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What to Expect if You are Arrested for a Felony

Felony charges are serious and come with harsh penalties. The best thing you can do if you are arrested for a felony is to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to evaluate the details of your arrest and build you a strong defense. An experienced defense lawyer will guide you through what can be an overwhelming legal process and will fight to minimize your penalties by getting your charges reduced if not dismissed completely. In this blog we will provide a brief overview of the legal process for felonies. Keep in mind that the process may...

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When to Contact a Criminal Attorney

If you or someone you love is arrested and charged with a crime in the greater Los Angeles area, you should contact a criminal defense attorney right away. The sooner you speak with an attorney, the sooner you can begin building a strong defense. Even if this is your first arrest and the charge seems minor, it is in your best interest to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Having a criminal record can haunt you for the rest of your life. It can affect future career opportunities, social opportunities and your personal relationships. Why take those chances?...

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What is a ‘Wobbler’ Offense?

In California, there are a number of offenses that can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the specific facts of the case and the defendant’s criminal history. These offenses are often referred to as "wobblers" in the state of California. If, for example, the facts in your case are severe and you already have a criminal history, you will likely be charged with a felony. But, on the other hand, if this is your first offense and there are facts that might reduce some of your criminal culpability, prosecutors may reduce your charge to a...