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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 - PC 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

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

Possession of Fake Driver’s License or Identification Card

Possession of a fake driver’s license or identification card is covered under California Penal Code Section 470b. In basic terms, it’s a crime to display or possess a fake driver's license or an identification card with intent to commit fraud or a forgery. PC 470b also includes any type of government-issued...

Posted: October 08 2018 read more

Violating a Restraining or Protective Order in Los Angeles

The crime of violating a restraining or protective order is covered under California Penal Code Section 273.6. In basic terms, this related crime occurs when you intentionally and knowingly violate a court issued order. The court order could come in the form of a protective order issued in a...

Posted: September 24 2018 read more

Negligent Discharge of a Firearm Law in California

Negligent discharge of a firearm is covered under California Penal Code Section 246.3. In basic terms, it criminalizes the act of intentionally discharging a firearm with gross negligence that might result in injury or death to another person. PC 246.3 is known as a “wobbler” offense, meaning the Los Angeles...

Posted: September 10 2018 read more

Reckless Driving Laws in California

Reckless driving is covered under California Vehicle Code 23103, which covers a broad range of different types of unsafe driving behavior on the crowded roads and highways in Los Angeles County. A reckless driving offense should not be confused with a speeding citation which is simply a traffic violation. Reckless...

Posted: August 27 2018 read more