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Potential Relaxation of Gun Control Laws

After the recent election of Donald Trump, there are murmurings that a federal reciprocity law will soon be in the works. The federal law would allow reciprocity for citizens of states with a concealed carry permit to carry in other states where they are not currently authorized to carry firearms.
This law comes as a […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Potential Relaxation of Gun Control Laws|

Teenager Protecting Mom Raises Domestic Violence Defense

A 17-year old was recently charged with aggravated assault-family violence, a type of domestic violence case, in Southwest Austin. While the child admitted that he attacked the alleged victim, his mother’s ex-boyfriend, he claimed that it was in self-defense and in defense of his mother. In California, self defense or defense of another is […]

By |April 14th, 2017|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Teenager Protecting Mom Raises Domestic Violence Defense|

Theft Defenses When Charged with Series of Thefts

The San Francisco District Attorney’s office recently charged 16 defendants for their alleged participating in a series of thefts in San Francisco and other cities around the United States. The accused persons are alleged to be members of a shoplifting ring dubbed as the “Rainbow Crew” for the colorful outfits that they allegedly wear […]

By |March 31st, 2017|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Theft Defenses When Charged with Series of Thefts|

Northern California Man Facing Manslaughter Charges in Suspected DUI Case

One man was killed and another was placed under arrest early last month, after an early morning collision in Turlock, California.
According to officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the victim was driving his 2002 Toyota Corolla through Turlock when he stopped at a stop sign. Once he proceeded into the intersection, his vehicle […]

By |March 17th, 2017|DUI|Comments Off on Northern California Man Facing Manslaughter Charges in Suspected DUI Case|

California Governor Signs Bill Restricting Homemade Guns

Back in July, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced the signing of Assembly Bill 857, which requires any person who assembles or manufactures homemade firearms to first apply for a unique marking or serial number from the California Department of Justice.
In addition to requiring the unique marker, the measure also requires that it be affixed […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Criminal Law|Comments Off on California Governor Signs Bill Restricting Homemade Guns|

Drug Crime Defense for Possession of Illegal Substances

The Los Angeles Police Department has been busy lately, conducting a series of raids and arrests involving narcotics suspects. A major drug bust recently happened at the residence of an alleged drug kingpin in Cerritos. Police maintain that the arrested individual headed a drug ring that supplied cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine in downtown LA.

Seized […]

By |February 17th, 2017|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Drug Crime Defense for Possession of Illegal Substances|

Importance of Domestic Violence Defenses

The Los Angeles Police Department takes domestic violence cases seriously. According to the LAPD website, while an alleged victim may request that an accused person not be charged with domestic violence, the State may still prosecute even where the alleged victim decides against it.
Domestic violence may stem from marital or domestic altercations, but not […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Importance of Domestic Violence Defenses|

Man Charged with $2.25 Million Theft Pleads Not Guilty

Earlier this fall, an insurance agent in Southern California pleaded not guilty to theft charges alleging that he stole premiums in connection with a Ponzi scheme. While the defense team has not revealed the specifics of its case, the defendant is entitled to a presumption of innocence preceeding and entering his criminal trial.
The presumption […]

By |January 20th, 2017|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Man Charged with $2.25 Million Theft Pleads Not Guilty|

MLB Advocate against Domestic Violence Charged with Domestic Violence

The New York Mets closing pitcher has been indicted on charges of domestic assault against an unknown victim. The documents claim that the victim suffered a chest scratch and facial bruise at the hands of Mr. Jeurys Familia. These allegations surfaced just weeks after Mr. Familia was featured in a video supporting the National […]

By |January 6th, 2017|Criminal Law|Comments Off on MLB Advocate against Domestic Violence Charged with Domestic Violence|

Man Falsely Imprisoned for Murder Receives $16.7M

The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to pay a man wrongfully accused of murder a settlement amount of $16.7 million.
Kash Delano Register was convinced of a 1979 armed robbery and the murder of 78-year-old Jack Sasson. He then spent 34 long years in custody prior to being released from prison in 2013.
The case […]

By |December 23rd, 2016|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Man Falsely Imprisoned for Murder Receives $16.7M|

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