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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 any...

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

Possession of a Switchblade Knife Laws in California - Penal Code 21510

Possession of a switchblade knife is covered under California Penal Code Section 21510. Due to the fact that switchblade knives can be dangerous weapons and easily concealed, California has put in place strict laws regulating the sale and possession of switchblades.   It’s a crime to carry a switchblade, possess one in...

Posted: December 03 2018 read more

Federal Criminal Defense and Sentencing

At Eisner Gorin LLP, a top-rated Los Angeles criminal defense law firm, we frequently defend individuals either under investigation for, or already charged with, . While there is significant overlap in terms of defense strategy between State and federal crimes, several key distinctions are worth discussing.   If you, or someone you...

Posted: November 26 2018 read more

Differences Between Arrest Warrants and Search Warrants in Los Angeles

are a commonly used law enforcement tool during the investigation and apprehension of criminal suspects. The two types of warrants most frequently encountered by our clients are arrest warrants and search warrants.   As we often receive inquiries about the scope, validity, and function of these warrants, it is helpful to...

Posted: November 19 2018 read more

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 . Under...

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 offenses...

Posted: November 12 2018 read more