Attorney Dmitry Gorin Selected to Top 100: 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers
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KPCC Radio - Exploring The Legal And Practical Challenges Of Proposed Law To Ban Unsolicited Nude Photos
Unsolicited lewd pictures has become a major issue with the sharp rise of people using the internet. Many women have become victims of unwanted pictures appearing in their email inbox. In response, California lawmakers have taken action.
"Cyberflashing," which is an act of sending someone a sexual related picture without consent has become common. A recent survey showed almost 80% of young women have received an unwarranted graphic photo. State laws already deal with the issue of written harassment, but there are only a few laws dealing with issues of visual images.
Recently, a California state senator introduced the Preventing Indecent Content Sharing Act (PICS) in an effort to deter sending lewd pictures without the consent of the person receiving them. Other states have enacted similar laws, but there has been opposition from critics who claim these laws are too broad and fail to address how police can identify these cases.
In this radio interview, there is a discussion on how these laws are being proposed to prevent unsolicited photos and the challenges to enact them.
Dmitry Gorin, a criminal defense attorney with the Los Angeles-based firm Eisner Gorin, LLP and a former trial prosecutor in the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, provides legal commentary in the interview. Listen to Interview Here.
Yahoo Entertainment - Weinstein Case to Revive Los Angeles D.A. Office's Troubled History with Celebrity Trials
The Harvey Weinstein trial has started in New York along with the media frenzy. After it has been completed, the legal process will start again in Los Angeles. District Attorney Jackie Lacey has announced new charges against Weinstein that accuse him of raping and sexually assaulting two women in 2013.
High-profile celebrity trials are nothing new to Los Angeles. But Lacey has mostly avoided the high-pressure trials that have haunted those before her. There has not been a high-profile case since she took office.
However, the Weinstein case will probably go to trial in 2021 and give new life to the DA's office troubled history with prosecuting celebrities.
Prior DA's are best remembered for losing the O.J. Simpson case in 1995, the Robert Blake murder acquittal in 2005, and Phil Spector's murder trial ending in a hung jury in 2007, but was later convicted.
During that time, one of the DA's made comments to reporters about the difficulties in prosecuting celebrities in Los Angeles, even calling the jurors in the Blake case “incredibly stupid.”
DA Lacey has been criticized for waiting two years before filing criminal charges against Weinstein, but it fits a pattern with high-profile cases in the DA office.
Dmitry Gorin, a former Los Angeles prosecutor who now is a criminal defense lawyer was quoted in the article: “As a general rule, my experience is if it's a high-profile case, the D.A.'s office will be more deliberate in deciding whether to file charges. They dot the i's and cross the t's, and take time to decide.” Read Story Here.
My News LA - Ex-Los Angeles Sheriff Deputy Accused of Bogus Shooting Claim Makes Court Appearance
A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who has been accused of making false claims he was shot outside the Lancaster sheriff's station made a court appearance to answer for several criminal charges.
He was a rookie sheriff deputy when he claimed he was shot in August 2019. He was charged with two felony counts of insurance fraud and one misdemeanor charge of filing a false police report.
The deputy reported he was shot in the shoulder while standing in the parking lot at the sheriff's station, which resulted in a huge containment perimeter and long search of by law enforcement officers of an apartment complex from which he claimed the shot was fired. A school was placed on lockdown and SWAT officers arrived on the scene with armored vehicles.
After the investigation, the sheriff announced the shooting was a hoax and the deputy was no longer employed by the department. He said the story was false and there were no recovered bullets, no cars struck by gunfire, and a lot of people in the area never heard gunshots.
His criminal defense lawyer, Dmitry Gorin, said he will plead not guilty at his next appearance in a downtown Los Angeles court. Mr. Gorin told reporters at the courthouse: “He strongly denies the allegations and we intend to vigorously contest the criminal charges. The defense team really intends demonstrate very strongly that did not have criminal intent, and that he believes strongly that he was shot.” Read Article Here.
Eisner Gorin Secure Probationary Outcome in Vandalism of Synagogue Case
Eisner Gorin partner Alan Eisner was recently quoted in a news publication following the settlement of firm client A.R.'s criminal matter in the Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles. A.R.'s initials are used out of concern for his privacy.
The client was initially charged with felony vandalism and the special allegation that his conduct was motivated by bias or hate, i.e. that A.R. committed a “hate crime.”
The charges arose from a bizarre vandalism incident at a Los Angeles synagogue which caused understandable distress to the Jewish community.
The synagogue's interior suffered significant damage, including to important religious artifacts, leading law enforcement and the District Attorney's office to conclude that A.R. must have been motivated by bigotry.
Through plea negotiations, the defense team presented evidence that A.R.'s conduct was motivated by mental health challenges rather than any animus toward a religious group, or anyone else.
The defense also provided the prosecuting agency with a detailed memorandum of law arguing that the hate crime special allegation was inapplicable to A.R.'s particular situation and would likely not be sustained if the matter were to proceed to trial.
Ultimately, A.R. accepted responsibility for his conduct by accepting a negotiated plea deal whereby he admitted to vandalism and was placed on probation. Importantly, the synagogue will be provided with full restitution for the property damage caused in the incident.
Eisner Gorin LLP is a boutique criminal defense firm in Los Angeles. Firm partners Alan Eisner and Dmitry Gorin, and their associate Robert Hill, focus on serious felony and high-profile criminal matters in California state and federal courts.
Eisner Gorin LLP Named Best U.S. Law Firm 2021
Eisner Gorin LLP law firm partners, Dmitry Gorin and Alan Eisner, were named to the 2021 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America, which annually recognizes top lawyers based on a peer survey. They were selected for the area of criminal defense and white collar crimes in Los Angeles.
The Best Lawyers in America is a top reference guide for legal excellence and publishes attorneys who have gained national recognition.
Alan Eisner has over 30 years experience defending clients and is a California Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law. He specializes in federal criminal defense and has successfully litigated serious felony crimes of murder, RICI conspiracy, and white collar offenses.
Dmitry Gorin is also a Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law and a former Senior Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney. He specializes defending clients who are facing complex criminal cases in local state and federal courts across the United States.
Our Los Angeles criminal defense law firm has an AV- Preeminent Rating, specializing in misdemeanor and felony crimes in California with a history of successful case results and appeals. We also specialize in prefiling intervention immediately after an arrest, causing investigations to be closed without the formal filing of charges.
Attorney Dmitry Gorin Selected to the 2021 Top 100 Super Lawyers in Southern California
Eisner Gorin LLP partner Dmitry Gorin was selected to the "Top 100, 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers" and is the only Criminal-Law Certified Specialist on this distinguished list.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of top attorneys that have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement and less than 2.5% of attorneys are recognized.
Dmitry Gorin has over 25 years of experience in criminal law. He is a former Senior Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County and Adjunct Professor in Pepperdine Law School.
He specializes in complex criminal cases and has litigated around 100 jury trials with a long history of success defending drug crimes, sex crimes, theft crimes, violent crimes, and domestic violence.
Dmitry serves on the Board of Governors of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and is the President of the Eastern European Bar Association.
He often receives request to serve as an expert legal analyst for media outlets and has defended many high-profile cases.
LA Times - Why Wasn't Tiger Woods Cited for Speeding After Accident?
An investigation into the accident that caused serious injuries to Tiger Woods revealed he was driving at almost double the speed limit on Hawthorne Boulevard.
However, law enforcement officials said they would not issue a citation for speeding even though it was determined he was travelling over 80 mph in a 45 mph zone.
The captain of the Lomita sheriff's station said data from his vehicle was not enough to issue a citation for speeding. He said his violation had to be witnessed by a law enforcement officer.
The LA County Sheriff said it was a solo traffic collision and were are not going to issue a citation for an infraction that was not in a peace officer's presence. This applies to everybody and any any suggestion that Woods received special treatment “is false.”
Dmitry Gorin, a former deputy district attorney in Los Angeles County, said data from the SUV's “black box,” which police said showed the speeding, could be used as evidence to issue a ticket. But as a practical matter, law enforcement agencies require a witness of some kind to issue a speeding ticket.
Further, Gorin said he was not aware of a case when a speeding ticket was issued solely with data from a vehicle's black box. Read Article Here.