. Any individual or company...

Posted: May 05 2020 read more

How to Clear Warrants in California Without Going to Jail

If you have an active bench or arrest warrant out for your arrest in the state of California, it’s important to understand that you might be able to your warrant recalled and quashed without having to appear in court, post bail, or spend time any time in jail. The purpose of...

Posted: May 03 2020 read more

Impact of Coronavirus on Los Angeles Criminal Court Cases

The coronavirus pandemic and its associated illness, COVID-19, has substantially disrupted the operations of the Los Angeles County criminal courts. While every county has responded differently to the crisis, there is universal agreement that social distancing is a primary priority and that accordingly the typical operations of the courts must be...

Posted: April 06 2020 read more

Closure of Los Angeles Superior Courts Due to Coronavirus

Please note that this page is not intended to give up-to-the-minute information on the closure of the court system, nor is it an official government notice.   For the most accurate and timely information, readers should consult the Los Angeles Superior Court’s website directly at .   On March 16, 2020, Chief Justice of...

Posted: March 19 2020 read more