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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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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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Best Criminal Defense Attorney Los Angeles

When you or someone you love is charged with a crime, you will want an experienced criminal defense attorney to handle the case in criminal court. An internet search for best criminal defense attorney Los Angeles will yield thousands of results of attorneys claiming to be the best. Knowing which criminal attorney to hire can be confusing and intimidating to someone who has little or no experience working with criminal lawyers and the criminal court system. In this blog, I will list five things that you should ask from your criminal defense attorney before deciding if that attorney is the...

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Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Free Consultation

Our firm offers a free consultation and case review for all our clients and potential clients. As an experienced criminal defense attorney who has been in the field of criminal defense for over 20 years, I can usually get a full understanding of my clients’ situation and formulate at least a partial plan of defense for their criminal case at the free consultation. When you or a loved one are charged with a crime, the first meeting with a criminal defense attorney is a crucial step in the process. In this blog, I will discuss the best way to approach...

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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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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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When the Feds Come Knocking: What Happens When Someone is Arrested on Federal Criminal Charges

As a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer, I am often called upon to represent clients in a federal criminal court case. These type of cases differ greatly from criminal cases in State Court and that is why it is important to hire a criminal defense attorney who has experience in representing clients before the criminal courts. What Happens When a Person is Arrested on Federal Charges First Appearance A federal criminal case starts out much like any other with the first appearance. This takes place before a Magistrate judge and is usually done on the day of the arrest. At...