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Pitchess Motions and Getting Better Results in Criminal Defense Cases

Leveraging Better Results in Criminal Defense Cases: Pitchess Motions Almost every time a new client comes in they want to know how their case will end up. Often times, clients want me to “lay ...
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My Boyfriend Told me to Refuse the Test

/Criminal-Defense/Traffic-Offenses.aspx My Boyfriend told me to Refuse the Test I repeat client called me yesterday to tell me she was arrested for her third DUI last weekend. She was driving home ...
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Winning Criminal Defense and DUI Cases

Winning Criminal Defense and DUI Cases Winning in criminal defense takes a variety of different forms. First, a dismissal of all of the charges is the best example of a “win”. I have had a ...
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Once Reduced, A Felony is a Misdemeanor for All Purposes

Once a Felony is Reduced to a Misdemeanor, it is a Misdemeanor for “All Purposes” If you have been convicted of a felony in California, there is a good chance that the felony conviction ...
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Prostitution: Beware of a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude

Take Caution: Prostitution is a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude Many people, myself included, feel that prostitution should be legalized, regulated, licensed and taxed. Maybe one day that will happen ...
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Vandalism Charges Dismissed

Vandalism Charges Dismissed It took over a year, but I finally civilly compromised another vandalism case. My client and his friends were out smashing mailboxes, light fixtures and even a couple car ...
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How to Deal with Criminal Protective Orders in Domestic Violence Cases

How to Deal with an Emergency Protective Order or Criminal Protective Order in Domestic Violence Cases If you have been arrested for domestic violence there is a good chance there will be an emergency ...
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Simple Advice When Searching for a Criminal or DUI Defense Attorney

Happy Labor Day, or Not Simple Advice When Searching for a Criminal Defense or DUI Lawyer I woke up this morning, happy to not to have to shave, put on a suit and drive to court somewhere in Southern ...
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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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Odom's DUI Arrest in Los Angeles Raises Interesting Issues

Lamar Odom was arrested two days ago for DUI. It's already old news so why am I writing about it now? The reason is because his arrest poses some interesting issues that frequently come up in DUI ...
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Miguel Arrested for DUI in West Los Angeles

Grammy winning singer and songwriter Miguel was arrested yesterday for DUI in Los Angeles, California. Miguel, whose full name is Miguel Pimentel, was pulled over by officers with Los Angeles Police ...
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Greg of Dharma and Greg Arrested for DUI In Los Angeles

Thomas Gibson, an actor known for his role as "Greg" on Dharma and Greg was arrested today for DUI. Gibson was driving in downtown Los Angeles when authorities said he drove through a ...
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How Much Does it Cost to Hire a DUI Lawyer in Los Angeles?

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a DUI Lawyer in Los Angeles? I just got off of the telephone with a woman who was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) in Malibu, California. She ...
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I was so wasted I set my dog on fire?

Camarillo Sheriff's deputies arrested a man who allegedly poured lighter fluid on his dog and set it on fire. The dog was a 3 year old basset hound named Buddy who certainly didn't deserve the ...
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Lakers Devin Ebanks Arrested for DUI and Out on Bail

The Los Angeles Lakers' Devin Ebanks was arrested yesterday for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in Hollywood, California. Officers with the California Highway Patrol arrested him shortly ...
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"But Officer, I Only Had Two Drinks"

The number one resonse to law enforcement when someone is pulled over for driving under the influence is to tell the police you only had two drinks. Sometimes it's true, but often times it's ...
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Police Investigation Yields 33 arrests in Gang Sweep

A yearlong police investigation targeting the Eastside Anaheim gang resulted in 33 arrests of various criminal activities including drug trafficking and possession of firearms. Anaheim has seen a rise ...
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Not Guilty Verdict In Beating of Priest

Will Lynch was found not guilty yesterday in all but one of the criminal charges against him. He was charged by Santa Clara County Prosecutors with two felony counts of battery and elder abuse both ...
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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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How Much Should It Cost to Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney

I regularly get calls from potential clients who do not wish to give out any case-specific information and want to get a "quote" over the telephone for the cost of my criminal defense ...
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Consequences of a Domestic Battery Conviction

Domestic Battery seems to be the crime de jour to prosecute these days. Ever since the O.J. Simpson case, police officers do not seem to be able to go out to any domestic battery call without ...
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Jurors Step Up to Nullify Marijuana Laws

Here in Los Angeles people have long had a liberal view of illegal drug use. In recent years we have seen our state's marijuana laws become more and more liberal as well. Not all other states take the ...
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New Marijuana Dispensaries May be Allowed in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Anthony Mohr issued a temporary injuction allowing dozens of Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensaries to stay open pending new City Laws or further court action. The ...
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Increase in DUI Patrols on the 118 Freeway

Expect to see extra CHP cruisers on the 118 freeway for the next year. The California Highway Patrol obtained a large grant to fund extra DUI patrols on State Highway 118. These funds will go toward ...
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Holiday DUI Arrests Increase Over 2009

DUI arrests both locally and across the state increased this year from last year. The CHP reported that the number of people arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol drugs or both increased ...
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