Criminal Defense

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George Gascón’s Bold Reforms & the Inevitable Resistance

In November voters elected George Gascón, an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform, to replace incumbent LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey. On the campaign trail, Gascón’s vision excited reformers and worried law enforcement agencies and advocates. Gascón promised changes rooted in data-driven solutions to make communities safer while moving away from the revolving door of …

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The 12 Steps of a California Criminal Case to Know Before Speaking with Police

Prosecutors and law enforcement may lie to you or take advantage of your ignorance to incriminate you or try to strike an unfair deal. Before talking with the police, you should have a strong understanding of the criminal process. If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you need to understand the criminal procedure so you can …

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When Can I Post Bail After Getting Arrested?

The bail process allows defendants to be released from custody while awaiting their court hearings.  However, many people are unfamiliar with how the bail process works.  Learn the answers here to many of the common bail related questions asked by criminal defendants. The criminal process is often daunting and confusing for defendants.  Each step of the …

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How a Defense Attorney Can Help at Every Stage from Investigation to Trial

If you are involved in a criminal investigation, it’s essential to obtain the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect you at every stage of the case.  During the initial investigation, your lawyer can present favorable evidence and insights to investigators that will affect the filing decisions and overall outcome of your case. A criminal investigation …

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How Stay-At-Home and Quarantine Orders Increase Domestic Violence

The measures taken to protect Americans from COVID-19 may have put some in danger by trapping them at home with an abuser.  The stay-at-home orders have reduced the independence or control survivors may have had, they are now forced to remain in constant proximity with abusers, unable to find relief or help. Sometimes the people we love …

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How Posting About Your Criminal Case on Social Media Can Harm Your Defense

Most police departments have run comprehensive searches of social media accounts.  They look for the smallest detail to use as incriminating evidence, including anything that gives insight into a defendant’s mental state, whereabouts, or details about a crime. Almost 80 percent of Americans have at least one social media account. Social media has become ingrained in …

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The Factors That Determine How Bail Is Set In California

Most legal jurisdictions in America have a cash bail system. Bail allows defendants to be released from jail while their case is pending. The specific amount of bail depends on several factors and can vary depending on the judge and jurisdiction of the defendant’s case. For defendants to have the best chance at a lower bail, …

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What To Do When Your Child May Be Charged As An Adult

While we all hope that our children never face a situation in which they are accused of a crime, if that scenario does arise, parents need to understand the possible outcomes.  Some allegations may result in a minor’s case being prosecuted in adult criminal court instead of juvenile court. All states have provisions which allow …

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