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Hiring an Identity Theft Attorney in Los Angeles

Various Forms of Identity Theft With the advent of electronic technology, identity theft has become a very common crime and as such, more and more law enforcement agencies are now taking active steps to prosecute people for various crimes involving identity theft. Often, these cases may be complicated and involve a vast paper trail of evidence that needs to be sifted through in order to properly present a defense. When you or someone close to you is charged with identity theft it is crucial to consult with a criminal attorney who has experience in handling these types of cases. Identity...

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Drug Trafficking Attorney – How Drug Sales Cases are Handled

Drug Trafficking and the sales of narcotics has always been a highly contested topic of criminal law. The so called “war on drugs” has cost taxpayers countless dollars and has taken up a large part of the law enforcement resources both on a State and Federal level. For as long as people seek out drugs, the police will seek out those who sell them and initiate criminal prosecutions. The type of prosecutions and the penalties for drug trafficking vary greatly on a case by case basis. That is why if you or someone close to you is facing drug trafficking...

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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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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...