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Your Right to a Speedy Trial and Serna Motions

Your Right to a Speedy Trial and Serna Motions When we are in court we often hear things like the “right to a speedy trial”. Usually we hear about it when we about to give it up. For many ...
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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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Children Held Illegally in Immigration Jails for Months

Young Immigrants Held In Adult Jails for Months A recent report from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office (ICE) stated that over 1,300 juveniles were held in adult immigration ...
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Not One of the 65 People Who Gov. Brown Pardoned?

If you or one were not one of the 65 people on the list of those just pardoned by Governor last week, you should call me. One of the people who was pardoned Robert Phillip Brown who was convicted of ...
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LA County John Noguez Will Stay in Jail - Bail Set at $1.16 Million Dollars

Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez was arrested about 6 days ago after authorities suspected he was taking bribes in exchange for lowering peoples property taxes. In total he was alleged to have ...
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Zimmerman Released After Posting One Million Dollar Bail Bond

George Zimmerman was just released after he posted a one million dollar bail bond. His release surprised me because that is a high bond amount. Apparently Mr. Zimmerman has a lot of ...
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State Law Enforcement Officers May be Restricted in Detaining Illegal Immigrants

The California Senate just signed a bill that will restrict state law enforcement agents from detaining illegal immigrants unless the immigrant has a prior conviction for a serious or violent felony. ...
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Finding the Right Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles

How do you find the right criminal defense lawyer in your community? You do what everyone else does when you want something: You sit in front of your computer and you do a search -- most of the time ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Police Questioning of Students at School Requires Miranda Warnings

The Supreme Court rules that when police take a child out of school for the purpose of questioning them about a crime, Miranda warnings are required. In a 5 to 4 ruling, Justice sotomayor clearly ...
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