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Deputy LA City Attorney Arrested for Child Porn

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 Officers. The man, 57 year old Christopher Richard Garcia, works for the City's "Airport Division" located at Los Angeles International Airport. Garcia was licensed to practice law in 1986 after graduating from Harvard Law School. According to the State Bar of California, Garcia has never been subject to any disciplinary action by the Bar and has been practicing law since he was licensed. Garcia is currently out of jail after posting $40,000 bail.

LAPD indicated to the media that they had been investigating Garcia since they executed a search warrant at his home in November of 2013. At that time officers seized computers and other electronic devices from the Garcia home. These items were later examined by officers in LAPD's forensic labs and determined to have "questionable images."

I suggest to LAPD's spokesperson that they better have something more than questionable images before they arrest a veteran Deputy City Attorney, especially one who is as bright and well educated as Christopher Garcia.

Please remember that we all enjoy the presumption of innocence in this country. We are all innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. This includes Deputy City Attorney Garcia. Conviction for these charges could be punishable by time in the state prison or in the county jail. Conviction would also require registration as a sex offender for life.

If you or someone close to you has been arrested for possessing or distributing child pornography or for any other reason, please call a lawyer that practices criminal defense every day and who can help you through a very difficult situation. You don't have to call me, but you should call someone.

Attorney Jeffrey Vallens (818) 783-5700 or (888) 764-4340 or

Email me at: vallenslaw@yahoo.com or visit my sites for more information:

www.4criminaldefense.com or www.westlakecriminaldefense.com

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