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Blog Posts in 2011

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Amnesty for Unpaid Traffic Tickets in Los Angeles County Superior Court

The Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles will begin an amnesty program where offenders can get their traffic tickey fines cut in half. Any person whe had a traffic ticket fine that was due on ...
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Probation Sweep Results in 35 Arrests

A multi-jurisdictional task force arrested 35 people this week for weapons violations in Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County Probation department in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of ...
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Barry Bonds Gets House Arrest and Community Service

Home run record holder Barry Bonds was senteced in Federal Court to 30 days house arrest, 250 hours of community service and a small fine after his conviction for obstructing justice. The Assistant ...
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Fighting Your Traffic Ticket

FIGHTING YOUR TRAFFIC TICKET Another common question that I get as a criminal defense attorney is: How can I beat my traffic ticket? My answer is almost always the same: Set every traffic ticket for ...
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Spy Plane Coming To Lancaster, California

The Lancaster City Counsel just approved a spy plane to conduct aerial surveillance over Lancaster ten hours per day and seven days per week. The images captured by the occupied plane will supposedly ...
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Cities Can Ban Marijuana Dispensaries

A three judge panel in the 4th District (Riverside) Court of Appeal of the State of California just ruled that cities and counties are free to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in their ...
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Pot Bust Near Pyramid Lake

Ventura County law enforcement busted seven people and confiscated an estimated 130 pounds of marijuana in a farm-like setup near Pyramid Lake in the Los Padres national forest. Sheriff's ...
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Hiring an Expert Criminal Defense Attorney

How do you know that the lawyer you are hiring is an expert at criminal defense? There are a lot of highly competent lawyers in our community. How do we know that the lawyer we pay is the right lawyer ...
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Should Your Client Testify at Trial?

In the wake of the Conrad Murray trial, there has been a lot of talk in the media about the strategy of the defense in a criminal trial. To many people's surprise, Dr. Murray elected (it's ...
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Convicted Murderer Released After Judge Overturns Murder Conviction

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kelvin Filer overturned the murder conviction of Obie Anthony and ordered that he be immediately released from jail. Anthony, age 37, spend 17 years in custody after ...
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Finding a Good Criminal Defense Lawyer in Los Angeles

I am constantly asked how a potential client can find a good criminal defense attorney. My answer is often the same: Meet with the lawyer whenever possible; Do you feel comfortable with the lawyer? Be ...
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Los Angeles Veteran's Court Accepting Transfers from Other Courthouses

I currently have a client charged with evading arrest and DUI in the San Fernando Courthouse of Los Angeles County. He also has a 20 year old strike prior from a previous alcohol-related driving ...
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Defense in Criminal Cases

Post Traumatic stress disorder is a popular defense these days. With the establishment of veterans courts around the country, courts are seeing more and more defenses to crimes based upon combat ...
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Help Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

As a criminal defense attorney I am constantly trying to stay up to date on new criminal case law and legislation as well as the state of the justice system in California and the United States. One of ...
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Medical Marijuana Is Not A Crime

Many years after the voters in California passed an initiative to allow legal use and possession of marijuana, the federal government still does not see it our way. The Compassionate Use Act allows ...
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DUI Arrests Were Up This Labor Day Weekend

The California Highway Patrol reported that DUI arrests were up significantly from last Labor Day Weekend. Not only were DUI arrests up, but fatal accidents were up as well, says the CHP. Last year ...
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$2,500 or More to Hire a Competent Criminal Defense Attorney

$2,500 or More to Hire a Competent Criminal Defense Attorney One of the first questions that a prospective client asks me is always about cost: How much will it cost to hire a criminal defense ...
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29 to Life for a $20 Theft...Another Failure of the Justice System

A Riverside County man was tragically sentenced to 29 to life in prison for shoplifting less than $21 worth of merchandise from a Home Depot Store in the Lake Elsinore area. Yes, he had an extensive ...
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Immigrants Must Get Bond hearing Before Prolonged Detention

In a landmark case, the Federal Court just ruled that immigrants are entitled to a hearing and potential bail before any prolonged detention. The Court said that failure to do so is unconstitutional ...
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Mistrial In Brandon McInerney Case

Judge Charles Campbell declared a mistrial in the high profile murder trial of Brandon McInerney. A mistrial is declared for many different reasons, but in this case it was declared because the jury ...
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Increase in Crime Likely Under State's New Plan

Due to the State budget crises, California plans to start moving low-level, nonviolent offenders from over-crowded prisons to the over-crowded jails run by the State's 58 Counties. Recently, Los ...
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Fill Your Prescriptions Somewhere Other Than Anaheim

Orange County Judge David Chaffee just ruled that Anaheim is within the law when it bans all medical marijuana dispensaries in it's city. In a hotly contested ruling, a Superior Court judge in ...
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Practicing Medicine Without a License is a Crime

A staffmember at a West Hollywood plastic surgery clinic was caught in the act of practicing medicine without a license. After getting complaints from the State Medical Board, investigators fromthe ...
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LAPD Officers Sue City Over Traffic Ticket Quotas

10 Los Angeles Police Department Officers from the West Traffic Division sued the City of Los Angeles alleging that the LAPD has a traffic ticket quota that the officers must meet. The officers ...
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Los Angeles County Judge Found Not Guilty in Alleged Bribe

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Harvey Silberman was found not guilty yesterday. The judge was indicted in 2008 for allegedly violating an State Election Code. He was accused of bribing ...
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