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First Amendment Free Speech Issues in Criminal Cases

In both federal and California State courts, issues related to protected free speech under the are occasionally presented. In this country, most people know the First Amendment provides for freedom of speech. Specifically, it states that “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.” The United...

Posted: March 23 2019 read more

Contempt of Court Laws - California Penal Code Section 166

There are a wide-range of acts that are considered a “contempt of court,” which include loud and excessive noise during a court hearing, refusal to be sworn in as a court witness, and willfully disobeying a court order. In Los Angeles County criminal courts, the most common form of a...

Posted: March 22 2019 read more

Domestic Violence Batterers’ Intervention Program in Los Angeles

If you are convicted on a related offense and placed on probation by the court, you will be ordered to complete a 52 week batterers’ program known as the (BIP). The terms and condition of probation for a domestic violence offense are covered under California Penal Code Section...

Posted: March 15 2019 read more

Defending Drug Trafficking and Sales Cases in Los Angeles and Federal Court

Our has represented numerous defendants charged with and/or of narcotics in both California State and federal courts. Depending on the quantity and type of narcotics involved, these prosecutions can involve serious felony charges potentially exposing the defendant to lengthy prison sentences. Several important legal issues tend to...

Posted: March 08 2019 read more

Carrying a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place or Vehicle - California Penal Code 25850

Carrying a loaded firearm in a public place or vehicle is covered under California Penal Code Section 25850. A violation of this statute is typically a misdemeanor crime, but could be charged as a felony case if there are specific aggravating circumstances. It should be noted that while this offense...

Posted: March 04 2019 read more

Avoiding Jail Time in Los Angeles DUI Causing Injury Cases

Over the past several years, our Los Angeles criminal defense law firm has represented a number of clients charged with  based on injuries caused to third parties by the client’s intoxicated driving. Particularly when the conduct is egregious, such as where the defendant was driving with an extremely high blood alcohol...

Posted: March 01 2019 read more

Common Defenses in California Murder and Attempted Murder Cases

Whether in California State or federal criminal courts, and cases are certainly the most serious crimes which are prosecuted by the government. Murder is a serious  that is prosecuted aggressively in Los Angeles County, California. A second-degree murder conviction could result in 15 years to life in prison....

Posted: February 25 2019 read more

Offering and Preparing False Evidence in California - Penal Code Sections 132 and 134

The crime of offering and preparing false evidence is covered under California Penal Code Sections 132 & 134, which fall under the broad category of serious crimes. Both statutes are designed to punish people who purposely interfere with legal matters, including police investigations and authorized legal proceedings. Both are...

Posted: February 18 2019 read more

Child Pornography Defense and Sentencing Lawyers In California State and Federal Courts

At Eisner Gorin LLP, we have represented numerous defendants in California State and federal courts who are charged with  related offenses, including simple possession and distribution. Oftentimes, by the time the defendant is charged, the government has conducted a lengthy investigation involving electronic records and forensic computer analysis such that...

Posted: February 11 2019 read more

Strategic Approaches to Federal Sentencing – Staying Out of Federal Prison

At Eisner Gorin LLP, a significant portion of our criminal defense practice involves , rather than California State, investigations, plea negotiations, and trials. While many aspects of federal criminal practice are similar to State practice – jury trials where the Government must prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt, prefiling...

Posted: February 08 2019 read more