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Meet the Private Investigator

An Interview with Private Investigator David Hance After my last private investigator left to try his luck in reality television, I went on the hunt for someone new to help me conduct necessary ...
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Meet the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Lawyer

Meet the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Lawyer Several years ago during what was later described as the "Economic Downturn", I went searching for ways to get new business with a minimum ...
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Alcohol and Drug Dependency Resources NCADD

Alcohol and Drug Dependency Resources To me the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (NCADD) has been nothing more than the liaison between the court and the court ordered alcohol ...
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An Interview With a Family Lawyer

An Interview with a Family Lawyer I often joke that 75% of my client's criminal and DUI problems are brought about by substance abuse, money or relationship problems (often brought about by the ...
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Fisherman Get Fed, Poachers Get Busted

I read the news every day. I search out articles about people being arrested almost as often. Sometimes what I find makes me sad, sometimes I find it interesting and sometimes I get downright mad. ...
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An Interview With a Criminal Appellate Lawyer

An Interview with a Criminal Appellate Lawyer Sometimes things may not go as planned in the trial court. Maybe the jury didn't see things the way you had hoped, or maybe there is a change in the ...
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Prop 47 Passes Making Most Drug Possession and Theft a Misdemeanor

Proposition 47 Passes Making Many Drug and Theft Offenses Misdemeanors In case you have not heard yet, Proposition 47 just passed. This means that many felony drug and theft offenses will now be ...
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When Not to Post Bail...and Maybe Hire a Lawyer

When NOT To Post Bail...and Maybe Hire a Lawyer I hope you all had a happy Halloween. This weekend, not one but two friends called to say that their children had been arrested. One was a juvenile and ...
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Posting High Bail and Using the Public Defender

Kevin Hogrefe is Out on $500,00 Bail and Using the Public Defender Kevin Hogrefe posted bail of $500,000.00 and appeared at his arraignment out of custody yesterday in Ventura Superior Court. He was ...
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Are You Really Innocent Until Proven Guilty?

Innocent Unless and Until Proven Guilty Beyond a Reasonable Doubt www.4criminaldefense.com Being arrested can be a terrible experience. You can deprived of your liberty, you could be embarrassed, it ...
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Your Rights When the Cops Show Up

Understanding Your Rights When the Cops Show Up "I was completely cooperative with the cops…Won't that help me?" "Don't I have to answer their [cops] questions?" ...
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Medical Marijuana is Legal in California -- Just do it the Right Way

Medical Marijuana is Legal In California -- Just do it the Right Way These days one of the most common requests I get from clients is to help them "set up" a dispensary to sell medical ...
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Ray Rice Arrest and Technology in Criminal Defense

Ray Rice Arrest and Technology in Criminal Defense Unless you live in a cave, by now you have likely heard about Ray Rice, the NFL player who was cut by the Baltimore Ravens after his video-taped ...
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Deputy LA City Attorney Arrested for Child Porn

A Deputy Los Angeles City Attorney was arrested Thursday for possession and distribution of child pornography. He was taken into custody at his home in San Pedro, California by Los Angeles Police ...
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What Happens After You Get Arrested?

What Happens After You Get Arrested? This weekend was the Budweiser Made in America Music Festival in downtown Los Angeles. Between Saturday and Sunday there were about 60 people either arrested or ...
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One-Eyed Gang member Arrested for Panorama City Double Murder

A one-eyed gang member whose street name is "Winky" was arrested yesterday after authorities linked him to a double murder in Panorama City, California. Police say Winky, or Angel Santana, ...
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Do Good DUI Lawyers Take Payment Plans?

Do Good DUI Attorneys Take Payment Plans? Lots of lawyers take payment plans. I often joke about one lawyer who I still see in the Metropolitan traffic court who has bright orange stickers on his ...
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How Do I Know When it is Time to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

If I got arrested for some serious charge, like murder, I would likely want to hire a lawyer. But what if I am got driving on a suspended driver's license? Do I need to hire a lawyer then? What if ...
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CHP seizes 2000 Pounds of Pot in Van Headed to Las Vegas

I missed this article last week, so I will talk about it today because this is a lot of pot. California Highway Patrol officers in the Imperial Valley pulled over a Chevy Van that they said was ...
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What I Like About Being a Criminal and DUI Defense Lawyer in Ventura

What I Like About Being a Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Lawyer in Ventura I was licensed to practice law in May of 1996. The day after I got licensed I made my first appearance in criminal court as ...
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Why I like Being A Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney in Los Angeles

Why I Like Being a Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney in Los Angeles After 18 years of running from court to court throughout Los Angeles and Southern California, one might think I would grow tired of ...
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Glendale Man Arrested for Residential Burglary of Sandra Bullock Home

A 39 year old Glendale, California man was arrested yesterday for residential burglary after police found Joshua Corbett on the Bel Air estate of Sandra Bullock. Maybe he just got lost hiking the ...
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Operation High End Busts 17 For High Ticket Auto Theft

Operation High End Busts Auto Theft Ring In Los Angeles I hate to sound negative, but shouldn't a 4 year, hundred officer, multiple agency car theft investigation yield more than 12 arrests over ...
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Poaching Doesn't Pay

Here in Southern California we don't hear a great deal about poaching unless we are in a delicatessen. Here we poach egg and maybe some fish, but poaching is a serious crime in other parts of the ...
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Man Arrested After Nurse is Critically Injured in Stabbing

A 26 year old man from Los Angeles was arrested last weekend after he allegedly walked into Olive View UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar, California and stabbed an on duty nurse multiple times with a ...
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