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Local Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

5 Things To Look For Before Hiring A Local Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer The Los Angeles area is a vast metropolis with availability of virtually every service imaginable. This is definitely the case when it comes to criminal dense lawyers. With so many criminal lawyers in Los Angeles, how does one know who the best criminal defense lawyer for them is? In this blog, I will discuss what to look for when hiring a local Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer. Does The Lawyer Have Experience? No amount of schooling will replace experience when it come to the field of...

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Los Angeles Felony Lawyer

What Happens When Someone is Arrested for a Felony There are two types levels of crime that may be charged in a criminal case: misdemeanor and felony. In this blog, I will discuss what happens when someone is facing felony charges in a criminal court. There are hundreds of felony crimes in the California Penal Code and almost all criminal conduct can rise to the level of a felony, depending on the circumstances of a case. When you or someone you love is facing criminal charges, always seek the counsel of a criminal defense attorney prior to taking any type...

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Domestic Violence Lawyer Los Angeles

5 Things To Know About Domestic Violence Before You Go To Court One of the most common cases that a criminal lawyer sees involves domestic violence. These can vary in severity from misdemeanor to felony, depending the nature of the alleged incident. In the field of criminal defense, people will unfortunately get bad advice from the wrong sources. This is extremely common when it comes to domestic violence cases. In this blog, I will discuss certain issues that arise in domestic violence case and try to touch upon mistakes that I have seen people make so hopefully you will avoid...

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Affordable Criminal Defense Attorney Los Angeles

One of the biggest concerns for someone who is looking to hire a criminal defense attorney is the cost involved. It is a very understandable concern as usually hiring a criminal defense attorney is an unplanned event that occurs when something bad, such as an arrest or a visit from law enforcement, happens to them or their loved one. In this blog, I will explain how criminal defense attorney fees are usually structured and how most people are always better off hiring an experienced and affordable criminal defense attorney to handle a criminal case. Flat Fees Retainers An affordable criminal...

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Van Nuys Court Misdemeanor Procedure

The Van Nuys Court in the San Fernando Valley handles felony, misdemeanor and traffic cases. In this blog, I will discuss the misdemeanor procedures from criminal cases in Van Nuys court. Misdemeanor criminal cases are handled differently than felonies. For felony procedures in Van Nuys court, please see my previous blog here. The Misdemeanor Arraignment In Van Nuys court, misdemeanor arraignments not involving traffic and DUI matters are held in Department 101 on the fourth floor. If the misdemeanor case deals with either a vehicle code violation or the person is charged with driving under the influence, then the arraignment...

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Van Nuys Court Felony Procedure

The Van Nuys criminal court located at 14400 Erwin Street Mall Van Nuys, CA 91401 it is the biggest and main criminal court for the San Fernando Valley. With several judicial departments that handle felony, misdemeanor and traffic cases, the Van Nuys court manages thousands of cases per year. One of the many benefits of hiring an experienced criminal attorney is having someone on your side that not only knows and understands the law of criminal defense but also knows his way around the different procedures in a particular court. In this blog I will discuss one of the courts...

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White Collar Crimes

White collar crime is a term that is used to define a crime that is non-violent and involves an act intended for the financial gain of the person accused of committing the crime. I have handled numerous such cases in my role as a criminal defense attorney and have taken such cases to trial in both federal and state courts both in Los Angeles and around the country. What Types of Crime are Considered White Collar Crimes Although the list below is far from being a complete list of all white-collar crimes, they are a list of the more common...

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How Bail Works In A Criminal Case

When a person is arrested for a crime, one of the first things that their family or friends look for is a way to get him or her out of jail. That is why often their first call is to a bail agent rather than a criminal defense lawyer. This almost always a mistake and later in this article, I will discuss why. Before I get to that, I will first explain the concept of bail. What is Bail? Bail is a deposit of money that secures a Defendant’s appearance in court. The money is deposited in an escrow account...

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Domestic Violence Charges: 15 Things Everyone Should Know

As a criminal defense attorney, I have handled countless cases involving domestic violence. These cases can often be complex and require the skill and the knowhow and that only an experienced criminal defense attorney has. Below are some of the more common issues that arise in these type of cases. Please note that this is far from an exhaustive list and there is no substitute to having a criminal lawyer review your specific case.   If The Police Are Called Someone Will Probably Be Arrested   If the police come to the scene of a domestic violence call, they will probably...

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The Facts on Parole and Probation

When working with clients new to the criminal justice system or when speaking with family members of incarcerated clients or clients facing conviction, I am frequently asked about parole and probation. It is also common for current or prospective clients to seek my support after violating parole or probation. If you or someone you love is in a situation where learning about parole and probation in California may be beneficial, I hope the answers to the following frequently asked questions are helpful. Of course, I will be happy to discuss this and other topics as they relate specifically to your...