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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|

Nurse’s Aid Accused of Cyberstalking Kris Jenner

In August of this year a nurse’s assistant from the Bay Area was arrested by FBI special agents after she was accused of cyberstalking Kardashian matriarch, Kris Jenner.
36-year-old Christina Elizabeth Bankston had allegedly sent hundreds of illicit and threatening text messages to Jenner, her family members, and two assistants between March 9, 2014 and […]

By |December 9th, 2016|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Nurse’s Aid Accused of Cyberstalking Kris Jenner|

US Supreme Court Rejects Gun Crime Defense in Gun Possession Case

The United States Supreme Court recently ruled against a gun owner’s right to possess a firearm when they have been previously convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor. The new ruling expands existing prohibitions restricting gun possession in certain states including California.
Background of Gun Crime Ruling
The landmark decision stemmed from cases of unlawful firearm possession […]

By |November 25th, 2016|Gun Crime|Comments Off on US Supreme Court Rejects Gun Crime Defense in Gun Possession Case|

Prop 47’s Shoplifting Now Includes Theft by False Pretenses

California courts are facing petitions for resentencing as a result of Proposition 47. The new law added Section 1170.18 to the Penal Code that allows anyone currently serving a sentence for a conviction of a felony to file a petition for a recall of sentence and request resentencing under certain conditions.
Shoplifting
Prop 47 also added […]

By |November 11th, 2016|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Prop 47’s Shoplifting Now Includes Theft by False Pretenses|

Marijuana Driving Test

As the laws surrounding the legal use of both medical and recreational marijuana begin to advance throughout the country, the procedures to determine a driver’s impairment from its use have yet to catch up with the policies.

In five of the six states throughout the nation where marijuana use is legal, law enforcement is using […]

By |October 28th, 2016|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Marijuana Driving Test|

The Three Most Common Marijuana Possession Defenses

Our country is becoming more tolerant towards who can and cannot possess marijuana and where. The unfortunate result is that many Americans are confused about marijuana possession and what their rights are.

If you have been charged with marijuana possession, whether it be for personal use or intent to sell, it is important to enlist […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Criminal Law|Comments Off on The Three Most Common Marijuana Possession Defenses|

MLB Domestic Violence Policy Forcing Changes to Team Line-Ups

Domestic violence is a growing problem in our society, and is being recognized nationally. Sports organizations like Major League Baseball are taking it so seriously that players who are facing domestic violence charges are being told they are not welcome to join in training this season.

Charges of domestic violence can lead to serious consequences […]

By |October 11th, 2016|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on MLB Domestic Violence Policy Forcing Changes to Team Line-Ups|

Fight Hacking Charges with Help from Internet Crime Defense Attorney

Hacking or gaining unauthorized access into a computer network is a serious crime that is punishable under state and federal laws. Penalties often include jail time, usually for a much longer period if you are convicted by a federal jury for violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. And, in the case of […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fight Hacking Charges with Help from Internet Crime Defense Attorney|

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