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Effective Defense of White Collar and Fraud Crimes in State and Federal Courts

The term “” typically refers to non-violent financial or regulatory crimes charged in California State or federal court. These crimes include embezzlement, bribery, corruption, and various types of fraud including insurance fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, workers compensation fraud, and others. There is a common misconception that these white collar...

Posted: February 07 2019 read more

Fraudulent Conveyance Laws in California - Penal Code Section 154

The crime of “fraudulent conveyance” is covered under California Penal Code Section 154. In simple language, this law makes it unlawful give away or even sell your property to avoid a debt. This means if you can’t pay your debts and you attempt to unlawfully avoid paying through fraudulent conveyances...

Posted: February 04 2019 read more

Understanding Gun Rights at the Airport

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees citizens the right to keep and bear arms. The Supreme Court has affirmed that this is a personal right rooted in the natural right of self-defense. Nevertheless, State governments (as well as the federal government) have the right to enact reasonable...

Posted: January 21 2019 read more

Great Bodily Injury Enhancement in California - Penal Code Section 12022.7

A great bodily injury sentencing enhancement is covered under California Penal Code Section 12022.7. This means if you are convicted of a crime, you could face additional punishment if the Los Angeles County prosecutor alleges a sentencing enhancement for inflicting great bodily injury during the commission of a felony...

Posted: January 14 2019 read more

What Defines a Crime of “Moral Turpitude” Under California Law?

As Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys, we are often asked by clients and family members whether a certain offense is a crime of “,” or not. This distinction can be critically important for clients considering whether to accept a plea deal or fight a case at trial, especially if the...

Posted: January 07 2019 read more

California’s New No-Money Bail System – Senate Bill 10

In a sweeping reform, California will end the . Instead of making a defendant pay to secure a release before trail, their release from custody will depend on a court assessment of their risk to public safety. This would make California the first state to eliminate a money bail system...

Posted: December 31 2018 read more

Subpoenas in Los Angeles Criminal Court Cases

A subpoena is a formal demand for someone to testify in court. A Los Angeles County prosecutor or criminal defense attorney may issue a subpoena to someone for testimony or for them to bring documents or other evidence to court. After you have been charged with a crime, you have...

Posted: December 24 2018 read more

Motion to Dismiss Misdemeanor Charges - California Penal Code Section 991

After you have been charged with a crime in any – You are entitled to certain legal rights to ensure fair criminal proceedings and to give you an opportunity to defend yourself. This includes the right to an in court within a reasonable time period after your initial...

Posted: December 19 2018 read more

Carrying a Concealed Dirk or Dagger Laws in California - Penal Code Section 21310

Carrying a concealed dirk or dagger is covered under California Penal Code Sections 21310 and 16470. In basic terms, it’s a crime to carry or possess a concealed straight knife that can be used to stab and cause serious injury to another person. In Los Angeles County, police and prosecutors consider...

Posted: December 17 2018 read more

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