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California Self Defense Laws

The self-defense laws in California allow you to legally protect yourself in specific situations. In basic terms, California’s self-defense laws say you can't be found guilty of a violent crime you committed to protect yourself, if your conduct was “reasonable under the circumstances”. This key phrase is frequently hotly debated...

Posted: May 02 2018 read more

California’s Drive-By Shooting Laws

Shooting from a motor vehicle, which is commonly called a "drive-by shooting," is a serious crime that can lead to a substantial prison sentences if you are convicted. Its official name is called “discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle,” which is covered under California Penal Code Section 26100. This...

Posted: April 25 2018 read more

California's 10-20-Life Gun Sentencing Enhancement Law

The state of California is infamous for having some of the strictest gun laws in the United States. There are some laws that impact your legal right to own or posses a gun, while other specific laws allow for seriously harsh legal penalties for defendant’s who commit certain California crimes...

Posted: April 18 2018 read more

Solicitation to Commit a Crime

California Penal Code Section 653f criminalizes the act of soliciting someone to commit certain crimes. In basic terms, the crime of Solicitation means to facilitate, encourage, promote, ask, plead, command, entice, invite, recruit, urge, or promote another person to commit a crime. The contact to another person to solicit a...

Posted: April 09 2018 read more

Wrongful Convictions

Proving that a defendant is innocent is difficult. However, after a defendant is convicted, it is next to impossible to prove their innocence. At Eisner Gorin LLP, our job as Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers is to examine cases thoroughly and assess them: how can we tell that a client...

Posted: April 04 2018 read more

California Accessory After the Fact Laws

Accessory after the fact offense is covered under California Penal Code Section 32. It’s a crime to harbor, conceal, or aid someone you know committed a felony to help them avoid arrest, trial, or being convicted. In simple terms, an accessory after the fact crime is when an individual who...

Posted: March 23 2018 read more

Watson DUI Murder Charges in California

A California DUI murder charge is commonly known as a “Watson murder.” It’s a second degree murder charge which can be filed if you drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and another person is killed due to your conduct. It’s charged when you have at least one...

Posted: March 14 2018 read more

California Extradition Laws

Extradition laws in California are covered under California Penal Code Section 1548.1 thru 1558. In basic terms, is a legal process when one state can transfer a convicted criminal or suspected criminal to another state to stand trial or face sentencing. In California, extradition can happen if: (1) your...

Posted: March 08 2018 read more

Motion to Withdraw Guilty or No Contest Plea

Withdrawal of a Plea is covered under California Penal Code Section 1018, which grants you the right to withdrawal of your guilty or no-contest plea, if you have good cause. If you are a defendant in a criminal case, and decide to plead guilty, you will sentenced by the judge...

Posted: March 05 2018 read more

Making a False Report of a Crime

Making a false report of a crime in covered under California Penal Code Section 148.5. This law criminalizes the act of making a false report of a misdemeanor or felony crime to police, prosecutors, grand jury, or state employees who are assigned the duty to accept reports from the public,...

Posted: March 01 2018 read more