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Blog Posts in April, 2010

Finding Competent Attorneys in Your Area

Do you need or do you know someone who needs to find an attorney in their area? One of the best ways to find an attorney is by referral. If you are looking for a lawyer in a field other than criminal ...
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Actor Randy Quaid Booked for Santa Barbara Felony

Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were booked Monday on felony charges of defrauding an inkeeper in Santa Barbara County. They were each released after posting $100,000 bail. My first thought after ...
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Mandatory Ignition Interlock is Coming to Los Angeles County

July 1, 2010 is the beginning of a pilot project in Los Angeles County where every person convicted of DUI will be required to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle. For those of you ...
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Convicted Murderer Seeks Death by Firing Squad

Convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner is facing the death penalty in a Utah state prison. He is asking that his death sentence be by way of a firing squad. I had a few questions after hearing this ...
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Suspected Shooter at Valley Restaurant Arrested

Nerses Galstyan, the suspected April 3rd shooter at the Hot Spot Restaurant in Valley Village was arrested yesterday without incident. He was apprehended by a federal fugitive task force in the State ...
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Task Force Arrests 23 for Hemet Police Attacks

A task force arrested 23 people regarding recent attacks against the Hemet Police Department and city property in Hemet, California. Police suspected a white supremacist group was to blame for recent ...
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Only on 4/20

Four men were arrested yesterday after they broke into a marijuana dispensary located in Laguna Hills. I suppose the high costs of medication caused them to become desperate. In their desperation they ...
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4/10/10 A Day to Celebrate With a Doctor Visit

April 4 has long been a day that has been celebrated by marijuana smokers and 2010 seems to be no exception. I recommend that the day be celebrated by a visit to one's doctor who can provide the 4/20 ...
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Charges Rejected Against La Habra Police Officer

The Orange County District Attorney has declined to file criminal charges against a La Habra City police officer who crashed into and killed a husband and wife who were on their way to hear their ...
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Blackwater Boys Won't Have Their Toys

Several former high ranking "officers" of Blackwater Worldwide were indicted on weapons charges last week. In what was described as a "Straw Purchase", Blackwater personnel allegedly financed the ...
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Sex Offender Plead Guilty to Life Without the Possibility of Parole

San Diego, California sex offender John Albert Gardner plead guilty to killing two girls and attempting to rape another. He will be sentenced to life in state prison without the possibility of parole. ...
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Bling Ring Defendant Sentenced

In an uneventful sentencing hearing, so-called Bling-Ring defendant Jonathon Ajar was sentenced yesterday to a prison term of three years. Ajar was alleged to be a fence for the thieves who ...
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Another DMV Victory

I just won another DMV hearing. The facts were as follows: Defendant was pulled over for doing 55 miles per hour down Ventura Boulevard around 11:00 p.m. Officers indicated they smelled alcohol on the ...
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Taser Abuse

A police officer and a former police officer were recently indicted for civil rights violations stemming from wrongful use of their taser guns. The incidents happened in 2004 and 2005 in the City of ...
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Dog Beater Gets 45 Weekends in Jail

A dog beater in Riverside got sentenced yesterday to three years of probation 90 days jail to be served on weekends, community service hours and anger management classes. Glynn Johnson of Riverside is ...
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New Immigration Case

A new United States Supreme Court case just came down. It says that criminal defense lawyers have a duty to advise clients regarding a risk of deportation. When I first read the case, it was not ...
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